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Topic # 53858 14-Dec-2009 16:45 Send private message

I am setting up my new house and it has been wired to have the decoder in the living room. I also have a component set of cables to the bedroom and a component set of cables to the theatre room...presuming I also use component straight from the decoder to the tv in the living room, this means I'll need a decoder with 3 component outs...do Sky have such a decoder?

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  Reply # 282382 14-Dec-2009 17:02 Send private message

Your best bet may be a component distribution amp, Jaycar sell them for around $100 from memory and they have 4 outputs.

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  Reply # 282405 14-Dec-2009 17:51 Send private message

No joy on that but I think you can get 2 out of a mysky, and the local screen on hdmi would solve it.




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  Reply # 284231 20-Dec-2009 19:40 Send private message

I think I might just go with a decoder that has 1 component out, then split it 3 ways using the jaycar amp previously mentioned...can anyone comment on the quality of the picture after being split 3/4 ways?

Can anyone also confirm which brands/models of decoders support component?  Thanks

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  Reply # 284245 20-Dec-2009 20:42 Send private message

If it were me and I was wiring my house I would make sure you have RG6 and Ethernet outlets everywhere, that way you could either watch freeview or sky over the DVB-S/T using a splitter. Or stream any TV over the network. I also have seen 2xCAT5e to HDMI converters.. which look pretty sweet.




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  Reply # 284265 20-Dec-2009 23:14 Send private message

The jaycar one is ok, but watch out for groundloops if you are connecting it to other things at the remote TV's that are earthed.




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