How many boxes can i have in my house

Haroon Mustafa

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Hello,

I have a zgemma star h.2s working with sky sd and virgin media channels (hd).

I would like to set up another box and subscribe to a line. The other box will be upstairs.

I have a few questions regarding this.

Will I be able to get FTA channels on the upstairs box? My dish is already being used by my first box.
As my dish is already being used for the first box, i wont be able to get paid and FTA sky channels will i?

If that is the case i might get a combi box and set it up via cable. - Am i right in thinking this can only give me paid virgin media channels? (which would be fine if so)

In short -
Can i have 2 boxes in my house both with paid channels and FTA? If so, how would you set this up?


Cheers!!!
 

arkles

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Depends on your lnb ports on dish you can swap out a single or double for a quad just make sure it's the right one for your dish arm, nearly all newish dishes have a quad lnb (does the bracket have a spirit level)

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macca81625

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Your dish can be used multiple times as long as it is a separate wire from the lnb (piece on your dish) every dish needs it's own sat feed.

But you say you want cable upstairs? Your H2S doesn't have a cable connection so I'm assuming you had a H2H.

You can have a cable box upstairs but this would mean splitting the cable and could create signal issues. The more you split vm the weaker it gets.

You cannot split a sky wire it has to come from the dish and that is your best bet as it creates less complications. Get a new sat feed and put a h2s upstairs and you can have all the paid channels



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Haroon Mustafa

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Depends on your lnb ports on dish you can swap out a single or double for a quad just make sure it's the right one for your dish arm, nearly all newish dishes have a quad lnb (does the bracket have a spirit level)

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I will have a double check when i get home. But, I think the box i already have is using 2 ports.
I will have a look on my dish as well!
 

bazcfc1

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You can have boxes in any room aslong as you have multiple lnb port on satellite dish I have 8 port one on my dish and using four boxes one down stairs and 3 upstairs if that helps I got mine of ebay and works fine
 

zfa

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You can also stream from a tuner in a different box on the same network if you don't want to bother running cables to some of your boxes. Couple of threads on here about that, I think it's 'remote fallback tuner' or something.
 

mu11

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The problem with streaming is that it is just streaming, you may as well get an IPTV subcription which would give you more options

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returnofjim

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Streaming on a wired home network is not like streaming IPTV from the internet. Picture quality is far far better, almost perfect.
 
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