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Help needed please to watch upstairs V+ box wirelessly on downstairs TV??

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Hey

I was wondering if anyone can help me figure out the cheapest and best way of doing this. I currently have a V+ box upstairs in my bedroom hooked up too an HD tv through HDMI cable. I have an HD tv downstairs and am wondering, if possible, what equipment I need to watch the V+ box downstairs while I'm not using it upstairs.

I've heard a decent AV Digi Sender was the answer but would some might not support remote control of my V+ box. Also I will have to go upstairs, into my V+ box and change the settings of the box to output to scart instead of HDMI, then change that back when I want to watch TV upstairs again through HDMI cable.

Does anyone know of a way to do this, that will allow me to control the box with a remote downstairs, without having to change the box settings to output to scart instead of HDMI? And if so could they recommend equipment that would work?

I am not bothered if the signal I recieve downstairs on TV is HDMI or not, would be happy with either.

Many thanks and rep to any useful responses.

Cheers
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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The output on the new Samsungs via scart is always on so you dont have to select whether to output scart/hdmi. The older boxes Virgin used, Scientific Atlanta, had a coax out so you could just hook up an aeriel to it an weyhey it worked. Unfortunately the new Samsungs boxes dont so you have to convert the signal. TBH i dont know of a way that will allow you to change channel on the box through a 'sender' but maybe someone else does.

In my kitchen i get a signal from the scart output of my box in the front room... but it means i can only watch what channel it is set to in the front room. However you will need some form of scart to coax converter to do this. I saw some for sale on amazon and they are around the £30-£40 mark. So in order to do this you need a lenth of coax run from your main box to your other tv. The picture on mine does get cropped a little, and obviously not HD when im watching HD, but its good. I didnt buy a convertor i cheated. I found an old video player and used the throughput on that... which means i have to always have the video player on but if i were to buy a convertor they are all psu powered anyway so....

Hope this helps a little :-)
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I wanted to do a similar thing, i bought a tv signal sender and it was useless. woundt even work across a room let alone through a ceiling.
and it was 4.8 frequency one not the ones that get interference from wifi etc.
ended up getting virgin out and getting a second box and they put another connection point the other room.
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I have it working...

Cant remember make / model of the digi sender but I have the details at home.

My V+ box is downstairs, I can watch it upstairs & change channels.
The kit i am using isn't HDMI though. It runs through the scart sockets.

Let me know if you stilll want know the make / model.
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rchan
I have it working...

Cant remember make / model of the digi sender but I have the details at home.

My V+ box is downstairs, I can watch it upstairs & change channels.
The kit i am using isn't HDMI though. It runs through the scart sockets.

Let me know if you stilll want know the make / model.


Is your V+ box connected to your TV downstairs using scart or HDMI? If it is HDMI, but your sender is connected through scart, that's perfect for me and if you could let me know the details of the kit that'd be good.

Cheers and also many thanks to other replys. rep added!
#5
Now you mention it... - I seem to remember having problems!!

If i remember correctly...
- you can only output to HDMI or scart (not both).

So because the digisender was for scart I had to use the scart option.

There are 2 scart outputs on the V+ box, one for TV and the other for VCR etc..
Anyway, only 1 of them displays the menus. Ie. if you have the digisender plugged into the VCR scart output, you will not see the menus on the other telly.

I got around this by using a y scart spliiter.

I dont think this solution will work for you as you will want HDMI connection upstairs.

You need a HDMI digisender that works with Virgin Media!
#6
rchan
Now you mention it... - I seem to remember having problems!!

If i remember correctly...
- you can only output to HDMI or scart (not both).

So because the digisender was for scart I had to use the scart option.

There are 2 scart outputs on the V+ box, one for TV and the other for VCR etc..
Anyway, only 1 of them displays the menus. Ie. if you have the digisender plugged into the VCR scart output, you will not see the menus on the other telly.

I got around this by using a y scart spliiter.

I dont think this solution will work for you as you will want HDMI connection upstairs.

You need a HDMI digisender that works with Virgin Media!


Cheers for reply, but wanted to keep my V+ box connected upstairs via HDMI, so it sounds like and HDMI digi sender is what I need.

Anyone know of any cheapish good ones?
#7
Brought Nikkai 5.8 Sender for my Virgin V + box to send signal upstairs due to bad disability

wanted to be able to change channel upstairs been months trying got picture sound but cant get menu

anyone please help me ,Have no idea what to do Maplin sold the unit now say it wont work the remote

names Kevin thank you for any help

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