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Sky 4 Room Distribution Kit - £19.99 *Reserve & Collect* @ Argos

£19.99 @ Argos
Compatible with Sky, Sky+ and Sky+HD. 4-way amplifier, 25m cable, plugs and adaptors included. Please note this product is not wireless
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Compatible with Sky, Sky+ and Sky+HD.
4-way amplifier, 25m cable, plugs and adaptors included.
Please note this product is not wireless
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#1
Great deal considering it has the magic eye's included.
#2
Does this work with virgin?
#3
Excellent price I bought it from Amazon when is was about £25. It's £30 there now though... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philex-SLx-Digital-Distribution-pass/dp/B001GXQUJK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299368801&sr=1-1
#4
Thanks Op. Nice spot.
banned 4 Likes #5
If there are 4 TV's all watching the same thing, why not do the family thing and all watch it in the living room? :) or is this for mad singletons with TV's in each room of their bachelor pad.
1 Like #6
lumoruk
If there are 4 TV's all watching the same thing, why not do the family thing and all watch it in the living room? :) or is this for mad singletons with TV's in each room of their bachelor pad.
It's a new game called "Remote Wars" the object of the game is to see who can crash the tv guide first
3 Likes #7
I have sky multi room and a magic eye for the TV in the kitchen.......The purpose of a set up like this is to allow teenagers to watch films in their room that they really want to watch but are too cool to sit with the oldies in the front lounge........My wife watched snow dogs last night, the youngest was happy to watch in the lounge. The older teens watched else where.....then came in and said that was good......good deal with the magic eyes....teenagers not a good deal...
#8
Great concept; yes I already have one magic eye running from lounge to conservatory. HD box running, you WILL notice that as running RF lead rather than HDMI or even SCART that the picture is VERY VERY grainy ok as a feed but don't expect picture perfect.
#9
I'm tempted by this, how does it work with HD tv's, I presume it's got to go through coax?
banned#10
Should it not be described as a 3 room distribution kit as it only distributes the signal to 3 additional rooms, not 4.
#11
£5 cheaper at maybe £15 ASDA in-store, or free delivery to store if you jump through a few hoops?
http://direct.asda.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-ASDA-Site/default/Search-Show?q=571-289

Edit: not a like for like comparison. ASDA item does not have inclusive remote magic eyes.
Respect to kashavsehra for observation.

Edited By: Flipd on Mar 07, 2011 14:08: alternative item not like for like comparison
2 Likes #12
unterwasser
I'm tempted by this, how does it work with HD tv's, I presume it's got to go through coax?


Yeah it runs through co-ax so no HD feed I'm afraid. Multiroom is the only way to get HD to all rooms or the worlds longest HDMI cables.
#13
does this system work, looks complicated.modern magic eyes plug straight into co-ax cable
#14
Flipd
£5 cheaper at maybe £15 ASDA in-store, or free delivery to store if you jump through a few hoops?http://direct.asda.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-ASDA-Site/default/Search-Show?q=571-289


Dont think this one has the sky eyes in it tho. Good price for what it is nevertheless...
1 Like #15
merrymacdonald
does this system work, looks complicated.modern magic eyes plug straight into co-ax cable


very true - the same can be said about this system also. you can just plug in the eyes to your co-ax then to your tv. although a word of advice - i would recommend that you have a small length of additional co-ax between the eye and the television, otherwise you would be plugging in the eye directly to the tv which (if you move the tv around a lot) puts strain on the connections and ruin the eye. this happend to me and i had to solder the connetion together again.

you can disregard the additional items in the bundle if you so wish. i think it is just a kit for someone who may not have co-ax feed to the additional rooms. The splitter provided is also good as it allows the electricity to go throught the cable to power the magic eye. please note that other cheaper splitters may not have this feature and it may therefore appear that the magic eyes are broken (the red light on the top wont light up). the success of your set-up can also depend on the type of wall socket you have. i imagine this is why they provide you with the basic white outlets which are unlikely to affect the correct functioning of the eye.

sorry about the long post, its just tht i had a bit of bother last year trying to sort out our house and had to learn through trial and error

hot deal by the way!
#16
lumoruk
If there are 4 TV's all watching the same thing, why not do the family thing and all watch it in the living room? :) or is this for mad singletons with TV's in each room of their bachelor pad.
As I've posted above, I have this. We use it for my son's bedroom so that when he gets up with the larks he can watch the TV. I intend to run a cable to the kitchen at some point so that we can watch the news in the mornings etc... when we're ALL together having breakfast. So NO, it ain't just for 'mad singletons', it CAN be used for the family to enjoy TV together in another room such as the kitchen.

packard
Great concept; yes I already have one magic eye running from lounge to conservatory. HD box running, you WILL notice that as running RF lead rather than HDMI or even SCART that the picture is VERY VERY grainy ok as a feed but don't expect picture perfect.
This unit is an 'Amplifier'. I have it in the back room run through with RF cable (coaxial), of about 10 meters and the picture is absolutely spot on. I see NO grain what-so-ever. What cable are you using packard? The copper sheathed cable is very much better than the aluminium one.

