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Topic # 27747 5-Nov-2008 11:37
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Hi,

I have dvb-s freeview going into my blackgold 6 in1 card using tv pack & vmc. When I put the satellite feed in with no splitter it works fine, however as it has dual sat inputs I need to split it to use both tuners (and a 3rd to sky stb) so I bought a 3 way splitter from DSE.

I split the cable 3 ways and put 2 into the card and one into the stb. The splitter has power passthrough on one of the outputs only if that matters.

I put the power passthrough into one of the dvb-s tuners and put another cable in to the other dvbs tuner and the last cable into the stb. It mostly works but every minute or so I get blocky signal fade similar to when sky gets rain fade. NO matter what way round I swap the cables I cant get it to work properly.

I also get stuff like a working stb reception and a blocky htpc reception but when I turn the htpc off, I lose the signal to the sky stb..... Yell

I am confused as hell (and you probably are too after reading my crappy description) so any suggestions? I assume the splitter is the problem. Is it something to do with this power passthrough or not? I think I saw splitters that pass power through all 3 outputs rather than just one, would that help?

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  Reply # 176054 5-Nov-2008 11:49
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hi

I also have a blackgold 6 in 1 tuner, i found that it didn't tune initally with the signal going through a splitter but this was because i hadn't pluged the AUX power in correctly... Also the reason your sky doesn't work when you turn off your HTPC is because of the power pass throught if you plug the 1 powered pass throught into the sky decoder then it will work. I would advise getting a splitter with all ports power pass through



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  Reply # 176071 5-Nov-2008 12:24
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samsam: hi

I also have a blackgold 6 in 1 tuner, i found that it didn't tune initally with the signal going through a splitter but this was because i hadn't pluged the AUX power in correctly... Also the reason your sky doesn't work when you turn off your HTPC is because of the power pass throught if you plug the 1 powered pass throught into the sky decoder then it will work. I would advise getting a splitter with all ports power pass through


Hi, thanks for your reply. I will try a new splitter as you describe and see if that helps.

What do you mean about the AUX power? do you mean the little internal power connector on the blackgold card?




HTPC: Silverstone Crown CW02 case | Asus P5Q-L main board | Intel Dual core E8400 3.0GHz CPU | Thermalright Ultra120-Extreme Passive CPU Cooler | Blackgold BTG3540 TV Tuner & Hauppauge PVR-150 MCE Edition | Asus EN9600GT-Silent Passive GPU | 4GB Supertalent DDR2 800 RAM | 5+TB HDD space | LiteOn DH-401S BD/DVD/CD reader | Corsair HX-520w PSU | 1 single Noctua Silent Case fan | Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Media Desktop | Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote | Logitech Wireless Rumblepad 2 | Windows 7 Media Center, MediaBrowser & Arcsoft Total Media Theatre

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  Reply # 176166 5-Nov-2008 18:02
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yep by the aux i mean the little one on the card i didn't no how else to describe it

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