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Topic # 30413 7-Feb-2009 10:24
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I live in a building with a MATV system, on the wall is regular looking TV antenna socket, by connecting this to my TV I can tune 1, 2, 3, C4.

I've noticed there is a satellite dish on the building, so I was wondering if it is possible that the satellite signal could be mixed in with the analog signal and it be possible to connect a freeview satellite receiver with a connector adaptor? - or would have be technically not possible? I've asked around here and no know seems to know and just have regular analog TVs etc.

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  Reply # 194844 9-Feb-2009 08:54
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Hi, most newer apartment buildings have both V/UHF antenna feeds and Sat LBand diplexed on to all wall plates, so assuming this is so you should be able to connect a FTA Satellite receiver and get FreeView. Normally the LNB LO should be set to 11,300MHz, in most MATV system. If anyone has Sky in the building then you can be sure the feed from the dish will be there.

To be technically correct you should use a diplexer at the wall plate to seperate out the V/UHF band and LBand seperately, reason for this is that most TVs and VCRs dont provide a nice termination of the LBand signals, causing problems for satellite recievers, in newer installs Sky now insist that diplexers that are fitted to the wall plates are installed to ensure that diplexers are used to reduce this problem.

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  Reply # 196361 17-Feb-2009 19:08
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Thanks cyril7.
I want to get back onto this this weekend. A couple more questions;

Would connecting one of the satellite signal meters to the socket confirm satellite signal? Or would the only way to test it and know for sure be to buy a receiver and connect it?

What are the adaptors/connectors called that I would need to convert an antenna plug socket to the kind of socket to one that a sat receiver cable can connect to?

i.e. this; http://www.voltelectronics.co.nz/general-products/tv-antenna-accs/female-pal-tv-wall-plate-1.html

to whatever kind of socket satellite receiver needs to connec to?

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  Reply # 196363 17-Feb-2009 19:17
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Hi Kimo, one of those basic satellite finders is a very non selective device, and will interpret any signal it sees including offair terrestial analog transmissions as a signal so will most likely beep away regardless.

What town are you in.

As for connectors this is what you want, however if you want a complete cable and adaptor provided, PM me.

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  Reply # 196391 17-Feb-2009 21:34
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That's goood to know I'll forgot about using one of them, maybe I should try out DSE's return policy and get a receiver, try it out, then return it.

Cool that connector looks right- don't think I would have ever come across that searching the DSE site.

I'm in Hamilton.


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  Reply # 196439 18-Feb-2009 07:33
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maybe I should try out DSE's return policy and get a receiver, try it out, then return it.


Thats a good idea, just go easy on the packaging, it makes it easier to return if they can readily see that it will go straight back on the shelf. The DSE boxs have an install option with all the LNB settings pre configured, as I said previously the 11300 option is most likely what you need.

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