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Topic # 49654 20-Nov-2009 09:22
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Hi, I have Mysky HDI and a Victory V6200 unit in my house. Both in seperate rooms. I am having issues with the atmospheric message comming up on the sky decoder.

The house has a quad lnb and the thick dual cable in both rooms.
Last week I removed the second multiroom decoder and plugged my freeview stb in and have been having these problems since. Never had any problems with the second sky decoder plugged in. I also alwas make sure the freeview stb is turned off when not in use. But still getting the sky message.

Im guessing my budget freeview stb is causing the problem. Not sure what I should do, as I don't have another stb to test it against.

Would it be correct to assume that the wiring should be fine, as I never had issues running the 2 sky decoders at the same time. And it was a professional install? TIA

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  Reply # 274665 20-Nov-2009 09:39
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make sure you have the LNB power only on one of the set top boxes.

one side of your splitter will be the powered side to run the LNB.



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  Reply # 274933 21-Nov-2009 10:59
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So the sky tech must have used the powered side then? There is only a fitting on one side of the dual cable

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 274959 21-Nov-2009 13:18
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allstarnz: make sure you have the LNB power only on one of the set top boxes.

one side of your splitter will be the powered side to run the LNB.


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  Reply # 274974 21-Nov-2009 15:35
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Does it work with the free view STB on? It may need to be on to power the dish.



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  Reply # 274978 21-Nov-2009 15:55
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It all works. It just seems to drain the signal on the sky decoder

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  Reply # 275036 21-Nov-2009 21:02
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allstarnz: make sure you have the LNB power only on one of the set top boxes.

one side of your splitter will be the powered side to run the LNB.


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  Reply # 276126 25-Nov-2009 11:10
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I've just bought a new freeview stb. As the remote for my victory fell apart last night.
Have bought a Hyundai HSS-760A from the freeviewshop.co.nz Hopefully my problems disappear with the new stb. Which I hope is better than the heap of junk victory unit I was using.

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  Reply # 276145 25-Nov-2009 11:41
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Hmmm just saw this now.

Are you using a splitter or the loop through/back on the Freeview STB?

The reason I ask is that I have a similar set up. When I first set it up I had a splitter and had no problems. Then we recarpeted and I installed a wallplate and didnt want to run the splitter off this so now use the loop though on the Freeview STB.

With my old setup I could leave the Freeview STB turned off compeletly ie not on standby but actually off with a switch on the back (since I ony use it occasionally).

With the new setup (ie loop through) it worked fine for a while then I got rain fade messages when it was sunny outside. Turned out I needed to have the Freeview STB in standby mode (ie on at the wall but not actually turned on).

No probelems since I started doing that.

So perhaps if even though it should be passing the signal through there must be a drain on the signal if the STB is completely off.




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  Reply # 276157 25-Nov-2009 12:04
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looking at the quad LNB there are two white cables that run off it to the HDI stb.
and there are 2 black cables also running off the LNB straight to the bedroom with the freeview stb.

So I don't believe there is a splitter involved. 4 separate cables straight off the quad LNB



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  Reply # 279724 6-Dec-2009 13:03
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No issues since I got the Hyundai HSS-760A. Must have been that other heap of junk STB that was causing the problems

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