Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
168 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 715215 10-Nov-2012 16:48
Send private message

brakelateandturn: SWEET! I'll grab a few connectors later today.

One more question. My Sky dish has about 3 or 4 wires coming off of it. Can I fit some type of adapter/splitter to merge 4 into 1 with the 1 being attached to my UHF aerial and the 4 going into the house? Will it work or will it effect picture quality?


Yes. There are 4-way splitters commonly available (they'll be on the shelf next to the F-BellingLee adapters) - not sure if they're outdoor rated (I've only ever used them inside the roof).

Each outlet will then get 1/4 of the signal strength, which is probably enough. If you get signal quality issues you can always add an amp later.



6563 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 528

Trusted

  Reply # 715327 10-Nov-2012 22:08
Send private message

brakelateandturn: SWEET! I'll grab a few connectors later today.

One more question. My Sky dish has about 3 or 4 wires coming off of it. Can I fit some type of adapter/splitter to merge 4 into 1 with the 1 being attached to my UHF aerial and the 4 going into the house? Will it work or will it effect picture quality?


Yes, ultimately you probably only need 1 of the cables coming off your sky dish, so you could move one of them across to a UHF aerial.

You'd want to check where the existing cable is coming into the house though, given you already have a UHF aerial, it must be going somewhere?  If the existing UHF aerial cable is not very good then you could look to use one of the cables from the sky dish, presuming it's long enough etc.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.