Help connecting 2 sat boxes

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scart

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Hi I have a lyngbox and a humax freesat box.they are connected to a 4 way disec switch which then goes to a smart priority switch then one cable to lyngbox and the other to humax.Both work fine but only when 1 is powered up and the other is instand by, I understood that both would work at the same time as long as they were on the same satellite in either v or h frequency Any advice please
 
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No, you can only have one receiver working and one in standby with the priority switch. That's why it's called just that.

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If, instead, you Loop Through from one box to the other, it would work as you thought: ie The Box that has it's LNB power activated will control Band Switching and Polarity and the other Box would get Channels of the same Polarity and Band as the first.

The possible problem with this is that the Humax (If it is a Foxsat non-PVR) has no loop through, so you'd need to connect te dish to your Lyngbox and then loop out to the Foxy - and that assumes the Lyngbox has IF Out/Loop Out. Does it?

Edit: I've no knowledge of the Lyngbox, so have just run a cursory eye over some Googled specs - It appears it may not have IF Out/Loop Out so you are stuck with what you've got!
 
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Thanks for the replys guys, you are right tivu the lyngbox has no loopthru and the humax freesat pvr does have lnb out but for some reason it only outputs when it is powered on.
 
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scart said:
Thanks for the replys guys, you are right tivu the lyngbox has no loopthru and the humax freesat pvr does have lnb out but for some reason it only outputs when it is powered on.
Ok - I had a vague idea the PVR version of the Foxsat had a Loop Through of sorts, but my own Foxsat is non-PVR and doesn't.

Ah well. We make the best of what we have! :)
 
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