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Multi Room is it WiFi or is Coaxial cable required.

Can you advise, moving to a new home and will now need multi room TV boxes. Not keen on having wires fitted around the house. Are the multi room boxes run by WIFi or will I need coaxial wires installed, which I don’t really want. 

I think Sky Q multi room are run by WiFi and this might be a deal breaker in making my decision when I move. 

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Re: Multi Room is it WiFi or is Coaxial cable required.

The box do use wifi for streaming and catchup but you will still need a coax cable for live tv to work 


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Re: Multi Room is it WiFi or is Coaxial cable required.

Ok that’s a shame. Thank You. 

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Re: Multi Room is it WiFi or is Coaxial cable required.


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Ok that’s a shame. Thank You. 


It’s a trade off as to what you want. The functionality of the SkyQ mini is far less than the main box, & unless you go for the UHD version you will only have 6 tuners to play with, of which only 3 will record at the same time.

Also bear in mind that several channels have pulled the plug on Satellite distribution in favour of online platforms. Most of these channels still remain on Virgin as it is not reliant on Satellite distribution.

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Re: Multi Room is it WiFi or is Coaxial cable required.

Thanks for that, I will have to give it some more thought. I hate having wires! But maybe I need to consider the trade off on functionality. 

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Re: Multi Room is it WiFi or is Coaxial cable required.

If you are planning pulling the internal wires yourself it is worth it.

Wi-Fi is a shared resource so it may initially work fine only to have a neighbour add a new router / mesh system and it becomes unreliable.

My installer left me with a coil of coax to allow me to install my second box in a bedroom.
I fed the coax and Ethernet cable up the outside wall, through the attic and then down an internal wall to the site of the V6.
Very neat job (even though I say it myself).

Remember, if planned correctly then this is a one off job.

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