Monday, 9 June 2008
FREESAT TO SKY.
FREESAT TO SKY.
FREESAT TO SKY, BUSH TO SKY, GRUNDIG TO SKY, GOODMANS TO SKY.
Whether you run a Bush BFsat01HD, the Grundig GFsat01HD or the Goodmans GFsat200HD freesat receiver the connection choices are just the same.
There seems to be some confusion trying to attach a Sky receiver to a freesat box.
We write this to clarify what can be done with the freesat boxes, this of course does not apply to the Humax Foxsat freesat box as the Humax Foxsat does NOT have an LNB loopthrough.
The Bush BFsat01HD, theGrundig GFsat01HD and the Goodmans GFsat200HD each have loop through connections and are designed to be attached to other equipment.
Remembering you do this at your own risk, and the worst thing that may happen is you blow a fuse if you don't do it exactly as described. We say this as it's likely if we take it step by step there will still be somebody who does his/her own thing and it not work properly.
What you need;
A length of coax cable; this will depend on where your freesat box and your Sky receiver are positioned. Most will use 1 mtre or less.
Two screw on type F-connectors (these can be bought for around 25 pence each).
Screw one F-connector on each end of your length of coax cable.
With all power OFF to both your Sky receiver and your new Freesat box, unscrew the coax coming from your satellite dish out of your existing Sky receiver (there is only one connection point) and screw it into either your Bush, Goodmans or Grundig freesat boxes making sure you screw it into the LNB IN point. You then screw one end of your length of coax(the one you made up) into the LNB OUT of your Bush, Goodmans, or Grundig freesat boxes and the other end of your made up coax length into the Sky LNB IN connection. This method can also apply to other types of satellite receivers.
Once your sure all the connections are screwed tight, you can then power up both the Freesat box and also the Sky receiver or multi-sat receiver.
Things you should know;
Freesat boxes are designed to run on very low power consumption and their ability is very impressive when it comes to loop through. Some Sky receivers are running at the same power level whether your Sky receiver is switched off or is switched on.
Make sure one box (either the Freesat or the Sky) are switched to standby while the other box is switched on. There should be no degradation whatsover on any of the pictures and if there is your coax and F-connector has to have a suspect connection.
For those still not 100% sure can view the connection graphic from this section and for those wishing more info about other connections etc... you can get full label directions from our open multimediaforum which needs no sign up to read.
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