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Topic # 27593 31-Oct-2008 14:23
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Hey guys

I have my sky HDi hooked up to my big screen LCD tv and it rocks
However, My girlfriend would like sky to be able to run into the bedroom so she can watch tv when the boys are around

How can i get sky into the bedroom to my LCD monitor which only has VGA or DVI inputs
Is it possible.
I know there are problems around HTCP for sky and im guessing this would cause a problem

If anyone has any ideas it would be fantastic to get my GF off my back

GO ABS tonight

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  Reply # 174882 31-Oct-2008 14:52
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The only easy way to do this is a composite -> VGA adapter. The picture quality is only average but would be fine on a small monitor. I use these for CCTV installs so you can run a display into a LCD monitor which is cheaper than buying a LCD TV with composite input. One of these will set you back ~$90 - $100ish.

You then just need to get the signal into the bedroom, obviously the easiest way would be a video sender but just be aware of buying a 2.4GHz one if you have WiFi or a 2.4GHz cordless phone as you could encounter problems. 5.8GHz stuff is better but costs more.



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  Reply # 174890 31-Oct-2008 15:22
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Cheers that would be perfect
With the Signal sender, how does the remote work?
would you use the sky remote in the bedroom and be able to send the signal to the box?
I do have wireless internet. so would the 2.4ghz sender get interupted by this?

sounds like a good idea to me. hopefully it works well.

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  Reply # 174908 31-Oct-2008 16:10
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If you buy a video sender with a remote sender it will send the remote signal to a IR blaster that you put in front of the Sky box. Not all IR blasters will work with Sky boxes so I would suggest buying one from somewhere that can definately let you know if they will work or will let you return it if it doesn't.

As for interferance it doesn't mean it will cause WiFi interference but has the potential to either cause picture issues or WiFi dropouts. Most video senders have 4 channels that they use that clash with the WiFi frequencies as they use the same ISM frequencies. Ideally you need to set your WiFi channel to a higher one (11+) to avoid any interference.

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