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Topic # 15108 4-Aug-2007 22:51
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I have my Sky decoder wired into the sleepout/tv room but find in the winter we are too soft (or nesh as they say back in yorkshire) to brave the cold and go and watch our favorite films etc. I would like a 2nd decoder in the House (lounge) but think $25/month to sky on top a bit rich. Can I split my signal at the dish and hard wire a 2nd decoder into the living room that will play free to air, and then iff i take the sky card out of the decoder in the sleepout and plug into the one in the lounge will play my sky too ( so we can sit next to the fire and watch tv). If so what do i need to ask for "card compatible?" What decoder do you think is hot. Good place to get one along with LCD tv DVD recorder.Is there a better way Transmitter/

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  Reply # 81131 4-Aug-2007 23:12
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I think it'll work if you manage to get a second sky decoder but don;t ask where you might find a spare digital decoder from!



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  Reply # 81137 5-Aug-2007 00:12
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Sorry didnt make myself clear, I dont expect the 2nd decoder to be a spare one, or one of the ones "sky" the company dish out i dont mind bying a 2nd decoder if you can get one that will play "free to air" and then whan i pull my card out of the decoder in the sleepout  and plug it into this one in the winter will play the sky digital that i pay for each month.through the other decoderCan this be done ? what is the "terminology" or"geek lingo" I need to select the correct decoder?

can you buy a decoder that will play fee to air and sky digital from a sky sat dish once you pull the card out of the standard sky decoder and plug it into this one??

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It would mean I can have tv 1234 etc in lounge and swap Sky between tv room and longe by change card only???



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 81142 5-Aug-2007 08:12
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tarts1: Sorry didnt make myself clear, I dont expect the 2nd decoder to be a spare one, or one of the ones "sky" the company dish out i dont mind bying a 2nd decoder if you can get one that will play "free to air" and then whan i pull my card out of the decoder in the sleepout and plug it into this one in the winter will play the sky digital that i pay for each month.through the other decoderCan this be done ? what is the "terminology" or"geek lingo" I need to select the correct decoder?

can you buy a decoder that will play fee to air and sky digital from a sky sat dish once you pull the card out of the standard sky decoder and plug it into this one??

??
It would mean I can have tv 1234 etc in lounge and swap Sky between tv room and longe by change card only???



Sadly the answer is no. You can't buy a decoder that can take a Sky card. The form of encryption that Sky uses is NDS or VideoGuard and it is only supplied to TV companies. Your best bet would be to organise the wiring so that you can move the STB from the sleepout to the lounge easily.

Steve




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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