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Topic # 100335 9-Apr-2012 21:04
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Hi all
We have freeview in our main room and am wanting to set up in a  bedroom
The tv we bought has built in freeview but we are not in the right area so must buy a decoder.
Is it as simple as splitting the cable from our dish cable,as in a y configuration or
Do we need 2 seperate feeds directly off the same dish?

Many thanks in advance

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  Reply # 607207 9-Apr-2012 21:34
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You can use one Dish and have as many  decoders in your household, Does your current decoder have a LNB Output? If it does then you can feed a cable form that one and plug it into your new deocer, If not then you can use a splitter with ALL PORTS POWER PASS to connect up the two, 




 

 

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  Reply # 607217 9-Apr-2012 22:03
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Hey thanks for that
Will both methods enable each TV to work individually,ie watch different channels

Thanks

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  Reply # 607284 10-Apr-2012 09:18
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Ned: Hey thanks for that
Will both methods enable each TV to work individually,ie watch different channels  


Yes, they will  




 

 

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  Reply # 607285 10-Apr-2012 09:24
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There are a few provisos to that approach...

Namely, if you use the loop out or a non all ports power pass splitter, then the first decoder will always need to be powered on to use any other decoders.

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  Reply # 607466 10-Apr-2012 15:49
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I don't want to confuse the answer but in case if you were aware that you could receive SBS from Australia then I should add that the suggested approach only gives you completely independent channel switching for Freeview and/or Sky channels. If you aren't aware of SBS then ignore this comment.

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  Reply # 607940 11-Apr-2012 16:56
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mm1352000: I don't want to confuse
Yeah I was treading lightly around that issue too Wink

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