Sky+ with only one feed? [communal dish system]
My fiancée & I's flat is fairly new-ish, maybe 4 or 5 years. The building has a shared/communal satellite dish system, which is distributed to each flat - each one has a single outlet in the corner of the lounge, to connect a Sky STB to.
But it's obviously not new enough - no provision for having two feeds for Sky+ or SkyHD.
And we can't get a dish of our own put up. Not allowed, unfortunately.
Sky+ / SkyHD won't work properly with only one feed... as, I think, the 1st tuner normally handles what you actually watch, while the 2nd tuner normally handles recordings, & the 1st is only used to record if the 2nd is already busy, or I guess if you're recording what you're watching (so to record using one feed, on input 1, you schedule a dummy recording which starts shortly before what you actually want to record, so when what you actually want to record starts, the box will use input 1 / tuner 1 as no.2 is busy).
I've heard that although a normal splitter wouldn't be any use, apparently a "smart splitter" may help.
Originally Posted by cityboy @ CF
Anyone know if that's right?
Do you think it'd work?