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    Question regarding single lnb

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      Question regarding single lnb

      Hi all,

      I had Sky+ installed earlier today & even tho it is great having sky, I am a bit annoyed as my new modern flat only has a lousy single lnb on it's communal dish. On the aerial point there is a typical sky feed & something called a return feed . I have been advised by Sky to write to the housing assocation who manages my block to upgrade the dish. But the chances of that happening before hell freezes over is very unlikely.

      I have done a search on here & have come across posts that are around 2yrs old which suggest some kind of switcher box but haven't managed to find anything else.

      Does anyone know any workaround for this so I am able to get the full use of sky plus ?, or do I need to spend out a whole load of cash to get the dish upgraded ?.

      Many Thanks


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      Re: Question regarding single lnb

      You have a few options depending on what you can/are allowed do.

      1 - Fit a standard Sky dish and just run in the feeds from that (this would be the easiest and cheapest depending on the dish location.

      2 - Speak to the management to see if there is a spare feed at the head end that you can utilise and run a cable from there, this is also a cheapish option.

      3 - Fit a stacker/destacker, again this will have to be fitted by the management company and will require a stacker at the head end to combine two feeds and then a de-stacker in your flat to split them again. These have variable results depending on the distance and cable quality.This is expensive and may not work.

      Are there any other feeds in the flat? Sometimes they may run another feed to a bedroom etc.



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