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#35653 13-Jun-2009 17:03
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Hey guys,


been viewing this forum for a while now and I only just registered (because I need some advice ;) )


We have a Sky decoder (the standard one) and we would like to be able to view it on another TV in a different room (obviously I know that I will only be able to view the same channel on both TVs). 


Can this be done? And what kind of cable will I need to do it?


Sorry if this has been covered before.


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  #224746 13-Jun-2009 22:21
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Yes,

Coaxial

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  #224752 13-Jun-2009 22:33
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You can either have it run via coaxial and view the same channel in both rooms or you can get "Multi Room" from sky which is a second decoder.

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  #224836 14-Jun-2009 11:14
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Depending on how clear a picture and sound you want, you can also run RCA cables (composite video, L + R audio). The decoders have more than one outlet for this although you may need a SCART adapter.




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  #224986 14-Jun-2009 18:52
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If your STB will allow component out this is the best way for qaulity http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?viewproduct=381&cat=1&sub=15&detailid=1113

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  #225266 15-Jun-2009 15:48
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We have MySky HDi in the lounge and MySky1 multiroom in the bedroom and are looking at getting another HDi in a gamesroom down the other end of the house ( that wiring is all sorted as I moved the HD STB to the gamesroom on the weekend to test it out and all sweet ) and getting rid of MySky1 in the bedroom. The whole house is wired with RG6 to all wall plates via a network box, we have a Sky supplied RF modulator off the back of the existing HDi with coax in and out, now will we get a digital feed the same quality to the wall plate in the bedroom as we have now ( I know it will not be HD ) and if so, do I do a short run of RG6 from the wall plate to the TV and not a RF cable. Any reply / advice would be great.

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  #225287 15-Jun-2009 16:54
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70mm: If your STB will allow component out this is the best way for qaulity http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?viewproduct=381&cat=1&sub=15&detailid=1113


The OP's wants to get the signal to another room though - a 5m cable may not quite do that!




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  #225296 15-Jun-2009 17:06
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sbiddle:
70mm: If your STB will allow component out this is the best way for qaulity http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?viewproduct=381&cat=1&sub=15&detailid=1113


The OP's wants to get the signal to another room though - a 5m cable may not quite do that!





Well they go all the way up to 15M check the website.



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  #225416 15-Jun-2009 23:09
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70mm:
sbiddle:
70mm: If your STB will allow component out this is the best way for qaulity http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?viewproduct=381&cat=1&sub=15&detailid=1113


The OP's wants to get the signal to another room though - a 5m cable may not quite do that!





Well they go all the way up to 15M check the website.



Are you suggesting he watches composite in the lounge and sends component to the other room ?
Why would anybody do that?

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  #225419 15-Jun-2009 23:13
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clevedon: We have MySky HDi in the lounge and MySky1 multiroom in the bedroom and are looking at getting another HDi in a gamesroom down the other end of the house ( that wiring is all sorted as I moved the HD STB to the gamesroom on the weekend to test it out and all sweet ) and getting rid of MySky1 in the bedroom. The whole house is wired with RG6 to all wall plates via a network box, we have a Sky supplied RF modulator off the back of the existing HDi with coax in and out, now will we get a digital feed the same quality to the wall plate in the bedroom as we have now ( I know it will not be HD ) and if so, do I do a short run of RG6 from the wall plate to the TV and not a RF cable. Any reply / advice would be great.


Dont understand your question.

RG6 is an RF cable

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  #225564 16-Jun-2009 12:11
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Clevedon, you can send output from HDi around the house using RF RG6 coax but the quality will be sh** unless you only  have smaller crt displays. Any flat screen over about 30" looks terrible. Far better to distribute via hdmi and powered splitters all over the place. Otherwise why have two HDi boxes? Larger storage I suppose.   

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  #225571 16-Jun-2009 12:34
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Look: Clevedon, you can send output from HDi around the house using RF RG6 coax but the quality will be sh** unless you only  have smaller crt displays. Any flat screen over about 30" looks terrible. Far better to distribute via hdmi and powered splitters all over the place. Otherwise why have two HDi boxes? Larger storage I suppose.   


Basically, the second HDi box for the gamesroom is free through Amex rewards points and will be plug and play with no installation fee or any more monthly payments than the same multiroom plan we have now - doesn't cost us a thing and we get HDi at a second location, and as you say more HDD space. If we go for the cat6 / HDMI cabling, extenders, wall plates with IR cabling etc from lounge HDi to gamesroom ( approx 30mts away ) as well it is getting up to that $500-$600 mark at least just for materials.  Downside is we lose MySky1 in the bedroom, thus the need to go down the RF path there and we only have a 42" non HD flat panel set there anyway. Looks like remote control extenders are on the shopping list for the bedroom to link to the lounge MySky HDi.

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  #225576 16-Jun-2009 12:49
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Looks like you have it sorted. When you get into remote extenders note that the remotes for HDI and MySky 1 are exactly the same. I converted one of the remotes to RF so it only talks to one particular STB
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  #225640 16-Jun-2009 16:46
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Clevedon, I had trouble with wireless IR senders and MySkyHDi. Problem was solved by using a wired solution (something to do with the data rate of the MySky remotes).

You must do a shtonk-load of business with Amex!




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Dingbatt: Clevedon, I had trouble with wireless IR senders and MySkyHDi. Problem was solved by using a wired solution (something to do with the data rate of the MySky remotes).



You must do a shtonk-load of business with Amex!


I had heard that as well and talked to Jaycar and the guy said the same thing with the earlier ones they had troubles with Sky and now they have a new and different brand they reckon do the job fine. $59 with a money back guarantee so will give it a try first. Yep, with business accounts and every purchase we personally make, we spend mega with Amex.

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  #225655 16-Jun-2009 17:46
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clevedon:
Dingbatt: Clevedon, I had trouble with wireless IR senders and MySkyHDi. Problem was solved by using a wired solution (something to do with the data rate of the MySky remotes).



You must do a shtonk-load of business with Amex!


I had heard that as well and talked to Jaycar and the guy said the same thing with the earlier ones they had troubles with Sky and now they have a new and different brand they reckon do the job fine. $59 with a money back guarantee so will give it a try first. Yep, with business accounts and every purchase we personally make, we spend mega with Amex.


I know it's sliding O.T. but the wired solution I used was from Jaycar, so that may be a back-up if the the wireless is less than optimum.  If the wireless is 2.4 GHz it can be susceptible to a whole lot of interference.




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