skybox in one room to TV in another using coax/mag eye only ??

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TEDDYBASS

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I have been asked whether it is possible to run sky from a skybox in one room to a wall mounted LCD in another via satellite cable and using a magic eye to operate the TV. This would be the only TV it serves.
If this is possible would I run the sat cable from RF2 as if it were a second feed ?
 

FRANTIC FRANC

Novice Member
of course but the picture quality would be lesser than if using the scart. You'll need to activate the voltage on RF2 using the engineer's menu to use the magic eye.
Cheers, Franc
 

hornydragon

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yes but the PQ will be crap (there are better "discrete" ways to feed an LCD) give us more info and we can help provide a better solution...
 
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TEDDYBASS

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hornydragon said:
yes but the PQ will be crap (there are better "discrete" ways to feed an LCD) give us more info and we can help provide a better solution...
OK.
At my workplace they want to install a wall mounted LCD in the Reception area but ideally they dont want the standard sky box on show. Its a small area and they dont want a cabinet in there. What they do want to do is have the skybox in the comms room ( approx 10 metres away ) but operate the tv in the Reception area. The cables can all be concealed within the suspended ceiling void and down the plasterboard wall the Tv will sit on.
I hope that is sufficient info for you to help. If not please advise any other info you need.
 

SamRadford

Novice Member
Your best bet is to use a 10 metre Scart cable of the ribbon type. That will give the best picture quality. Failing that, the "Milestone" system handles composite video via up to a mile of CAT5 cable (but it's not cheap).

With the Scart method you'd also need either a wireless remote extender system or a coaxial cable connected to the Sky Digibox RF Outlet 2 with a "magic eye" remote extender connected to it in the Reception area.
 

hornydragon

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there are cheaper cat 5 solutions but 10m should be fine for a decent scart set as RGB from sky to LCD Flat scarts wont help the PQ but can be easier to run
 

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