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  1. gozzy

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    Is it possible to connect 2 TV's too the sky + box so that you can watch different sky channels in 2 different rooms ???

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  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    I haven't worked out how to do that yet. I don't think so though. You can keep your old Skybox though and pay ANOTHER £10 per month to keep it going with an exact copy of your current Sky package. It could then be used in another room.

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  3. Starburst

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    No it isn't.
    SKY+ has only one decoder so it can only ouput one channel at a time through it's scart/rf and s-video sockets.
    The mirror subscription is £12 which gives you a second smartcard to use in another digibox.
     
  4. Jim Robson

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    You could use one of the spare connections on your SkyPlus Quad LNB, if you have another Sky Digital box, to have a FTA/FTV without the need for the £12 mirror subscription?

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  5. Chippy99

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    It has 2 decoders. Thats the whole point of the thing - you know; record one channel whilst watching another etc etc?

    Anyway, you are at least right that it can't *output* 2 channels at once, but it certainly decodes 2 at once.

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    Starburst is quite correct. Although it has 2 tuners, it only has one decoder. This allows it to store one program without decoding it whilst viewing (and therefore decoding) another. That being the case, it is not possible to decode (or therefore view) two programs simultaneously.
     
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    Ok I hadn't realised we were being so picky about the word "decoder".

    Given that you mean MPEG2 decoder, then of course you are right. But the fact is the box can take in 2 channels at once and do stuff with both of them. I would have thought that picking up an RF signal, stripping off all of the carrier signal and "deriving" a data stream to store on disk would be classed by most people as "decoding".

    Oh well.

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    Yes. Let's see if we can't turn this into a big semantic argument.
     
  9. Starburst

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    Damn good job the guys & gels at Bletchley Park during the war didn't have these sort of discussions or they wouldn't have got anything done:)
     

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