Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


Topic # 190678 8-Jan-2016 16:27
Send private message

I need a solution which will allow my mum to watch her MySky box in another room.

I'm totally lost as to what she needs.

She doesn't need a second decoder, more like a streaming solution


Create new topic
7561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2450

Subscriber

  Reply # 1466034 8-Jan-2016 16:37
Send private message

you need to split the output from the box and take one to the current tv, then the other to the second tv. be it via cable or wirelessly

we need more info like distances, budget, how its currently connected etc.

372 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1466063 8-Jan-2016 16:58
Send private message

does she want to be able to change the sky channel in the other room?

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
2668 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 335

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1466074 8-Jan-2016 17:13
Send private message

HDMI splitter.

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/accessories/hdmi-electronics/hdmi-splitter

The main issue will be how to run the HDMI cable.

To extend the IR you can use the UFO IR extender.

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/wireless-ir-to-rf-remote-control-extender-1565.html




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

2528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 647

Subscriber

  Reply # 1466080 8-Jan-2016 17:23
One person supports this post
Send private message

We have exactly the type of streaming set-up you are looking for. We are not able to run a cable to get a Sky signal to a second room so we need a wireless system.

I have tried various SD and then HD wireless solutions over the past eight years. We currently have one of these and it works brilliantly - easily the best solution we have had. Sends HD Sky signal from STB in the lounge downstairs to TV in the family room upstairs and you can watch Sky on either or both TVs.

A good thing compared to other solutions is that the transmitter has HDMI passthrough - so you don't need a separate  splitter. The receiver in the second room also picks up the Sky remote IR signals and sends them back to the MySky box - so you can control the box from either room.

http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-GW3DHDKIT-Wireless-Digital-Channel/dp/B00630WKGI

Mad Scientist
18236 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2311

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1466192 8-Jan-2016 20:32
One person supports this post
Send private message

Coax splitter. Bring the antenna into her room. Bring the box into her room.

7561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2450

Subscriber

  Reply # 1466195 8-Jan-2016 20:38
2 people support this post
Send private message

joker97: Coax splitter. Bring the antenna into her room. Bring the box into her room.


how does that work when you want to watch it in the lounge?

pick the box up and move it?

Mad Scientist
18236 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2311

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1466196 8-Jan-2016 20:39
Send private message

Jase2985:
joker97: Coax splitter. Bring the antenna into her room. Bring the box into her room.


how does that work when you want to watch it in the lounge?

pick the box up and move it?


It really depends on the OP's mother.

7561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2450

Subscriber

  Reply # 1466197 8-Jan-2016 20:44
2 people support this post
Send private message

im pretty sure that not quiet what he was asking



202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 1466347 9-Jan-2016 08:56
Send private message

Thanks for the help every body.

So mums house is shaped like a massive 'L' with the main TV and Sky box being at the very bottom right of that 'L' and the room she wants to watch Sky on is that the top right.

Distance is easily 20 meters if not more and it really looks like a wireless sender might be best solution.

I don't think changing channels will be a biggie either way.

2146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 650

Subscriber

  Reply # 1466356 9-Jan-2016 09:43
Send private message

Sky can do this for you, IIRC they charge $50 for the box and what ever the call out fee is. - There is no ongoing charge. It's just a composite/audio to UHF converter. The olds have one setup in their home. It's not HD but most of Sky isn't HD anyway.

1405 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 312

Subscriber

  Reply # 1466488 9-Jan-2016 12:55
Send private message

With those HDMI splitters, do you get reduced signal on the outgoing connections or full?




Life is too short to remove USB safely.


Mad Scientist
18236 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2311

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1466493 9-Jan-2016 13:03
Send private message

kiwifidget: With those HDMI splitters, do you get reduced signal on the outgoing connections or full?


That will be interesting lol ... Like seeing half a James bond and half a batman at anyone time :)

Banana?
4259 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 974

Subscriber

  Reply # 1466494 9-Jan-2016 13:03
Send private message

kiwifidget: With those HDMI splitters, do you get reduced signal on the outgoing connections or full?


Full.


OP, is it possible to run a LAN cable or two between lounge and bedroom?
An HDMI splitter with HDMI to RJ45 Baluns may be a solution (if the cable run is > 20m). If the cable run is under 20m, I' be looking to run a 20m HDMI cable - can be had from places like PB Tech for not horrible amounts.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13


Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09


D-Link ANZ launches Covr Seamless Wi-Fi System
Posted 10-May-2018 14:06


Telstra, Intel and Ericsson demonstrate a 5G future for esports
Posted 10-May-2018 13:59



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.