Screened Diplexed Satellite & TV/FM/DAB Outlet
Too many people on here who don't know what they are doing. This unit is as simple as it gets. It diplexes signal and splits them across each output, simple as.
4 May 2014
Warning About Sky+
This is a simple box and will allow you to run a single cable to a room from a Labgear distribution box. If you have Sky+ then you need a different unit obviously and still need 2-3 cables run into the room (2 x Sky 1 x Return).
Also note that the Labgear 681 box says it hase 8 outputs yet it fails to mention that the 8 are for UHF/DAB/FM only and there is only 1 Sky connection (and one for Sky+ additional). Very misleading and a pain as I wanted to distribute LNB signals to each room and potentially connect a Sky box in each (like Sky Multi Room).
Make sure you know exactly what you want if you go for the box....
4 Apr 2012
Item description poor
The description of this item is poor and it comes with no instructions.
I was expecting the unit to take 2 coxal cables, one from my sky dish and one from my aerial. This is not the case.
It only takes one cable and it is expected that the signal would be combined in the attic or wherever before running along the single cable. This does not suit my needs as I already have 2 cables in place.
A better description from Screwfix would have helped ensure I bought the right product!
21 Mar 2012
Instructions would be nice
I'm fairly competent with this stuff but this thing had me scratching my head. The reviews so far are useful but when you take the thing out of the box - that's it!. No instructions or anything.
A couple of tips for anyone looking to buy this. It is only good for accepting one cable (mentioned before) but the are two cable tracks anyway (presumably a standard component for their other stuff but it threw me a bit). The next one is you have to undo the centre screw on the front to release the main mech inside. The last one is where does the inner core cable go?. The answer is there is a small hole at the top of one channel only (hence that 's the track you use) and the core wire actually pushes into there (spring clamp) so no clamping screw. When you work out the puzzle it works well and is a good unit so far (1 day) so I've marked the reliability down until I see how it goes.
21 Oct 2011