Sky 4 Room Distribution Kit - £19.99 @ Argos
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Sky 4 Room Distribution Kit - £19.99 @ Argos

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Found 30th Apr 2011Made hot 30th Apr 2011
Hi, My first post so forgive any mistakes.

Found this deal at Argos to get SKY in four rooms (same channel tho') but at £19.99 can't be bad. Also you get 25m of coaxial cable!

Please note amplifier may be different from the one in the picture (mine was!)

Thanks

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not really that much use as you all got to watch the same channel

great if your in bed and want to watch a film

This may be a daft question, but does someone need to be watching a sky channel on the main TV for this to work?

StolenDiagram

This may be a daft question, but does someone need to be watching a sky … This may be a daft question, but does someone need to be watching a sky channel on the main TV for this to work?


No. You connect this to the second RF Out (on the back of the SKY box). The 'Amplifier' needs to stay switched on (it's included in this set). You will need another SKY Remote though (or take the one you normally use to the 'other' room). All of the SKY functions including switching SKY On/Off can be controlled via the 'Magic Eyes'.

I have this very set, it's excellent and I paid about 6 quid more and that was the best price then. The only caveat I'd add is that I didn't use the included Cable. I purchased a higher quality cable. It's certainly worth it for long runs to minimise loss and interference. Look for WF100 cable or better. Here's a bit of further reading on that for you: aerialshack.com/-g-…tml

Hope that helps.

Hot from me.

KillerHawk

not really that much use as you all got to watch the same channel


No use at all unless, as coolmum states, you want to watch TV in bed, or as we do, have the TV on in the Kitchen, or in the back room, or in the study, etc etc. No use really! http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-rolleye-smileys-323.gif

all that cabling too, it's a no from me :-(

Edited by: "ShaunyJJ" 30th Apr 2011

Sorry, so I cant switch shows with this like a video sender?

I need to put a show I want to watch, run upstairs and then watch it, then run back down, change the chanel and do it again ect.. ?

canada16

Sorry, so I cant switch shows with this like a video sender? I need to … Sorry, so I cant switch shows with this like a video sender? I need to put a show I want to watch, run upstairs and then watch it, then run back down, change the chanel and do it again ect.. ?



You can switch channels with this. Thats what the little black IR receivers are for.

You just need to switch on the RF power on your Sky box and get another remote.


Martin

I have a single one of these for my bedroom and its great, you can only watch one channel on both tv's but it great for bedtime when nobody is downstairs anyway.

will this only work with sky boxes? or could you use it for a dreambox or vu+ duo etc etc

Got this last time it was on offer. Works great, it also boosts the main aerial signal, so if the kids have tvs with built in digital, it enables this to work. Was going to get a new aerial fitted for this, so saved me a fortune. I didnt rate the connectors that came with this, so ended up replacing all of them, but still a fantastic price.

Good work fella, not bad for £20.

Works with HD, but supply co ax cable. So you will only get SD

if you can afford to have 4 tvs in the house why not go for a wireless av transmitter which can be picked up for about 30 pounds for a transmitter and receiver.

Lmao u dont hve to watch the same channels u can get a few sky remotes off ebay and u can turn over independently by each reciever

kaiser051

Lmao u dont hve to watch the same channels u can get a few sky remotes … Lmao u dont hve to watch the same channels u can get a few sky remotes off ebay and u can turn over independently by each reciever



Wrong, you can only watch one channel at a time.

kaiser051

Lmao u dont hve to watch the same channels u can get a few sky remotes … Lmao u dont hve to watch the same channels u can get a few sky remotes off ebay and u can turn over independently by each reciever




Only if you feed them from your dish, not from a Sky Receiver in another room.

come ooooon....what happens when you're on babestation and the mrs turns the t.v in the bedroom on??

Original Poster

kaiser051Lmao u dont hve to watch the same channels u can get a few sky … kaiser051Lmao u dont hve to watch the same channels u can get a few sky remotes off ebay and u can turn over independently by each recieverGo stand in the corner with a dunces hat.



I think what kaiser051 is saying is when you change rooms, you can still flip over the channel. No matter how many TVs you got, you can only watch one at a time, unless your Elvis...

Great deal, thanks for posting! Heat added

Deedie

will this only work with sky boxes? or could you use it for a dreambox or … will this only work with sky boxes? or could you use it for a dreambox or vu+ duo etc etc



No RF out so won't work - you would have to use a modulator. Even then the magic eye wouldn't work
Easier to stream to a laptop using vlc

It might seem a daft question but can I transmit this to my computer in my bedroom?

