Sky TV Link & Picture Quality

Found 8th Dec 2007
Hello

I got a TV downstairs where Sky + is installed
and

I brought a Sky TV Link to use Sky upstairs and change channels. BUT the quality is just pure ****!!

Is there an alternative maybe a wireless sender I can use?

Thanks All!

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Wireless senders suffer from interference too. I have a Wii, PS3, Wireless router, portable bt phone and a microwave all within 10 feet of my digital sender. Picture quality is great to the TV upstairs, but let me tell you that it took the best part of 3 hours to find the "spot" which gave the best signal and even now it does get interference when the next door neighbours microwave stuff.

For the record mine is called the DigiSender.

My folks bought a wireless receiver, it wasnt cheap and the picture was terrible, you had to move the receiver about just to even get the terrible picture!.

They eventually bought another multi room box, id advise you to do the same!

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The best and clearest way is to use a hard wired co-axial connection. Get a two way booster from Argos (£12.99) and plug the co-axial (ariel plug thingy) into the two way booster, then take one off to you tv downstairs, and the other one off through the wall outside, up the side af the building and back in to your room upstairs, this then plugs into your tv upstairs.

You can still use the Sky TV link to change the channel with.

Original Poster

I am using a Co-Axail able atm 4 sky tv and its rubbish

I might consider two way booster

qazim

I am using a Co-Axail able atm 4 sky tv and its rubbishI might consider … I am using a Co-Axail able atm 4 sky tv and its rubbishI might consider two way booster


What's the length of the co-axial. This I ask because I was considering doinf the same. In fact, it's already wired up and needs the finishing touches. Also, have you checked that the wire ends are properly connected to their adapter plugs? You should be getting a clean signal really because it is hard wired. Does the wire have shielding built in (a silver lining) ? Not sure about the booter idea since there is already a 9V signal running through the line.

The only way of getting good reception is by installing a second Sky Receiver in the bedroom, a booster will not make a scrap of difference, in fact it may just make matters worse.

I had a wireless sender and the picture was very good (and in stereo). It did suffer from interference from my wireless but I could move it around to minimize it. My next door neighbour just got a wireless router which is just the other side of the wall. The interference from it was terribe and I couldn't do anything about it! Decided to go the cable route as I already had a coax going upstairs for normal TV. Unpluged the coax from the aerial socket downstairs and plugged it into the RF 1 output on the Sky box and unplugged the video sender from the TV upstairs. The picture is very good but not stereo this way. I just use the video sender to change channels now.

@qazim:-

If you are using the Sky TV link have you connected it to RF 2 output?

If you get interference you can try changeing the RF output setting (default 68) to another number from 21 to 68.

To do this you need to access the INSTALLERS MENU:-

press SERVICES, 4, 0, 1, SELECT and it is in the RF output option.
You also need to turn on the 12v output for RF 2 to ON.

I have a sky link running and it has a good 20 metre cable run. The picture is spot on.

It did once look bad (interference) so I changed the RF out channel (services 401 select) to another number and it has been clear ever since.

Original Poster

Punky1

THANKS
Ill try that!

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The only way of getting good reception is by installing a second Sky … The only way of getting good reception is by installing a second Sky Receiver in the bedroom, a booster will not make a scrap of difference, in fact it may just make matters worse.



I have been installing aerial systems via a hard wired co-axial for 20 years, and I have never heard such squit in my life. As long as the connection is done correctly with a boost every 10metres you'll get crystal clear reception every time

Original Poster

UltimoScopion I will also try that once i tried changing the setting

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qazim

UltimoScopion I will also try that once i tried changing the setting




Good man. fill yer boots


Just to let you know I used to install aerials for a living

UltimoScorpion

I have been installing aerial systems via a hard wired co-axial for 20 … I have been installing aerial systems via a hard wired co-axial for 20 years, and I have never heard such squit in my life. As long as the connection is done correctly with a boost every 10metres you'll get crystal clear reception every time



With mono sound.. :roll:

Also good quality sat cable is preferable to co-axial cable.

My Mother made Yorkshire Puddings for over 50 years, they were still rubbish.

I use a Sky remove eye link and it works perfect.

Steve

Why is the sound mono? The video sender allows stereo.

Blanco

Why is the sound mono? The video sender allows stereo.



It is mono only via a Sky Wired Link.
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