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    Adding a 2nd receiver

    Hi

    I have a motorised dish connected to VU+ Uno connected to a TV. Very simple and works well.

    I am thinking of getting a fransat hd box + hd card but how do I connect this extra box?

    I will still need the Vu to move the dish and watch 28E, 19E, etc. and also I guess I will need the Vu to move the dish to 5W to watch Fransat. Hopefully, when the dish is pointing to 5W, then I will be able to use the Fransat box (would I then switch off the Vu or leave it on?) without having to unplug and replug anything at the back.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
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    I think you may be able to do the following ( put your dish to 5w for FRANSAT put your VU+ Uno to STANDBY, POWERUP the Fransat box which should now have control and receive the signal from your dish. Connect wise will be through the (lnb out) loop through (if you leave your VU+ on the "V" channels ) you will only receive "V" on your Fransat receiver . Have a bit more of a read within the rest of the forum (you should find the info that you require)

    I hope this helps

    DEN

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    Thanks stretch

    So I leave my current installation as it is...

    I put a coax cable with a screwy bit at the end into the "lnb out" on the vu...

    I put the other end of the coax cable into the fransat box (lnb in I guess)...

    Is that it?

    Do I also need to connect the fransat box to the tv? If so, tv only has 1 HDMI port which is currently used by the vu. So it would have to be a hdmi splitter (doesn't that lose quality?) or a coaxial cable into the aerial in of the tv (which is not currently being used).
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    I used a HDMI splitter on mine no quality loss at all and it was a cheap one just came with a little
    remote better than moving cables about
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    Does your TV / FRANSAT have scarts sockets, if so you can do it that way.
    Pick up the (Source) from the remote of the TV. ie. HDMI or SCART.

    Hope this helps

    DEN

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    Personally i would install a separate dish for 5W , this would then give other household members the ability to watch other Sats in another room.
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    Update

    I have now received the fransat box and decided not to go with a 2nd dish.

    Satellite dish is plugged into the VU which is connected to tv via hdmi.

    Coax cable goes from Lnb out of vu into antenna in of fransat box (sirius HD) which is connected to tv via scart.

    When I want to watch Fransat, I use Vu to move dish to 5W then I need to switch off vu or sirius box says "no connection".

    All seems to be working nicely.

    Thanks to everyone for your help.
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    8192cu wireless network interface - VTI Image v.6.0.5
    90 cm motorised dish 28E-30W

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