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Sky Freesat Multiroom DIY-Aerial Market




This page below gives you information on how we fit sky/Freesat  multiroom



To fit Sky or Freesat Multiroom to your house
we first look at your satellite dish to see which
LNB is fitted to it.
The LNB is the device on the end of the dish arm with the cable
going into it.
LNB Stands for Low Noise Block.
The device receives the microwaves from the satellite
and converts the signals to a lower frequency to go
down the cable to your sky box or freesat box


Picture of freesat or sky dish

If you have a dish that looks like this one it means that you have a single feed LNB as you only have one cable coming from it.

The first thing we will have to do is to say to how many Sky or Freesat boxes we need in your house
now or in the future.
Don't forget that any Sky or Freesat recorder box will need 2 cables.
So lets say you have a sky HD recorder box in your front room and you want to put 3 standard boxes in the bedrooms. 
For this install you will need five cables from the dish, 
Which means you will have to fit a Sky Octo LNB which has eight outputs. 
 
Picture of sky Octo LNB


Picture of an Octo LNB


If when counting how many points you need and it comes to four or
less than four you can use a Quad LNB.

                                                 
Picture of Quad 4 way LNB


Picture of sky or freesat multi room
                                            

Picture of sky or freesat multi room

One thing to remember is the cable we use must be satellite
cable. Because of the high frequencies being used from the
LNB to the satellite receiver the cable being used must have
a sheathing under the braiding. 

The picture below 
is of the right cable we would use 



Picture of satellite cable with sheathing

The picture below is the wrong cable to use. This is the old type
aerial cable that has only braiding and will not cope with the high
frequencies from the LNB.
 







Picture of sky dish with an 8 way LNB

After fitting the Quad or Octo LNB we can install cables from the satellite dish to the rooms where you want satellite in your house. 
This means that in each room you want to put a satellite box you will have a cable from the dish to that room. 
BUT, don't forget if you put a sky plus or a freesat recorder in a
room you will need 2 cables from the dish to that room.

We fit cables from the dish to each room. It takes is a bit of planning on where to run of the cables that are going around the outside of your house .

Information on if you ever have to fit an F Connector
on video below 


Video on how to put on a satellite plug

We then install the freesat or sky boxes on the end of the cables in each room.

                   
                                    Picture of 3 different types of Box,s