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Please bear with me as I am not too knowledgeable about TVs...

I have a satellite dish with four cables, 2 cables go to my living room, 1 to my loft space, and 1 to the garage.

I would like to get Freesat and be able to record programs and then watch them back either in the living room or the bedroom, so one box would need to be connected to two TVs - is this possible?

I will only ever be using one TV at a time so no need to be able to use both at the same time.

I have found this Freesat box (https://www.freesat.co.uk/get-freesat/set-top-boxes/recordable-4k-tv-box ) but I do not know whether this will allow the multi-room viewing?

Also if anyone has any specific TVs they would recommend this would be useful too - currently I am looking at 45-55" screen sizes.

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  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,953 Forumite
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    The TV itself is irrelevant.  Its the box that's more important.

    Sounds like you're describing a Sky Q multiroom type of arrangement, which wouldn't require more than two cables from the dish, but the second  box would be wireless.  You're almost certainly not going to get that on a Freesat installation.

    What you want can probably be done but it'll get complicated and messy quite quickly.  This thread might be of interest:

  • cx6
    cx6 Posts: 1,176 Forumite
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    The output from your freesat recording box will be hdmi.

    The other end of the hdmi cable will be plugged into your tv

    You could buy a very long hdmi cable and run it to your bedroom tv depending on the length.
  • csgohan4
    csgohan4 Posts: 10,597 Forumite
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    I have free sat and just feeding back as this is the latest freest thread on here

    we got the 4k Freesat recorder box 1tb

    Mainly to have on demand apps in one place, primarily Netflix and amazon

    The box itself is clunky and there is a short but noticeable delay of when you press buttons on the remote such as changing channels or inputting passwords

    The netflix app is temperamental, it often says unable to load title or error connecting, despite internet being good and working. we have 350mbps here

    Apparently it's a known problem. We often just turn the box on and off and it sorts that issue out

    on the whole it is far inferior to the Sky Q box and not as smooth. But in the long run it is cheaper. we got the amazon set top box insurance for 3 years for piece of mind which is only around 20 quid. 

    If you can live without Sky, go for it, but don't expect a like for like switch box wise. Obviously you lose the sky channels. 
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