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    Dual Output wall socket

    This is a discussion on Dual Output wall socket within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Apologies, i am sure this has been asked a thousand times but. . . . . Does anyone know where ...

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      Dual Output wall socket

      Apologies, i am sure this has been asked a thousand times but. . . . .

      Does anyone know where I can get a dual input, dual output, single faceplate to connect the 2 leads from the dish to ?

      Obviously needs dual output sockets to connect to box in usual way.

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      Re: Dual Output wall socket

      Don't use a wall plate at all if you can avoid it. They cause the cable at the back to get kinked and this causes impedance problems, which can result in loss of signal to one or more channels.
      Better by far to pass the cables thro the wall and on to the Sky receiver. You could use a blanking plate to pass the cables thro and cover the wall hole.

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      Re: Dual Output wall socket

      I am certain Brian is right - The reason why these are not usually available is that with four cables in a single gang backbox, you will definitely end up with kinked and useless cables. However if you want to give it a go, Satcure is the place for this kind of thing. See http://www.satcure.co.uk/accs/page15b.htm

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      Re: Dual Output wall socket

      You are both correct,The faceplates can cause untold problems with signal as the cable should ideally be in one uninterupted run from the dish to the STB.If you break the cable or kink it you get signal loss caused by the join & the kink will cause a certain amount of signal being reflected back by the bend/kink which will give you a 'ghosting' on the picture.Sky also insist that for HD the cable is in one run with no breaks for that reason.

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      Re: Dual Output wall socket

      I use a triplexer in the loft to combine UHF TV, Sky, FM and DAB signals and a triplex wall plate to separate them. I have no signal problems at all. I wouldn't worry about a simple through-feed wall plate if the connectors are fitted correctly to the cable.

     

     

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