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Topic # 26729 1-Oct-2008 17:51
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Hi,

I'm thinking of getting MySkyHDi but I have a few questions first.  Will I be able to watch Sky on other TV's in my house?  (I don't want to pay extra for Multiroom or anything like that).  At the moment I have Sky which I can watch on the TV's around my house through the normal arieal wire (what is this wire called?)  When I rang up Sky they said I wont be able to watch it on other TV's in the house as they are out of a certain part and they wont have more stock for a few months..this doesn't seem right surely?


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  Reply # 168419 1-Oct-2008 18:03
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No, they are right. They are waiting on RF modulators to do what you want and a lot of us also. Still waiting, 2 months now.



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  Reply # 168423 1-Oct-2008 18:19
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Hmm what does an RF modulator do?  Do I need one if I already have normal Sky in multiple rooms at the moment?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 168435 1-Oct-2008 19:27
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An RF modulator turns the baseband composite video into a RF (Radio Frequency) channel that your TV tuner can tune to, in essence a mini analog TV transmitter, typically on UHF channel.

The current stand STB and MySky have a inbuilt modulator that outputs the above signal on UHF channel 36 or 38 (via a setup menu you can set it to any UHF channel between 24 and 69). The HDi does not contain such a modulator, thus a external modulator is needed to replicate this feature. Sky are supposed to be providing these to HDi subscribers that want them, currently I understand they have not landed in the country.

Cyril



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  Reply # 168439 1-Oct-2008 19:34
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Ahh I see.. so if I have an old VCR with an RF output is it possible to connect the MySky HDi STB to both a TV with HDMI, and to the VCR through RCA plugs and then through the RF out to the other TV's?  Or can the MySky box not output to both at the same time?  Are there any issues with this approach?

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  Reply # 168442 1-Oct-2008 19:37
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yes that will work, just use the composite output of the HDi which will work simulatneously to the HDMI output.

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