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Monday, 4 January 2016
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Martin W
10:13 PM

Hi, looking for advice please. I have a quad lmb at the moment. 2 feeds are for my reciever upstairs and the other 2 for downstairs. I have bought a second box for downstairs but the mrs wants to keep the original box as well( in same place on top of each other). What are my options? Have I got to change to an octo lmb or could I use some kind of splitter with 1 cable splitting into 2 for 1 box and another splitter for the old box(need 2 lines in each to record) Any advice would be appreciated.

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jb38
11:30 PM

Martin W: You cannot split or share an LNB output, as the box, whether Sky or Freesat, sends commands to the LNB every timer a channel is selected, said commands being in the form of a voltage /and or tone dependant on the programme channel selected, needless to say this cannot be shared between two devices, therefore an octo block has to be used, there is no exceptions to this.

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MikeB
11:30 PM

Martin W: In theory Maplin will sell you a sort of splitter (high/low) thing, but even they say its better to fit extra LNB's. Either get an octo, or frankly (because it looks neater), is to just get another dish with a twin on it. Position it where its easiest to reach perhaps the upstair box and swap around the feeds. They are not that expensive, and either way, your going up a ladder.

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016
MikeP
2:56 PM

MikeB (and MartinW):

Sadly your suggestion of a second dish is likely to contravene Planning Regulations as only a single dish is permitted if an aerial already exists on any building unless prior planning consent is sought and granted. Look at Planning Portal - Satellite,TV and Radio Antenna under Satellite dishes. Most Planning Authorities are seemingly reluctant to approve multiple dish installations.

The fitting of an octo LNB is by far the best solution and gives the neatest appearance.


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Martin W
4:14 PM

Thanks all for your advice. I have ordered a new octo lnb, just hope its as easy as it looks to fit!

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Saturday, 20 February 2016
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Jim
5:32 PM

Great forum!

Thanks

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