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Old 2017-05-02 , 14:02
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relay commands do work using an external diplexer, however the Explora 2 doesn't allow for relay commands without an additional diplexer or possible T piece splitter. the external diplexer option will work as it splits the signal off to the RF modulators either RF IN or RF Out.
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remember to select the communication port in your menu of the DStv decoder and that it matches the Rf port being used

Thanks for the info.


So let me get this straight:

The internal diplexer in the Explora 2A does not support the relaying of remote commands between decoders?

So if this functionality is required between rooms where decoders are installed, one still has to install a diplexer behind the Explora 2A?

What is the point then? The better solution is to stick with the good olde fashioned way of running a HB cable with the combining of the RF OUT signals through a suitable combining splitter/amp and the distributing RF to all points where needed.

The ONLY time HB via the SLNB and LNB cabling is useful is IF there is no need for remote control of decoders from somewhere else.

Eish! Had a feeling there would be a catch somewhere.
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Old 2017-05-02 , 14:50
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Thanks! Very interesting complication, and I naturally agree with Geoff here. Only still possibly useful if RF cabling is a no-no, for instance if there's limited conduit space involved.

Geoff, I wonder how hard it might be in this situation to rewire a 2A's innards... time to see how an internal diplexer works
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Old 2017-05-05 , 00:57
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Besides relaying remote commands via SLNB, MC should also look into relaying remote commands on internet connected exploras via an app
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Old 2017-05-05 , 07:31
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Besides relaying remote commands via SLNB, MC should also look into relaying remote commands on internet connected exploras via an app
No doubt you're not thinking of use of the internet itself, certainly something well worth considering as far as just using the involved LAN itself goes.
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Old 2017-05-05 , 08:33
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Besides relaying remote commands via SLNB, MC should also look into relaying remote commands on internet connected exploras via an app
an interesting idea, provided those command relays stay within the local LAN ( Intranet) inside someone's home. I have a feeling that beyond that will become so slow to be unusable.
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Old 2017-05-08 , 11:17
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for distributing of signal, it will always be recommended to use the conventional RF in or RF out method, when using diplex method its when there isn't a distribution required and you have a one to one decoder to TV ratio.
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Old 2017-05-08 , 11:56
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for distributing of signal, it will always be recommended to use the conventional RF in or RF out method, when using diplex method its when there isn't a distribution required and you have a one to one decoder to TV ratio.
Thanks for confirming!
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