Sky Communal & Sky Multiroom problem

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yermoungder

Guest
Just moved into a new house. In our old house we had Sky+ and 2 Sky 'regular' boxes via Multiroom (4 cables from the dish).

We'd like the same set up in our new house.

Problem - only 2 cables come to the house from the dish.

This goes into a 'magic box' near the front door that seem to have a connection for each of the RF output sockets around the house.

There is a "2-connection" socket (feeds the Sky+ box) which also has a TV-socket (feeds the TV, duh!) but it also has a loopback socket to send signals to the other RF sockets.

So far, we've managed to get Sky+ back and then feed the Freeview feed to the other 2 TV's.

Our ariel guy is talking about inserting a 'stacker/destacker' to allow the other TV's to use our old Sky 'regular' boxes - can this work?

This would be the system we'd really like - mimicing the one we've just left.

Thanks!
 
Do you have your own dish on the House?
 

wormvortex

Member
you'd need 4dedicated feeds from the sky dish in order to get sky properly in all 3 rooms.

By that I mean the way your describing would allow the other two rooms to simple watch what is currently on the sky+ box. Unless your on about splitting the actually sky feed cable though don't know if that's even possible:confused:
 

SamRadford

Novice Member
Our ariel (sic) guy is talking about inserting a 'stacker/destacker' to allow the other TV's to use our old Sky 'regular' boxes - can this work?
Yes but you'd need two at a cost of over £100 each. See details here. (This company no longer sells them but they've left the information page.) Note the requirement for highest quality cable. It's something of a gamble!
 

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