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Splitting twin sat cable

Discussion in 'Digital TV - UK & Europe' started by the4thearl, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. the4thearl

    the4thearl Member

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    Was wondering whether my set up will damage the receiver on my sat dish. I have bought a skybox f3 but the wife don't like anything new or techy and wants the normal sky had box she is used too. I have already utilised the spare two connections on the receiver to run twin cable to my daughters room. So basically where the twin cable comes into livingroom I have put a 2 way splitter on each cable and then ran a twin cable from sky hd box to each splitter and then a twin cable from skybox f3 to each splitter. They are splitters that allow dc current to pass the opposite way. They both seem to work independently and I switch between the boxes via the av button on my remote. My question is am I going to do any damage to the lnb/ receiver. I have left skybox f3 in standby at the moment and will prob only use it for sky movies, boxing and the football. Any advice appreciated
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    moved to correct forum.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    no dont split sat cable feed as you can damage receivers and lnbs as sat boxes input voltage through cables,best to get either a quad for 4 single feed boxes or 2 twin tuner boxes or go bigger an octo[8] for 8 single or 4 twin tuner boxes
    splitting sat feeds can reduce your signal and quality feed.
     

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