Sky q multiswitch

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bowden2010

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i am planning on installing a multiswitch for sky q

9 flats (9 sky q master boxes)

im planning on sticking in a triax 60cm dish with hl hh vh vl lnb

do i need 2 feeds in each flat to service this or do sky bring some kind of splitter with them

please advise

thanks chris
 
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Why are Sky not doing the outside (or inside) work if you are asking about distribution ?

Which splitter do you think is required ?

Do the satellite signals require combining with terrestrial on an existing cable path?
 
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bowden2010

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Freeview via the multiswitch will be going though it also is it connected the same way as the old sky plus boxes was 2 feeds to eatch main socket master sky q box.
 
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12 way dSCR with terrestrial input, one feed to each living room will suffice for Q, if someone wants to use Sky+HD, they can use a 2 way power pass splitter and put the box in SCR mode. If you have two feeds to each apartment living room, then you can always loopt through to a conventional 12 way multiswitch for second universal sat feed.
 
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From what I can see, if the terrestrial was already diplexed with one of the original feeds, then you will need to change all outlet plates in the flats to twin with power pass, and anyone not taking up the sky service will need to have a cable adapter for their television input.
 
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bowden2010

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The sky q box has 2 inputs for the sat dish so I’m not sure it will work on just the one unless sky supply some sort of splitter and can the mini boxes be used with just the one feed
 
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The terrestrial output will be on one of the two ports that comes in, so Q is satisfied, and HD users will have to change to SCR input. But Freeview only users (and those running a dual frequency system) will have to convert from what is now an f plug system to Belling Lee with the revised sockets/cable inputs.
 
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Three things.

A. Sky Q boxes working off a dSCR switch only require one input on the box connected and need to be put into SCR mode, it's in the installer menu. sky HD+ boxes can also work off a single feed from a dSCR switch, but require both inputs connected via a two way power pass splitter and need to be placed in SCR mode, again in the installer menu (Sky will not supply this).

B. Sky Q mini boxes connect via Wifi to the main Q box and do not require a feed from the switch.

C. A standard triplexed outlet or module is used with a dSCR switch, or twin if you are also running a standard universal feed from a standard multiswitch.
 
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