Tuesday, 2nd March 2021
Global Comms - 4 and 8 Way "Loft Box" TV Distribution
- Distribute Sky/Sky+/SkyHD (in SD), TV/FM aerial, and CCTV signals around your whole house!
- Fully compatible with "TV Link" remote eye, so you can control the Sky
box(es) from the distant rooms*
- Superb signal quality in every room
- Combines Satellite, TV, FM, DAB & modulated CCTV on to one down cable to the living room.
- Typically 8dB gain to each output
- TV, FM, Digi Channel, VCR & CCTV available at each output.
- Built in switch mode power supply with LED power on indicator.
The LoftBox is an intergrated home distribution system. Normally
located in the loft (or Node 0), it combines TV, FM, DAB,
CCTV & Satellite on to one down
cable, feeding to a Global triplexing wallplate in the living room.
The LoftBox takes a return feed from the living room which would typically be
from the UHF2 output from the Sky digibox or from a Y splitter. FM & DAB are
diplexed onto the return feed & then distributed to additional points within
the house via Global TV/FM diplex wallplates.
Each outlet point is able to
receive normal terrestrial TV, FM, DAB, CCTV & the selected Satellite channel.
The LoftBox fully supports the Infra Red control signals from the
Remote Eye back to the Sky DigiBox, so if you have TVLinks installed in the
distant rooms, they can control the Sky box.
Many people will have two Sky boxes. Normally a standard Sky Box and a Sky+
box. The FAQ is how do you distribute BOTH boxes through the Loftbox. In this
scenario you will additionally require the
SUPER PLUS COMBINER in addition to the items mentioned on this page.
The second most requested FAQ is how to use a Sky+ box with a SkyHD box,
without both boxes responding to the Sky+ remote. Note first of all, that
the Loftbox distributes only the RF2 output around the home. NOT HDTV
quality - you can still watch HD channels, but only in Standard Definition.
To allow you to control each box separately in each room , then you will
need 2 Sky+/SkyHD remotes (1 of each, or 2 the same), and then also a
SUPER PLUS COMBINER in addition to the items mentioned on this page
Note that if you also wish to control other devices (like your VCR player, or
DVD player), then you will need the TVLink and the
If you wish to put your DVD players output into the loftbox then you will
need to take a
Composite Video output, and feed it into a
modulator, which is
then 'Y'ed with the aerial input on the Sky box.
We suggest only using good quality coax cable to feed the Loftbox. We sell
CT100 and CT125, which you can view using the Web Links to the right. Don't
use the normal brown rubbish that is sold in most shops. It is very loss'y.
When you install the loftbox, it is important to remember that
the actual input signal for the outputs is the UHF2 socket. To get
outputs from ports 1-4/8 you must loop-back (via your Sky box's UHF2
or VCR - whichever is appropriate) to the UHF2 input on the loftbox.
If you wish to distribute
just TV aerial signals then you should attach the aerial to the Aerial
input via a 'Y' splitter, which is also connected to the UHF2 input (so the
aerial is connected to BOTH the aerial input and the UHF2 input).
Connections to Loft Box are made with F connectors.
If you wish to have more than 8 outputs, then it is possible to link 2
Loftboxes together. To do this you will need an
Note for installation you will additionally need or may consider buying:
* If attaching a CCTV camera, you will require the camera to be
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In the lounge you use ONE of these - choose which is best.
These are specifically for the lounge end, and will NOT WORK if installed
in the distant viewing rooms (like the bedroom).
(from the Loftbox) Gives Sky dish feed, TV aerial, FM aerial, and
Sat2 and/or Return (If used with Sky+/SkyHD requires
Loftbox Expander P/N 11068 and a DIP1 P/N 10663 to combine the second dish feed with the Lounge Return signal)
Input 1 on (Left) is from the dish/Loftbox
Input 2 on (Right) is the Return Feed/Dish 2
Gives same outputs as the 12171, plus 1 x BT phone socket
(If used with Sky+/SkyHD requires
Loftbox Expander P/N 11068 and a DIP1 P/N 10663 to combine the second dish feed with the Lounge Return signal))
(There is a space to add a 10937 RJ45 outlet, if needed)
The complete solution if you have Sky+/SkyHD and have run one Dish feed
direct to the lounge and the other via the Loftbox
Rear connections are:
- TV out
- FM/DAB out
- Sat 1
- Sat 2
- Lounge Return
- Sat 1 = Triplexed/Combined Aerial, FM Aerial, and Dish 1 From Loftbox
- Sat 2 = Dish 2 direct from the dish
- Lounge Out = RF2 Output from the Sky box, to the Loftbox
- BT = A BT phone input
10568 - Click for larger image.
(from the Loftbox) Gives Sky dish feed, TV aerial, and FM aerial
(there is NO "Lounge Return" socket (to the Loftbox), so that would have to be wired separately)
Coax is wired to the righthand socket
In the other rooms (ie bedrooms) you use these. TV/Sky is fed from one output,
and FM from the other (assuming you have an FM aerial)
10569 - Click for larger image
Coax is wired to the righthand socket
Please note that the Loftbox is designed for use in the UK.
It will NOT operate in Europe or Southern Ireland because in these countries
TV is also transmitted on VHF. If you are located in one of these countries
then you may instead use either a IRS Loftbox or
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