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    Freesat signal through multiple coax connectors

    This is a discussion on Freesat signal through multiple coax connectors within the Freesat forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi, I'm looking for some advice, we have sky hd+ in the living room and I'm looking to get freesat ...

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      Lightbulb Freesat signal through multiple coax connectors

      Hi,

      I'm looking for some advice, we have sky hd+ in the living room and I'm looking to get freesat in the bedroom. We have a coax wall socket in the living a wall socket in the bedroom. I've connected them together in the loft. Currently I'm using this to get sky in the bedroom but this is limited to what channel is on in the living room. What I'm planning to do is take a second feed from the sky dish and the connect this to the wall socket in the living room and then I'm hoping i can just plug a freesat box in the bedroom.

      My question is will this work? Will a satellite signal feed through several normal co-ax connections?

      Otherwise I'll have to drill a hole into the bedroom and feed the sky signal that way. Which has advantages because I could send a double in and get a freesat+ but for the hassle it would be good if it would work as it is currently set up.

      Any help would be awesome.

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      Re: Freesat signal through multiple coax connectors

      It would work OK, but you know you cannot record/playback on a Sky box without a Sky subscription. Your idea of drilling the wall and putting 2 leads in would be best as long as you intend to use a dedicated freesat box. It would be pointless for a Sky box unless you took multi room.

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      Re: Freesat signal through multiple coax connectors

      It will work, but one thing to note is that the wall plates need to be straight through type or dedicated satalite ones with the screw type connectors. What I mean by this is that some normal TV wall plates have capacitors on the back which will pass a normal TV signal through but block voltage. So would not allow the LNB voltage through to the dish, hence you will get no signal from the dish.

     

     

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