One dish, how many feeds?

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#1
Hi,

I live in a block with about 20 flats, most have a single feed for sky. We want sky plus so require 2 feeds but have been told that there aren't enough feeds for us to have a second. Also we can't have another dish so what are our options? I assume we have a multiswitch, can we buy another and add that or do we need to buy a bigger switch than there is currently, if there are x amount of switches already we need to replace a switch with a bigger one etc.

When we had our sky "installed" (paid £85 to have a wall plate changed...) the guy said upgrading the multiswitch would "cost loads" so am after a bit more info

Many thanks
Adam
 

moosegoose

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norwich
#2
i take it the sky bloke replaced the single uhf socket with a diplexed sky and uhf .which means the terestrial and sky are coming down a single feed from multiswich .so if theres no redundacy on the switch its unlikely someones going to give up there feed for you.could u not fit a dish on balcony.or through south facing window its been done before.not sure but it should work through glass.
 

rolfw

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Berkshire
#3
When Sky officially release their Single Cable Router system, then it should be possible for you to enjoy Sky +, as a single cable will be able to support four separate tuners, but firstly you will need the new SCR enabled digiboxes and secondly it isn't going to be a cheap solution.

If there is spare capacity on the multiswitch, then you could use a Stacker/Destacker, but all of these things need doing by the company who installed/maintain the system, otherwise you could end up causing problems for the whole block.
 

Robbo

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#4
Some info about multiswitches here _http://www.satellitesuperstore.com/multiswitch.htm

or you could try one of these:-

_http://www.leisurepower.co.uk/acatalog/sweety_43_sm_Satellite_Dish.html
 
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