Splitting a magic eye / Remote extender?

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  1. patwestlake

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    Greetings,

    Having done the obligatory search and come up with no information, it's into the lions den.....

    Standard setup with panasonic sky box, RF2 enabled, magic eye upstairs in the bedroom.

    Question: Can i splice into RF2 to put a second magic eye in the line for a third television?

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  2. Fernsehman

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    Yes and no. If you "splice" the cable directly you could cause picture problems due to the impedance mismatch and loss of signal. This might even prevent both remote extenders from working!

    If you use an ordinary "Y" splitter the result will be the same. You'll drop the signal level by some 4 dB - enough to cause "grainy" pictures in many cases - and the splitter will either prevent the voltage from reaching the remote extenders or short circuit the voltage from the Digibox or prevent the remote signal from coming back to the Digibox.

    The only certain way is to fit a suitable amplified splitter such as the T120 by Global. Be sure also to use the correct double-shielded satellite cable for all connections.

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