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    Communal dish.

    This is a discussion on Communal dish. within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Just moved house, previously had a satelite dish with 2 inputs for my sky+. Now my flat has a communal ...

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      Communal dish.

      Just moved house, previously had a satelite dish with 2 inputs for my sky+.
      Now my flat has a communal dish, with one input at a faceplate for my sky.

      Any way that I can get a second very easy?
      Can i run a splitter off the one input? anything?


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      Re: Communal dish.

      You can't fit a splitter, it will only allow 1 of the 4 polarizations to work at a time, you need 2.
      There are a couple of products on the market, both have pro's and con's.

      1. Stackers/destackers. Relativity cheap, only work well on short cable runs of good quality cable, need a spare output from the communal head end. Professional installation NOT req.

      2. Single Cable router. Not cheap, needs an SCR compatible STB. Length of cable not important as long as it's less than 80mtrs. Does NOT need a spare output from communal headend. Professional installation WILL be req.

      3. Get a local co. in to see if a spare output is available and if a cable can be run from the headend to your flat.

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      Re: Communal dish.

      Or get a SKY HD+ box which can run on single feed.
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      Re: Communal dish.

      Quote Originally Posted by newbuilder View Post
      Or get a SKY HD+ box which can run on single feed.
      What? Is there even such thing?
      how do i get one, what do i ask for?

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      Re: Communal dish.

      Ive got a HD box, it has two feeds.

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      Re: Communal dish.

      Although it has two feeds, one can be switched off in the settings menu. There are threads on this site about it.
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      Re: Communal dish.

      Here is the official Sky article on single feed boxes. It is no substitute for 2 feeds, but is better than nothing.
      Sky.com - Sky Help Centre>Product Help

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      Re: Communal dish.

      Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
      1. Stackers/destackers. Relativity cheap, only work well on short cable runs of good quality cable, need a spare output from the communal head end. Professional installation NOT req.
      I must disagree with the "Professional installation NOT req" statement.

      Anyone who is going to touch any headend equipment should certainly know what they are doing, it is not something an end customer who is not in the trade should do, especially as they will not own the equipment they are connecting too.

      One wrong move could see the whole system go down or worse still be damaged with a big bill to follow.

     

     

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