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How to share your Satellite, Decoder and Lnb Signal.

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You can be able to share your satellite TV signal through different methods, starting from the LNB to to the Decoder and also to the wires. I will be listing and explaining some of the ways theses techniques can be archived, i will try to be very descriptive as possible.

1. Firstly: I will start with the lnb signal: From the Lnb we can share our signal from a single dish to various decoders ranging from one pin to eight pins

single lnb

double lnb
quad lnd
octo lnb

From the above listed modes of LNB'S we have, we can see that you can simply share your lnb signals to other decoders from single to octa lnb. i.e from one decoder to eight decoder, and none of the signals transferred to any of the decoders will be affected which means, all the decoders can work and serve save purpose as common. none of the will alternate or suffer, they all give same output. In this case every decoder and user is at liberty to watch any frequency or channels anytime without affecting the signal of the other.

2. Another way to share our cable TV signal from the LNB to two or more decoders is via a device called [splitter]. this spliter is less expensive and cheaper than buying a double pin LNB, But it has its limitations which i will list below.

When you use a splitter you are limited to use only one frequency for both receivers or decoders; what this means is, you can not use two or more frequency when using a splitter. For example if you are to track multi tv @ 28.2East, we have about four Frequency in this sat which are; 12525 V 27000, 11565 v 30000, 11675V30000, and 11093 V 30000. if you use a double pin LNB for two decoders, you will be able to watch all the channels on all frequency at anytime without any itch or bridge of connection to the other decoder. But when you use a splitter you are only to use one frequency at a time for both decoders. If you use 12525 V 27000 on one decoder, the other decoder must also use same frequency 12525 V 27000 at one time you can change the frequency of any else the other will suffer. If you must enjoy all channels you must make sure you are using same frequency at a time for both decoders, decoder one shouldn't be on 12525 V 27000 and decoder2 on  frequency 11093 V 30000... if this happens one will suffer.. But Note if one of the decoder is turned off you can watch any frequency at anytime... but once the other connected decoder is powered on you must stick to the rule of one same frequency.




The splitter has atleast three ports one is the Input and the other ports are the outputs, you connect one end of the coax cable from the LNB to the port labelled input on the splitter; next you connect the other ends to the various decoders or diseq as the case may be.

3. Another Alternative way you can split and hare your signal is through LOOPING.
Most of our Decoders comes with this function, you can see this at the back of your decoder immediately next to the LNB IN or Input you should see \Similar port with label Loo Out Or LNB out.

Looping is almost similar to using a splitter you are restricted to one frequency; which i already explained earlier on Splitter.

How to LOOP?
From the LNB you connect one end of the coax cable to the LNB and the other to the LNB input at the back of the decoder, this decoder becomes the primary decoder meaning;this is where you get the main signal source. From the Primary decoder you use a Coax Cable and connect form the LNB Out / LOOP out to the other decoder LNB IN. with this you have looped the signal. But like i earlier said just like using a splitter both decoders must carry same frequency and satellite for it to work well.

Also the second decoder will not work except the primary decoder is powered on, it serves as the signal translator. yo can loop to as many decoders as possible, to add more decoders, simply carry out this simple steps; From the second decoder which you looped you should loop out from it just as you did with the primary decoder you loop out and connect to the LNB in of the 3rd decoder, to add more you loop from the 3rd to the 4th and so on.

Note all the decoders must be powered on and must carry same frequency and satellite as the one in the main primary decoder.

4. Another way to share cable and satellite signals and reception is through RF Connections:
In this case you are not connecting to two or more decoders but rather to two or more TV's.


From your decoder you should see a label tagged RF Out . this function is limited, not all decoders supported this function, but for those who have its easy to set up
Connect one end of cable to the RF OUT and the other end to the TV's |RF IN. Note most uses different devices to connect check the images below.


From the TV set all you need do is to search a though you are searching for terrestrial TV signal and you should get the reception. This is an alternative to HDMI and RF wire connection which is very much common to us, you can as well split the signals to two or more TV'S.
Unlike other methods of sharing this reception you can only watch what the main TV is watching; you don't have the liberty to change channels from the TV except from the single decoder.

Conclusion: As you must have read above in this article there are three to four methods you can employ to sharing you satellite signal to multiple users, Starting from the LNB to Splitter TO Looping and using the modest RF Out To TV. Although there are some heavy equipment that are been used to split these signals and when this is done with this equipment you have the freedom to change any channel any time you want. these equipment will convert these digital cable signals to terrestrial signals and can be shared to as many people as possible. But I'm not going into that for today...

Hope you Learnt something new please don't forget to share to others.

Olise Omodi
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