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    8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

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      8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

      Im currently convertin my house to 6 beds + games room and want to install Sky for the first time. My partner is moving in with her 2 teenagers who wont come unless sky is available. That makes 5 teenagers and 2 adults. I know it would be easier to stay single but Im up for a challenge. Im tryign to do the lot with 4 Sky boxes and a lot of cabling. The enclosed diagram is how I see it but I need experts to tell me if there is a better way and also what type of cabling is needed, particularly for the HD. The boxes are going to be located centrally. with Skylinks in all rooms - I have only shown this on 4 rooms as it was looking very messy.

      Any thoughts or advice would be gratefully accepted. Dump the teenagers is not an option!!

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      Re: 8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

      Quote Originally Posted by netmaker View Post
      Im currently convertin my house to 6 beds + games room and want to install Sky for the first time. My partner is moving in with her 2 teenagers who wont come unless sky is available. That makes 5 teenagers and 2 adults. I know it would be easier to stay single but Im up for a challenge. Im tryign to do the lot with 4 Sky boxes and a lot of cabling. The enclosed diagram is how I see it but I need experts to tell me if there is a better way and also what type of cabling is needed, particularly for the HD. The boxes are going to be located centrally. with Skylinks in all rooms - I have only shown this on 4 rooms as it was looking very messy.

      Any thoughts or advice would be gratefully accepted. Dump the teenagers is not an option!!

      Paul
      How will all 4 boxes have viewing card/subscriptions? I thought Multiroom was limited to 1 box and your original.

      Without a card/sub isn't it just a glorified freeview box?

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      Re: 8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

      Quote Originally Posted by netmaker View Post
      Im currently convertin my house to 6 beds + games room and want to install Sky for the first time. My partner is moving in with her 2 teenagers who wont come unless sky is available. That makes 5 teenagers and 2 adults. I know it would be easier to stay single but Im up for a challenge. Im tryign to do the lot with 4 Sky boxes and a lot of cabling. The enclosed diagram is how I see it but I need experts to tell me if there is a better way and also what type of cabling is needed, particularly for the HD. The boxes are going to be located centrally. with Skylinks in all rooms - I have only shown this on 4 rooms as it was looking very messy.

      Any thoughts or advice would be gratefully accepted. Dump the teenagers is not an option!!

      Paul
      I think a trip to AVForums Home would probably be a good idea, you should be able to find a few boffins over there who can help you. I've read a few threads over there in the past about complicated setups for Sky.

      I did hear rumours that Sky have plans for a network style distrubution system, however i think the costs of such a system have put Sky off for the time being.
      I think it's something like this - CanalDigitaal Delivers World's First Wireless Entire-Home Satellite Distribution Service
      Last edited by tapzilla2k; 12-10-07 at 06:48 PM.

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      Re: 8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

      Make it easy on Urself, get rid of the KIDS

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      Re: 8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

      Are you limited to 4 boxes by budget, as a box per room would be better.

      Quattro LNB (Sky) and Terrestial aerial to x5 input x16 output distribution amp.

      Two cables to each room, fed into undiplexing wall plate.

      Leaves you with two independant sat outputs and one for terrestial.

      x7 multiroom subs though !?

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      Re: 8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

      try to use only one box... plug it to the main socket and use a wep security (wireless setting) to connect all the equipment. make sure you'll get a technician who knows how to set it up.

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      Re: 8 room multi-room setup - novice needs advice

      Quote Originally Posted by xenonlenardg View Post
      try to use only one box... plug it to the main socket and use a wep security (wireless setting) to connect all the equipment. make sure you'll get a technician who knows how to set it up.
      ...!?

     

     

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