Detecting the LNB feed type

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Spike560

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Hi,

I want a method to easily detect whether the LNB feed into my apartment is single or dual. Is there a way to do this? I have a Sky+ HD box.


Thanks
 
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4dbennett

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Spike560 said:
Hi,

I want a method to easily detect whether the LNB feed into my apartment is single or dual. Is there a way to do this? I have a Sky+ HD box.


Thanks
For sky+ it has to be a minimum of a dual feed, probably a quad feed, one of your two feeds is for viewing the other is for the recording facility

regards Dave
 
rolfw

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Berkshire
Not quite sure what you are asking. If there is a single "F" connector outlet, then it will be a single feed, if there are two "F" connector outlets, then connect both and see if both tuners show signal strength and quality.

If it is only a single connector and you require two, then you need to check with the management company whether there is any redundancy at the head end for an extra feed.
 
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Spike560 said:
Hi,

I want a method to easily detect whether the LNB feed into my apartment is single or dual. Is there a way to do this? I have a Sky+ HD box.


Thanks
How many F sockets are there at the Wall Plate?

Even if there are two, they may not be both connected.

In which case, you'd just have to check, using your Box.

PS: Both of us who have replied so far appear to have interpreted your question quite differently? I'm not sure who is right - if either of us!

PPS: Posted a microsecond after rolfw, who sees it the same way as I.
 
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Spike560

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Thanks for the resposes. There is only one F-socket into the apartment.

I wasn't sure if when the guys at Sky said I needed dual feed for Sky Plus to work properly that meant two seperate cables or a single cable that could carry two signals. I guess it means I need two seperate cables coming into the apartment from the dish.

So it looks like I'm out of luck!


Thanks
 
Lazarus

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Two cables required.

Common problem in Apartment Blocks, I'm afraid O-no
 
rolfw

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Berkshire
It is possible to have a second feed down a single cable, but you need to check on the redundancy at the headend. If there is a spare output, you can use a Stacker/De-Stacker to supply the extra feed, or a Single cable router, although this is generally a more expensive option, it can be used when there is not a redundant/spare feed.
 
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