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Need help watching recorded Sky+ programmes upstairs

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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
We've got company staying with us and so need to leave the lounge early to let our guest settle in for the night. The problem is that we would love to be able to control our sky+ box from our bedroom upstairs - we have a sky box upstairs which we used to pay multiroom on but no longer so we only get the freeview channels.

Is there any means of controlling the sky+ box and sending the programmes on the hard drive to the box and tv upstairs? From what I've read, magic eye will not work as the signal to the sky box upstairs is directly into the dish input not RF.

Any help appreciated.
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
the way to do it is to forget about the box upstairs and connect from the 2nd rf connector on the + box downstairs into the tv upstairs with standard coax cable than you can use a magic eye to control the box downstairs
#2
ding
the way to do it is to forget about the box upstairs and connect from the 2nd rf connector on the + box downstairs into the tv upstairs with standard coax cable than you can use a magic eye to control the box downstairs


Thanks for the response ding. but is there no means of doing this wirelessly? We've got a one-year old and I don't particularly want to trail wires all the way upstairs, even tacking it to the floor.
#3
teerex
Thanks for the response ding. but is there no means of doing this wirelessly? We've got a one-year old and I don't particularly want to trail wires all the way upstairs, even tacking it to the floor.


get an AV sender it will plug into a spare scart in the + box and send a signal to a reciever plugged into the tv upstairs, can be prone to interference tho, some people on here rate the technika one from tesco link to product online but it is available instore too

edit: you could get one from argos to try it will be easier to return if its not for you
#4
Just swap the digiboxes around - put the Sky+ box upstairs and the sky freesat box downstairs.
#5
Xb0xGuru
Just swap the digiboxes around - put the Sky+ box upstairs and the sky freesat box downstairs.


you could do but sky + needs a twin feed for the 2 tuners to work but if you only want to watch recorded programs then it should work
#6
Thanks for all the advice guys. I can't really move the sky+ box upstairs as I have series link on my fave programmes and sometimes 2 programmes are recording at the same time. This means that I need both tuners working.

I may try the av sender recommended or, worst case scenario, link both boxes RF by coax cable and use magic eye.

Any other suggestions will be graciously received. :-D
#7
AV Sender is the best way.

I use it at home with Sky + (although I dont have the other Sky box upstairs like you) It works a treat and you can control the Sky+ box upstairs just as if you were sat infront of it downstairs.

I got ours from Tesco - Technika branded.

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Technika_AV_104_AV_Sender__6216248

Hope this helps :thumbsup:
#8
teerex
Thanks for all the advice guys. I can't really move the sky+ box upstairs as I have series link on my fave programmes and sometimes 2 programmes are recording at the same time. This means that I need both tuners working.

I may try the av sender recommended or, worst case scenario, link both boxes RF by coax cable and use magic eye.

Any other suggestions will be graciously received. :-D


It's an awful shame you're not able to access the LNB (you're bound to have a quad-LNB since you're using 3 connections already) - you could have run in another feed alongside the upstairs' single feed and gone with my initial idea of swapping the boxes over....
#9
Xb0xGuru
It's an awful shame you're not able to access the LNB (you're bound to have a quad-LNB since you're using 3 connections already) - you could have run in another feed alongside the upstairs' single feed and gone with my initial idea of swapping the boxes over....


xboxguru - I wouldn't know what to do :-D
#10
teerex
xboxguru - I wouldn't know what to do :-D


If you've access to it, it's stupidly easy to do.

you need:

1x length of coaxial cable, suitable for digital transmission (ct100 or higher - Maplins do it).
2x Screw-on F-type connectors for the diameter of cable used (again, Maplins do them).
1x Electrical tape.

1. Route your cable from the LNB to the room (use the existing route if you want). Leave about 3 inches extra by the LNB for a 'loop' to stop water ingress.
2. Expose the ends so the F-Type connectors can be screwed in place (http://www.sdsdigital.co.uk/Fitting-an-F-Connector-p-6.html)
3. Once fitted at both ends, go into the System setup on the Sky+ box and ensure you have two feeds. If you've not got the Sky+ box moved yet, just unscrew the existing one and connect the new one to ensure you have a picture.
4. Use the electrical tape around the join by the LNB and create a loop in the cable (copy the other three).

Job done :)
#11
I will help you watch recorded Sky+ programmes upstairs if you want! :)
banned#12
You do know it will make an awful whirring noise while you're watching it, keeping your company awake? unless they are watching something as well

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