Sky 4 Room Distribution Kit was £46.99 now £19.99 @ argos
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Sky 4 Room Distribution Kit was £46.99 now £19.99 @ argos

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Found 28th Jan 2011Made hot 29th Jan 2011
Compatible with Sky, Sky+ and Sky+HD.
4-way amplifier, 25m cable, plugs and adaptors included.
Please note this product is not wireless

35 Comments

That is actually a very good deal!!

I did this myself a year ago buying the stuff of ebay for about £15 , did it myself , another big expense was a drill long enough to go through double brick wall which was a tenner or so. You have to configure your sky box to send a signal out - all instructions were avalable online
But not hard to do and still working no problems - hardest bit was crimping the connections correcly into the adaptor - good deal

agree- good deal

How does it work ? I have Sky in my lounge and would like it upstairs but dont want to pay extra £10 a month to Rupert Murdoch.

* Please note item 5347799 has previously been on sale at £29.99.

So Save £10

but still a hot deal though i doubt 25m of cable would do 4 rooms

Banned

desdan

another big expense was a drill long enough to go through double brick … another big expense was a drill long enough to go through double brick wall which was a tenner or so.



Make sure you mastic the holes to prevent water coming in, I forgot...wasn't pretty

fantastic deal nice one

lumoruk

Make sure you mastic the holes to prevent water coming in, I … Make sure you mastic the holes to prevent water coming in, I forgot...wasn't pretty


And drill downhill from inside!

Good deal!

Somewhat amused by the comment on the Argos page that says - Current selling price valid until 29/07/2011 - but it's still am excellent price for what it contains as even a cheap 4 way amp costs £14 (and the one on Argos looks like a more expensive Philex) and 25 metres of cable has got to cost £6 and that still leaves the 4 leads, the 4 sockets and the 4 sensors.

ChristianS

How does it work ? I have Sky in my lounge and would like it upstairs but … How does it work ? I have Sky in my lounge and would like it upstairs but dont want to pay extra £10 a month to Rupert Murdoch.



It runs from the RF2 socket on the back of your sky box. You run the cable to whichever other room you want to watch sky in (its just normal coax cable) tune your other tv in and use the eye to change the channel in that room. You can only watch the same channel as your main box though obviously!
Edited by: "dh058977" 29th Jan 2011

Does this mean that you have to watch the same channel in each room that is connected?

Ooops - just seen dh058977's comment, so I guess you can only watch the one channel.
Edited by: "Guswold" 29th Jan 2011

Banned

dh058977

It runs from the RF2 socket on the back of your sky box. You run the … It runs from the RF2 socket on the back of your sky box. You run the cable to whichever other room you want to watch sky in (its just normal coax cable) tune your other tv in and use the eye to change the channel in that room. You can only watch the same channel as your main box though obviously!



and turn the power on to the RF2 socket...

brymar.co.uk/inf…tml

lumoruk

and turn the power on to the RF2 … and turn the power on to the RF2 socket...http://www.brymar.co.uk/info/sky/sky-tv-link/sky-tv-link.html



Yeah that too lol

Banned

Yes because effectively you still only have one box, but you can run the signal to different TV's, so you can run it to your bedroom.

Guswold

Does this mean that you have to watch the same channel in each room that … Does this mean that you have to watch the same channel in each room that is connected?Ooops - just seen dh058977's comment, so I guess you can only watch the one channel.

Banned

Seems to me it would be a lot less messy to just get one of those boxes that send the signal wirelessly to another TV, no need for all the drilling and wires and extra boxes?

Reser

Seems to me it would be a lot less messy to just get one of those boxes … Seems to me it would be a lot less messy to just get one of those boxes that send the signal wirelessly to another TV, no need for all the drilling and wires and extra boxes?



The only thing is that those wireless senders tend to be pretty rubbish, they can suffer badly from interference from things like wifi and microwaves. If your going to get the wireless senders spend a little more and get 5.8Ghz ones and not 2.4Ghz ones.

Anyone have any links to good wireless solutions?

Its worth noting that if you have SkyHD, you wont get an HD signal to the other TVs. It will be analogue.

Reser

Seems to me it would be a lot less messy to just get one of those boxes … Seems to me it would be a lot less messy to just get one of those boxes that send the signal wirelessly to another TV, no need for all the drilling and wires and extra boxes?



Yes, but this is £20 for hooking up 4 TVs. Digi-senders are roughly £80 (for the better 5.8Ghz option) and that's only to pump out TV to 1 TV - you do the maths.....

lumoruk

Make sure you mastic the holes to prevent water coming in, I … Make sure you mastic the holes to prevent water coming in, I forgot...wasn't pretty


always have cable coming upwards into hole!

I live in Swindon and whatever RF Out I set Sky to, it always interferes with either the analogue or digital channels.

i.e. if I set RF Out to 69, it'll interfere with Channel 4 on digital but all of analogue will be fine. So I then set RF Out to 68 (for example) and Digital Channel 4 is fine but suddently there's interference on Analogue BBC1 and Digital CBeebies etc etc.

Anyone suggest any good RF channels as it's really annoying me at the moment - I've exhausted so many RF UHF channels and there is always interference somewhere. Even on the actual Sky channel itself it'll have interference from whatever is near that UHF channel.

