2 Digiboxes off 1 dish

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gselliott

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I am wanting to run another digibox off our exisiting dish I have read other reviews and they say I will need another LNB for this to work?? I have found a Spliter that looks like it will do the job but not 100% if it will or not?

It is located here:
http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=795


If anyone could give me some advice I would be greatfull!

Thanks
 
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Won't work gselliot, due to the nature of how the digibox and the LNb inter-react.

The LNB receives in two different polarities, horizontal and vertical, plus high and lowband, making four different potential states; Vertical Low band, Vertical High band, Horizontal Low band and Horizontal High band. It can only operate one at a time and needs a command from the receiver to tell it which state to receive in, therefor, a second receiver may send conflicting requests to the LNB.

What you need is a twin or quad LNB, if it is a Sky minidish, you can pick one up for £30 or so on eBay, then all you do is run a second cable to the extra digibox.
 
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Thanks for the reply I will have a look for another LNB, are these easy to install??
 
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Yes they are, if it a minidish, then you just pull out a plastic lock plug and the old LNB slides out, you have to be careful that you don't move the dish though.

If it is a standard non-sky dish, it is normally only two screws.
 
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