Sky+ and Labgear MRX352

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Has anyone used the Labgear MRX 352 to distribute Sky+ around the house? If so, did you or are you experiencing any problems with it?

Just had my house re-wired, so got the sat & coax cabling done at the same time. I've got 3 sat cables coming into the faceplate (comprising of 2x sat connectors, TV, RF return & BT) in the lounge. One cable goes into a diplexer for TV and Sat1, one into Sat2 and the other into the RF return socket).

I'm thinking of going for the MRX352 because it's got 2xLNB inputs, but it's a bit on the pricey side - can anyone offer an alternative?
 

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Have you looked at the Loftbox by Global? I've used the Labgear MRX352, but not sure whether they are still operating, as they went out of business a while back.
 
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rolfw said:
Have you looked at the Loftbox by Global? I've used the Labgear MRX352, but not sure whether they are still operating, as they went out of business a while back.
Thanks for the quick response. I was growing suspicious of Labgear as their website has been down and an e-mail I sent was bounced back!

I did look at the Global Loftbox, but couldn't see how to get both feeds into it from the LNB. Could I just use one of the other inputs (e.g. the CCTV) ?

Also, could you just clarify whether the Loftbox will distribute analogue TV signals to each room or does each room also need to have a feed from the analogue aerial?
 

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They do the loftbox expander, this diplexes the second satellite feed with the rf return from the Sky+ box. http://www.tvlink.com/
 
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Sorry about the delayed response...

Presumably, as I've already got 3 cables coming into the faceplate, I could alternatively have the following: cable 1 for tv/fm/sat1 (triplexed at plate) going via LoftBox, cable 2 for sat 2 (connected directly to LN:cool:, cable 3 for return feed?

It looks like the faceplate requires 3 cables, so the Expander wouldn't work in this case would it?
 

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If you have three cables then you should be fine, 1 diplexed/triplexed feed, 1 sat feed and a return to the loftbox (the second satellite feed doesn't go through the loftbox).
 
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