AV and Multimedia Related Thread, Watch Sky in Second room in Technical; I know all about Sky Multiroom but I don't ideally want to be paying for a third box (we already ...
5th December 2013, 09:54 AM #1
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.
5th December 2013, 10:06 AM #2
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.
5th December 2013, 10:07 AM #3
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.
5th December 2013, 10:08 AM #4
Have you utilised the skygo app? it has loads of channels now. Might save a little cabling!
5th December 2013, 10:14 AM #5
5th December 2013, 10:15 AM #6
+1 for SkyGo however it does consume quite a bit of bandwidth. So if you get 2Mbps or less I wouldn't even try.
5th December 2013, 10:23 AM #7
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
5th December 2013, 11:00 AM #8
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)
5th December 2013, 11:29 AM #9
I've used this very successfully for exactly this requirement... AV OVER CAT 5 IR (PAIR) - PSG03186 - PRO SIGNAL
5th December 2013, 11:32 AM #10
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.
5th December 2013, 11:36 AM #11
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!)
Last edited by glennda; 5th December 2013 at 11:39 AM.
5th December 2013, 11:40 AM #12
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?).
5th December 2013, 11:46 AM #13
What about something along these lines? I know they can be a bit hit and miss
5th December 2013, 12:33 PM #14
5th December 2013, 12:39 PM #15
@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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