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    Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

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      Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      I just have a SKY+ Box and a TV. I want to use a sender to broadcast my Sky+ box upstairs.

      On the back of my SKY + box there are 2 scart outs although one is labelled VCR if i plug the sender into the VCR one will that affect my TV i know when i tried this a while ago with my Freeview box it cut the picture to my tv.

      If not does anyone know if you can get a lead that will split the out from my SKY+ box into two so i can plug one into the tv and one into the sender?

      Cheers


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      Re: Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      All the video senders I have used have it already set up so you stick the sender plug into the back of the TV input and the tv lead into the sender output and there is a flying lead which goes off to the video sender, it's very unusual to have to manually split it your self.

      Can you stick a photo of the leads that came with your sender up so we can see what you have?

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      Re: Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      All the video senders I have used have it already set up so you stick the sender plug into the back of the TV input and the tv lead into the sender output and there is a flying lead which goes off to the video sender, it's very unusual to have to manually split it your self.

      Can you stick a photo of the leads that came with your sender up so we can see what you have?
      Just normal scart leads. Which means i had to keep changing them over with the freeview box. I haven't yet tried with vcr slot on the sky+ box yet.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      Ok there are a couple of ways that I would do it depending on your system setup, based on what you told us I'd try one of these.

      1st would be just to get a scart lead that splits into 2 connectors at one end.

      Maplin > SCART Plug to Two SCART Plug Lead

      the single end would plug into the TV end of the Sky Box and then the other 2 would go into the TV and sender.

      2nd is to use one of the leads I described earlier where you get a lead that would effectively act a through connector and this would go onto the sky TV output and the TV lead would go into the other end of the box and then you have the 3 phono connectors to go off to the sender.

      Maplin > SCART to 3 Phono Adaptor

      And if you need to convert the phono back to scart

      Maplin > SCART to Phono IN Adaptor

      although make sure you get the one that will work in the right direction, as it seems that you can't get universal in/out ones any more.

      Hope that is of some help.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      I think it will work ok if you plug it into the VCR scart. I have mine plugged into a DVD recorder and it does not stop the TV one working. I know this as I have the TV out plugged to Scart 1 on my TV and the DVD to Scart 2. Both send a signal as changing the scart channel swaps from TV to DVD and vice versa.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      1st would be just to get a scart lead that splits into 2 connectors at one end.

      Maplin > SCART Plug to Two SCART Plug Lead

      the single end would plug into the TV end of the Sky Box and then the other 2 would go into the TV and sender.
      Sounds like the perfect solution.

      Many thanks i apreciate that.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      Quote Originally Posted by rubric View Post
      Sounds like the perfect solution.

      Many thanks i apreciate that.
      Just a small caveat - with my ye olde digisender dg200 mk1 splitting the SCART lead brings a reduction in video level - not unnaceptable, but noticeable.

      Cheers

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      Re: Amstrad Sky + Box and TV Sender

      It takes only a few minutes to try plugging direct to the VCR socket, why not try this first?

      Sounds like the perfect solution.
      If you decide to go this way, remember you will also need a coupler, as these cables terminate in a male plug. Your sender unit will also be male so cannot be connected to the cable without one.

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