Thought I had this sussed in my head (means trouble), and thought I'd better check...
What I would like to do is receive Freeview/SBS and BBC/Australia Network from the one dish on my HTPC in the lounge and a separate STB in the granny flat. Being able to watch the same channel at both ends too!
I think I would need a 90cm dish with 1 LNB for Optus D1 and 1 for Intelsat 5 (mounted on a suitable bracket) with a RG6 cable from each LNB plugging into a 2 way switch. A single cable would then carry all the signals. A splitter would then split the signals to go to the HTPC and the granny flat.
The HTPC has 2 sat inputs so I can watch and record tv, so I would need to split the cable coming into the lounge again. It is currently running Windows 7 RC. The cable going into the granny flat would be plugging into a generic STB capable of scanning the non freeview channels.
Will this work provided the signal is strong enough?
Anything I have most likely missed?
If the granny flat gets SKY, will it work on this setup? Will the SKY man have to do anything else other than plug inthe SKY box and tune in?
Any advice, comments and much appreciated!