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Sky Freesat Multiroom DIY-Aerial Market




The web page below will give you information on how to fit sky/Freesat  multiroom
in your House and at the
end of the web information page you can buy the
parts to do the job.


To fit Sky or Freesat Multiroom to your house
you should 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 you will have to do is to say to yourself how many Sky or Freesat boxes do I need in my house
now and 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 you 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 the right cable to use as the cable is being used as a dish
cable


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.
 



If you are careful you can then
fit a 4 way or an 8 way LNB.
We say be careful NOT to move the
dish while you are fitting the LNB. 




Picture of sky dish with an 8 way LNB

After fitting the Quad or Octo LNB you 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.

I'm sure you will be able to install the cables from the dish to each room. All it takes is a bit of planning on where the run of the cables are going around the outside of your house .



Then all you have to do is fit an F connectors on each end of the cables


Picture of F connectors

If you have never fitted F connectors on satellite cable before
please use the Video below to help you do this


Video on how to put on a satellite plug

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

                   
                                    Picture of 3 different types of sky box




Terry recommends the following
products to help you install your
Sky multi room for Freesat or Sky Boxes


  





Quad LNB

4 Outputs


Only £23
Picture of a Quad LNB

Can be used to run 4 satellite cables to different parts of the house
If you are buying this LNB you might like to look at our cable kits below 






Octo LNB

8 outputs


Only £35

       
Picture of an Octo LNB

Can be used to run 8 Satellite cables to different parts of the House
If you are buying this LNB you might like to look at our cable kits below 






The complete cable kit in Brown

40 meters of Brown cable, 4 x roman nose, 40 clips
and 8 screw on F connectors

Only £19.99
 

             




                     




The complete cable kit in White


40 meters of white cable, 4 x roman nose, 40 clips
and 8 screw on F connectors

Only £19.99

         

        

            



The Full Kit

Only £39



Consists of a Quad LNB and 40 Meters of Brown Cable, 
40 Clips, 4 x Roman Nose
 plus 8 screw on F connectors