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# 81394 12-Apr-2011 17:11
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hi there i got the dish and LNB  and mythtv running but i was wondering up to how many tvs i can setup with one dish and what are the limitations if any. Im looking to split the signal to two other tvs but would i be able to tune tvs to different channels or all have to be same channel simultaneously?cheers

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  # 457947 12-Apr-2011 17:59
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As long as you are just using the dish for regular Freeview in all the rooms, there would be no real limitations at all. As long as each room has its own Freeview satellite decoder/set-top-box, you will be able to watch any channel you please in any room.

The limitations arise when you try and use the same dish for different polarity transponders from the same satellite.

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  # 457951 12-Apr-2011 18:05
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I know of an install with massive cable lengths, and multiple cascaded splitters and it all works just fine so long as there is at least one box powering the dish.

Signals from an LNB are very strong, you only need to amplify it if you have stupidly long cables with loss. If you do find that its too weak at the far ends, then an amplifier is cheap and gets powered by the LNB power.




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  # 457962 12-Apr-2011 18:43
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thank you guys for your reply to my post.
So if i setup a spliter thing before cable gets into my mythtv box  and split the signal to other tvs with freeview decoder that should work ok?

if that works will be woth buying the decoders,


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  # 457964 12-Apr-2011 18:50
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GamerOC:
So if i setup a spliter thing before cable gets into my mythtv box  and split the signal to other tvs with freeview decoder that should work ok?


Yip, that'll work fine.

Here are some splitters - http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/switches-splitters-c-8.html





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  # 457966 12-Apr-2011 18:58
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Thank you so much for your reply i will set it up this weekend when im off from work. I cant believe it is going to be that easy,

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  # 457968 12-Apr-2011 19:13
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Yup, only need to get complex with multiswitches etc if you want to see more than one satilite. Thankfully sky and freeview are all on the same band and polarity and satilite so there is no need to mess around with that.

If you want to add the other stuff off D1 or some of the other sats then you end up spending heaps on the switch, but you just need the same signal everywhere so any all port power pass splitter will do the job.




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