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Sky home distribution

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Zapp.Brannigan, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. Zapp.Brannigan

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    Afternoon all

    Not sure if this one has been covered on this site but..

    I have sky digital at home in my lounge. I want to be able to have it in another three rooms. Does anyone know of any equipment that would allow me to do this. I don't really want to have to subscribe for another box and pay twice the amount.

    It would be nice if I could change channels from other rooms, but if it has to be controlled from the lounge then that would do.

    Can anyone help me on this? :confused:
     
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    yep depneds what you want distrubuted mate just sky or DVD/VDR/CCTV as well to it with RF output is really easy but higher quality is harder. can do a couple of rooms with video senders £60-£120 ish need a bit more info, Also need sky remotes.
     
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    I don't know about 3 extra rooms, but you can easily link to another room either with a radio link as sold in Argos etc most of which offer control of the Sky box from the remote location, but aren't especialy cheap. I wonder if you bought 3 of these links you could use one "transmitter" at the Sky box, & 3 receivers at the remote locations?
    If doing it on the cheap, a wired link to a 2nd location can be done with some Sky quality coax & a couple of coax connectors. There's a male RF type conecter on the back of the box marked 9v dc that can be linked via a female plug to the coax then a male RF plug to a magic eye (plenty for sale either from Sky or well cheap on ebay) to a TV, allowing control from the remote location. Ideal if the cable run is short, not so good when its a long run (lots of wire to hide.) Here again I'm guessing that cable could be split but certainly if all were on at once the signal would be poor. I don't know if only one extra set were being watched if it would be ok ( signal not divided into 3 & original) Incidentaly the link needs switching on , on the Sky box. Perhaps having a cable link for the nearest, & radio link for a 2nd would be a good place to start , giving Sky in three locations, but it sounds like a funny familly all watching the same program in 4 rooms! Perhaps you've a future on reality Tv!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Zapp.Brannigan

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    It would be better if we could change channel in other rooms as well. I'll check out what argos has to offer.

    Thanks for the feedback
     

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