Bedroom HD Required

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    I used to think I had my finger on the pulse when it came to tech stuff, however I am at a loss when it comes to setting up my new 47" bedroom tv with a decent signal and channel changing options.
    I have coax at present but the quality is not what I want.
    Do I go HDMI, if so how do I change channel? The cable would probably need to be circa 20-25mtrs
    Are there any wireless options such as wifi,
    I just need some direction on what will give me decent quality please help!!
     
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    To be able to help we really need to know what your sources are, is it just Sky HD+ somewhere else in the house.
     
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    Yes I have Sky HD + but it only has 1 HDMI output, I have tried improving the coax connections but the picture quality is very poor.
     
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    A few options depending whether you can run cat5/6 cables between rooms or not.

    If you can then run 2 and then you can use a hdmi splitter and a HDMI over cat 5/6 extender. Total price for decent quality about 200.

    This will also carry IR signal so easy to control sky box from remote location.

    I'f not possible to run cables you can use HDJUICEBOX that carries hdmi over your power cables so no cable to run. Also carries IR

    Cost 379
     
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    I will research HD Juicebox as that sounds easier to set up, is it readily available?
     
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    Is there any mileage in getting a replacement Sky Box so it is upto date?
     
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    I have to admit it's one of our products, but 5% discount for AVForums.com members
     
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    No real need for new sky box unless free
     
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    Actually I think Maplin have them on offer at 299
     
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    My TV upstairs is housed in my bed, do I need to point the remote at the receiver to turn over channels as this will have to be stored away from the TV in a shelf under the bed, will this supply a Digital image for my terrestrial channels too?
     
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    The receiver comes with an ir extension. It just converts hdmi from sky box to powerline and back so won't carry your terrestrial channels but you should get these via your aeriial
     
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    SO would I then connect an HDMI cable from the box to the TV?
    If so then I would not need a direct line to the box for the remote, what does the remote control do?
     
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    Not sure I understand the question. T

    The HdJuiceBox allows you to send ir signal back from the remote tv to the sky box.
     
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    So there are 2 boxes, one that sits by my Sky Box, the other sits by the receiving device ( my upstairs tv?) Do I then run a cable from the second box and connect to my tv? am I right assuming the channel will be turned over via the magic eye still?
    Does the Juicebox come with a remote control and if so what is it used for?
     
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    Sorry, yes two boxes a transmitter and a receiver, a hdmi cable from sky box to transmitter and a hdmi cable from the receiver to the tv.

    If you are still using your magic eye then you don't need to use the HdJuiceBox for ir. The remote supplied with it is for for changing settings.

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