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Second Feed From Portable Dish?


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I have a Sky+ HD box, but thanks to the short-sightedness of the builders of my apartment building (only 8 years old), each apartment gets only one feed from the communal satellite (which, thankfully, provides a perfect service. And yes, I've checked behind the face plate, but I wasn't lucky enough to find a magical extra cable).

Obviously, I would like to be able to record one programme, and watch another, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a work around?

One thing I have considered is having a portable satellite dish in the window (95% it would have line of sight) to provide the second feed. Would this work? Would being behind glass affect the signal?


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I suppose the type of glass may have a bearing on signal strength, depending on any type of covering (like anti-glare) or metallic content. I also assume dirty glass or rain on the glass will affect the signal to a high degree.

I might have to try it out anyway, considering I don't see any other way.

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