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# 136806 9-Dec-2013 15:08
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Hi,

Looking to have the ability to show Sky on multiple TV's around the place broadcast over DVB-T rather than analogue, does anyone know a good solution for doing this.

Use case (And I haven't checked sky's T&C's on this) but most of the time we would like to show BBC world in the reception area, but for the odd client function we would like to show Sky Sport on the board rooms big screen plus a tv in the joining lunch room, but without having to move the sky decoder. 

Decoder would likely be a MySky so HDMI is available. 

TV's/Freeview DVB-T boxes would hopefully tune into a locally broadcast digital channel. 

Thanks

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  # 948149 9-Dec-2013 15:21
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Could you get away with something to transport the HDMI signal around instead?  Or cheat and use the composite out (if it has one) on the sky decoder, and live with the lack of HD?



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  # 948151 9-Dec-2013 15:27
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Could work, problem being board room is probably 20m or so away from the reception area, so I would expect a 30m or so cable run (lifts/stairs in the way), which is too long for HDMI and probably too long for for composite.

 
 
 
 


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  # 948153 9-Dec-2013 15:31
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Is a wireless transmitter an option?

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  # 948155 9-Dec-2013 15:34
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30-60m+ using these:
http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/hdmi-2/hdmi-extenders-over-cat56.html

Cat5e/cat6 is easy to get through a building and people often already have it in place too. Might even be able to connect it to a patch panel if you have a nice set up.

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  # 948186 9-Dec-2013 16:11
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What you are looking for would be ideal for motels and the like. They are around, but pretty expensive still:
http://www.tradetech.co.nz/shop/Outdoor+Aerials+%26+Accessories/Modulators/RL-DM1100E.html
And that is only SD (composite inputs I think).

Alibaba has digital ones with HDMI inputs, talking about up to USD2000 per unit (and I don't know if you have to do anything special for NZ DVB-T compliance)

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  # 948192 9-Dec-2013 16:14
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You can pick up a modulator for around $1k that'll do DVB-T/H.264

There has been a lot of cheap Chinese stuff appear on the market lately and it is possible to get devices doing dual component to MPEG2 DVB-T for around US$500. I have no idea what they're like though.


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  # 948200 9-Dec-2013 16:25
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Hi, these work out at around AU$1k per channel

http://www.resi-linx.com/index.php?id_category=8&controller=category

Cyril

 
 
 
 




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  # 948219 9-Dec-2013 16:57
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sbiddle: You can pick up a modulator for around $1k that'll do DVB-T/H.264

There has been a lot of cheap Chinese stuff appear on the market lately and it is possible to get devices doing dual component to MPEG2 DVB-T for around US$500. I have no idea what they're like though.



Yeap looks like that will end up being the go, we were expecting around 3k mark, but 1kish is doable.

 

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  # 948277 9-Dec-2013 20:04
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If HDCP is an issue then a 4 port HDMI splitter from tomtop on ebay will sort that out for you as well.




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  # 949227 11-Dec-2013 11:23
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why not go for sky multi-room? that way you can have different tv's on different channels, and i'm sure that they'll cut you a deal if you order several in one go.

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  # 949230 11-Dec-2013 11:27
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resurrect: why not go for sky multi-room? that way you can have different tv's on different channels, and i'm sure that they'll cut you a deal if you order several in one go.

+1
Multiroom is surely the easiest and most logical way to go.

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  # 949231 11-Dec-2013 11:28
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not to mention that if you are caught using EM freqs that you're not allocated you can get some hefty fines (upto 10k per channel i think)

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  # 949232 11-Dec-2013 11:28
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They don't do deals on multiroom. Also as it is a commercial place them normal multiroom won't apply.




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  # 949244 11-Dec-2013 11:50
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resurrect: not to mention that if you are caught using EM freqs that you're not allocated you can get some hefty fines (upto 10k per channel i think)


They are not looking to "broadcast" the signal, just stuff it down some coax. Even if the cable was  totally unterminated, I doubt it would be a detectable emission.

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  # 950967 12-Dec-2013 14:06
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wellygary:
resurrect: not to mention that if you are caught using EM freqs that you're not allocated you can get some hefty fines (upto 10k per channel i think)


They are not looking to "broadcast" the signal, just stuff it down some coax. Even if the cable was  totally unterminated, I doubt it would be a detectable emission.


please read through thread properly. if you have a look at the options people have given you'll see it's for wireless.

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