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Topic # 82543 1-May-2011 13:16
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Recent wobbly events in Canterbury mean I had to convert part of our bedroom into an office, bringing up my desktop PC into the previously technology free zone..

Trying to capitalise on the situation, I installed an Avermedia Satellitle card into the PC so that out of office hours, it doubles as a TV.  I already have an HTPC in the living room and for the most part, everything is going well.

My issue is when I try to watch SBS on one HTPC, and any of the Freeview channels on the other I get no signal. I understand that this is probably because SBS uses a Vertical Polarity but Freeview / Sky use a Horizontal polarity.

Short of getting another dish, what options (if any) do I have? 

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  Reply # 464173 1-May-2011 14:03
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This may work LNB simultaneous horizontal and vertical output. Freeviewshop

HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi

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  Reply # 464344 2-May-2011 01:26
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Gilco is right. Something like the LNB he linked (you can get cheaper ones on TradeMe) combined with something like this multiswitch would be perfect. Just plug one LNB output into the vertical input and the other into the horizontal input, and then you can connect up to four receivers and watch either polarity on any receiver at any time.


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  Reply # 465171 4-May-2011 10:08
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Outstanding. Thanks for your help.

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