Sky+ Inputs after moving ?

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  1. Sly_guy

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    Hi there....

    Got a quick, and i'm sure very quickly answered question.

    I've just moved house, and have a Amstrad SKY+ setup, this was an engineer install, and he fitted a dish with dual LNB's on the dish (not sure if i've got the right acronym). All has been working fine.

    Just moved, to a newly built flat, which has a Satellite socket on the wall already, (guessing a shared dish on the roof or something...), and this has 2 screw type points on it.. one is labelled as "Satellite" and the other as "Return".

    I get a perfectly good picture when connecting to the "satellite" one, (as you would suspect...) but nothing at all when conencting to the "return" one. So, i'm guessing this means i only have the one feed from the dish.

    Clearly this limits what i can do with Sky+ (i.e. record, but not watch another channel).

    Is there any way i can get around this ?????

    Cheers for the help / suggestions !

    Sly
     
  2. BDCSTENG GARETH

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    I would suggest that the 'return' socket is a return RF feed back up to a distribution amp... not sure why you'd have this in a common/shared system...
    Do you have a socket/s in your other rooms? If so, it will probably be wired to plug your SKY RF o/p to the other socket/s in your flat.

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    No more satellite sockets in the flat...

    Is there anything i can do about getting full functionality from just the one feed ??? any extra kit i can buy etc ?
     
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    How about RF sockets?

    not really... if the signal already been processed by some sort of DA equipment or stacking system , then you are out of luck... you could (i assume at your own expence) enquire as to the possibilty of running a 2nd feed from the dish/DA, but Im sure you dont want to start messing with cabling etc on a new flat.

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    If there's an unused feed next door, use that. Otherwise ask your building management company to install an additional feed or employ a stacker/destacker system to put two LNB feeds down the single cable.
     

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