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Wannabe Geek

# 127085 29-Jul-2013 16:46
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I am new to the site and this is my first post - I'm also far from 'a geek' when it comes to all things satellite.

I recently had a Sky technician in to replace a faulty MySky HDI box. At the time I asked if he could split the signal and run a cable to our bedroom which he did at a cost of approx $90 from memory.

I had two screaming children running around the house at the time so didn't pay much attention to the instruction. But am I right in understanding I have to move my MySky box to the bedroom and plug in the cable to then receive the feed on the bedroom TV as I don't receive any signal when I plug the cable straight into the TV (an older Sony TV - not flat screen, but soon to be replaced with new TV)

I also have a Feeview Box which I tried, but this also does not pick up any signal from the cable that has been run from a spliter in our out lounge (approx 15m of cable) Also when I tried this it had an affect on the Sky signal in the main room. Any advice on how to . . .

a) Receive Sky in our second room given what I have had installed to date, and
b) as above while avoiding any signal issues
c) how to run Freeview in the second room as a secondary option as per the current set-up

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Ultimate Geek

  # 867996 29-Jul-2013 17:05
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If you relocate your Mysky box into the bedroom it should work fine however this might not be a great option as it can obviously only be in one place at a time.

You can pay another $25 a month I think for a second decoder but this doesn't have recording options but allows you to have Sky in both rooms.

With respect to Freeview, there are two types - satellite and UHF. Satellite freeview is standard definition and UHF is high definition. UHF isn't available in all areas of the country but the website has a good coverage map.

TV's that have built in Freeview are always UHF based so if you want to watch freeview you either need to purchase a UHF aerial and get that installed and use it with your new TV, or purchase a satellite decoder and plug that into the Sky cabling.

No free options for what you want to do unfortunately but some low cost options.

A third option is a transmitter solution to allow you to watch whatever your MySky is playing in the other room however this is a simple mirror of whats on the other TV and may not meet all your needs.


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Uber Geek

  # 868004 29-Jul-2013 17:48
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Is your Freeview box a satellite or terrestrial box?
If it's Freeview HD UHF then it won't work with a satellite dish. It needs a UHF antenna.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 868258 30-Jul-2013 05:57
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Just a note, I have multi room with 2 mysky (not +) and can record on both.

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  # 868268 30-Jul-2013 06:59
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Ramjet007: Just a note, I have multi room with 2 mysky (not +) and can record on both.

interesting, what is the cost of the extra mysky box per month?


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Wannabe Geek

  # 868597 30-Jul-2013 14:58
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Thanks Matt, all makes sense.

What is the transmitter option you refer too?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 868746 30-Jul-2013 17:18
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They are generic wireless AV senders that transmit the picture signal and also have a two way IR sender so you can change the channel etc in the bedroom on the Sky box in the lounge or wherever it is.

Like most things I suspect there are cheap and expensive ones and you probably get what you pay for. There was a program on fair go a while back where two people living side by side had interference issues because they both had the same AV sender and you couldn't change the channel they operated on so they were operating each other sets!!


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Ultimate Geek

  # 869006 31-Jul-2013 06:16
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Ramjet007: Just a note, I have multi room with 2 mysky (not +) and can record on both.

interesting, what is the cost of the extra mysky box per month?


I had 2 old black decoders (not mysky) paying $25 per month for the 2nd decoder.  I upgraded one to Mysky (when it first came out). Then HD came out so i up graded my mysky non HD to HD and then put the non HD in place of the other non mysky.
Does that make sense?

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