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Topic # 31011 1-Mar-2009 17:50
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Farily simple questions here: I am looking to combine to signal from a satellite dish and standard aerial so I can tune into both Freeview and Prime with the signal I get from the wall socket. The answer, I think, is a multiplexer. Assuming that is correct, there is a bit more to this.

I live in an apartment which is part of the same physical buildng, but self-contained. The landlord has wired co-ax into my room which carries analogue TV, however I would also like to get satellite. There is a satellite currently installed with the cable terminating in the main house somewhere (the connection is unused). I have their permission to use that signal, but I will be organising/paying for it.

My intention is to ask a proffessional installer about doing the job (easier, and landlord probably feel better about it) but I just want to get an idea, if it is easy enough (and an installer wants too much) I may do it myself. Obviously I would need to establish the exact location of various cabling, but if I found the co-ax going to my room, cut it, installed a multiplexer with the satellite signal on the other input that should work right?

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  Reply # 198636 1-Mar-2009 19:43
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If you can find the satellite cable,the easiest way is to(assuming you only have one cable in your apartment),cut your analogue feed and install a Sat/Terrestrial combiner,then you need to reverse the process at the wall outlet and attach them to there respective inputs. ie sat set top box/RF in to Tv or sat box

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  Reply # 198687 2-Mar-2009 07:43
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Hi as Brunzy said, you need a pair of Sat/TV diplexers, one for each end of a single cable, combine the Sat feed and V/UHF antenna feeds in at one end, split them out with a secound diplexer in your apartment at the other.



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  Reply # 198699 2-Mar-2009 08:53
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In our apartment we have Sat and Terrestrial signal on the one socket, with no need to split it out again.

The single socket will happily run my HDi as well as FreeviewHD at the same time.

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