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    Sky Plus With One Dish Feed ?

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      Sky Plus With One Dish Feed ?

      Hi all

      I am about to move to a new property where the Sky feed is accessed through a faceplate with one connection.

      I have seen splitters for sale but am I able to use a splitter to make my one connection into 2 active connections to enable normal skyplus usage ?

      thanks


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      Re: Sky Plus With One Dish Feed ?

      Nope, you need 2 feeds from the lnb I'm afraid.


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      Re: Sky Plus With One Dish Feed ?

      Two feeds is best so that you get full functionality, but it is possible to operate a Sky+HD box in "Single Feed Mode" if you've only got one feed from the dish. In "Single Feed Mode" you lose some functionality but it can still be used for recording one channel. It works reasonably well under the latest software. I run one of my two Sky+HD boxes this way because the cable from the dish is embedded in the walls of the house and can't be replaced (other than by a very long and most likely unsightly run of new cable!)
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      Re: Sky Plus With One Dish Feed ?

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      ...I run one of my two Sky+HD boxes this way because the cable from the dish is embedded in the walls of the house and can't be replaced (other than by a very long and most likely unsightly run of new cable!)
      You may be able to replace the single feed coax cable with a twin-core coax cable.

      There are different thicknesses of twin core coax available. The one the Sky engineers use is quite thin, but sufficient for the UK market.

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