Question The impossible sat TV mission

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    Good Afternoon, I am an automation engineer. But been asked to update / repair sat TV we have at our site. We currently have one sat feed that is then amplified and distributed across 30 cabins. In each of thesse cabin they all have a free sat box. They can each watch whatever they like regardless of what the other people are watching. Promblem is the cabling is getting old and is incorrectly installed so want it to be gone. Now for hard part to run new cables it is extremely expensive and way to costly. So hoping there was a way to connect the feeds up using a WiFi signal. Still want all cabins to be able to watch independently from each other. And hoping to add like mass storage for people to share files etc. Any help be great. Thinking of thesse comcast things but all not in my area of expertise. Thanks again.
     
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    Btw we don't have good Internet connection
     
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    Not an option. We have one satellite dish that it. It on a ship.
     
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    You might have mentioned a ship :). Cabins could be chalet type accomodation not on a ship.

    The dish must be a steerable one with auto alignment connected to one or more multiswitches and will have a single quattro lnb. WiFi is not an option. The coax cabling will need renewing to retain the individual channel choice for each receiver. A digital multiswitch (dcsr) will allow a single cable to feed more than 1 cabin. Alternative is to use fibre optic technology instead of coax.

    LNBs - Fibre LNB - Global Invacom || Completing the Picture

    A ground based satellite dish relies on the dish location not moving to align on a orbital location. If the dish location moves the dish has to be constantly moved to point at the desired satellites.

    https://www.triax.uk/products/satellite/multiswitches/dscr-multiswitches

    This is a job for a experienced installler with experience of installing the latest type of communal satellite installations.
     
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    Hey. Well there is all the equipment set up for receiving the satellite signal. And it tracks all that. It more disturbing the signal. I was looking at thesse vbox TV gateway things. And creating a type of intranet. But the equipment seems more for personal use and can't put 10 of them in parallel. Just annoying the guys that did the orginal cable did a nice neat job just didn't use cable that was up to standard.
     
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    In the home a good a solution would be to have a PC running as a backend server, ensuring there are enough tuners installed and switches in play to cover all available transponders.

    These could then be viewable independently by clients (stb) in the various rooms. TVHeadend is one such example which is free and highly configurable.

    You could probably find a business which could set a SAT-IP system up but my concern would be the overhead serving up to 30 cabins over wifi, not just in terms of the TV broadcast bandwidth but also latency and interference. I think you would end up having far to many issues thus requiring the use of network cabling anyway, in which case you may as well just rerun the affected coax

    cheers
     

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