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Second SKY box with Saorview

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  • 11-03-2012 7:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 39


    Hi all,

    I'm trying to setup the old portable TV in the bedroom to go digital before the turnoff of the analogue system. (The TV does not have the built-in MPEG-4 decoder.)

    The portable only has a co-axial input with a single scart connector on the back. I don't think it's worth paying the extra €180 a year to get SKY Multiroom, so what I'm planning to do is the following:

    ...buy a cheap second hand SKY box and get the free-to-air channels through the scart. Buy a Saorview Set Top Box to get the RTE stations through the co-axial input.

    I'm just wondering if this will work, and if the SKY+ unit in the living room would still work as normal?

    Thanks,
    Paul


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  • Registered Users Posts: 93 ✭✭Bilbert55


    Use the coax input for sky and the Saorview box on scart,

    Sky+ in front room will be unaffected,

    u can buy a free to air satellite box for around €50 - these are much better than an old sky box


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭grousedogtom


    As long as you stay paying a sky subscription your sky+ should work as normal,the sky box in the bedroom will give you fta channels once you bring a coax cable from the dish lnb to the sky box,you will need a coax cable from a UHF aerial to saorview box to receive saorview or an indoor aerial if your in a strong signal aerial.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,547 ✭✭✭✭The Cush


    paul8f wrote: »
    ...buy a cheap second hand SKY box and get the free-to-air channels through the scart. Buy a Saorview Set Top Box to get the RTE stations through the co-axial input.

    I'm just wondering if this will work, and if the SKY+ unit in the living room would still work as normal?

    I don't think any Saorview receiver has a co-ax output to TV, scart or HDMI only. You may be able to loop a scart from one receiver thru another to the TV.

    For the FTA satellite channels you'll require a separate feed from a quad LNB (4 output) on the satellite dish, it'll have no effect on your existing Sky+ receiver.


  • Registered Users Posts: 463 ✭✭grousedogtom


    Could use the scart for soarview box and rf outlet for skybox.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 paul8f


    If I cannot loop the scarts, I will go with the RF (co-ax) for the SAT. A single run from the LNB of the dish will do, as I will not be recording with the 2nd satellite box.

    Thanks for all the advice!


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