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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 25932 7-Sep-2008 11:15
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Hello guys, this is my first post in this forum. I hope this is the correct area for my query.

I was all keen to go with MySky HDi & phoned sky to order.

I have all the requirements met for compatability, but my enquiry came to an abrupt halt when told I would have to install a second decoder to view sky in the other two rooms I currently have hooked up now.

I assume this has something to do with MySky HDi not having an RF out feature ??

I have one black digital decoder currently with the signal sent to the other rooms over RF cable, coming out of the decoder I think.

I have a scart connector & cable sending the signal to my VCR plus another scart cable sending the signal to the feed into my TV.
My TV has only one HDMI input & this is currently receiving the signal from my DVD player.

My questions are:

1) Can I continue to send the signal to the other rooms ?? & how ??

2) How do I utilise the single HDMI input for both MySky & the DVD player ??

3) Is there such a thing as an HDMI splitter for the above issue ??

4) I have sound being sent to my home theatre from both Sky, VCR & DVD, & wonder how to integrate MySky ?

I don't know if this topic has been covered elsewhere but would appreciate any advice or help you can give me.

Thank you in advance Paul


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  Reply # 162739 7-Sep-2008 11:25
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Hi, this has been covered in previous threads, however the brief answers are, Sky are supposed to be stocking external modulators for those folk who want the RF output feature, I dont think they are in stock as yet, you could get your own modulator such as this which i understand is the very one that Sky will be supplying.

You can get HDMI switchers (you require a switch not a splitter) to expand the number of inputs that your display can accept, such as this or the Dick Smith C2600.

The HDi has normal RCA analog outputs as per the standard boxs, but ideally to make use of the AC3/DD streams on the HD channels there two spdif outputs, one coax on RCA the other optical via Toslink use whichever your AVR has inputs for, personally I prefer the coax/RCA spdif link, any old RCA to RCA cable is fine if its under 5m. For channels that have no DD stream the HDi will pass a PCM stream of the standard mpeg audio stream to your AVR so it will behave as if you had the normal RCA analog connections, so there is no need to connect them also.

Oh, and welcome to GeekZone :)


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  Reply # 162743 7-Sep-2008 11:47
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Thanks very much for your quick reply Cyril

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