Sky+ twin tuner=twin room?

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  1. jsap

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    hey, im wondering if i upgraded to sky+ which has twin tuners can a TV connected to RF2 out watch a different channel to the scart or RF1 out. I understand that i would not be able to record while doing this, its just that its cheaper than multiroom and would give recording facility if needed.

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    In a nutshell, Nope.
     
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    but IIRC you watch a recorded prog via RF2 while watching a live channel from AV1
     
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    Nope - there's only one decypter/decoder.
    So only one thing can be watched at any time - either a live prog OR a recorded one. But not both.

    You can record 2 different things, but that's a different matter, as they are not being decrypted/decoded whilst being recorded.
     
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    don't know about the sky+ box, but I have a Pace twin tuner (Pace made the early versions of the sky+).
    The output of the TV2 scart shows the 'second tuner' signal and remains on the channel that it last recorded.
    Depending on your system / house wiring, you might be able to use this with an RF modulator to give limited viewing options.
     
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    Twin is better specced than Sky+... I always get the features of the 2 confused.. BUT TWIN does do more than Sky+
     
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    thanks for the quick replies :thumbsup: Can i get this trwin tuner box from sky now, or is it an old model, therefore ebay etc? Also if i use it, do i have to pay for two subscriptions (ie multiroom sky), or will it be covered under sky+ (free due to sports package)?

    Thanks again
     
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    the TWIN is for FreeView mate £170 no subs...........
     
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    thanks for confirming, thats all that google was coming up with! I need to be able to do that with satellite.

    Thanks for the help
     

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