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Topic # 52673 5-Dec-2009 11:25
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At the moment, I have a cable coming down from my satellite that goes into a 3 way splitter in the basement.  The splitter has one powerpass, the powerpass is currently going into my server which has 2 nova-s plus cards.
the second output goes to the second card and the 3rd goes to a sat receiever elsewhere in the house.

The problem is, the nova-s cards seem to go into standby mode when im not using mediaportal somewhere in the house and that means that the lnb doesn't get power so if i want to watch on the satt receiever i get nothing....

So... any solutions? What kind of power is actually output to the LNB, as I am thinking the best solution is just to connect a permanent power supply to it so I don't have these issues and are there any I can buy that have f connectors on them ready to plugin? (looked on trademe but couldnt find such a beast unless you can use the masthead type ones but im not sure on what voltages are used etc here)

My other question is.....

i have a 80cm dish, considering it is going through a 3way splitter what kind of quality/reception strength should i be expecting to see in the receiver?
the receiever is just an el cheapo DSS with pvr... but the signal quality seems quite low only a few bars ....
It was breaking up a lot yesterday with those lovely thunderstorms we had in auckland....not sure if that is to be expected in that kind of weather or not with a 80cm dish..... or if i need to look at checking its alignment..

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 279814 6-Dec-2009 22:07
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Just use an all ports power pass splitter.

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  Reply # 279832 6-Dec-2009 23:11
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Or just swap the power pass port from the nova s to the stb. Most stb's power the lnb even when in standby so the nova s cards will still work.


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  Reply # 279866 7-Dec-2009 07:19
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kiwisat: Just use an all ports power pass splitter.

know where i can get one of those? i havent seen them in most of the shops ive looked in, only the 2 way splitter ones had all power pass...

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  Reply # 279877 7-Dec-2009 08:26
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The Freeview shop has them

Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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  Reply # 279883 7-Dec-2009 08:50
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Nety: The Freeview shop has them

awesome, cheers, pretty decent prices too..

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