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Topic # 193516 14-Mar-2016 09:34
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Hi guys,

 

I had the SKY Tech around this morning. The cable that is coming through the house is a fair distance from where I wanted to get SKY installed, which is in my room. He mentioned he could run the wires through the outside and drill a hole through the wall, but the Landlord wasn't keen on that idea.

 

Landlord mentioned something about running it through my router or something and having a receiver in my room. Is there a correct terminology for this?

 

Or does anybody have any other ideas?

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1512771 14-Mar-2016 09:47
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Could I buy something like this?

 

Have Sky installed in the lounge, but put this in my room?


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  Reply # 1512786 14-Mar-2016 10:04
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Finch:

 

Could I buy something like this?

 

Have Sky installed in the lounge, but put this in my room?

 

 

 

 

That's not going to solve your problem because you still need to run a cable to the new STB.

 

If you want a decoder in your room you need a coax cable to it - there are no other options.




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  Reply # 1512789 14-Mar-2016 10:09
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sbiddle:

 

Finch:

 

Could I buy something like this?

 

Have Sky installed in the lounge, but put this in my room?

 

 

 

 

That's not going to solve your problem because you still need to run a cable to the new STB.

 

If you want a decoder in your room you need a coax cable to it - there are no other options.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure what a Coax cable is, but just googled it. So If I buy Something like this Coax Cable and attach it to the wire that is already coming inside from the dish outside, it works like an extension cord, so to speak?




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  Reply # 1512797 14-Mar-2016 10:20
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This is a picture of the cable which is coming from the dish outside. Not sure if it means anything or not.


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  Reply # 1512825 14-Mar-2016 10:58
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Thats correct, I assume it would have to be run along the ground inside the house to avoid drilling new holes.

 

 

 

EDIT:

 

 

 

The coax from DSE you showed is not the one you want.  Buy the cable (off a roll) and a female joiner and two screw type male ends.  Watch youtube to see how to make your cable (really easy)


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  Reply # 1512826 14-Mar-2016 10:59
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The cable can be extended and it probably shouldn't cause a problem but it will make the signal somewhat weaker. The best way to find out is to try it and see. It needs to be done with proper cable and connectors so not a lashed together DIY job. You can get a cable made to order on Trade Me, specifying the cable type and connectors you need. The connectors are normally F type and you would need a female and male one to match the cable. The cable needs to be RG6 coax. That Dick Smith cable is just ordinary RF coax and I wouldn't use it.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1512845 14-Mar-2016 11:07
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I know diddly squat about all this. Literally nothing. 

 

I'll try and get it installed on the TV in my lounge for now, then work something out with the cables and what not.

 

So I need to buy the following.....?

 

RG6 Coax Cable

 

What do I ask the seller for? A female Joiner and two screw type male ends?


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  Reply # 1512881 14-Mar-2016 11:23
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 I would think just an F-plug and an F-socket. The Sky connector should have a thin wire poking out the centre that goes into the STB socket. That is an F-plug. So you need a socket at one end of the cable to connect to that. The connectors on the extension cable need to duplicate the existing connectors so you can use it as an extension cable.

 

 





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  Reply # 1512909 14-Mar-2016 11:53
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I ran a 15mtr extension cable to do pretty much what you need, worked a treat other than being slightly unsightly, no visible signal loss etc. From memory was less than $20 including a jointer from TradeMe

 

 

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/cables-aerials/auction-1045413184.htm

 

 

 

That's even cheaper than i paid iirc


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  Reply # 1512969 14-Mar-2016 12:39
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To work off the wall outlet there you have.  You can go with

 

Option A (what Wade put up) + a joiner

 

 

 

Option B (if you want it faster) head down to Jaycar and buy

 

2X http://www.jaycar.co.nz/Interconnect/Plugs%2C-Sockets-%26-Adaptors/RF/Crimpless-F-Type-Plug-to-RG6/p/PP0671 (for the extension cable)

 

1X 10m length http://www.jaycar.co.nz/Wire%2C-Cable-%26-Accessories/Coaxial-Cable/RF-Antenna---75R/RG6-Quad-Shield-75-Ohm-Coax/p/WB2006 (or however many m you need) of (for the extension cable)

 

1X http://www.jaycar.co.nz/Sight-%26-Sound---Home/AV-Leads-%26-Adaptors/Video/F81-INLine-JOINER-F-CONNECTOR/p/PS0646 (To join your extension cable to the existing lounge wall cable)

 

Current cable -> Joiner ->f type plug -> coax cable ->f type plug -> Sky decoder in bedroom

 

Edit: This is how you make your own cable

 

 


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  Reply # 1512971 14-Mar-2016 12:40
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 I had an RF extender (not sure of the correct name) I bought off TradeMe... basically it's a little TV transmitter that connects to the output of the Sky box. Tune your bedroom TV to that and you can watch Sky in the bedroom. There was also an IR repeater with it, so that we could use the remote in the bedroom to change channels on the Sky box.

 

This is something like it from DSE.

 

 




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  Reply # 1513343 14-Mar-2016 22:28
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Thanks to everybody for the replies. Lots of different options. I think I will head down the option that Wade suggested, seems like what I need.

Worst case scenario it's $20-30 wasted and I look at my other options.

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frankv:

 

 I had an RF extender (not sure of the correct name) I bought off TradeMe... basically it's a little TV transmitter that connects to the output of the Sky box. Tune your bedroom TV to that and you can watch Sky in the bedroom. There was also an IR repeater with it, so that we could use the remote in the bedroom to change channels on the Sky box.

 

This is something like it from DSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That will work. However, of all the options for getting the signal to the TV, that is the one guaranteed to give pretty much the worst quality possible.


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  Reply # 1514699 16-Mar-2016 20:13
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You can buy the entire extension cable to your room, on trademe, in one ready made piece, for under 25 quid. The guy who sells it i think calls it sky Extension cable or something like that



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  Reply # 1514762 16-Mar-2016 22:16
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joker97: You can buy the entire extension cable to your room, on trademe, in one ready made piece, for under 25 quid. The guy who sells it i think calls it sky Extension cable or something like that

 

 

 

Something like this?


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