MultiChoice recently launched a satellite which gives us additional capacity for more HD channels and new services. Currently our channels are broadcast on “low band” but we will soon add channels on “high band”. Some communal systems will need to be upgraded in order to receive the high band channels. Click on the video to find out more
Signal is distributed to each home in the community on a fibre optic network.
The Single Cable System is when the horizontal services is converted to the vertical services to make one polarity (no switching takes place).
When the horizontal services (18v) is converted to the vertical services (13v), additional network settings in the decoder need to be programmed.
A single cable is now installed in each apartment, where a conventional IF (Intermediate Frequency) splitter is used to feed more than one decoder.
This system cannot be upgraded for the high band services.
The 2&3 cable systems are installed as the backbone and are used for distribution from the launch amplifier to the different floors in high rise apartment blocks.
The inputs available are the following polarities:
Vertical Low Band
Horizontal Low Band
Terrestrial is optional
Due to the above, this system will not be able to receive high band services.
The 4&5 cable systems are installed as the backbone and are used for distribution from the launch amplifier to the different floors in high rise apartment blocks.
Some installations are done with 2 cables per apartment and others with 4 cables per apartment.
Those that have been installed with 2 cables per apartment will not be able to receive high band services.
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