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Wannabe Geek

#90366 20-Sep-2011 19:59
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Hi guys,

I am sorry if this has been asked before.

When people talk about there tv wiring it is often mentioned that you should have more than one run of RG6 from the sky dish.

Does my sky dish have four RG6 outlets or do I just split the original cable into four, or do I need by by a "better" dish? 
Where do the extra runs of cable go? (to my wiring hub or directly to other locations that may be used for multiroom sky?) 
If to my wiring hub, what would you recommend to combine all the feeds?
Is multiple runs or RG6 from my dish required for the average man or just for the tech boffins?



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Uber Geek

  #523725 20-Sep-2011 20:07
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Sky Dual head ones (newer ones) have 4 outputs, 2 for use in MySky HDi (allows multiple TP recording)

It means you can run another feed into a standard sat box and get the likes of SBS etc off D1

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  #523728 20-Sep-2011 20:11
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Sky also ran additional cables for a while when they were installing the dual LNB's.


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Wannabe Geek

  #523754 20-Sep-2011 20:56
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Multiple TP recordings? (What is this?)

I have two hdi sky boxes sitting side by side but only only one cable goes into each. And these cabes are a split of the only sat feed coming from the wall. Am I missing out on something by not having a second feed into each box?

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Uber Geek

  #523792 20-Sep-2011 22:18
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Multiple LNB outputs allow the use of horizontal and vertical at the same time with different tuners. What is your setup, what are you wanting to do?

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Master Geek

  #526290 27-Sep-2011 16:21
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I havn't got out on the roof to inspect the sky satellite yet, but is there anything I need to know about running and terminating the extra coax runs on it? Do they have a special tool to open it up or what?

this is a slap in the face!

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  #526299 27-Sep-2011 16:34
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Standard F-Connector females on the end of the LNB

You can either get a crimper, or screw on where the sheild grips the cable itself. Need to strip it back and the copper core becomes the centre pin and you are set.

Can get flush PDL wall mount F-connectors for inside terminating if you dont want a cable out the wall

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  #526402 27-Sep-2011 18:34
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shadybrothers: I havn't got out on the roof to inspect the sky satellite yet, but is there anything I need to know about running and terminating the extra coax runs on it? Do they have a special tool to open it up or what?

The LNB itself doesn't get opened up, you just attached your new cable onto one of the un-used F connector outputs of the LNB.


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  #526412 27-Sep-2011 18:42
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Sky did go down a path of insisting on two coax runs to the dish to support to orbit locations to multiple tuners (ie either a MySky or multiple standard decoders) but then few months ago abandoned any short to medium term move to having any service expansion on Optus D3 and just sticking with the current D1.

Therefore you only need one feed, however I recommend two feeds, even if one is to a UHF antenna for FreeView, that way at least if at sometime in future the do move some services to D3 a simple diplexer trick will get a 2nd satellite feed down over the UHF antenna feed.


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Master Geek

  #526603 28-Sep-2011 08:49
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Nice one.

this is a slap in the face!

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