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Old 08-05-2012, 21:33   #1
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Hi everyone, i would appreciate some advice from any of you, this is my first post so bear with me. I am trying to find the best way to connect my v+ hd box to a second tv in another room, I have it connected to a lcd tv just now and am trying to connect it to another lcd tv in the other room. Does anyone know the best way to do this, i know that the same programme will need to be on both tv's and that is fine. Any ideas would be welcome, thanks.
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Re: connect v+ box to 2 tv's

There are several methods you could use, either wired or wireless.

If you want to go down the wireless route, a video sender connected to the VCR scart is one method if you are happy to only get non HD content on the 2nd TV. If you do want HD, there are HD video senders on the market now, but they are expensive.

If you don't mind the wired route, the simplest connection is with an RF coax connection. If you have an SA V+ it has a modulator built in; if you have a Sammy V+ you will need an RF modulator connected to the VCR Scart on the V+. The output will be SD widescreen but with mono sound. If you do want HD you could buy an HDMI splitter and amp that will allow a decent run of cable to the second TV. Again, the HD option would be the more expensive of the two.
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There are several methods you could use, either wired or wireless.

If you want to go down the wireless route, a video sender connected to the VCR scart is one method if you are happy to only get non HD content on the 2nd TV. If you do want HD, there are HD video senders on the market now, but they are expensive.

If you don't mind the wired route, the simplest connection is with an RF coax connection. If you have an SA V+ it has a modulator built in; if you have a Sammy V+ you will need an RF modulator connected to the VCR Scart on the V+. The output will be SD widescreen but with mono sound. If you do want HD you could buy an HDMI splitter and amp that will allow a decent run of cable to the second TV. Again, the HD option would be the more expensive of the two.
Hi nodrogd,

thanks for the suggestions, i will look into them, can i ask you what you mean by sa v+ and sammy v+, not sure what you mean? i have had a quote of £50 from virgin to install a
new box in the other room which would allow my daughter to watch different channels from me. Is this my best option as you say the other methods can be expensive. Thanks
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Re: connect v+ box to 2 tv's

The TiVo offer where they let you keep your old box for free is the best option
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The TiVo offer where they let you keep your old box for free is the best option
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but i have already done this with the tivo in the lounge and the old box in my bedroom.
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Re: connect v+ box to 2 tv's

Who makes your v+ box? Samsung or sa?
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Re: connect v+ box to 2 tv's

it is a samsung

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it is a samsung
i am thinking the best option is the hd amp splitter and long hd cable because i dont think i have a rf output on my box and video senders are too expensive, what does everyone think
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Re: connect v+ box to 2 tv's

To use the RF option you would need one of THESE connected to the VCR Scart on the V+ (Scart lead also required).

To use the HD option you would need something like THIS with associated HDMI leads of the required length.
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To use the RF option you would need one of THESE connected to the VCR Scart on the V+ (Scart lead also required).

To use the HD option you would need something like THIS with associated HDMI leads of the required length.
Hi guys thanks for your help, I am going to go for the hd splitter option. Could any of you
direct me to the product that would allow me to change channels on the second tv
without going into the other room where the box is located. Thanks again.
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Hi guys thanks for your help, I am going to go for the hd splitter option. Could any of you
direct me to the product that would allow me to change channels on the second tv
without going into the other room where the box is located. Thanks again.
Search Amazon for "IR sender".

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Re: connect v+ box to 2 tv's

hi guys a friend has now given me their old cisco virgin hd box , i thought that i would at least get the freeview channels for my girls room on this but no only getting the 5 main channels any ideas on this? and also now that i have this box is the previous products we discussed still the best way to go to connect to the 2 tvs or any other ideas. sorry to be a pain just want the best and cheapest way to go. thanks
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Re: connect v+ box to 2 tv's

The box you have been given is just a "door stop" it can't be used.
It's Virgin's property and should have been returned to them.
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hi guys a friend has now given me their old cisco virgin hd box , i thought that i would at least get the freeview channels for my girls room on this but no only getting the 5 main channels any ideas on this? and also now that i have this box is the previous products we discussed still the best way to go to connect to the 2 tvs or any other ideas. sorry to be a pain just want the best and cheapest way to go. thanks
Only boxes supplied directly to you by Virgin can be used. There are no "Freeview" channels on Virgin, it is a subscription service. Channels 1 to 5 are the only ones viewable if the box and viewing card are not linked to your account.
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