Up to now I've had a full Sky subscription, but now that my new Humax Freesat+ PVR box has arrived, I'm going to give Sky the heave-ho.
However, I have to give them a month's notice, so - if possible - I'd like to continue watching any Sky programmes that I choose during that month.
I now have the Freesat box set up with two signal feeds from a twin LNB on my Sky dish. On the back of the Freesat box, the LNB1 input also has an output port, so I've experimented by connecting that output port to the input on my standard Sky box.
However, this doesn't seem to work. If I look at the Sky signal level indicator, it shows quite a good signal, but the signal quality indicator shows zero.
If I switch on the Sky box and then switch the Freesat box to standby, there are a couple of seconds when the Sky logo shows perfectly on the screen, but as soon as the Freesat box goes fully on to standby, the screen goes blank.
I suppose I could reconnect one of the LNB feeds directly to the Sky box, but I wondered if anyone knows of any successful way of routing a Sky signal out of the Freesat box, when both LNB's are connected to the Freesat box.
When you select a channel to record, it sends a signal to polarize to the dish, either vertical or horizontal. If you only have one feed connected, you can then only view other channels that have the same polarization.
If you have two feeds, and are recording two channels with the same polarization, again you can only watch the same channels. If you are recording two channels with different polarization, you can watch any other channel.
See click here, polarization V or H in left column.
Thanks so much for your comprehensive explanation. If I decide to remove one of my two feeds that go to the Freesat box (for the month that my Sky sub has left to run) would it matter whether I switch LNB 1 or LNB 2 back to Sky? LNB 1 is the one with the loop out (now unused).