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3 Sat boxes won't connect to my dish

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My Satellite Setup
SKY+ MULTIROOM
My Location
Surrey
#1
I have sky+ multiroom in two rooms which uses all four of the connections on my dish. Is there a way for me to connect my old sky box to the dish as well to recieve un-encrypted channels eg will a cable splitter work or will this interere with one of the Sky+ boxes?
 

Robbo

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My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
#2
Hi,
No a splitter won't work as the LNB has switches for Hi/Lo band and H/V polarisation.

You need to either get an Octo LNB, put another dish up or use a multiswitch.
 

Topper

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My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#3
marlo said:
to recieve un-encrypted channels
However you will still not receive unencrypted only FTA unless you get another subscription I believe
 

Robbo

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My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
#4
Topper said:
However you will still not receive unencrypted only FTA unless you get another subscription I believe

Un-encrypted, FTA they're the same thing, are they not?
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
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My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#5
Robbo71 said:
Un-encrypted, FTA they're the same thing, are they not?
Sorry Robbo71 but no
Un-encrypted means they were transmitted encrypted before they they were de-crypted to allow one to view them.
FTA means they are transmitted without encryption therefore do not need de-crypting.

However we are now getting into the realms of the terminology problems between here and the USA and it is too late at night :cool: