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Aerial Recommendation PtII - The Loft Box???

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by WBC, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. WBC

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    Guys,

    Anyone had any experience with one of these???

    http://www.letsautomate.com/10567.cfm?

    I'm very interested but can't understand how it all works!!, In particular...........How does it plug into your portable in the bedroom, I understand its a normal aerial connection but how do you tune both terrestrial and the SKY dish????

    Been thinking of getting one of these for ages but haven't seen any reviews.................Any offers :lesson:

    Thanks
    Stace :D
     
  2. cerebros

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    If i'm reading the description and digram on the site correctly (which I'm probably not), all the loftbox seems to do is take all the incoming signals from antenna, satelite etc, distribute them to your living room where you have your Sky decoder. You feed the RF output from the decoder box (which I would imagine modulates the Sky video into RF) back into one of their special wallplates, which goes back to the loft box.

    To connect your portable in the bedroom, you'll need to connect one of the TV ouptuts on the Loftbox to the coax cable that runs to the aerial socket in your bedroom. Then you'll have to tune your portable to find whichever channel the Sky box outputs it's modulated RF signal on.
     
  3. WBC

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    So I'm guessing you would tune as normal....1,2,3,4,5 & 6 possibly SKY?????

    Stace :D
     
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    That's what I'm guessing, yeah. As I say, I could be completely wrong (having neither a Loftbox or Sky), but that's what I figure from their diagram.
     
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    Correct the both of you.

    It's a pretty decent product should do eveyrthing you want it too.

    I'd run direct with a sky feed though and miss the loft box out.
     
  6. WBC

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    Retro,

    How do I do that???? That's really all I am after but couldn't work out what to do with the coax once it has left the sky box????

    If I've already got terrestrial plugged in, in the bedroom how can I then plug in Sky????

    Thought about using a Y adaptor but I'm guessing thats a lame idea.

    Ultimately I need to be able to tune in 1,2,3,4,5 & Sky!!!!

    Thanks
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    Run a single direct cable from th LNB on the dish to the box. Miss out everything else.

    If you have cables all pre-run then you'll need a diplexer wall plate(I think thats the name) that will split the terrestrial RF feed and sky feed for you where your sky box is.
     

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