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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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Monday, 2 January 2012
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ross walker
11:14 AM
Glenrothes

also to add,when i go to tune it in i go in to setup.comes up with auto tuning (doesnt detect anything) or manual tuning where i can change between dtv and tv. in the tv section there is a subheading storage,system,band,channel and name.any ideas what to put these.bearing in mind the rf outputs at 60.sorry i am new to this

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Dave Lindsay
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12:29 PM

ross walker: I'm not familiar with Sky boxes or these Eyes, but as far as RF out is concerned, you need to use a channel that isn't used for broadcasts in your area (or neighbouring transmitters).

A look at the Digital UK Tradeview that predicts what transmitters you might be able to pick up shows that Angus uses Ch60 for BBC. Looking at what is used, I would say that you should try anything from 32 to 37, although you may have to change it in the coming years if more services start up on those channels.

You will need to go to the Sky box and change its RF out channel. Instructions on how to do this are here:

How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

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ross walker
1:03 PM
Glenrothes

ross walker: thanks dave i will try that. and do i just go to manual tune..tv..then programme 37?

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Dave Lindsay
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2:22 PM

ross walker: Yes. Remember that you need to tune to Ch37 using the analogue part of your TV and not the digital (Freeview) bit.

As analogue has been switched off in your area, you might as well put it under programme number 1. That said, you shouldn't need to actually press the 1 button to get it as it will be the only analogue channel that you will watch. So having switched to analogue, the Sky channel should come up straight away.

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ross walker
3:33 PM
Glenrothes

this is where i dont have a clue what i am doing.there is 4 different sub headings..storage,system (bg,i,dk,l) then band (v/uhf, cable,)and channel. is it maybe the case that i hve set it up wrong. as i say it does switch the channel on the main tv but no picture or sound or tuning :(

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ross walker
4:09 PM
Glenrothes

i manged to find my manual and says to use bg for europe. few more questions.if it eye is working is it merely a tuning problem or can it still be a connection problem..do i have to reset the box everytime i change the rf2 channel..thirdly has any one got any spare hair because im pulling mines out with this

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jb38
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5:22 PM

ross walker: Obviously there are a selection of inputs on the rear! however as far as setting it up is concerned I take it you have repeatedly pressed to TV/RAD button on the remote control until "TV" is shown and not DTV? if you have done this and subsequently selected "auto-tune" then the selection box containing bg-I-dk etc should not have came on, as that's associated with "manual" tuning, however if you have one of the many variations on these models and it did request this, then its "I" that you select and not bg.

As far as the eye is concerned just leave that off just now and connect the co-ax straight into the LG's aerial socket, then temporarily use RF1 out on the Sky box (or whatever you are using) so as to eliminate the danger of the TV shorting the Sky boxes RF2 voltage, as there isn't any voltage on RF1.

Once you have done that carry out an auto-tune, although it would have been better if you could have temporarily powered up the Sky box next to the LG and used a jumper between each, as the dish doesn't require to be connected because the Sky boxes menu would be seen on the LG if the tune was successful.

The reason I suggest that is just in case your extension lead is defective in some way and which could cause confusion if it was, as you wouldn't know if it was the tuner or the cable at fault.




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ross walker
6:15 PM

hiya.when i auto tune it doesnt pick anything up so thats why i went in to manual tune. has the sky eye box to go directly in to the tele or is it the lead that comes off it, or does this not matter. basically nothing comes on when i auto tune or manual tune. yeah when i manual tune i have it on tv rather than dtv. i can put my money on it being something silly

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ross walker
7:56 PM

another update.went around to my uncles house who has the setup. i checked my sky eye with his and its perfect so i am pretty much thinking its a tuning issue.he lives down the road and has his rf2 to 68 and tunedit in with a little difficulty. i would have given up by now if it wasnt for the fact i spent ages putting the cable under my carpet ect :(

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jb38
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7:58 PM

ross walker: If you have the type with a lead on one side then its this lead to connects into the TV, and the co-ax from the sat boxes RF output goes straight into the eye.

Although I still say that you would be best temporarily sitting the Sky box near to the LG so as to eliminate any possible cabling problems, but for a test if you connect the long co-ax lead from the RF 2 into the eye "without it connected to the TV" does the light on the eye operate? as it should if all is OK.

Also, if you are splitting the co-ax anywhere it "has" to be done via a DC pass splitter or the light will not work, this only mentioned in case it doesn't, although some wont work even if connected properly as long leads can stop them working, a common problem!

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