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Watching Sky TV in Another Room

Watching 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 alternative methods to watching Sky TV in another room.  We have also provided methods to remotely control your Sky box from another room too.

Watching Sky TV in Another Room using Ethernet

This is the method we recommend.  These HDMI to Ethernet convertors send a fantastic Sky TV picture to another room.  The device also allows you to send IR signals down the same Ethernet cable, allowing you to change chanels from another location.  It is a cost effective approach to paying an extra monthly fee for another Sky TV box.

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 your other TV is located a long distance away.
  • The HDMI to Ethernet converter we recommend allows HD or UHD viewing on your other TV.
  • Ethernet cables are much cheaper than HDMI cables
  • These types of converters can also send an IR signal over the same Ethernet cable.

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 We Recommend

We recommend you buy a HDMI splitter.  And a HDMI to Ethernet converter.

Your Sky TV signal is output from your Sky box via an HDMI cable.  This HDMI cable goes into a splitter, which means your will have up to 4 separate Sky TV outputs instead of 1.

One of the outputs would connected into the TV near your Sky TV box.  Another output could be sent a long distance to another room via a HDMI to Ethernet converter.

Below are more details about these devices:

The product below consists of two metallic boxes, and 1 power supply.  It allows you to send a HDMI signal up to  40m (130ft) via 1 Ethernet cable.

A HDMI video/audio signal can be sent from a device such as a Sky box, playstation or xbox from one room to another.

You simply plug your HDMI device into the transmitter box such as Sky TV.  Then you connect the HDMI of the TV in the other room into the HDMI port on the receiver box.  The transmitter and reciever boxes are linked together via one Ethernet cable (ideally cat 5e, cat 6 or above).


 

How to set it up:

ROOM A – With Sky box in

  1. Connect a HDMI cable from your Sky box  into the input socket of the splitter box.
  2. Your splitter box will have a number of outputs, usually 2 or 4.
  3. Connect a HDMI lead so it goes from output 1 (of splitter box) into your TV in room A.
  4. Connect a HDMI lead so it goes from output 2 (of splitter box) into the HDMI port of the HDMI extender box labelled transmitter.
  5. Insert an Ethernet cable into the box labelled transmitter.  This is the cable that will go from room A into room B.  You should use an Ethernet cable called cat 5e, or cat 6.
  6. Connect the power supply into the box labelled transmitter.

ROOM B – TV you will Send the Signal to

  1. Connect a HDMI lead into your TV.
  2. Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the box labelled receiver.
  3. Connect the Ethernet lead (from room A) into the box labelled receiver in room B.

SENDING YOUR SKY REMOTE SIGNAL

When watching Sky TV in another room, it is essential you can also change the channel.  These HDMI to Ethernet converters usually have IR sender and reciever ports on them.  Your instructions for this device will tell you how to set this up.

  1. An IR reciever plugs into the HDMI extender box labelled reciever, in room B.
  2. The IR trasmitter plug into the HDMI extender box labeleed transmitter, in room A, where your sky box is.  The transmitter needs to be facing the reciever on your sky box.
  3. It works like this.  When using your remote in another room, the IR reciever reads your sky remote signal, then sends it to your sky box via Ethernet cable.  Positioning of the IR transmitter and reciever is critical for this to work.

Watching Sky TV in Another Room 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.
  • You will need to find another method to send your IR signal, so that you can control your sky box from another room.

What’s needed?

The product below enables you to split your signal from your Sky box.  You could then have Sky TV on up to 4 TV’s at the same time.

Length of this cable will depend upon the distance from your Sky box to your second TV.

 

 

How to set it up:

  1. Connect a HDMI cable from your Sky box into the input socket of the splitter box.
  2. Your splitter box will have a number of outputs, usually 2 or 4.
  3. Connect a HDMI lead so it goes from output 1 (of splitter box) into your TV in room A (where you sky box is).
  4. Connect a HDMI lead so it goes from output 2 (of splitter box) into your second TV in room B.
  5. To send your IR signal you could use something called an IR repeater.  This is a device that recieves the signal from your remote in another room, then outputs the signal to your sky boxes IR receiver.

 Watching Sky TV in Another Room 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.

  1.  Connect a short HDMI cable into your Sky box.
  2. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable into the input port of

Watching Sky TV in Another Room 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.

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