Just wondering y u would need the same channel on both tv's? It would be useful if u could watch different channels but the same channel would only be useful if u want to watch tv in the bedroom for 30mins before u sleep

Need to stay in a house the size of a shoebox for 25m of cable to do the job.

Don't forget to budget in buying extra remote controls

I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I can watch Sky HD

Besides the need of a magic eye to extend the remote control, the biggest problem is drilling a large enough hole in the wall to allow the plug to go through.

Wireless senders are not worth the money due to interference problems they incur.

The offer otherwise HOT
Edited by: "Hancock" 29th Jan 2011

Hancock

I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I … I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I can watch Sky HDBesides the need of a magic eye to extend the remote control, the biggest problem is drilling a large enough hole in the wall to allow the plug to go through.Wireless senders are not worth the money due to interference problems they incur.The offer otherwise HOT



Surely you could make the hole and use hdmi wall plates to finish the job off?

You can extend HDMI using ethernet cable. Much smaller hole to drill.
cables-leads.co.uk/hdm…50m

Hancock

I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I … I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I can watch Sky HDBesides the need of a magic eye to extend the remote control, the biggest problem is drilling a large enough hole in the wall to allow the plug to go through.Wireless senders are not worth the money due to interference problems they incur.The offer otherwise HOT

Our setup might help someone, We linked one sky hd box (now freesat hd) to a hdmi splitter/extender combo then ran a second 15 metre hdmi cable to another tv upstairs, bought wireless pyramids (powermids) from amazon that send any IR remote signal to the other by a large distance and bought another remote.

Worked perfect with no loss of hd quality and didn't cost too much, certainly wasn't £68 for just a hdmi-ethernet converter. prices were around £9.99 for the splitter/amp, £13 for the 15m cable and £20 ish for the powermid IR senders.


Edited by: "titanwars" 29th Jan 2011

Hancock

I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I … I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I can watch Sky HDBesides the need of a magic eye to extend the remote control, the biggest problem is drilling a large enough hole in the wall to allow the plug to go through.Wireless senders are not worth the money due to interference problems they incur.The offer otherwise HOT

markybaby

You can extend HDMI using ethernet cable. Much smaller hole to … You can extend HDMI using ethernet cable. Much smaller hole to drill.[url=http://www.cables-leads.co.uk/hdmi-over-single-cat5-cat6-extender-50m]http://www.cables-leads.co.uk/hdmi-over-single-cat5-cat6-extender-50m[/url]


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Thanks didn't know about that option.

Hancock

I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I … I'm still looking for a way to extend a hdmi cable to the bedroom so I can watch Sky HDBesides the need of a magic eye to extend the remote control, the biggest problem is drilling a large enough hole in the wall to allow the plug to go through.Wireless senders are not worth the money due to interference problems they incur.The offer otherwise HOT



You're best bet is to use a HDMI Balun. Scan seem to be the cheapest:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-hd-ex300-hdmi-1080p-extender-via-2xcat-5e-6-upto-30m-(1xsender-and-1xreciver)

You can get some which include IR RX/TX, but given the prices it would be more economical to run some coax and use a magic eye for control.

I've run 15m HDMI cables, but had the luxury of doing it during a total refurb. Wouldn't want to drill holes in my walls to fit a HDMI plug through and then find the cable didn't work. And the wall plates may work, but they'd limit your maximum run. So unless you can terminate the HDMI cable on site, the balun would be the safest bet IMO.


Edited by: "Mentos" 29th Jan 2011

Mentos

You're best bet is to use a HDMI Balun. Scan seem to be the … You're best bet is to use a HDMI Balun. Scan seem to be the cheapest:[url=http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-hd-ex300-hdmi-1080p-extender-via-2xcat-5e-6-upto-30m-]http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-hd-ex300-hdmi-1080p-extender-via-2xcat-5e-6-upto-30m-[/url](1xsender-and-1xreciver)You can get some which include IR RX/TX, but given the prices it would be more economical to run some coax and use a magic eye for control.I've run 15m HDMI cables, but had the luxury of doing it during a total refurb. Wouldn't want to drill holes in my walls to fit a HDMI plug through and then find the cable didn't work. And the wall plates may work, but they'd limit your maximum run. So unless you can terminate the HDMI cable on site, the balun would be the safest bet IMO.



What about these ones?
amazon.co.uk/Ext…e_5

Hancock

What about these … What about these ones?[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FExtender-Network-Cable-metres-1080P%2Fdp%2FB0040QUH6C%2Fref%3Dpd_sim_sbs_ce_5]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Extender-Network-Cable-metres-1080P/dp/B0040QUH6C/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ce_5[/url]



They look good aswell. Thankfully prices have dropped over the past year, it wasn't too long ago you couldn't even get one end for this price.

Just pay attention to how they want you to terminate the RJ45, often won't be T568A/B. Also don't use any faceplates/boxes to terminate the RJ45 first, terminate the cable and plug it straight into the Balun. Appear to be the two issues that cause people the most problems with these Baluns.

Mentos

They look good aswell. Thankfully prices have dropped over the past year, … They look good aswell. Thankfully prices have dropped over the past year, it wasn't too long ago you couldn't even get one end for this price.Just pay attention to how they want you to terminate the RJ45, often won't be T568A/B. Also don't use any faceplates/boxes to terminate the RJ45 first, terminate the cable and plug it straight into the Balun. Appear to be the two issues that cause people the most problems with these Baluns.



Thanks

thanks
have to tell my dad about this
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