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Topic # 246658 15-Feb-2019 10:39
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My work has access to a satellite dish connection (we need to pay to get connected).

 

The other tennants in the building apparently use this for Sky.

 

We have one TV that I was wanting to pop some Freeview capability onto and we have no access to a regular aerial.

 

The plan is to buy a small Freeview satellite tuner and plug into the satellite access once/if we get hooked up.

 

 

 

Pretty sure this should work - Anyone know any reason why it might not?

 

 





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  Reply # 2180705 15-Feb-2019 10:45
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Yes it will work its BAU in the NZ satellite scene

 

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  Reply # 2180706 15-Feb-2019 10:46
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Yep, it will work.

 

How many other tenancies in the building? You will need a splitter that can do satellite signals and that passes through the LNB power. The decoder/freeview box will send the power for the LNB, so a splitter has to maintain this. You'd probably just pass the power through from the original connection (other tenant), but be aware, if they turn off/remove their Sky decoder, your satellite freeview will stop as it will no longer be powering the LNB.

 

I'm not sure if you can get splitters that pass power through on all ports, and if having multiple powers sources to one LNB is possible or a bad idea.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2180708 15-Feb-2019 10:50
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trig42:

 

Yep, it will work.

 

How many other tenancies in the building? You will need a splitter that can do satellite signals and that passes through the LNB power. The decoder/freeview box will send the power for the LNB, so a splitter has to maintain this. You'd probably just pass the power through from the original connection (other tenant), but be aware, if they turn off/remove their Sky decoder, your satellite freeview will stop as it will no longer be powering the LNB.

 

I'm not sure if you can get splitters that pass power through on all ports, and if having multiple powers sources to one LNB is possible or a bad idea.

 

 

Thanks for the replies folks.

 

Its a commercial building with around 20 floors - The building manager has given us a quote from their electrical people.

 

The info above sounds a little scary - I might have to ask for more info from the building electrical people.





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  Reply # 2180710 15-Feb-2019 10:54
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In that case, it will be done properly with a proper (probably powered) splitter.

 

I wouldn't worry about it.

 

 

 

You'd think a 20-floor building would get pretty decent UHF reception - have you thought about trying an internal UHF antenna near a window? 


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  Reply # 2180711 15-Feb-2019 10:59
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I dont think you will have an issue, if there was previously a working Sky box on that port then it will work. If there is multiple users on the same dish, then you can be pretty sure the LNB is powered from a headend amp, so regardless of if your stb sends power up or not is of no concern.

 

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  Reply # 2180713 15-Feb-2019 11:02
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trig42:

 

In that case, it will be done properly with a proper (probably powered) splitter.

 

I wouldn't worry about it.

 

 

 

You'd think a 20-floor building would get pretty decent UHF reception - have you thought about trying an internal UHF antenna near a window? 

 

 

Funny story about the aerial - When we moved in late last year we apparently got hooked up to 'the aerial'.

 

Still no TV.

 

They got the electrician in to check we were hooked up. Still no joy.

 

By accident one day one of the other building managers was down and we mentioned we still couldnt access Freeview.

 

'Oh - that aerial was removed around 10 years ago - We replaced it with a satellite dish'.

 

We would have got great Freeview terrestrial - If I lean 1m to my right I look straight up at the sky tower (A freeview transmitter in Auckland)





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  Reply # 2180714 15-Feb-2019 11:06
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You should try something like this:

 

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/dds/dds-amplified-indoor-uhf-hd-antenna/345915/

 

If you are that close to the Sky Tower, it *should* work.

 

 


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