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Topic # 29877 22-Jan-2009 07:27
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I have a + box installed in my living room with a co-ax cable run up the outside wall thru the loft and down the outside again and thru into my kids toyroom.  I have used the tvlink product for a year to change channels etc as I dont want another sky box in the toyroom.  Today i have upgraded the tv in the toyroom to a 40" HD Tosh LCD from a 26" Sharp LCD.  The quality of the picture is pretty poor.  Can anyone suggest my options to improve the quality of the picture without installing multiroom in the toyroom or if I get multiroom installed can the additional box be installed in the living room next to the current one and cabled into the toyroom like the coax is at the moment allowing me to control the multiroom from the toyroom but have the box in the living room

Your guidance would be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 191205 22-Jan-2009 08:34
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Basically your RF coax is giving you the poorest quality video you can get out of the box (not to mention mono sound). The smaller the screen the lees the impact of the poor quality video. I am not surprised going to a 40" has magnified the effect. I am afraid you are stuck with it in your setup.

You could install a second box and cable it via component (how you do it depends on the length of the run). You could still use the magic eye over RF for remote control.

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  Reply # 191281 22-Jan-2009 13:01
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Are you using an RF splitter/amplifier.  Pref diode pass for Sky (Assuming you have satellite).

e.g.  http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Satellite-receivers/auction-198929079.htm

Sky UHF does tend to look pretty bad on a good large TV regardless.

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  Reply # 191289 22-Jan-2009 13:13
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Dafecat: Are you using an RF splitter/amplifier.  Pref diode pass for Sky (Assuming you have satellite).

e.g.  http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Satellite-receivers/auction-198929079.htm

Sky UHF does tend to look pretty bad on a good large TV regardless.




He is in the UK!

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  Reply # 191298 22-Jan-2009 13:44
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Only if you trust the flags. Mine says I'm in Australia but I assure you I am not.

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  Reply # 191411 22-Jan-2009 23:38
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tkr001: Only if you trust the flags. Mine says I'm in Australia but I assure you I am not.


We dont have Sky+ here



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  Reply # 191440 23-Jan-2009 07:51
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I'm in Bonnie Scotland.

I'm not a technophobe but I'm not genned up on UHF/RF jargon etc.

What type of cable would you suggest to go from my SKY box to the second TV and would an amplifier be worth it?

If I got SKY to install a second box and get them to cable it to the other room, about 40m away would it be a good picture.

Your help so far is appreciated

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  Reply # 191502 23-Jan-2009 11:38
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Brunzy:
tkr001: Only if you trust the flags. Mine says I'm in Australia but I assure you I am not.


We dont have Sky+ here


OK you got me!. However don't we use the same boxes as them and foxtel?

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  Reply # 191617 23-Jan-2009 16:35
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tkr001:
Brunzy:
tkr001: Only if you trust the flags. Mine says I'm in Australia but I assure you I am not.


We dont have Sky+ here


OK you got me!. However don't we use the same boxes as them and foxtel?




I think they are similar to our Mysky,but thye have had Sky+ for at least 6/7 years,so there may be a few different boxes

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  Reply # 191620 23-Jan-2009 16:54
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smckrr: I'm in Bonnie Scotland.



I'm not a technophobe but I'm not genned up on UHF/RF jargon etc.



What type of cable would you suggest to go from my SKY box to the second TV and would an amplifier be worth it?



If I got SKY to install a second box and get them to cable it to the other room, about 40m away would it be a good picture.



Your help so far is appreciated



First up,was the quality ok on the 26" lcd?

You may have tuned the new TV to a harmonic ie the wrong channel.

The box must have a modulator if you used it previously,to check the RF output,disconnect the cable to the bedroom, and plug in a short lead to the TV by the box. If the quality is good that eliminates the box.
Then check your connections either end.
Even at that length ,if it is good quality cable,it should be ok.

Mod normally around 65db,so you should still be in the mid 50's

40m is a fairly long way,are you sure youre not running it from the next close?  Wink

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