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# 177186 25-Jul-2015 16:32
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Hi all

I've had a search of the forums and the web in general and just ensuring I've got this right.

My mother currently has a DishTV s7070R hooked up to an LCD TV in the lounge - aerial in to LNB in on DishTV and HDMi from DishTV to TV.

She wants to get TV in the bedroom and has just been gifted a second satbox - Zinwell ZMX-7500.  The TV in the bedroom is an old small LCD with composite in.

Due to not being able to get under the house it is going to need 25m of cable between the two TV's.

The s7070R has loop out so can I just get a 25m run of RG6 with f connectors and run from the loop out on that box to the LNB in on the Zinwell?  The second TV would then be connected by composite from the Zinwell.

Or am I better running the aerial into a splitter then off to the two satboxes (all RG6 with f connectors)?

She is the only one in the house so it will only be one TV being used at a time.

Thanks.

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  # 1351641 25-Jul-2015 16:48
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You could do either, but I think the splitter would be the better option. I had a DishTV 1020 and for the loop out to operate (from memory) the unit either had to be on or switched to a different mode to power the loop out continuously - which basically meant it never went into standby.



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  # 1351644 25-Jul-2015 17:02
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froob: You could do either, but I think the splitter would be the better option. I had a DishTV 1020 and for the loop out to operate (from memory) the unit either had to be on or switched to a different mode to power the loop out continuously - which basically meant it never went into standby.



I agree. Doesn't seem to mention it in the manual but I suspect the 7070 needs to be powered on to supply power to the LNB and for the loop out to work. It doesn't say if it still powers the LNB and passes through to loop out  in Standby.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1352147 26-Jul-2015 20:18
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7070 needs be powered on. It does not power the LNB in standby.

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