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# 37885 21-Jul-2009 09:58
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Hi all,

I am looking at getting two new HDTVs and an MySKy HDi, the sky unit would be next to the main TV but i would also want to be able to view the HDi in a different room, about 30m (including up/down walls) away.

Can this be done?

Would appreciate your advice on options.

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  # 237389 21-Jul-2009 10:45
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Sky offer a multiroom installation service that may be of assistance. They will probably take the cable the in the easier and not best/tidiest way to the other room. Therefore I would suggest buying some RG6 cable and run it to the other room yourself. You can get this off trademe for cheap => http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=230252341

I would suggest putting in a remote control sending system in at the same time so you can change the channel in the room where the sky unit is not. We have put this one into our house http://www.tradetech.co.nz/Parts/IR+Extender+Kit.html You just need to run some Cat 5 for this.

I hope this helps

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  # 237405 21-Jul-2009 11:23
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I use a CYP HDMI splitter from mysky to a projector and an LCD works great - I have 1x 20mtr cable (Projector) and 1x 10 mtr (LCD) - 30 mtr may need an amplifier. I also have a remote sender so I can control the mysky from both rooms.




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  # 237433 21-Jul-2009 12:44
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Don't run HD along RG6 cable it will look rubbish and only be SD. I have 2 HD displays from one HDi decoder using a splitter and 20 meter run of HDMI cable. works fine.



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  # 237529 21-Jul-2009 15:02
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Thanks for the replys.

I already have multiroom and dont want to have another decoder just for this other TV.

A splitter and remote sender sounds perfect.

Would this setup work.

Splitter -http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?viewproduct=369&cat=27&sub=65&detailid=1082

2x15m HDMI cable - http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?viewproduct=157&cat=27&sub=32&detailid=1045

HDMI repeater - http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?viewproduct=374&cat=27&sub=35&detailid=1087

Also a few other q's...
What are RapalloAV like?
Is the cable quality adequate or do i need to spend more?

Cheers

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  # 237838 22-Jul-2009 13:06
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I would not use the HDMI cables you mentioned, but a pair of HDMI baluns. These little devices send the HDMI signal (1080p) down 2x data cables (cat5e or 6). You can get some devices that can send the HDMI upto 100m. These should cost between $200-$300 for the pair.

This way your signal should stay strong and nice ;)

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  # 237864 22-Jul-2009 13:54
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Have a look at that site above for some cheap baulns

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?cat=22&sub=81

Cheapest I've seen.

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  # 237874 22-Jul-2009 14:12
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I have the same cables and I think my splitter is made by the same company also. Murray at Rapalloav is fantastic to deal with, I brought my cables from him.

You may have to try a few splitters to get one that works as it can be a job to get a splitter, source and screens that all match up without issue. I had one that didnt work before I got the one that does. But the one that didnt work works for others. Just something to be aware of - rapalloav will allow you to return and try another modal though.




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