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Thread: HD to a 2nd TV

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    HD to a 2nd TV

    Hi Guys,

    How can I get HD from Sky to a 2nd TV in my house?

    We already have RF round the house, but the quality is obviously rubbish.
    I have seen a Cocoon wireless system Home Page - Cocoon Systems but I am not sure if thats HD.

    Thanks
    Andy
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    Shove a DVB-S2 card in a computer and stream it via IP?

    IP over everything and everything over IP
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    CYP do a device that transmits HDMI over CAT6, with IR support.

    CYP, PU-106, HDMI over CAT6 Extender Set With IR (CYP PU-106)

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    Be wary of how sensitive the HDMI over Cat5/6 kit is, as I mentioned in another thread I used to use a similar setup supplied by hdcable.co.uk and had really horrendous interference issues.

    I would loose signal for 1-2 seconds every time our shower/over/central heating was came on/off.

    Ended up using a HDMI cable and network cable with USB IR repeater. These cables followed the same course as the HDMI extender setup and don't suffer from any issues :/
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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    Out of interest, does HDMI loose quality if you split it?
    Sky only has one hdmi out as far as I know, so I would have to split it to the main tv and then the other into this little Cyp box.
    Andy Booth
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    The CYP Splitter (CH-12) states that it splits without signal loss.

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    Thats good news.
    However I have just noticed it required 2 cables, do you think it would still work ok with hubs on cat6?
    Andy Booth
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    I believe it needs to be a direct link and can't go through any other devices.

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    Does the splitter handle HDCP? Otherwise I'd expect problems.

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    We have an Infinius Matrix splitter (that fully handles HDCP) - this takes HDMI inputs from Sky, PS3, PC, Wii (have component to HDMI) - and this has two HDMI outputs, where you can have the same or different outputs. So you can have Sky on in the kitchen and PS3 in the front room.

    Between the Infinus and kitchen is connected via HDMI over Cat5 - and all remote is handled via RF with Sky Magic eye and BlueDelta smart blaster.

    I have never had an issues at all with my HD over Cat5, *but* my set up it over a relatively short distance, maybe 15m, it is short enough to not have to use external power for the HD/CAT receiver.

    You can get HD over IP devices, they were pretty expensive last time I looked, and haven't looked recently. But with the HD over Cat5 - it is only using the cables for convenience -, as Richard says above, they must be directly linked to each end - ie no switches etc in between.

    Cheers,
    Sean

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