It's possible to watch Sky TV in multiple rooms by connecting your Sky box to additional TV sets either wirelessly or using coaxial cable. Coaxial cable is useful if you want to watch Sky on one or two additional TVs but would not be ideal for four rooms as you would have to use two splitters and the signal would be weak. Transmitting the signal wirelessly is a better solution but you can still only watch a single channel in the different rooms at any one time. In order to watch different channels simultaneously, you will need Sky's Multiroom package.
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Purchase wireless video senders. These have both a transmitter and a receiver. You need a receiver for each room beyond the one hooked up to the Sky box, so you will need at least three receivers. Some models come with two receivers but few come with three. You will therefore need to buy at least two identical wireless video sender kits.
Connect the transmitter to the spare SCART socket on your Sky box. Connect the receivers to the SCART sockets in the three other rooms. Most modern TVs have SCART sockets. If yours don't, you can buy wireless video senders that connect to the TVs via the aerial sockets.
Turn on your Sky box and all four TVs. Tune each additional TV until it displays the same thing as the one connected directly to the Sky box. You can now watch the programme currently selected in four different rooms.
Transmitting the signal wirelessly.
Contact Sky via sky.com or by calling 08442 411 653. Ask to purchase Sky Multiroom for three additional rooms.
Arrange a time for Sky engineers to call. New viewing cards will be sent to you before the appointment. Have these ready when the engineers call. Sky will supply extra boxes and the engineers will connect them to your satellite dish. They will also connect each box to your additional TVs. You usually have to pay for each additional Sky box, as well as a monthly subscription.
Watch Sky TV in four different rooms. With Sky Multiroom, you can watch different channels in different rooms at the same time.
Using Sky Multiroom.
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