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    Watch Sky in Second room

    I know all about Sky Multiroom but I don't ideally want to be paying for a third box (we already have it in my flatmates bedroom) so in the evenings the main sky box is free. (it is HD).

    Can anybody recommend me a unit that I can use to send the signal into my bedroom (approx 10/12m) from the original Sky box and also the Sky remote? there are various options out there but I am not sure which one is best.

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    I persoanlly use the RF out on the back, basically just a standard aerial cable, then use a sky magic eye so I can control the box.

    The con is the image isn't as crisp and you cna only watch what the box you are connected to is watching, so if you are fighting over watching laods of channels at once it is of no help. The pro is, it will cost you about £40 to do, some aerial cable and the magic eye.

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    RF2 is the simplest way to go.

    Otherwise you are looking at a video sender either wireless or possibly over cat5 with an infrared dongle for the remote control signal.

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    Have you utilised the skygo app? it has loads of channels now. Might save a little cabling!

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    +1 for SkyGo however it does consume quite a bit of bandwidth. So if you get 2Mbps or less I wouldn't even try.

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    Yeah I have used Skygo - I am on Zen Internet so have a bandwidth Cap and I would prefer to use that for Netflix than for watching sky

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    I use a hdmi splitter and ran both hdmi and coax from the sky box to second TV. Crystal clear and using the magic eye can control from the other room (either that or sky+ app)

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    I've used this very successfully for exactly this requirement... AV OVER CAT 5 IR (PAIR) - PSG03186 - PRO SIGNAL

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    A NowTV box won't get all the channels that are already included with the sky sub without additional cost though, they do seem to be a cheap way of getting sky movies though.

    SkyGO was also the same although I think it's got better in that I couldn't watch all the channels I am subbed to via it unless you had the full package.

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    Another this is another topic but has anybody seen one that goes over Powerline adaptors?

    Ideally I Don't want to run any cables

    EDIT: something like this - http://www.satking.com.au/audio-visu...itter-receiver

    Not sure how much it is tho! (Plus its in Australia!)
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    You'd need to convert the AV feed to IP - which is possible, but pricey for what you're wanting to achieve, I would think. Also, if you did so, I'm not convinced you'd also get the remote control signal back the other way. I'm not aware of being able to send anything other than IP over Powerline (but others may be?).

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    What about something along these lines? I know they can be a bit hit and miss

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/AEI-DigiSend.../dp/B00AF88DL0

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    how about a slingbox?

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    @glennda. The problem with some of the senders is that they flood the 2.4Ghz spectrum. Usually the cheap ones from China.

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