I am trying to split my satellite signal 3 ways. One for the sky stb and one each for the 2 dvb-s tuners on my Blackgold 6in1 card (htpc).
I bought one of DSE's 3-way splitters but this only has power passthrough on one output. I plugged the power pass into the stb and the other two into my blackgold card. The stb worked fine and the blackgold found all freeview channels. Problem was however that the tv tuner card had a signal problem (similar to sky's rainfade, blocky pic, warped sound, ghosting) which I couldnt shake. It wasnt constant, just every 20 seconds or so it would do it for a while. Not really watchable though. I tried changing the power to go through the card instead of the stb but then the stb wouldnt work...
So.... I ordered a 3way splitter that has power pass through through all 3 outputs. Plugged one into the stb, the 2nd into the tuner card but when I plug the 3rd one into the tv card, the stb stops working....
Im confused as Im a noob at satellite stuff. Am I missing something obvious here? Any suggestions?
Both stb or the tuner card work perfectly if I plug the satellite cable dirtectly in (with no splitter) so Im sure it's a splitter issue, but what?