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      Help with sky cables in rental

      Hi I hope someone can offer some advice. We are moving to a rental house on Monday, the house has a SKY dish and two cables coming in to the lounge. The landlord said he thought there were also sky cables in the dining area and main bedroom.

      We are fine with connecting our sky+ box to the 2 cables in the lounge but there is also just 1 cable coming in to the main bedroom (not sure of the technical name but it has a screw type end on it, like the cables that screw into back of sky box). There isn't an actual cable in dining room/kitchen but there is a wall socket with two points that are also screw type i.e not like a male/female aerial socket), no cables though just a wall socket.

      We have no idea what these are, old multi room connections maybe? Landlord none the wiser. We would like sky on tv in the kitchen/dining area and in main bedroom but not sure how to connect up. We don't want multi room just the ability to get the sky signal on the tv and use a magic eye maybe.

      Thanks and sorry for not being more specific.


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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      We are fine with connecting our sky+ box to the 2 cables in the lounge but there is also just 1 cable coming in to the main bedroom (not sure of the technical name but it has a screw type end on it, like the cables that screw into back of sky box). There isn't an actual cable in dining room/kitchen but there is a wall socket with two points that are also screw type i.e not like a male/female aerial socket), no cables though just a wall socket.
      The connector is called an F connector

      Does the socket in the dining room/kitchen look like it would accept the F connector?

      If so then you can get the leads from Maplins etc or online or even make them yourself once you have bought the bits.

      I would look at the dish, and then see how many cables come off it, and then route them back to the house.

      ie if 2 cables go to the dining room/kitchen then chances are the previous person just made a neater job, and is resolved as above.




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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      As NewsreadeR has suggested, ascertain what's coming from the dish LNB into the house, and where. You can worry about everything else later. Co-axial cable from RF2 on the digibox to other tv's ( with a splitter ) is normal. However, as it's a rented house, you may not wish extra cables, in which case a wireless videosender would be an option. Additional receiver(s) are usually available so that you can send the signal to more than one remote tv.
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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      Hi

      We went back to the property today (we move in properly tomorrow) and checked all the the cables. The sky dish seems to have 3 pairs of cables, one pair goes to the lounge, one pair to the dining room & one pair to the main bedroom.

      The sockets in the dining room do look like they would accept an F-connector.

      My question really is what do we need cable wise to get SKY on the dining room and main bedroom TV's. Setting up the sky box in the lounge looks fine but I'm not sure what we need to do to get sky on the tv's elsewhere. We used magic eyes in our current house but our main aerial was somehow connected to the sky dish so the sky signal came through to all tc aerial points, we just used a magic eye so we could change channels.

      The set up in the rental looks very different, we didn't use f-connector cables ont he extra tv's in our current house.

      Any advice appreciated.

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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      How many actual Sky boxes do you have?




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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      We have one SKY+ box which we will connect in the lounge. We have sky in various rooms in our current house because the sky signal was somehow connected to our main serial and sky came through on every tv point. We just used magic eyes to change channels in the other rooms.

      The set up in the rental is different with different cabling so we have no idea how to connect to other tv's and what we will need. Clearly there are cables from the box into the room but do we actually need sky boxes in the other rooms?

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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      Sorry I meant clearly there are cables from the dish into the other rooms. I'm presuming we need more sky boxes to connect them to? We don't want a multi room setup, just the sky picture from the main box in other rooms.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dinky73 View Post
      Sorry I meant clearly there are cables from the dish into the other rooms. I'm presuming we need more sky boxes to connect them to? We don't want a multi room setup, just the sky picture from the main box in other rooms.

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      With the current setup, you will need additional boxes to be able to view tv in those rooms. Other options mentioned such as video senders and running coax from the Sky+ box will be cheaper solutions overall.
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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      If you don't want to have multiroom or any additional boxes then you are going to have to use magic eye / video sender type equipment.

      tbh - That's nothing that I am familiar with, hopefully someone else can advise on how best to do it.




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      Re: Help with sky cables in rental

      Cable method is explained here:
      Connect Sky to other rooms.
      You could use ultra-thin cable. More easily tacked along skirting boards and less visible.
      Ultra-thin cable.

     

     

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