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    Multi-room & shared communal dish solution?

    This is a discussion on Multi-room & shared communal dish solution? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'm in a small block of flats that uses a communal dish. I have two wires (SAT1 & SAT2) coming ...

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      Multi-room & shared communal dish solution?

      I'm in a small block of flats that uses a communal dish. I have two wires (SAT1 & SAT2) coming off a faceplate to my Skybox. During installation, I was told that I could not have mutliroom.

      I assume that the two feeds allows for one of them to be used to record.

      If I don't use the second feed to record, can I not use it to feed to a second set-top box, which can view, but also not record?


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      Re: Multi-room & shared communal dish solution?

      You could certainly do that.

      Another suggestion would be to run a coax feed from the back of the Sky STB and purchase a Magic-Eye & a 2nd remote control.

      This would allow you to view & control the STB when in your bedroom.

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      Re: Multi-room & shared communal dish solution?

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      You could certainly do that.

      Another suggestion would be to run a coax feed from the back of the Sky STB and purchase a Magic-Eye & a 2nd remote control.

      This would allow you to view & control the STB when in your bedroom.

      The second box would be for my son, so the two boxes would be used concurrently.

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      Re: Multi-room & shared communal dish solution?

      No problem.

      The satellite signal might not be strong enough to reach the 2nd room, otherwise the SkyHD STB would be a good option. It doesn't have a hard drive, so no recording, Anytime or 2nd input to worry about.

      It does have a LAN port, so it may be able to stream content from the internet in the future (i.e. BBC iplayer or Anytime+).

      You can purchase your own satellite coax cables.

      I would check on-line to see if you can get it for a discounted price.

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