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I want to connect my Echostar AD-3000 and a Sky Digibox to the same LNB, and based on info on these forums, have purchased a SPS1 from Globalcom. It offers me two options, based on whether or not the receiver continuously powers the LNB. Can someone tell me how I know this of either of my receivers.

Is it also possible to use an SPS to link two digiboxes, which I might want to do in the future (one with a fully paid up Sky card, the other with a FTV card).
 

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How to know which configuration to use the switch in...? Suck it and see. I believe the echostar does not continuously power the LNB, but try it and if it doesn't work no harm done.

I can't see any reason why the 2 digiboxes could not be connected via such a switch, unless there's another insidious Murdoch cripple built into them.

Anyone else out there actually tested that...?

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Yes the digibox powers the lnb all the time on the vertical polarisation, it needs to for the software downloads.

I would question what can be gained by having two digiboxes connected to the same LNB though. You will still get the same conflicts on polarisation, there would be a fair chance that whatever polarisation one is on the other will want the opposite. I'm not familiar with that paticular switch by name, although I'm sure I can find more from the Global site, but I'm sure that a twin universal LNB would be a better option for the double digibox setup.

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Connecting the Echostar and one Digibox via SPS has worked fine so far, with the Echostar as the master, and the Digibox as the 'slave' (best use for it).

I don't think I'll risk connecting two digiboxes this way.

For those more technically minded than me, Globals website is www.globalcom.co.uk.
 
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