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If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders for each set or is

If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders for each set or is there a way of connecting them?

If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders f
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If you want to watch different programmes on different TVs, you need a decoder for each.

With satellite, you will also need a "Quad LNB" on the dish, as each satellite decoder requires a separate "LNB" connection for each.

For digital cable and Freeview, the incoming cable can be split and shared.

There are a few options (such as the Pace Twin PVR) that can be used as a decoder for a second room, using only a standard connection for the second TV.

If you simply want to be able to watch the same programme in a second room, this can be done using a standard TV "UHF" cable.



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Saturday, 14 May 2011
Les Nicol
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6:47 AM

Adeke Smith - If you scroll up here to Mike Dimmick's post response to Lin this also answers your query.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB
Thursday, 19 May 2011
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ARNOLD JACKSON
1:31 AM

I have a tv with freeview built in,I am going to connect humax foxsat pvr to it . can I use my sky pvr in the other room to pick up the freeview channels

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ARNOLD JACKSON's 1 post GB
Briantist
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10:42 PM

ARNOLD JACKSON: Yes, you can watch the fSfS (not Freeview) channels, but you can't record/play/pause without a subscription.

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Monday, 30 May 2011
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Vikki
10:41 PM

I have sky plus,I connect three TVs downstairs to allow me to receive a sky signal and magic eye upstairs that all works fine but I cannot get the terrestrial picture it's quite fuzzy I've had both sky and terrestrial working fine a few months ago until my mum unplugged them all and cleaned,any ideas where I've gone wrong,if sky is unplugged or reset for a while will the rf output channel be reset??is so what channel should I have it on???hope it's not too confusing

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Vikki's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Briantist
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8:06 AM

Vikki: If you have lost BOTH your Sky and analogue TV, then the problem will be the connection between the "remote" TV and your Sky+ box - check the RF cable is connected to RF2 and is OK all the way along.

If you have Sky but no analogue then either you have not plugged your aerial into the "RF in" on the Sky box OR your region has switched off analogue.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 5 June 2011
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mags
11:24 PM
Edinburgh

for four days we have not been able to get freeview in the kitchen it is an inside aerial will we have to get an outside aerial it is a l.g.tele WEhave virgin h.d, in the living room nd bedroom thank you for advice

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mags's 1 post GB
Monday, 6 June 2011
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KMJ,Derby
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1:17 AM

mags: If you are tuned to the Craigkelly transmitter switchover stage 1 took place on 1st June 2011. Did you do a factory reset to clear the channel list and a scan for channels? Stage 2 takes place on 15th June 2011 when you will have to do another first time installation as the remaining muxes will change frequency and mode, and adopt high power working.Although an outdoor aerial is recommended for reliable reception if you have been receiving Freeview on your indoor aerial up to last week it might continue to give satisfactory results on the new frequencies.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Sunday, 3 July 2011
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siobhan mcdade
9:28 PM

new digital freeview tv put in upstairs bedroom,analaogue tv worked great ,but now been switched off in the area,now when turned on an feed from downstairs tv ,no channels can be found ,an saying check your antenna,but took new tv downstairs an plugged outdoor roof feed into new tv ,it scanned all the channels an found them. but when back upstairs,saying no channels found with the feed in ,,,downstairs tv is an old one ,not digital an has a cable box too ,ntl.connected to it,

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siobhan mcdade's 1 post GB
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:26 PM

siobhan mcdade: You need to check that the cable that links "to upstairs" is connected to the rooftop aerial point that works downstairs.

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Sunday, 24 July 2011
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PAULA
9:26 PM

hi

I HAVE A SKY HD BOX DOWNSTAIRS WHICH IS OUR MAIN TV AND THEN I HAVE MY OWN TV HD AS WELL THAT WAS CONNECTED TO AN AERIAL INSIDE MY BEDROOM AND OBVIOUSLY NOW HAVE NO CHANNELS. IS THERE A WAY TO CONNECT THE SKY TO THE TV UPSTAIRS WITHOUT BUYING ANOTHER SKY BOX. AND IF I DECIDED TO BUY A FREEVIEW BOX AND HAVE NO ANTENA IN MY ROOM WILL JUST PLUGGING THE BOX STRAIGHT INTO TV WORK?

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