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Topic # 113810 28-Jan-2013 20:44
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Hi all, 

I currently have a Freeview Satellite reciever in my room which is provided by a single RG6 cable running from the from the (single LNB) Sky dish into the back of my flatmates closet that also backs onto mine. My new flatmate has ordered a Sky install for his room next door. 

My question is that is a simple 2 way splitter attached to the main RG6 feed and another length of RG6 to his Sky decoder all that is needed?

Will my Satellite receiver and his Sky decoder work simultaneously?.

Thanks in advance 

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  Reply # 752289 28-Jan-2013 21:02
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Yes, Ive run a similar setup before with a splitter from freeviewshop.co.nz. Worked fine.

Edit, this is what I used www.freeviewshop.co.nz/satellite-terrestrial-splitter-p-55.html



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  Reply # 752291 28-Jan-2013 21:04
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Tops, Thank you!

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  Reply # 752363 29-Jan-2013 06:29
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As your flatmate will have the sky box, you will have to watch what they watch on your feed.

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  Reply # 752364 29-Jan-2013 06:35
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dukester: As your flatmate will have the sky box, you will have to watch what they watch on your feed.
not correct.  he has his own receiver so can watch all freeview channels regardless what his mate is watching on sky




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  Reply # 752368 29-Jan-2013 07:21
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dukester: As your flatmate will have the sky box, you will have to watch what they watch on your feed.


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  Reply # 752385 29-Jan-2013 08:50
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Gilco2:
dukester: As your flatmate will have the sky box, you will have to watch what they watch on your feed.
not correct.  he has his own receiver so can watch all freeview channels regardless what his mate is watching on sky

yes you are correct. I misread his post. Thought he was wanting a feed off the sky box as well to watch.

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  Reply # 752393 29-Jan-2013 09:02
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dukester: As your flatmate will have the sky box, you will have to watch what they watch on your feed.




Sorry but that is not correct. The two are independant We have a similar setup running here.




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Reply # 752405 29-Jan-2013 09:17
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dukester:
Gilco2:
dukester: As your flatmate will have the sky box, you will have to watch what they watch on your feed.
not correct.  he has his own receiver so can watch all freeview channels regardless what his mate is watching on sky

yes you are correct. I misread his post. Thought he was wanting a feed off the sky box as well to watch.
hahahah yep we all misread items at times. Be lying if we say we never misread.




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  Reply # 752406 29-Jan-2013 09:18
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I had a slight problem when I tried this with a MySky box and a HTPC with a DVB-S tuner card both running off the one feed via a simple splitter (all power pass). I was getting video/audio glitches in my Sky feed.

Someone suggested this could be due to both decoders sending voltage/signal to the LNB/dish - sorry don't know the proper term!

I was running TVHeadend on the HTPC and I couldn't find any setting to turn this off (which people assured me any DVB-S software should have).

So in the end I bought a single power-pass splitter - so the Sky box sends the voltage/signal to the LNB/dish and the HTPC is filtered out. 

Everything works like a charm now.

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  Reply # 752409 29-Jan-2013 09:34
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SumnerBoy: I had a slight problem when I tried this with a MySky box and a HTPC with a DVB-S tuner card both running off the one feed via a simple splitter (all power pass). I was getting video/audio glitches in my Sky feed.

Someone suggested this could be due to both decoders sending voltage/signal to the LNB/dish - sorry don't know the proper term!

I was running TVHeadend on the HTPC and I couldn't find any setting to turn this off (which people assured me any DVB-S software should have).

So in the end I bought a single power-pass splitter - so the Sky box sends the voltage/signal to the LNB/dish and the HTPC is filtered out. 

Everything works like a charm now.


You could have also just turned off the 12 V power feed option on the sky decoder...

But yeah, with two decoders on the same dish you will have to turn off the power feed on one of them, but it iis fairly easily done...

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  Reply # 752410 29-Jan-2013 09:36
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wellygary: You could have also just turned off the 12 V power feed option on the sky decoder...

But yeah, with two decoders on the same dish you will have to turn off the power feed on one of them, but it iis fairly easily done...


Really - is it that simple?? I didn't really want to screw with the Sky setup so never really looked into that side of things. And none of the 'experts' I talked to mentioned it either.

Thanks for the tip!

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