COOPER SHEATHING: http://www.screwfix.com/prods/58592/Electrical-Supplies/Cable/Coaxial-Cable/Co-Axial-Cable-PF100-25m

See here for more info mate: http://www.aerialsandtv.com/cableandleads.html
#17
Be careful buying this. I reserved from stratford upon Avon and collected this morning. The item I was sold doesn't have the magic eyes included and they're not listed on the box contents. Luckily I checked before leaving the store so got a refund and reserved another to try when more stock ate delivered on Wednesday.
#18
I don't have an outside aeriel, would this still work with my sky box?oO
1 Like #19
jacqu88
I don't have an outside aeriel, would this still work with my sky box?oO


yeah, you'll be fine.
1 Like #20
jacqu88
I don't have an outside aeriel, would this still work with my sky box?oO

Agreed nothing to do with outside aerial, sky box uses satellite dish for incoming signal and this kit distributes signal to other tv's from the back of the sky box - RF out easy to do.

Anyone doing this should invest in an extra remote control especially if its for upstairs !!
#21
I've tried using Sat/Co-Ax no change, and yes i do have option of an amp (but you only amplify poor feed) only running 2 meters from one room to the next, trouble is when watching on HD feed then dropping > Scart > Co/Ax it just seems grainy
#22
packard
I've tried using Sat/Co-Ax no change
The 'name' of the cable isn't important packard, it's the quality that makes the difference. Check your cable and see if it is COPPER sheathed. I suspect it isn't. The best quality will have copper foil with copper braiding. The next thing to check is for any electrical interference. Does the cable run next to any electrical equipment (other than the Sky box at one end and TV at the other obviously). If all seems fine, try a new short length of cable plugged into the sky box and attached to a TV (just for testing purposes), and see what the quality is like. It may well be that you have a break in the sheathing of the original cable.
#23
Just picked mine up, All good, Thanks Op.
#24
Sorry to be thick but how does this work? Before I got multi room I had a cable running from RF2 to a magic eye in another room, simples. So how does this kit take one 25m RF2 cable and spread around 3 other TVs?

Edit. Guessing you plug the end of the RF2 into the amp, then the 3 eyes into that.. Any idea how long those cables are?

Edited By: Skewen on Mar 07, 2011 17:32: being thick
#25
My kit came with this booster which has a separate power adaptor >Linky. Nothing like the one in the picture on argos's site. No biggy.
A 25 metre RF cable & four 1 metre male to male RF leads.
Imho you would have to have a small house for this to split 3 ways.
Still a great deal for me.
#26
sil0
A 25 metre RF cable & four 1 metre male to male RF leads.
Imho you would have to have a small house for this to split 3 ways.
Still a great deal for me.
Using the cable they supply yeah. As I've stated, use high quality cable, it's a lot more expensive but it's the only way to go if you want a decent image.

Edited By: Blasphemous on Mar 09, 2011 00:03: .
#27
put mine in last night ok i am not a gadgt wizz but after reading the reviews i thaught i had a duff people saying you have to activate RF2 ?? i have the lateist sky+ hd box RF2 i think is alerady active just select picture size, got it all wired up got the eye working but no picture then it dawned on me "its not plug and play" you have to search for the sky channel on your 2nd tv (as if you was looking for more channels) finaly got it going picture is grainy on a 37" lcd in bedroom but guess i got used to HD will tackel boys room another time!! oh theres no way near enough clips i am in small terrace house and used the chimney brest to save wire (drill hole upstairs drops in to room needed) and there`s only enough wire to do 1 more room thinking of putting the booster upstairs as it will save more wire than running another to tv downstairs. hope this helps someone and sorry about the long reply and poor spelling john.
#28
Looks good thanks
banned#29
Great spot, although cant get it from any of my local stores
#30
HariboOverDose
Great spot, although cant get it from any of my local stores
Try this link to look at all the local stores mate: http://www.icheckstock.co.uk/
#31
Hi need some of your wisdom...

Have sky HD...all run into the loft - 2 x Coax cables

2 coax cables connect to lounge via FType connectos and then direct into the Sky + Box.

I have 3 rooms upstairs where the coax cables already have a connection direct to the loft.

I want to be able to disconnect the feed coming direct from the receiver and connect them into some distribution unit.

Will this product work? what type of wall plates shall i use in the rooms?

any instructions would be welcomed...

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