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New satellite setup

Discussion in 'Satellite Installation' started by evh5150, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. evh5150

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    At a new property I have a previously installed Sly dish with four visible cables from the LNB. In the main living room is a faceplate (pictured). In the past I've connected straight from the dish to a Zgemma H2S.

    What is my best option to connect here, please?
     

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  2. steptoe

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    is this a flat in a multi building.?
     
  3. cactikid

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    That is a faceplate for an aerial on roof or vm feed not sat.
     
  4. evh5150

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    No.
     
  5. evh5150

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    Strange, it's the main plate and the property did have Sky up and running until recently.
     
  6. steptoe

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    help us out
    what is it then.?
     
  7. steptoe

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    somebody is bullshitting
    you wont get satellite via that faceplate
     
  8. evh5150

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    Sorry, it's just a regular house with its own dish. The neighbouring house also has its own dish.
     
  9. evh5150

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    I suppose it's possible the previous occupant lied about having Sky, but there is certainly a dish and I can't imagine where else in the house the cables would come through from it.
     
  10. cactikid

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    It should have f connector connections.
     
  11. siilver

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    I’m lost here
    So you have or never connected to these before?


    Easy to make a cable with two different ends on it and it will work fine
    Maybe the only plate they had and didn’t want to spend money
     
  12. cactikid

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    Did you check other rooms for f connector plates?
    Those other crappy plug in plates will have loose connections
     
  13. evh5150

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    I've only ever connected direct from the dish, through the wall, to the zgemma. Never used a plate. But this new property has the plate that I posted as the main plate in the house, so it confused me.
     
  14. evh5150

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    There are no other plates in the house, aside from telephone ports.

    I'm wondering if he used to have Sly and hid the cables behind the wall when Vermin became available.
     
  15. linesman66

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    It is possible the existing owner has
    Joined to the cable in the loft which is
    Connected to that wall plate He
    Then has connected to his stb with
    Uhf connection at one end f connector
    At the other Use to connect that way
    When i was installing in a timber frame
    House As you can't drill through the
    The wall
     
  16. evh5150

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    If that was the case is it satisfactory in terms of signal quality? I would certainly prefer to leave things as they are, but I do need to connect the zgemma to the dish.
     
  17. linesman66

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    You need to prove that this it is a satellite feed then check the s.n.r
     
  18. steptoe

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    Sirely
     
  19. evh5150

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    I'll hook a box up in the next couple of days and figure it out . Thanks so far everyone.
     
  20. mike142

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    Screw the plate off & check what's behind it, it looks like a cable could have come in under the plate & was patched up again.