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Watching Sky TV in Another Room

Viewing Sky TV in another room is usually done via a Sky Multiscreen package, which involves paying an additional monthly fee.  However, there are many others ways to achieve Sky TV in other rooms for free.  Below are alternatives methods to view Sky TV in other rooms.  We have also provided methods to remotely control your Sky box from your other room.

Watching Sky TV in other Rooms using HDMI Advantages: Does not require an extra Sky box. An extra subscription to Sky is not needed. HDMI cables offer superb picture quality.  You will therefore experience the same image on both TV’s. Disadvantages: You have to run an HDMI cable through your house to the second TV. HDMI cables can be very expensive, Approximately $19 for 50ft (or £13.5 for 15m). What’s needed? HDMI Cable.  Length will depend upon the distance from your Sky box to your second TV.

How to set it up: Connect a short HDMI cable from your Sky box into the input port of a HDMI splitter. The HDMI splitter will usually have 2 output ports.  Connect each of your 2 TV sets into these ports using HDMI leads.  If you wish to connect more TV’s, then you can buy splitters with more output ports. Watching Sky TV in other Rooms using Ethernet Advantages: Does not require an extra Sky TV box. An extra subscription to Sky is not needed. This method uses an HDMI to Ethernet cable adaptor. Ethernet cables are very cheap compared to HMDI cables, which is ideal if you other TV is located a long distance away. A HDMI to Ethernet converter allows HD viewing on your other TV. Ethernet cables are much cheaper than HDMI cables Disadvantages: Although Ethernet cables are not expensive, you will need to run the cable through your home. You will need to purchase a HDMI to Ethernet converter. What’s needed? HDMI to Ethernet converter.  Length will depends upon the distance from your Sky box to your second TV. How to set it up:    Connect a short HDMI cable into your Sky box. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the input port of

Watching Sky TV in other Rooms using Coaxial Cable Advantages: Uses a device called Sky Eye, which uses your existing TV coaxial cable to transmit an image to your second TV Magic Eye also allows you to send an IR signal via your existing TV coaxial cable.  Therefore, allowing you to select Sky channels within the same room as your second TV. Disadvantages: Sky magic eye does not transmit a high definition image to second TV. The signal transmitted to the second TV via your coaxial can be effected by electrical noise. What’s needed? Sky TV Link.  Length will depends upon the distance from your Sky box to your second TV. How to set it up:

Image on a second TV is achieved via coaxial cable (TV Arial) with this method.  Sky TV boxes have a coaxial socket at the rear that outputs a video signal to a second TV.  You should only use high quality double screen coaxial cables for this to reduce interference.

 Connect a short HDMI cable into your Sky box. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the input port of Watching Sky TV in other Rooms using Extra Sky TV Box’s Advantages: Will operate the same as the original Sky box. This means you will have an additional remote control. Disadvantages: You will need to pay extra money towards your Sky subscription.