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    2 Sky+ boxes on one distribution system

    This is a discussion on 2 Sky+ boxes on one distribution system within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Is the powered amplifier powered by a seperate PSU or from one of the Sky receivers?...

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      Re: 2 Sky+ boxes on one distribution system

      Is the powered amplifier powered by a seperate PSU or from one of the Sky receivers?


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      Re: 2 Sky+ boxes on one distribution system

      The combiner takes power from the sky boxes and the distributor has a separate power supply.


      Each "mouse" lights up to show that it's receiving power.

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      Re: 2 Sky+ boxes on one distribution system

      If your sky box isnt outputting the right amount of power then that would explain why your having trouble controlling it. The power is supplied by the same chip which provides the remote control functions if it is malfunctioning it'll cause problems. Best way of getting this fixed is to send/take it to Michael at digifix in Buxton he should be able to fit a new chip for around 30.

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      Re: 2 Sky+ boxes on one distribution system

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      I was afraid of that.

      I've borrowed a spare sky box from a friend and have connected it to the SPC4 to if the extra power input helps. It seems to have made a positive impact, I'll monitor everything for a few days to see if I still get the evening "flatspot". (That would fit in with a faulty power supply too, if the Hard disk is spinning full speed)

      Once I've sussed it out, I'll have to decide whether to get my box repaired or by a replacement from someone upgrading to Sky HD.

     

     
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