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.....
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?