I'm currently watching TV thru my TV card but I am missing Sky Sports News ever since they took it off last year...

plonky

No RF out so won't work - you would have to use a modulator. Even then … No RF out so won't work - you would have to use a modulator. Even then the magic eye wouldn't workEasier to stream to a laptop using vlc




cheers. i will just go with the original plan of getting another vu+ duo then

Is there a wireless version of this?

Don't really want to be drilling new holes in my ceiling!

we bought a wireless version - different make - didn't work for us, too many walls, iron beams or something, had to get a refund.
We have a single version of this, and have remote wars, me in kitchen, husband in living room, changing channels war film/news/war film/news .....

I think you may find that on most new tv's, you will need to switch your tv over to analogue to receive the signal, so once the switchover is activated the signal will be lost and this product of no use.

Please correct me if i am wrong

You are wrong. Switchover will only stop you receiving the analogue channels; it won't affect what you distribute within your own home.

sickbird_uk

You are wrong. Switchover will only stop you receiving the analogue … You are wrong. Switchover will only stop you receiving the analogue channels; it won't affect what you distribute within your own home.




Cheers, ignore that comment then

PLEASE remember this is not plug and play you will have to search for the signal once its installed (i know people that have taken it back as faulty) its a god send i get more time on xbox missis watches sky in bedroom

I just use a HDMI splitter from my sky box in the lounge, along with a magic eye and coax cable to get HD through HDMI in my bedroom, via a 15 metre HDMI cable, the magic eye kit and HDMI cable was about £25 off ebay.

That way I can get Sky HD on my projector in the lounge and the TV upstairs. works a treat, but only on the same channel. Both TV and projector can be on with no issues.

Can't believe how many people seem beholden to the TV schedules still. This is 2011 surely you can watch anything and everything on demand, over IP or otherwise, whenever you want. Why the obsession over watching Sky's selection of sh1t in different rooms (and being limited to the same piece of sh1t wherever you go in the house).

Seems all very 20th century to me..

Those wanting to do similar with a FreeSAT or VirginMedia box will need a "TV link plus" box in addition to this.

edit: sorry my mistake
Edited by: "elitearmadillo" 1st May 2011

barbiegirl

Can't believe how many people seem beholden to the TV schedules still. … Can't believe how many people seem beholden to the TV schedules still. This is 2011 surely you can watch anything and everything on demand, over IP or otherwise, whenever you want. Why the obsession over watching Sky's selection of sh1t in different rooms (and being limited to the same piece of sh1t wherever you go in the house).Seems all very 20th century to me..



If you're into sports, it's very difficult to live without Sky as they have the monopoly on most of the good events and competitions.

Run sky cabling from the main box to other rooms in a number of houses.

It can be very handy for yourself depending on where you wish to view.

Problems will occur if u run it 2 your kids rooms when either channel wars or u being caught out by your kids or your partner watching risky tv lol !! - they have prob seen the shows online b4 u anyway !

Would recommend it if u can hide the cabling - behind curtains is usually the way to go if u r running it upstairs & can't bury it in a wall.

I agree with the comments about other tech being as handy.
I am now building up a avi film collection on a 1tb hard disk after pulling films off sky+ onto a archos tv+ box which converts 2 avi format. I play films thro a wdtv box where & when I like - this to me is much better as I watch what I chose when I want and where I want.

Just google networking your house or comments on here re pc home networks and you could bring your home media into the 21st century fairly easily.


Same deal has been posted before but was a while ago so probably worth a repost

cmx152

come ooooon....what happens when you're on babestation and the mrs turns … come ooooon....what happens when you're on babestation and the mrs turns the t.v in the bedroom on??


she calls a few guys round from a swingers website to share her

Deedie

will this only work with sky boxes? or could you use it for a dreambox or … will this only work with sky boxes? or could you use it for a dreambox or vu+ duo etc etc



If you have a dream and are using it for what I think then just buy another one for the room. ;-) Put the same line in the second dream and as long as you are only watching one box at a time it's fine.

cshacks

I just use a HDMI splitter from my sky box in the lounge, along with a … I just use a HDMI splitter from my sky box in the lounge, along with a magic eye and coax cable to get HD through HDMI in my bedroom, via a 15 metre HDMI cable, the magic eye kit and HDMI cable was about £25 off ebay.That way I can get Sky HD on my projector in the lounge and the TV upstairs. works a treat, but only on the same channel. Both TV and projector can be on with no issues.



can you link me to the magic eye and coax cable is it? so you can change channel in the bedroom. Many thanks

a 4 channel booster is £18.00 in Argos, good price if it's what you need
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