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Topic # 151246 19-Aug-2014 07:39

I am thinking of upgrading the TV to a Samsung UA55H6400ASXRD, possibly more than one.  This TV has both UHF and satellite inputs, as well as WiFi and wired ethernet connectivity.  The house is wired with CAT6 throughout.  We have MySky satellite.

My question:  I intend to connect the TV(s) to a switch which will also be connected to an internet modem and a PC with media server software running.  What would I need to do to enable the Sky stuff to be picked up by any TV connected to the network?  Being able to change channels on the sky box remotely without needing those stupid little extra boxes and wallbugs would be a bonus.  

I have a similar need for DVDs - i.e. watch a DVD from any connected TV.

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  Reply # 1111006 19-Aug-2014 08:09
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When you say you want to stream sky, do you mean from the internet to your TV, or from an aerial input to the TV?

If it's from the aerial then you're gonna need either the sky boxes with multi room or special HDMI over Ethernet equipment.




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  Reply # 1111018 19-Aug-2014 08:21

Yep, I mean from the Sky dish to the MySky box, then from the My Sky box (somehow) to the ethernet.  I thought it might be possible without any extra hardware as the sky box has (from memory) has a RJ-something connector, but that's probably for phone line. 

I gather you are talking about some sort of hardware that takes the HDMI output and sends it over the network.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1111034 19-Aug-2014 08:33
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rossmcm: Yep, I mean from the Sky dish to the MySky box, then from the My Sky box (somehow) to the ethernet.  I thought it might be possible without any extra hardware as the sky box has (from memory) has a RJ-something connector, but that's probably for phone line. 

I gather you are talking about some sort of hardware that takes the HDMI output and sends it over the network.



Yup. If you want to be super uber mega awesome geek you can try doing it by not using the sky box and instead feeding it straight into your media pc then stream it out to your TV's, but it's really difficult to setup and can cost you lots of money if you get it wrong.

Here's a previous gz thread about it
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=84&topicid=80676&page_no=1




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  Reply # 1111070 19-Aug-2014 09:19
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Slinboxes are pretty sweet, but pricey:
http://www.sling.com/en-US/Products/SlingboxM1/HowItWorks.aspx

But buy an M1 - connect to MySky - then open on PC/tablet, and/or get a roku or apple tv ($100) for each TV - whatever is on your mysky will come through on the devices, plus you can use them for netflix.

Otherwise it is HDMI out from MySky -> HDMI Splitter -> HDMI/Cat6 Balun to CAT6/HDMI Balun -> TV input - requires unused copper for each, NOT ethernet/switch.

The extra inputs/outputs (eSATA, RJ45) on the MySky don't do anything and I doubt they ever will.

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  Reply # 1112008 20-Aug-2014 12:57
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rossmcm: Yep, I mean from the Sky dish to the MySky box, then from the My Sky box (somehow) to the ethernet.  I thought it might be possible without any extra hardware as the sky box has (from memory) has a RJ-something connector, but that's probably for phone line. 

I gather you are talking about some sort of hardware that takes the HDMI output and sends it over the network.




A couple of options ..
1. The option I used wasn't exactly cheap, but works well for me 4x4 single wire (cat 5/6) HDbaseT matrix in a central cupboard with Sky, Xbox, WDTV & a Bluray player .. price is around a 1,000 pounds ... This all runs via the patch panel in the garage.

http://shop.hdanywhere.co.uk/mhub-4x4-1080p-matrix.html .. they have definitely upgraded the device since I purchased mine as I think it includes power over Ethernet as well. 

2. There is another option, to place a HDMI splitter at the back of your sky box, convert one of the the HDMI feeds to to cat 5/6 either via a wall plate or specific HDMI/Cat6 converter (from memory there are Geekzone threads on this as well) .. Google is your friend on what will work here. ... but you still have a problem changing the channel :)


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  Reply # 1115376 25-Aug-2014 17:36
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Am looking for something very similar. Have tried using those AV Senders without too much success - diagonally through a couple of walls and up one level. Flaky signal at best, and very twitchy on the alignment.

Next option I looked at was a single port AV to ethernet encoder, like Geovision, 84-VS110-110U, GV-Video Server VS11 V1.10 H.264, 1 Channel
http://www.surveillance-video.com/transmission-84-vs110-110u.html. Tad expensive, more than the sling box.

Similar products can be found at aliexpress for less than $100.00.

Other option would be one of those USB AV capture dongles that can be found for around $30.00, and plug into a spare laptop, and stream from the captured content - don't know if it permits live streaming though - need to look into that.

The second TV that I'm attempting to get content to has no physical LAN access, though can get to use a Wifi device like a laptop, RaspberryPi, etc.

SKY -> AV Encoder - > LAN (or Wifi) -> Router -> Wifi-> media device -> TV

The Slingbox sounds good, at least for ease of use, and WAF embarassed.

<sigh>, yet another box ....





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  Reply # 1115844 26-Aug-2014 13:17
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Had a re-think about streaming from Sky to the second TV upstairs.

Why did I initially want to do this ? To stream recorded content that currently resides on the Sky ( or whatever - Tivo, etc)  Box.

How else can I achieve this ?

By using the existing FTA and Sky catchup services on a laptop ( or NUC / spare PC), with wireless keyboard,  hooked up to the second TV. The first method involved far too many links, and what if's, etc




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