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Topic # 166137 3-Mar-2015 21:15
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Hi all, I've just moved into a new home but I can't see where I can plug in the sky decoder :(
There's a Hills Home Hub in the garage which has a matchmaster satellite/terrestrial digital distribution amplifier that the sky dish is connected to... The living room has coax IEC connectors and RJ45... Any ideas? Sky technician costs $50 so I thought I'd ask here first before coughing up the money.

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  Reply # 1250584 3-Mar-2015 21:40
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In a newish house Sky will be terminated on an F Socket at the wall (sticks out with thread on the outside) and UHF Antenna (if you have one) will be terminated on 75ohm sockets.

the RJ45 will be ethernet



Its sideways but..

Sky = to Sky Decoder Distribution
TV (Behind the Cable) = To UHF Antenna Distribution (Same outlet type as Out)
Out (Goes back to my Distribution if I want to feed something else in the house from something in my lounge.
Ethernet = Ethernet

What I found when I moved into my house they stuffed up the distribution (They plugged in 1 of the Splitters incorrectly)

Can you take a picture of the wall socket (it will probably be numbered when you take off the front surround on it) and the Panel when the distribution is done.

Are you sure you have a SkyTV Satellite Dish? (and not just a UHF Antenna)






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  Reply # 1250587 3-Mar-2015 21:42
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Probably just need to get a Belling-Lee to F-Connector adapter




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  Reply # 1250825 4-Mar-2015 10:28
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this is what I've got in my living room...





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  Reply # 1250828 4-Mar-2015 10:35
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People do it slightly different but that looks ok..

ok.. take the outside cover off that outlet and it should be numbered I hope if the installer did a good job (This to to match the cable at the other end).
Then go back to the distribution and track the cable number.

Pictures of that would help.. Where are you in NZ?






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  Reply # 1250834 4-Mar-2015 10:46
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With any luck you'll just have to pop one of those TV modules out and replace it with a screw on (F-Type) Sky one. I'm not sure how Sky techs deal with new homes, hopefully better than older homes!

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  Reply # 1250839 4-Mar-2015 10:50
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So you have a Cable with a F type (screw on ) which goes into the back of the SKy Decoder (into Input 1) and the other end is a 75ohm connector which you have plugged into the socket as you have shown?





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  Reply # 1250861 4-Mar-2015 11:08
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This is what I've got in the garage




I'm at Grenada Village in Wellington.
I'll probably go buy some F-connector adapter and try it out when i get home.
I'll also pop the face plate off and have a look inside.

Thanks for the assistance so far

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  Reply # 1250874 4-Mar-2015 11:16
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Dont use an adapter. 

Pop the faceplate off, with any luck they are F-Type on the back of those belling lee adapters. If so you need to go to an electrical wholesaler and buy one of these: http://www.pdl.co.nz/product-details.aspx?rcat=products&catid=1219&id=724

Then you just need an f type to f type cable between the wall and sky box.

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  Reply # 1250895 4-Mar-2015 11:32
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http://matchmaster.co.nz/_literature_172689/Flow_Diagram_Installations


Looking at the manual for that device Port 1->8 Go to the TV's
B-TER should go to the UHF Antenna.
A-SAT should go to the Sky Antenna
C-BACK is an Input feed . (say from a modulator)

As you have 4*sockets  at the wall , 3 should be outlets and one is the backfeed . Make sure you are not plugging your Sky Decoder into the Backfeed

Hopefully the Cables are Labeled so you know what is what.







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  Reply # 1250898 4-Mar-2015 11:36
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Cheers guys... I'll let you know how i get along

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  Reply # 1251455 5-Mar-2015 01:54
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lxsw20: Dont use an adapter. 

Pop the faceplate off, with any luck they are F-Type on the back of those belling lee adapters. If so you need to go to an electrical wholesaler and buy one of these: http://www.pdl.co.nz/product-details.aspx?rcat=products&catid=1219&id=724

Then you just need an f type to f type cable between the wall and sky box.


Also ask them for a module ejector tool:
Module ejector tool 

You'll need one to cleanly remove any PDL modules.




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