Im in the process of renovations at home and have some questions on how I should wire the new part of the house for Sky and Freeview signals.
The existing house is already pre-wired for RG6 into all bedrooms, kitchen with a distribution point in a hallway cupboard.
The new extension will include an AV cupboard and I plan to run three seperate feeds from the roof (one for sky, one for FreeViewHD via UHF and one for any future use).
I then plan to send the FreeViewHD signal and the decoded Sky signal back to the hallway cupboard to feed the existing rooms. (essentially giving me the choice of SD Sky and HD Freeview in all rooms)
My first question is do I need to use a 2-way mixer (Y mixer) to merge the decoded Sky signal (after the Sky box) and FreeviewHD signals, or can I feed the FreeViewHD signal through the Sky decoder? I want to limit the number of splitters, mixers as possible.
I realise the sky decoder will not decode the FreeViewHD signal and I will need a freeview decoders (which is in the other TV's in the house) to make this work properly
My second question is around splitting the HDMI signal for SkyHD, have others experienced this and how successful is it? I can run 3 HDMI cables, 15, 10 and 5 metres to the main TV, Lounge and patio. I realise the audio will be 2 Channel but in these areas im more interested in a better signal
Any suggestions, or advice welcome
Thanks in advance