Linking 2 TVs, 2 Sky+ boxes - Help!

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Hi

I currently have Sky+ downstairs with an aerial link to my TV upstairs with a TV Remote Eye upstairs. This allows me to watch Sky+ upstairs and change programs, set up new recordings from upstairs via the remote eye.

I am having Sky+160 installed this weekend: replacing my standard Sky+ downstairs and the old Sky+ moved upstairs. I want to be able to:

a) Link both Sky+ boxes to the TVs in the other rooms;
:cool: Add another Remote eye so I can record programs on either Sky+ box & watch in either rooms.

How should I do this? Can I use 2 remote eyes this way? If so, how do I prevent the signal from the remote handset hitting both Sky+ boxes? If I click to record wont both sky+ boxes receive the command, one directly & one via the remote eye?

Help please!
 

rolfw

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#2
Don't think that there is a neat solution to your problem, there is a combiner unti made for theSky+ and a standard digibox, but i cannot see a way to control the other one, unless you use a wireless remote extender and this would still need to be shielded from the magic eye.
 
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rolfw said:
Don't think that there is a neat solution to your problem, there is a combiner unti made for theSky+ and a standard digibox, but i cannot see a way to control the other one, unless you use a wireless remote extender and this would still need to be shielded from the magic eye.
Thanks Rolf,

Perhaps I am being too ambitious. I will use the Sky+160 as the main box, linked to the best TV with surround sound. There are times when there are more than 2 programs on at the same time and I dont want to be forced to only watch these in the bedroom.
 

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#4
Nothing stopping you from incorporating it into the system, but do you really need to be able to control the second box from another room?
 
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Hi Rolf, Hope you see this. You mentioned a 'Combiner' available for a TV Eye linking Sky & Sky+ box. Can you give me more information. I have recently upgraded to Sky+ 160, but use my old box for listening to the Radio. Both Receivers are tucked away in a cupboard, and I use a TV Eye to link Sky+ to the TV and a Wireless A/V sender for the Radio (but would like to run this over Coaxial as well) using 1 TV eye for both (as Sky & Sky+ Remotes are 'Unique'). The other headache I have here is the Audio signal is not compatible with Swiss TV's so I'm using an old UK VCR as a Tuner. I would obviously need to change the channel of either Sky or Sky+ so they transmit on separate channels.
 
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