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Topic # 66735 22-Aug-2010 18:04
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Yesterday we had My SKy installed in our new house which is completely fitted out with cat5.

Previously we had a Sky box in the lounge and it went also to the bedroom at the other end of the house.

The coaxial cable went from the sky box to the freeview box which then went to the second tv in the bedroom via coaxial cable. It worked  ut now does not work with the new My Sky.

Any ideas as to why?

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  Reply # 371132 22-Aug-2010 18:21
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If you are connecting via the UHF aerial connection then I'm guessing My Sky and Freeview might be set to the same frequency. In the setup menu you can change the frequency (or channel) for the UHF modulator.

Please clarify what you mean with "it does not work".

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  Reply # 371139 22-Aug-2010 18:31
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The set work perfectly in the lounge but no signal at all to the bedroom.


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  Reply # 371172 22-Aug-2010 19:27
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Mysky HDi doesnt have an RF output, whereas the older sky boxes did, so you cant share it with another TV like you used to without an seperate box, a 'RF modulator'

When you say that it doesnt work, have you wired it up yourself, or just left it as what the sky installer did?
Does the freeview work on the 2nd TV like it used to? 

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  Reply # 371189 22-Aug-2010 20:26
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Yes, I think a modulator will do the trick.  I assume the Sky dish satellite cable comes into your house in the lounge rather than the bedroom.  In which case the coax from the lounge to the bedroom is a single feed.

In which case a modulator will do the trick.  And I happen to have a genuine Sky modulator that I offered back to them for free but they didn't want it.  For the cost of the courier you can have it.  Just email me.  It's in perfect working order with a power adaptor and coax cable.  But you will need to purchase an RCA composite cable (red, white yellow plugs at both ends) if you don't already have a spare one.  They are under $10 on TradeMe for length under about 2 metres.

I was given the modulator for free by Sky in lieu of multiroom, which I wouldn't buy from them at the time I subscribed to MySkyHDi.  But I don't use it any more.  I have a similar set up to yours.

As pointed out above, MySkyHDi lacks an RF out feed.  So as long as there is an unused RCA output (the red-white, yellow composite connectors) on the back of your MySkyHDi box, you just plug it into the modulator via a composite cable, then plug the RF out feed from the modulator into your coax wall socket (or via your Freeview box using its RF in and RF out connections) that leads to the bedroom.  You then plug the bedroom wall outlet into your TV and let the TV auto tuner (or manual tuner if you can manage it) find the Sky RF frequency.

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