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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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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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jb38
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5:03 PM

sarah: Yes! the latter, as the magic eye doesnt give you any more channels that you already have, its just simply a way of being able to change the Sky boxes channel without actually being in the same room as the box.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
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Sam
9:08 AM

I have a tv connected to a freeview box in my conservatory.In my living room is my sky box.Can I have a magic eye to my conservatory from my living room to watch sky and keep the free view box.If so how do i do this.I have bought a magic eye and seperate remote.thanks Sam

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jb38
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11:54 AM

Sam: If your Freeview box is connected to your TV via a scart lead, then all you do is run a co-ax cable from the living room Sky boxes RF2 output into the conservatory and fit the magic eye to the end of the co-ax cable, the other end of the magic eye going into the conservatory TV's aerial socket.

If your conservatory TV is dual standard it has to be set on analogue, then you carry out a scan to pick up the Sky boxes RF output channel.

In use, you simply use the TV's A/V button to switch between the Freeview box and the normal TV, which will be the analogue signal from the Sky box, the magic eye switching channels as required.

You will also have to go into the Sky boxes engineers menu to make sure that the Sky boxes RF2 power is on, this done by pressing services then "4 - 0 - 1 - select" the latter done in a smooth operation without uneven gaps, this best achieved by NOT looking at the TV whilst doing it.

Should have any variations to your assumed connections, the instructions can be altered to suit.



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Monday, 24 October 2011
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john
2:59 PM

i have recently had freesat fitted, can i use anything to connect it to a t.v. in another room

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Briantist
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7:29 PM

john: Yes, get another Freesat box and attach it via a satellite cable to the dish...

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Saturday, 5 November 2011
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Jan
11:20 AM

I have a sky box in my lounge and there is a cable set up which allows me to watch sky on Sony televisions in other rooms but only in analogue mode. All the televisions are digital and have freeview. Is there any way I will be able to watch sky when analogue is no longer available.

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Briantist
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11:36 AM

Jan: The Sky box's output will continue to be analogue as long as you continue to use it.

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Sunday, 1 January 2012
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ross walker
3:40 PM
Glenrothes

hiya there,ive read through alot of comment.i cant seem to find the answer. i have connected to rf2.i have a 15 m cable running to my second tv with one split (needed 20 m)i have a eurovision sky eye which is connected (the box isnt connected directly in to tele,its the cable that comes out of it thats connected directly in to it,the coaxial cable runs in the the littl box with light on it)i can change the channel in the room so it chages the main tele but picture or sound. i dont have a clue how to tune 2nd tele in. doesnt pick up analogue or dtv. i dont have anything else in to the back of the tv. i have chaged to rf out channel to 60 as staed above for my area code.any help? its an lg 42" plasma in my room (2nd tv)

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jb38
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7:50 PM

ross walker: Are you in effect saying that the LG Plasma device does not have any normal sockets on the rear? as if you are meaning that then the Plasma device is purely a monitor for purposes of working in conjunction with PC devices via a VGA socket, something which you should see somewhere on the rear.

Maybe you could confirm or otherwise if this is correct, although if it is then you cannot use it for that purpose intended, but could you indicate the model number of the device so that its specifications can be checked on, as although I am aware that there are a few of these devices around that does have tuners built in I cant quite remember too many details about them.


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Monday, 2 January 2012
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ross walker
10:48 AM
Glenrothes

ross walker: hiya the model is lg42pq3000 model.i know a family member had problems getting hios sky eye tuned in aswell. but i looked at his and it seemed that the sky eye plugged directly in to his tv rather than the cable that comes off it.would this make any difference? if it does then i will have to get a converter to change it from male to femal or vice versa.thanks

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