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Topic # 145369 16-May-2014 09:18
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While browsing the Sky Help and support section, a question was raised about viewing sky in another room.  Traditionally this would of been with another Sky box, but a comment was made by the Sky team that an additional outlet would also meet these needs.

The post explains "You can install an Additional Outlet from your SKY Box to a TV in another room. Both TV's will show the same SKY channel at the same time. A one-off installation cost of $160 will apply per Additional Outlet. No on-going monthly charges."

Has anyone got one of these additional outlets?  What are they and how do they work?   Would love to hear any views on these?




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  Reply # 1046076 16-May-2014 09:24
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It at least used to be a device that converts the sky output to an RF signal that's sent to other TV's over coax. The other TV's basically tune the channel created by the sky unit.




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  Reply # 1046080 16-May-2014 09:28
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So could the HD content viewable on your "main" TV, be viewable on the secondary TV??  I suspect by the answer above - I doubt it!




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  Reply # 1046084 16-May-2014 09:33
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HD Sky content, maybe (dont know).
HD content from other devices connected to the TV, NO.

IMO you're better off looking at HDMI over ethernet solutions




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  Reply # 1046090 16-May-2014 09:40
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andrewNZ: It at least used to be a device that converts the sky output to an RF signal that's sent to other TV's over coax. The other TV's basically tune the channel created by the sky unit.


That is exactly what it is. If your Sky decoder has an RF (aerial) output they will just run a cable from there to your other TV and tune an analog channel into that.
If you have a MySky (which has no antenna output), they will do the same as above, but also supply an RF modulator to convert the RCA outputs into an Aerial signal.

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  Reply # 1046094 16-May-2014 09:42
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You would not get HD (in fact, you'd probably get the worst possible picture solution) with the way the Sky installers do it.

If you wanted HD, you'd need to split the HDMI signal coming out of the MySky and run either a long HDMI cable to your other TV, or use some sort of HDMI over Cat5 solution. Sky will not do this for you.

You still only get the same channel displayed on the secondary TV as the Primary at all times.

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No you won't get HD, and RF represents the lowest of the lowest when it comes to video quality.



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