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Help wiring Sky+ HD into other rooms?

Rich5ltr

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Chaps, as a New Year's resolution - I am determined to feed my Sky HD to my bedroom & kitchen :)

Problem is that my house is on split levels and the distance from the lounge where the Sky+ HD box is to the bedroom is about 17mtrs around the outside wall.

If you look at the diagram below I have marked up the dish and feed cables in bright blue. I am wondering if I could split the signal out the back of my Sky box (run one HDMI to my TV) and run another long HDMI cable (e.g. 20 mtrs) round to my bedroom (the red line) then split it again at the bedroom and drop a cable down through the floor into the kitchen below?

p.s. the lounge is at an intermediate level between the ground floor and bedrooms.



Thoughts?

p.s. I don't want multiroom because I just want to be able to watch the same programe in different rooms at the same time. (no kids you see) ;)
 

logiciel

Moderator
You present a big drawback almost from the start: "split the signal out the back of my Sky box". No HDMI signal likes being split, and when it's from a Sky machine it likes it even less. Then you come to "split it again" and that's going too far! The long HDMI cable doesn't help either, even if you could get one that long. With one split and CAT cable with baluns you might get a success for one room. A moderately expensive wireless HD sender would give the same result and save the hassle of wiring altogether. Wouldn't it be good enough though to settle for the normal method, getting the channel sent to the extension TVs from the Sky machine's RF2 Out socket, by co-ax cable or standard videosender, to show the current channel in reasonably good standard definition instead - and to get the advantage of remote control back the other way?
 

Rich5ltr

Standard Member
Thanks, yes I guess the RF2 out via co-ax would be okay its just that I've started to see 20mtr long HDMI cables for sale so assumed they must work reasonably well.
 

logiciel

Moderator
Do you have 3D TVs throughout the house?;)
 

logiciel

Moderator
Do Russ Andrews sell HDMI 1.7 cables?
 

logiciel

Moderator
Priced by the millimetre no doubt. :D:clap:
 

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