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Dish in my loft

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Machine Head, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Machine Head

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    Hi, has anybody put a sky dish in their loft? I have sky digital in the living room and one feed goes to the conservatory. Rather than take a second feed upstairs, I thought of getting a cheap box & dish, stick it in the loft and have the FTA channels going to the bedroom. I could also do this with a freeview box but would I need another aeriel to feed it or can I split the exsisting one? Sky would be better, wouldn't it? And would either of them interfere with the other? Has anybody done this?
     
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    You are having a laugh,right!?
    Dishes are line of sight,which means it needs a clear un-obstructed view to the satellite transmitting.
     
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    I do have a window up there :eek: :suicide:

    Guess I'll go with the aeriel option then :thumbsup:
     
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    The signals will go through glass, although they will be attenuated, depending on what sort of glass is fitted. You could put a sheet of clear PVC in, and the dish will work fine (if you have line-of-sight with the satellite).
     
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    It will need to be a very low window.The typical azimuth setting for a dish is between 17 and 25 degrees.He'll have to put one in the gable end!
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