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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

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A diagram may help

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drgeoff
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

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For completeness the diagram could show that the aerial input also goes to the two tuners in the Vision box.  But that might reduce the clarity wrt the present discussion :smileytongue:.

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

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drgeoff wrote:

For completeness the diagram could show that the aerial input also goes to the two tuners in the Vision box.  But that might reduce the clarity wrt the present discussion :smileytongue:.


Edited, happy now ? :smileywink:

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EliBev321
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

(Keith_Beddoe)

 

Sorry to labour the point but we have just had the digital switchover in my area and I am hoping to get rid of Sky and move to Vision but want to be sure that I can continue to watch sports, recordings, etc on other TVs in the house which I do at the moment using the RF output on the Sky box, splitters, Magi eyes, etc.

 

So it seems I need to buy an RF modulator (SLx 27851R RF Modulator Retail Box) and something to replace the magic eyes  (Powermid XL) . Have I got it right?!

 

Thanks

Bev
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EliBev321
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

                                                                                                                                                (Keith_Beddoe)

 

Sorry to labour the point but we have just had the digital switchover in my area and I am hoping to get rid of Sky and move to Vision but want to be sure that I can continue to watch sports, recordings, etc on other TVs in the house which I do at the moment using the RF output on the Sky box, splitters, Magi eyes, etc.

 

So it seems I need to buy an RF modulator (SLx 27851R RF Modulator Retail Box) and something to replace the magic eyes  (Powermid XL) . Have I got it right?!

 

Thanks

Bev
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minusdot
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

Is it Sky Sports you're after? Then that may be the deal breaker for new customers. Are you in a "BT Infinity broadband enabled area"? If not, then you can't get Sky Sports through BT Vision.

 

http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/tv/sports-on-bt-vision

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EliBev321
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

Hi,

 

Yes we will have infinity later this month so that's not a problem - it's this RF output that I'm worried about.

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minusdot
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV


EliBev321 wrote:

Hi,

 

Yes we will have infinity later this month so that's not a problem - it's this RF output that I'm worried about.


Lucky you! I was just worried you were rushing out to buy kit that you wouldn't need.

 

I haven't tried using the kit you mentioned (I can still use the RF out as I'm on the old old system) but it sounds about right. I know folk on here have had issues with the IR extenders, and no-one else has mentioned the one that you did, so you may want to use the search to see the posts others have made regarding IR extenders.

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henburyman
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

My BT Vision box is under the lounge TV and is connected to it with HDMI.

 

I watch BT Vision (including recorded, On Demand and Catchup) no problem on the bedroom TV, using the following equipment:

 

1) A Universal Scart To Coax Video Modulator by Mercury (£16.75 inc postage from Amazon) to give a RF modulated output.

2) SLx6 Way Signal Distribution Amplifier with Digital Bypass by Goodmans (£17.52 inc postage from Amazon) to split/amplify the RF output. - you probably already have one of these or similar.

 

I also bought a PowerMid XL Remote Control Extender (£25.90 inc. postage from Amazon) and a 2nd remote control from BT (about £10 as far as I can remember) so I can operate the BT Vision box from the bedroom without having to remember to take the Remote Control from the lounge to bed with me.

 

Hope that this is helpful.

 

 

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minusdot
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Re: BT Vision on a Second TV

Great post henburyman - very helpful to all! And that's a nice little setup you have there.

 

I rarely use my RF out because I don't have an IR extender - shame really as I already have a spare remote (BT gave me a black one because the silver one doesn't control my TV). But I often use my slingbox and watch (and control) my vbox from my laptop, the quality's not brilliant but it wins on convenience. I wish that I could connect my laptop,xbox or PS3 to the vbox directly but maybe BTV2 will offer that one day as they totally failed to take advantage of the mediaroom solution.