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Sky Q on non-4k tvs

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I have a friend who is getting Sky Q in a few weeks. He has about 7 TVs around the house, only one of which is 4k. He currently has sky HD plugged into an HDMI splitter, then into HDMI over cat 5 tran…
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
I have a friend who is getting Sky Q in a few weeks. He has about 7 TVs around the house, only one of which is 4k. He currently has sky HD plugged into an HDMI splitter, then into HDMI over cat 5 transmitters running to receivers on the backs of his tvs. My question is, if the sky q box is set to 4k, will his non 4k tvs show anything at all?
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
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#1
Surely it'll just show the video in the highest quality it can for that device and broadband speeds? Just like Netflix does
#2
HDMI splitter may not work if it's not HDMI 2.0
#3
No this will not work.. he would need to either drop quality down to 1080p or get a Sky Q Mini for the non 4K TVs and split the feed from this
#4
itsdavidjones1984
Surely it'll just show the video in the highest quality it can for that device and broadband speeds? Just like Netflix does


​it doesn't use broadband it uses the local wifi to connect the mini box to the main sky q box. it doesn't travel over Internet just the local network. so Internet speed won't make a differenc, unless your downloading from on demand.
#5
I can confirm after having my sky q installed yesterday that the hdmi splitters are not compatible with the sky q box. I got a mini box for my extra tv

Edited By: nortyangel on Nov 19, 2016 11:59
#6
I think you can get the extra mini for £99 and then 2 other devices like apple tvs. So in total 5 devices. Why does your friend have 7 TVs anyway ?
#7
It depends on the age of the TVs. Newer Full HD TVs are quite capable of taking a 4K signal and displaying it but older ones probably won't.
#8
kester76
I think you can get the extra mini for £99 and then 2 other devices like apple tvs. So in total 5 devices. Why does your friend have 7 TVs anyway ?


​Because he lives in a £2m house and has a lot of rooms. I think he actually has more than 7 if you include projectors.
#9
Thanks for all the info, pretty much as I expected.
#10
Think I'll get him one of these
#11
He can afford a 2m house but not multiview? oO
#12
Good luck with getting sky q working. We have just cancelled our whole contract with them as sky q was nothing but issues from when it was installed. Did he not get the mini box as well?
#13
kester76
He can afford a 2m house but not multiview? oO


​I don't recall saying he can't afford multiroom.

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