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Hi there, I live in a apartment on the side of my bosses house & he has 2 sky boxes, his is sky plus & mine is a normal box. Their both run off the same contract not separate. But when my boss isn't using his sky mine works perfectly, then when he does use the sky mine takes ages to change the channel, like the signals affected by there been both boxes in use? But why does this happen if there are 2 boxes? Miss Duncan

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If it is the same as directv - you used a splitter on the cable between the 2 boxes - you need to us a multi switch - or dual lnb

fyi - the boxes change channels by varying the voltage to the dish - if 2 boxes are giving different voltages it does not work
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