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Discussion topic: I'd like to connect a second tv in a different room to my sky box

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This message was authored by Trevor0759 This message was authored by: Trevor0759

I'd like to connect a second tv in a different room to my sky box

I'd like to connect a second tv in a different room to my existing sky box.


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This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood Answer

Re: I'd like to connect a second tv in a different room to my sky box

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@Jones_The_Cat wrote:

@Trevor0759 wrote:

I thought you could providing only 1 of the tvs is actually watching sky  and the other watches freeview/ terrestrial. 


 

HDMI cables longer than 3 metres struggle to maintain a stable signal . 


For UHD, yes.  HD should be viable over passive HDMI at a much longer distance.

 

Note some users have found that splitting HDMI doesn't work unless both sets have the same native panel resolution.

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This message was authored by Daniel0210 This message was authored by: Daniel0210

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@Trevor0759 

You can't connect it to your current box. You will need to contact Sky and order a Multiscreen subscription and a mini box which you connect to that TV. The mini box will be loaned to you the same as the main Sky Q box. 


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This message was authored by Trevor0759 This message was authored by: Trevor0759

Re: I'd like to connect a second tv in a different room to my sky box

I thought you could providing only 1 of the tvs is actually watching sky  and the other watches freeview/ terrestrial. 

This message was authored by Jones_The_Cat This message was authored by: Jones_The_Cat

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@Trevor0759 wrote:

I thought you could providing only 1 of the tvs is actually watching sky  and the other watches freeview/ terrestrial. 


That's correct. You could use an HDMI splitter such as this one but the problem is that you'd need a very long HDMI cable from the splitter to the TV in your other room. 

HDMI cables longer than 3 metres struggle to maintain a stable signal so you need to spend a lot more money on an optical HDMI cable which can transfer the signal over longer distances. 

This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood Answer

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@Jones_The_Cat wrote:

@Trevor0759 wrote:

I thought you could providing only 1 of the tvs is actually watching sky  and the other watches freeview/ terrestrial. 


 

HDMI cables longer than 3 metres struggle to maintain a stable signal . 


For UHD, yes.  HD should be viable over passive HDMI at a much longer distance.

 

Note some users have found that splitting HDMI doesn't work unless both sets have the same native panel resolution.

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Sky Glass 55" (on ethernet) & two Stream Pucks (one ethernet / one WiFi)
BT Halo 3+ Ultrafast FTTP (500Mbs), BT Smart Hub 2
This message was authored by Billy+Onions This message was authored by: Billy+Onions

Re: I'd like to connect a second tv in a different room to my sky box

You can by installing an HDMI modulator by the side of your Sky Q bix

such as Technomate TM-RF ULTRA HD IR 4K HDMI RF Modulator IR DVB-T. It has HDMI in and HDMI out and RF in and RF out.

It will send a DVB- T signal over a coax cable to a second TV or Distribution amp and on the second TV you can watch Sky in HD along with freview channels .

You can control Sky Q main box from 2nd TV but like the old TV Link system you are fixed to the same sky channel in both rooms or independent freeview channels.

 

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