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2nd TV in bedroom

Yesterday had Sky+ to TV in lounge plus coax cable out to bedroom TV via Sky magic eye - full remote control of Sky box from bedroom.

Today I have Virgin V6 to TV in lounge and a dead co-ax cable (buried in wall) to bedroom TV.

How do I connect the V6 box to the bedroom TV to watch/record/play/freeze/change channel etc in bed?

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With difficulty, as analogue outputs are now consigned to history on new equipment. As with Sky's new Q box, there is only an HDMI output available. So the options are an HD video sender (that will cost you as much as renting a second box), or a long HDMI cable & splitter.

The ideal situation is an upgrade to TV Anywhere to view recordings on mobile & tablet devices, which is still a while away.

 

su1718.jpgCable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV6), Talk Anytime Phone, VIVID 350, Virgin PAYG Mobile

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The long coax cable is buried in the wall – I can’t replace it with a long HDMI cable and splitter unless it is visible.  And how would the remote work as there is nothing similar to the Sky magic eye?

I can buy an HDMI video sender (approx. £90 + a splitter) – maybe they are better than the last time I tried them........  That assumes the remote will work via the sender from the bedroom to the lounge.

 You are out of date with TV anywhere – it is available now and I’m watching TV on a tablet.  But, watching on a 10” tablet or a 5” phone is far from Ideal when you already have a 32” TV bolted to the wall.  I have considered using a tablet connected to the TV with a suitable HDMI cable but that is also far from Ideal.

 I could also use a splitter plus an HDMI to co-ax adapter (£20) in the lounge and use the co-ax cable direct to the TV in the bedroom – but no remote.

Best solution could be 2nd box in the bedroom connected via the existing coax cable to the Virgin Media service in the lounge.

 I rang Virgin to ask about a 2nd Tivo box as there is no info on the website, and found by accident they can’t provide me with a phone (the box is full) so I have been taken off the '£50 per month x 12 then £76' promotion for phone + broadband + TV, and put on a broadband + TV only package for £100.84 per month.  Are they having a laugh......?

 It’s not too late to cancel my Sky cancellation.

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regarding remote, the remote that comes with it is rf, and if you're lucky will control the v6 through the floor.

alternatively with an app on an android or ios phone you can control the v6 with that.

 And are you sure you can get a converter for £20, I haven't seen one, sure its not just an audio extractor ?

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Phil976 wrote:

The long coax cable is buried in the wall – I can’t replace it with a long HDMI cable and splitter unless it is visible.  And how would the remote work as there is nothing similar to the Sky magic eye?

I can buy an HDMI video sender (approx. £90 + a splitter) – maybe they are better than the last time I tried them........  That assumes the remote will work via the sender from the bedroom to the lounge.

 You are out of date with TV anywhere – it is available now and I’m watching TV on a tablet.  But, watching on a 10” tablet or a 5” phone is far from Ideal when you already have a 32” TV bolted to the wall.  I have considered using a tablet connected to the TV with a suitable HDMI cable but that is also far from Ideal.

(Not for recordings your not, only live TV. Virgin does not yet have that capability)

 I could also use a splitter plus an HDMI to co-ax adapter (£20) in the lounge and use the co-ax cable direct to the TV in the bedroom – but no remote.

Best solution could be 2nd box in the bedroom connected via the existing coax cable to the Virgin Media service in the lounge.

(Virgin use specialised triple screened cable, so you would not be able to use the existing one)

 I rang Virgin to ask about a 2nd Tivo box as there is no info on the website, and found by accident they can’t provide me with a phone (the box is full) so I have been taken off the '£50 per month x 12 then £76' promotion for phone + broadband + TV, and put on a broadband + TV only package for £100.84 per month.  Are they having a laugh......?

 It’s not too late to cancel my Sky cancellation.


(The standard Sky box now is Sky Q, so it wont be long before you have no option but to take one, which as I already stated has no analogue outputs).

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/news/550670/The-end-of-Sky-HD-popular-box-removed-Sky-website

su1718.jpgCable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV6), Talk Anytime Phone, VIVID 350, Virgin PAYG Mobile

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probably was an audio extractor - but no need.  Problem solved with a 15m HDMI lead from Tivo box (waiting for splitter - currently switching leads) to the bedroom TV (tested along the floor - now hidden in cupboards) and the remote works fine from the bed, so now have full control over Tivo while watching TV in bed - cost £8.99

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