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SKY+ to bedroom TV is LCD and co-ax best way forward?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by marchban, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. marchban

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    Hi folks,

    I am looking to purchase a new TV for the bedroom. Between 17" - 20" (widescreen.) I have just bought a sky magic eye to control SKY+ from upstairs and I understand that I need to connect this using co-ax. The distance between the SKY+ box and destination is approx 20 metres.

    I've now realised that most LCD do not have co-ax inputs? :mad: Is this true?

    Do I stick with my 15" CRT upstairs, or can anybody reccomend a LCD that will support co-ax input. I appriciate that the quality of signal will not be as good as SCART or S-VIDEO - however I dont want to run lots of cables throughout the house.

    :lease: help

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  2. Parklife

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    Surely all TVs will take a co-ax imput. This is a standard aerial cable. Not much point to a tv if it can't even take an aerial!!! I think someone is having you on here!!

    Quality is not great but on a small TV it is more than acceptable.
     
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    I have an 17" LCD tv in the bedroom and have a co-ax magic eye connected from the Sky box to the Tv and works really well.

    It was only a cheapy from Argos - £250.00. Also has 2 scarts, VGA and component.

    Thanks

    Dal
     
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    Hi Ijd. That thing from Maplins looks quite good but it is a new product so very little detail on their site.

    How is the signal actually sent between the boxes? Is this via wireless? I bought a wireless video sender a while back and it was useless - every time I got a text on my phone or someone moving around the house and the picture would break up.

    Also - can you give me an idea of what sort of money we are talking about

    Any help much appreciated.

    Cheers, Clabs
     
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    Many LCD screens have tuners. You just need to pick one that has.
     
  7. marchban

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    Thanks guys! :)

    Just bought a panasonic TX17LX2 17" widescreen LCD. Very pleased.

    IANH64 - you were spot on regarding RF coax inputs!

    Now in terms of cabling from sky+ into my new LCD. Can anyone advise on type of RF cable. I will want to run some of along my exterior wall. Do I need a specific type of cable, to maximum image quality. Can anyone suggest a supplier?

    Probably require approx 30 metres (max) ... not done the measurements yet!

    Regards

    Dave
     
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    Clabs,,that is the latest generation, i have one prior to that,looks a bit different, but it is superb.can only imagine this one is as good,doubt if it could be improved, just changed the shape and made it silver,i also see the price is somewhat more than the 79.99 i paid,keep checking im sure the old spec will still be available,i know argos also do the same.

    no siganl problems, i tried a cheapie one first, (about 50 quid) was a waste of space but the digi sender works
     
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    Any good quality TV aerial cable will do. You will probably get a better price on a 50m drum from Screwfix Direct, than you will by buying 30m from B & Q ! :)
     

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