Labgear LDU608G Sky / Virgin / Freeview 8 Way Loft Distribution & Amplifier Unit £48.49 @ Amazon
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Labgear LDU608G Sky / Virgin / Freeview 8 Way Loft Distribution & Amplifier Unit £48.49 @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Feb 2015
This will basically take the cable from your rooftop aerial, satellite dish and/or cable connection and distribute it to a maximum of 8 TVs around your home via coax cable. You can also plug in DAB, FM, CCTV and do the same. It does other stuff where you can control your set top box from another location with the magic-eye (https://accessories.sky.com/catalogue/tv/all/sky-tv-link) but I haven't used that.

Next cheapest example I found was about £8 more so a decent price as is dispatched from and sold by Amazon.

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Does this need a power source?

Does this take normal aerial and sky at the same time?

No HD, better doing it with CAT6 cable and converters.

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JohnnyUtah

Does this need a power source?



Yes it has a normal 3 pin plug.

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cyclops

Does this take normal aerial and sky at the same time?



It does. I think you can have up to 6 sources.

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666bandit666

No HD, better doing it with CAT6 cable and converters.



I'm fairly certain it'll do sky hd as long as you are using satellite grade coax cable (I. e the same stuff that goes from the wall to your sky box)

*Edit* - Datasheet says "These units also have LNB 1 and LNB 2 inputs suitable for use with Sky+™and Sky+HD™ receivers."

tlc-direct.co.uk/Tec…pdf
Edited by: "qball101" 3rd Feb 2015

666bandit666

No HD, better doing it with CAT6 cable and converters.



Why wouldn't there be HD? Stop spewing nonsense...

I'm not entirely sure what good this is for Sky. Each sky box needs a direct feed from the Sat dish..... So you need an multi point LNB on the dish by all accounts.
You effectively need to run cables from each sky box (or 2 for each SkyPlus/HD+ box) from the dish to the receiver. You cannot just take a dual feed from a dish and distribute that around the house to other sky boxes.

Sure you could output the RF signals from a box/boxes accross the house but again, whats the point. You might as well just run cables from the dish to all areas of house you want.

I'm pretty sure Sky have been fitting at least 4 outputs on the LNB's for ages, if not 8 as standard.

For RF from an Ariel it has its purposes.


audioslim

I'm not entirely sure what good this is for Sky. Each sky box needs a … I'm not entirely sure what good this is for Sky. Each sky box needs a direct feed from the Sat dish..... So you need an multi point LNB on the dish by all accounts. You effectively need to run cables from each sky box (or 2 for each SkyPlus/HD+ box) from the dish to the receiver. You cannot just take a dual feed from a dish and distribute that around the house to other sky boxes.Sure you could output the RF signals from a box/boxes accross the house but again, whats the point. You might as well just run cables from the dish to all areas of house you want.I'm pretty sure Sky have been fitting at least 4 outputs on the LNB's for ages, if not 8 as standard. For RF from an Ariel it has its purposes.



Basically this combines multiple feeds into a single or a couple of cables to each room. Eg. You can combine a single Sky feed, with the FM and DAB signal to use 1 coax cable. Saves from having to run a cable to each of the sources if you understand what I mean. On the TV end, the cables go to something along the lines of a quad faceplate:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PSW351T-Screened-Quadplex-face-plate/dp/B003D1B5D4/ref=pd_sim_rec-ht_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=03ZD6RR2C9SR5687Y5Y7

This then allows you to connect several cables to the 1 faceplate, whilst utilizing the 1 coax cable. Hope this helps...

don't really understand what it does as not a lot of ppl will want to run wires all through their rooms for radio etc sorry im not clued up on these things

HellRazer

Basically this combines multiple feeds into a single or a couple of … Basically this combines multiple feeds into a single or a couple of cables to each room. Eg. You can combine a single Sky feed, with the FM and DAB signal to use 1 coax cable. Saves from having to run a cable to each of the sources if you understand what I mean. On the TV end, the cables go to something along the lines of a quad faceplate:http://www.amazon.co.uk/PSW351T-Screened-Quadplex-face-plate/dp/B003D1B5D4/ref=pd_sim_rec-ht_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=03ZD6RR2C9SR5687Y5Y7This then allows you to connect several cables to the 1 faceplate, whilst utilizing the 1 coax cable. Hope this helps...



Realistically, you need a quad LNB to distribute Sky/Freesat. See satcure.co.uk/tec…htm

Does anyone know if these work with a motorised sat dish, been trying to find one that will work for a while

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buffylass

don't really understand what it does as not a lot of ppl will want to run … don't really understand what it does as not a lot of ppl will want to run wires all through their rooms for radio etc sorry im not clued up on these things



TBH is a fairly niche product. The key thing I use mine for its sharing the Freeview aerial around the house but i also have DAB and FM in the loft as well which is useful to share as we have poor reception in our area so a wall outlet is the only way to get a portable to work.

I know it works with cable and Sky as well but I've never used this feature so can't really comment. It also boosts the signal from your aerial and has a 4G filter.

Agree there are other ways to distribute TV but for those properties that have coax installed or where people are planning a renovation, installing one of these makes sense.

Used similar for years. Freeview HD and SKY HD both work.

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Only 1 left in stock now.

This is not a product for everyone, as others have said it's extremely niche, might have been more useful to a small family living in a house where the main sky box is still in the living room and the sd picture is shared through the distribution system.
I helped a friend install one recently and we really struggled to find a good reason to use this box, in hindsight I believe he wished he gone for a standard satellite multiswitch and freeview distribution amp, modulator for the cctv picture combination of separate components in the end.More expensive, more cabling and more work but really covers every scenario.
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