how do i get zgemma h2s to work in a different room

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Found 28th Feb 2017
currently have sky hd into a hdmi splitter and over a long hdmi cable into different room so can watch in 2 rooms. sky eye plugs into coax to control sky tv in other room. if i replace the sky box with a zgemma will my system still work that i can view and change channels in the other room?

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So you mean you currently have 2 separate cables going from the sky box to the other room?
The zgemma does support cec but I've never actually tried it.But I do know you can buy rf adapters that connect to either end of your help and you can control it that way.
or there's the openwebif or a app to control it remotely.

Do you have a sky sub

...or simply buy an RF modulator, that uses the RCA outputs on the Zgemma box to output an RF signal over your aerial cable and distribute that around the house to all bedrooms - that's what I do.

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spicerboy

Do you have a sky sub


yeah i do currently but thinking of getting rid

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spicerboy

...or simply buy an RF modulator, that uses the RCA outputs on the Zgemma … ...or simply buy an RF modulator, that uses the RCA outputs on the Zgemma box to output an RF signal over your aerial cable and distribute that around the house to all bedrooms - that's what I do.


does that distribute it in hd? and how do you change the channel in the diff rooms?

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stefromuk

So you mean you currently have 2 separate cables going from the sky box … So you mean you currently have 2 separate cables going from the sky box to the other room?The zgemma does support cec but I've never actually tried it.But I do know you can buy rf adapters that connect to either end of your help and you can control it that way.or there's the openwebif or a app to control it remotely.



hanks for your reply -
no just 1 - from my sky box the hdmi cable goes to a hdmi splitter which goes into another room and plugs into the tv, and in there a sky eye controls it via the coax/aerial cable set up which goes around the house. was hoping the sky eye would control it so its easy for everyone in the house to use. seems like its not gonna be though?!

HDMI-CEC does indeed work, i use my Samsung TV remote to control ours (commands over the HDMI cable).

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118luke

HDMI-CEC does indeed work, i use my Samsung TV remote to control ours … HDMI-CEC does indeed work, i use my Samsung TV remote to control ours (commands over the HDMI cable).


is your tv in a different room and just connected via hdmi to zgemma?

trick23

is your tv in a different room and just connected via hdmi to zgemma?


No its in the same room, but i cant see it being a big problem other than you are using a splitter. I don't know if that would affect the CEC signals.
There is also an app that you can use to control your Zgemma using your phone (android/ios) over the LAN.
As you will need it connected to the LAN (or WiFi) anyway, this would be your best option IMO.
Edited by: "118luke" 28th Feb 2017

you can split the HDMI just the same but sky eye won't work but you can turn over the channels using WiFi via openwebif also an app called vu+ player for mobiles, Can also stream to a tablet/PC using openwebif or vu+player
Edited by: "jez794" 28th Feb 2017

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118luke

No its in the same room, but i cant see it being a big problem other than … No its in the same room, but i cant see it being a big problem other than you are using a splitter. I don't know if that would affect the CEC signals. There is also an app that you can use to control your Zgemma using your phone (android/ios) over the LAN. As you will need it connected to the LAN (or WiFi) anyway, this would be your best option IMO.


thanks - whats the app for ios called?

cant remember off hand (my phone is in for repair) but i found it by searching for Zgemma in the app store. IIRC there are a couple of free ones and a couple of paid ones. Think i bought it in the end and its been ok.

there's an app for android called "vu+ player" not sure if same on iOS.
Edited by: "jez794" 28th Feb 2017

trick23

hanks for your reply - no just 1 - from my sky box the hdmi cable goes to … hanks for your reply - no just 1 - from my sky box the hdmi cable goes to a hdmi splitter which goes into another room and plugs into the tv, and in there a sky eye controls it via the coax/aerial cable set up which goes around the house. was hoping the sky eye would control it so its easy for everyone in the house to use. seems like its not gonna be though?!



​Your out of luck with the magic eye as that definitely won't turn the channels over.
But like I said just use your existing HDMI but get a set of rf adapters and you plug one of each end of your HDMI cable and it sends the signal through the hdmi.
That's if the CEC doesn't work of course I can't really test it on mine I don't think my son's tv supports cec might have a look after work.
The rf modulators will work but like you said it won't be HD , but you do know you won't get many of the Sky channels in HD though only a few.

