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    Split one feed into two

    This is a discussion on Split one feed into two within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Again, many thanks for your input - I've ordered this PULSAT - SMART PRIORITY SWITCH SPS1 Cross your fingers and ...

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Again, many thanks for your input - I've ordered this

      PULSAT - SMART PRIORITY SWITCH SPS1

      Cross your fingers and wish me luck - I'll let you know if it does the business !


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      Re: Split one feed into two

      How's it gone with the PULSAT - SMART PRIORITY SWITCH SPS1?

      I'm in the same situation as you and currently looking for a solution!

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Yep, I would like to know aswell please because if it works i'll be ordering Sky HD in the next 48 hours

      ive got the same problem, block of flats (they wont upgrade the system) with communal dish and only 1 input ... I WANT HD!!
      Last edited by Basey; 11-09-08 at 04:29 PM.

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Cribbed from Globalcom site!
      Both receivers can watch channels simultaneously from the LNB, but
      only if they require the same polarity and band.
      Geoff, York.
      Can't call me a Luddite now!


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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Quote Originally Posted by Basey View Post
      Yep, I would like to know aswell please because if it works i'll be ordering Sky HD in the next 48 hours

      ive got the same problem, block of flats (they wont upgrade the system) with communal dish and only 1 input ... I WANT HD!!
      I live in a block of flats with a communal dish & only one feed per flat, & use an SPS1 with Sky+HD


      Works fine, considering...Although obviously there are some limitations (e.g. as mentioned, watching/recording one channel while recording another requires them both to be on the same band & polarity).

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Very interesting read as I have same problem, one feed from communal system. Keep us updated!

      "if one receiver wants a Horizontally polarised channel on High Band, the other receiver will be limited to Horizontally polarised channels on High Band."

      Is there a list anywhere off all of the channels and which polarisation/band they are broadcast on so I can know which channels can be recorded on and watched at the same time?
      Last edited by Neoacefx; 16-09-08 at 09:00 PM.

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Quote Originally Posted by Neoacefx View Post
      Very interesting read as I have same problem, one feed from communal system. Keep us updated!

      "if one receiver wants a Horizontally polarised channel on High Band, the other receiver will be limited to Horizontally polarised channels on High Band."

      Is there a list anywhere off all of the channels and which polarisation/band they are broadcast on so I can know which channels can be recorded on and watched at the same time?
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      Below 11.7GHz is low band, above 11.7GHz is high band. Each transponders frequency and polarisation is shown.

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Ok, i've read this thread and am amazed that noones mentioned a single cable router!! This is a very simple solution to getting more feeds on a communal system without using a bigger multiswitch or running a secord, third or even fourth cable into a flat. All sky+ and HD boxes now have the software to run an SCR and it's really quite a simple setup proccess. The SCR connects to any 4 outputs of a multiswitch but has 5 outputs. 4 standard outputs and one SCR output. There is another unit at the flat end of the cable and you must use an SCR compatible faceplate. The bottom unit has 4 outputs so you can have 2 sky+/HD boxes on a multiroom sub, but you will have to run internal cabling to each box from the bottom SCR unit. Single Cable Router and Smart Splitter

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      How does this get around the problem that the LNB can only be 1 polarity/frequency at any one time on each of it's outputs?

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      Re: Split one feed into two

      Problem is that these are customers who want to plug their Sky+ box in themselves, some have had no joy with eithewr the management or the system installer.

      I agree there are many ways to achieve the desired outcome but not for the layman. I would imagine that many of these systems actually have spare capacity athe the head end but without the cables being put in place for the customers there is little they can do.

     

     
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