Can I run my laptop through sky box

seanhurley33

Standard Member
I have several TV's in my house, and want to be able to run my laptop to them all. I have a sky box with multi splitter into each tv but want to run the england game to all tv's in my house on saturday. Is there anyway I can connect the laptop to the sky box so I can stream the game to all of my tv's simultaneously?
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
Given that you haven't told us what laptop you have or what outputs it has, how can we help you?

Disregarding that, there are no inputs, (other than LNB), to a Sky box and I know of no laptop that provides a UHF output - so No, you cannot do what you want to do.
 
I'd say forget the sky box.

Are the various TVs connected in any way, eg connected to the same loft aerial?

Check what outputs you have on your laptop. You may be able to get an RF modulator to take an output (like s-video), connect it in your loft and receive the signal on each TV via RF (ie analogue tuner). Never tried it, just a guess.
 
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grahamlthompson

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I have several TV's in my house, and want to be able to run my laptop to them all. I have a sky box with multi splitter into each tv but want to run the england game to all tv's in my house on saturday. Is there anyway I can connect the laptop to the sky box so I can stream the game to all of my tv's simultaneously?
Only if your laptop has a composite video and analogue audio output and if you have access to something with an internal modulator. (A vcr will do). Simply connect the modulator output to the sky box rf1 in instead of the terrestrial aerial. It will appear as an analogue channel on all the coonected tvs on the channel the modulator is set to.
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
Without spending a fortune the answer is still No.
 

grahamlthompson

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Without spending a fortune the answer is still No.
Not sure what this means ?. My laptop has a has a composite output so I could do this without spending a penny. It entirely depends on what the OP's laptop capabilities are, similary with my desktop system .
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
And how many "regular" Laptops have that?
I have no idea, I know mine has and it seems very arrogant to assume the OP's does not. You made an assumption by giving a flat No that may well be correct but there is absolutely no way that you can be certain. As I pointed out it depends on the capability being present. How did your flat NO add anything whatsoever to this thread.
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
I have no idea, I know mine has and it seems very arrogant to assume the OP's does not. You made an assumption by giving a flat No that may well be correct but there is absolutely no way that you can be certain. As I pointed out it depends on the capability being present. How did your flat NO add anything whatsoever to this thread.
Read the original question.

The OP wants to distribute the laptop video, and sound, to all the TV's in his house - by inference, seeing as he is asking about inputs to the Sky box, via UHF, similar to the RF2 output on his Sky box.

Yes, some, few, laptops have composite, or S-Video out, (the OP doesn't mention anything about his laptop), but without the added expense of a PAL UHF modulator this is of no use to the original question.

The answer to the OP's question is No. It is not "arrogance" it is a simple answer to a simple question. (Anything can be done if you throw enough money at it.)
 
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grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Read the original question.

The OP wants to distribute the laptop video, and sound, to all the TV's in his house - by inference, seeing as he is asking about inputs to the Sky box, via UHF, similar to the RF2 output on his Sky box.

Yes, some, few, laptops have composite, or S-Video out, (the OP doesn't mention anything about his laptop), but without the added expense of a PAL UHF modulator this is of no use to the original question.

The answer to the OP's question is No. It is not "arrogance" it is a simple answer to a simple question. (Anything can be done if you throw enough money at it.)
Why not just admit you were wrong, many people have old vcr's floating around (theres a couple in my attic), these will provide a perfectly good and free modulator source. The OP may even have a working vcr already in his set up or another piece of equipment with an accessible modulator (stb with a vcr scart for instance, both my freeview pvrs have internal modulators that are can be connected to a cvbs input from the vcr scart). Basically you dismissed his query out of hand without any attempt to find out if there was any possibility of making it work. Not exactly very constructive was it ?

Incidentally a uhf modulator can be bought of flea bay brand new and delivered for £17.99 hardly a massive sum

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RF-MODULATOR-...CCTV?hash=item518d3626be&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I don't currently have a sky box installed but from memory I seem to remember that when they are in sby the vcr scart connects to the internal modulator and is transmitted over the uhf channel anyway similar to my existing pvrs. If so he already has a modulator just needs a composite or s-video source.
 
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