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Topic # 103103 30-May-2012 13:32 Send private message

Im not after different channels in different rooms - just to be able to output the signal from the mysky unit to a different room - eg bedroom when retiring for the night.....

Its a new house build so the wiring options are open.

A friend (aerial installer ) of a friend has said it can be done easily but as I got it second hand it was vague on the finer details.

Firstly he recommends this:
Remote extender: http://www.nexgensmarthome.co.nz/products/xray-remote-extender/
So that gets the remote sorted.

Secondly, the house is default wired with a clipsal lite system (I think this one)

To get signal to the bedroom from the box - is it as simple as feeding the RF out from the sky box into the wall jack and back to the clipsal lite and redistributing to the bedroom?

If not - what is the better wiring option?

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  Reply # 632607 30-May-2012 13:44 Send private message

The aerial way will work (you will need an RF modulator as the MySky does not have an RF output).
A better way would be to get an HDMI splitter and either run an HDMI cable to the bedroom, or use CAT5 Baluns if the distance is too great.

Note, for the CAT5 method to work, the baluns need two cables I think.

I do it by running a custom made set of RCA cables from lounge to bedroom - gets me composite picture in the bedroom which is fine.

I just use a Jaycar wireless remote extender and it works fine.

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  Reply # 632610 30-May-2012 13:49 Send private message

Hi as Trig says you will need a modulator, the MySky HDi does not have one, jaycar have them for around $70. This is simply then fed back over one of the RG6 runs to the cabinet and injected into the mod input, that way both the modulator and UHF antenna will be distributed to all the bedrooms. Your Bedroom TV will then be able to get FreeView UHF off the antenna (I assume its available where you are) and on the analog tuner get the modulator feed from the MySky. Just ensure you dont put the modulator on a channel that FreeView is using, stick with 22 first off.

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  Reply # 632651 30-May-2012 15:13 Send private message

Hi, Video wise they are pretty much the same they use the same chip, sound wise, the second one does stereo, the first only mono. But be aware the stereo one uses the A3 standard rather than Nicam, most TVs sold for many years now support it but it pays to check. A3 is used in many parts of the world including Australia and Germany (it was a German design).

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  Reply # 632655 30-May-2012 15:19 Send private message

Sky used to sell (stereo) modulators for about $50. Try them.

Although, RF is the worst choice quality wise, and if you have a house with no linings yet, you should look at wiring either HDMI direct or using some sort of distribution over CAT5



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  Reply # 632663 30-May-2012 15:27 Send private message

Its a concrete slab at the moment, so Ive got time :)

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  Reply # 632669 30-May-2012 15:31 Send private message

The ones Sky install are only mono, just like all the other mono ones they have L&R RCA sockets on the rear, which are then promptly added together to make a mono signal and thats it.

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  Reply # 632824 30-May-2012 19:19 Send private message

In order of preference, look at:
1. HDMI cable off a matrix splitter (running over ethernet with baluns could be needed if more than 10M distance).
2. Component (use heavy cables if the run is long)
3. Composite (again, good cables if the run is long)
4. RF via a modulator

Not sure whether RF will beat a wireless sender quality-wise. I suspect it would depend on distance, what your house is made from (steel framing could be a problem) and interference levels.



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  Reply # 632906 30-May-2012 21:06 Send private message

Thanks for that - yeah, steel framed. The run could be short depending where I place the sky unit, but would rather plan for the worst case senario

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  Reply # 633509 31-May-2012 15:34 Send private message

If you want to watch HD in the other room the only way you can do that is with an HDMI splitter. Most of our customers send Sky HDi to the other rooms of their house via and HDMI splitter, either a 1x2 or 1x4. They then use the Xray remote to change channels, its simple and you get the best HD signal to the other rooms of the house.

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  Reply # 633627 31-May-2012 19:11 Send private message

70mm: If you want to watch HD in the other room the only way you can do that is with an HDMI splitter. Most of our customers send Sky HDi to the other rooms of their house via and HDMI splitter, either a 1x2 or 1x4. They then use the Xray remote to change channels, its simple and you get the best HD signal to the other rooms of the house.


Even better, if you pay a bit more you can get a matrix splitter - Jaycar have the 4x2 ones for sub-$200. Then you can also pipe a blu-ray signal or whatever to the spare room as well.

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  Reply # 640414 13-Jun-2012 21:37 Send private message

I'm looking at doing something similar, but as mentioned above, with something like a matrix.  I like the look of the HDBaseT matrix switches sold by www.hdcable.co.uk.  In the near future they will come will wall plates instead of the balun box.  This link is a review on their HDBaseT 4*4 matrix (forum page 6) http://www.avforums.com/forums/hdmi-cables-switches/1451846-experiences-hd-anywhere-4x4-hdmi-cat-matrix-switch-aka-grandbeing-mx0404-323-a-6.html

The second link has a picture of the up-coming wall faceplate.  In short, HDMI output, IR control and 2 10/100 network connection.  It looks to be a very nice piece of kit.

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