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    Additional set

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      Additional set


      Sure this is quite a simple problem ( if you know what you are doing - which I don't) I have Sky installed in the lounge and paid Sky to come and run a cable ( with signal) through into another room where I can change channels etc using the 'magic eye'. Would now like to run an additional cable out to a summer house but not sure how to do it. Would want to use another magic eye system out there.

      Can someone please explain in very simple English what I need to do and the various bits and pieces I would need. Can I fit some kind of splitter onto the output at the back of the box ( where currently the feed for the bedroom comes from) and then simply run two cables - one as is currently to the bedroom and another out to the summer house?. If so what is the splitter I need.

      Thanks fo looking and hopefully somone will be kind enough to give me the answer

      jim E

      PS It is not my idea for the TV to be in the summer house but those that are married will appreciate that sometimes it is just easier to do as the wife says than argue

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      Re: Additional set

      Erm you may get a better response by putting this in the television section and not the BB section

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      Re: Additional set

      Moved to TV section.
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      Re: Additional set

      First you need another eye as well as on of these;

      Sky 2 way splitter amplifier booster GBP19.99 All Inc

      Then you decide where to split the cable,if the second TV point is closer to the summerhouse,then disconnect the lead from the Sky box to that TV & connect to the input port on the above splitter.
      Then from one of the output ports on the splitter,runa short fly lead to the eye on that TV.
      From the second output port,run a new leangth of CT100 or similar (Dont buy cheap as chips CoAx,It's crap.Use this;

      TheDigiboxShop - Satellite & Coax Cable

      to the TV point in the summerhouse & connect up the new eye.
      Simple.Obviously the location of the digi box or second TV would determine where you split the cable in the first place but ideally you want to keep the second run of cable as short as possible.



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