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If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders for each set or is

If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders for each set or is there a way of connecting them?

If you have several TVs at home do you need separate decoders f
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If you want to watch different programmes on different TVs, you need a decoder for each.

With satellite, you will also need a "Quad LNB" on the dish, as each satellite decoder requires a separate "LNB" connection for each.

For digital cable and Freeview, the incoming cable can be split and shared.

There are a few options (such as the Pace Twin PVR) that can be used as a decoder for a second room, using only a standard connection for the second TV.

If you simply want to be able to watch the same programme in a second room, this can be done using a standard TV "UHF" cable.

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Sunday, 9 January 2011
David Campbell
5:59 PM

I currently have a sky digibox. As well as watching the selected channel via scart on my main TV, I can view the same channel on other TV's in the house via the RF output. I'm thinking of getting Sky HD+ and noticed it has two RF outputs. Does this mean that as well as watching a selected channel via hdmi I can still connect other TV's via the two RF outputs.
If so, can these two RF outputs show two different selected programmes.
Can the recorded content on the Sky HD+ box, when being played back, be viewed through the RF outputs as well, or is this only available through the hdmi cable.

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David Campbell's 5 posts GB
Monday, 10 January 2011

6:53 AM

David Campbell: The RF outputs are the same, they show the currently playing channel - that on the SCART and HDMI - as a single analogue, mono RF modulated UHF channel.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
9:37 PM

i have two freeveiw boxes in two different rooms on one outside ariel i havre athree way splitter nearest box to the ariel picks up all channel one in other room dosen,t pick up itv c4 c5 its says no signal yet other channels are ok

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eddie's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
3:03 PM

thanks for your advice having checked every thing all it could have been was the rf adapter i had on the gong into my freeveiw box took the adapter off the cable put an ariel end on the cable every thing is ok now thanks

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eddie's 2 posts GB

3:09 PM

eddie: I'm glad to hear you located the problem.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 5 March 2011
phil jenkins
12:58 PM

can i use 3 digital tv sets using only one rooftop aerial ?

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phil jenkins's 1 post GB

4:13 PM

phil jenkins: Yes, as many as you like.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Martin West
9:09 AM

I have had a Sky box and a second TV connected to watch the same channel in another room. Have now dumped Sky and bought A Humax Freesat recorder. Can I still connect the second Tv and if so how?

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Martin West's 1 post FR
Monday, 21 March 2011

6:27 AM

Martin West: You can connect your second TV directly to the dish, you just need a satellite-grade cable to a spare output on the dish and another Freesat box, which start at £30. This will allow you to watch any channel on the other TV.

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