Hi all, I am shortly undertaking a major renovation of my house and are looking for some advice on suggested tv set-up. Currently I just have standard sky but in our "new house" I am looking to upgrade to 'My Sky' as I hear the benefits of HD, live pause, recording aetc re well worth it. So assuming I am going to get My Sky, here's my problem....
I love watching sky sport, my wife loves watching the cooking channel (and hates watching sport)! Also as I love watching sport I want a number of tvs in the house so i don't miss any action. Namely aside from a tv in the lounge and bedroom, I am looking to install a tv in the bathroom (so I don't miss Liverpool spank Man U in the Champions League in the morning while I am shaving) and also one outside on our deck (so can watch Super 15 outside when it starts in January shortly). Alas my wife would also like a tv in the kitchen. So thats 5 tvs in the house and 2 different channels potentially being watched at the same time.
What is the cheapest way to go about this? I would prefer not to have to pay for a My Sky box next to every tv. However I anticipate that I will need at least one multi-room.
What I would ideally like is the ability to route a signal from say the main tv (in the lounge) to any of other tvs. This means any of the 5 tvs can pick up the "main channel". Then if either myself or my wife wants to watch a second channel we can do that on either of the other tvs.
So would someone tell me if the following would work...or if there is a better/cheaper way.
a) have the main My Sky in the lounge
b) have the second Multi Room My Sky box in the say the bedroom
c) have cables (I don't know what type) taking the channel being watched in the lounge to the other 3 tvs in the house
d) have another set of cables taking the channel being watched in the bedroom to the other 3 tvs in the house
e) then if say sitting in front of any of the other 3 tvs in the house, you can simply plug/unplug either of the 2 cables that are routed to that tv (explained in c and d) to watch either the lounge channel or the bedroom channel.
Hopefully you understand what I mean.
Any advice much appreciated. Cheers