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stefromuk

​Your out of luck with the magic eye as that definitely won't turn the c … ​Your out of luck with the magic eye as that definitely won't turn the channels over.But like I said just use your existing HDMI but get a set of rf adapters and you plug one of each end of your HDMI cable and it sends the signal through the hdmi.That's if the CEC doesn't work of course I can't really test it on mine I don't think my son's tv supports cec might have a look after work.The rf modulators will work but like you said it won't be HD , but you do know you won't get many of the Sky channels in HD though only a few.


can you recommend any rf adapters?

trick23

can you recommend any rf adapters?



​you don't need any of that just use openwebif on any phone/tablet/PC to control the sat box anywhere I. the house over wifi as long as you have vix image installed.
Edited by: "jez794" 28th Feb 2017

trick23

can you recommend any rf adapters?



​Can't find the link I had saved now...typical but they are just like these..
monoprice.com/mob…964

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01A6WBMC6/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_107_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=M58GP6NZGX3HR0AB9TBB
loads of other suggested products underneath also

stefromuk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01A6WBMC6/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_107_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=M58GP6NZGX3HR0AB9TBBloads of other suggested products underneath also



​i know your only trying to help but your telling him to buy stuff he doesn't need lol

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jez794

​i know your only trying to help but your telling him to buy stuff he d … ​i know your only trying to help but your telling him to buy stuff he doesn't need lol


haha - its probably easier tho as i would be fine with the web solution but other people in the house wouldnt have a clue

trick23

haha - its probably easier tho as i would be fine with the web solution … haha - its probably easier tho as i would be fine with the web solution but other people in the house wouldnt have a clue



​its just a matter of typing in the web address ie: 192.168.1.68 then you have complete control of your box from anywhere in the house lol

you find the web address of your box by just pressing network info on it, couldn't be easier, believe me

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jez794

​its just a matter of typing in the web address ie: 192.168.1.68 then you … ​its just a matter of typing in the web address ie: 192.168.1.68 then you have complete control of your box from anywhere in the house lol


techno phobes an small kids!

trick23

techno phobes an small kids!



​its far easier than it sounds but ok mate, good luck

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jez794

​its far easier than it sounds but ok mate, good luck


appreciate the help

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stefromuk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01A6WBMC6/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_107_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=M58GP6NZGX3HR0AB9TBBloads of other suggested products underneath also


thanks for your help

jez794

​i know your only trying to help but your telling him to buy stuff he d … ​i know your only trying to help but your telling him to buy stuff he doesn't need lol



​Not saying he needs it I told him that a beginning he can use that or a app.
Are you telling me that Openwebif is user friendly ?
the on screen remote is pants the mini one is just about usable but when expand its useless on a tablet or phone.
So your only other option is a app but it sounds like his house is like mine they just want a plain simple solution not logging in everytime.

stefromuk

​Not saying he needs it I told him that a beginning he can use that or a a … ​Not saying he needs it I told him that a beginning he can use that or a app.Are you telling me that Openwebif is user friendly ?the on screen remote is pants the mini one is just about usable but when expand its useless on a tablet or phone.So your only other option is a app but it sounds like his house is like mine they just want a plain simple solution not logging in everytime.



​The item you have linked to are called ir injectors, not RF adaptors.

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craigstephens

​The item you have linked to are called ir injectors, not RF adaptors.


Wouldn't that work then

craigstephens

​The item you have linked to are called ir injectors, not RF adaptors.



​Lol yeah IR....rushing my replies while trying to work he knows what i mean

trick23

Wouldn't that work then



​Its the thing you need, but I've never tried them. Your splitter might cause issues.

you can use an app called timote to control your zgemma. it also has a stream channel option so you can stream a channel to your device.

I have a zgemma box and can then use my Android TV box to stream a channel in a different room or access the recordings and play them in the other room.

A few people have mentioned about using the tv's cec function but I'm pretty sure cec doesn't work when using a splitter, unless it's just the type of splitters I use but it doesn't for me. Using an app is the best solution. They're loads available in the App Store

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howarth3

A few people have mentioned about using the tv's cec function but I'm … A few people have mentioned about using the tv's cec function but I'm pretty sure cec doesn't work when using a splitter, unless it's just the type of splitters I use but it doesn't for me. Using an app is the best solution. They're loads available in the App Store


thanks for info - seems there isnt a great solution thats particularly user friendly or risk free
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