Author Topic: DSTV over Fibre  (Read 2331 times)

Offline Morgan Irwin

DSTV over Fibre
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:27:42 PM »
It is great to see DSTV over fibre gaining traction. This is a great solution for receiving enough signal to connect multiple high definition decoders.
This is a brilliant way to get high enough signal to all properties within a "Multi-Dwelling Unit", I am happy to offer advice and consultation on these types of installations as we have carried these out before.

Let me just offer a side note to this article though. This is not over the same fibre as your internet fibre (although that is what it might sound like in the article).
It might be over the same "pipe" but bear in mind that the pipe that comes into your house usually has two or four, or possibly even eight cores. So this might come in over the same main fibre pipe into your property, but not over the same core as your internet.

I am not going to necessarily jump at doing the upgrade work myself  :P as upgrading existing systems can be quite challenging, but that being said they are very rewarding.

Let me know down below if you would like any advice on these.
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Re: DSTV over Fibre
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 11:18:00 AM »
The Winter Olympics from South Korea is being broadcast in 8k.  We are years away from this, and the satellite (rather the transponder) does not have the capacity, or else it is expensive since a lot of bandwidth is being used, so high-speed internet (100mbps) is the answer

Cousin in UK has a 120mbps fibre service via BT and regularly streams 4K TV from European stations

In Cape Town, Meyer Electronics is doing some distribution systems like you describe
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Offline Morgan Irwin

Re: DSTV over Fibre
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 05:24:01 PM »
Hi Chris, yes I agree that satellite broadcast doesn't have the capacity to carry more than 1080p video (4k & the like) it probably potentially does, however with the introduction of FTTH our methods of watching more relevant content will definitely change from being satellite broadcast.

At this point in time, even I don't use DSTV for day to day viewing, but of course still keep it for sports & news watching.
For me, movies will be over something like an Apple TV or a Bluray disk rather.

I haven't worked with Meyer Electronics, but I have done quite a bit of work with Smart Village before.
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