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Old 27.06.2011, 09:42
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watching digital TV in two rooms

Hi All
did a quick search but not found an answer.
We have digital cablecom and the box etc is in the lounge. We want to put a TV in our kitchen and I want to be able to watch real tv in there and not have to plan and stream from the computer. is there an easy solution - my husband has mentioned the possibility of a wireless media sender . Is there any other way - do cablecom do a multiroom solution like Sky? Can you hook two tv's to one box???

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Hi All
did a quick search but not found an answer.
We have digital cablecom and the box etc is in the lounge. We want to put a TV in our kitchen and I want to be able to watch real tv in there and not have to plan and stream from the computer. is there an easy solution - my husband has mentioned the possibility of a wireless media sender . Is there any other way - do cablecom do a multiroom solution like Sky? Can you hook two tv's to one box???

hope my question is clear

Caz
I'm not sure if Cablecom has a multiroom solution (I know Swisscom does, but it's not cheap), but would just like to say that whatever you do DO NOT get the TV to TV transmitters that companies like Philips sell. Any distance over 5 meters, walls, or wi-fi signals render it useless. Just a bad product and not worth it.
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Old 27.06.2011, 11:11
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

Hey... OK I might role out my gadget guru status but depends on what box you have.

Which digibox do you have with cablecom? Also do you need to watch different programs in each room, or would you be happy enough watching the same program, just in the kitchen.



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Old 27.06.2011, 11:15
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Hi All
did a quick search but not found an answer.
We have digital cablecom and the box etc is in the lounge. We want to put a TV in our kitchen and I want to be able to watch real tv in there and not have to plan and stream from the computer. is there an easy solution - my husband has mentioned the possibility of a wireless media sender . Is there any other way - do cablecom do a multiroom solution like Sky? Can you hook two tv's to one box???

hope my question is clear

Caz
We wanted to do the same - and had to rent a 2nd box - but I think with basic (including English package), this is only +6 chufs a month extra.

The wireless media sender idea may work (should work in theory), but I would imagine you can only watch what is on the other TV/digital box.

These are available - for what? - round about 100chufs or a bit more, but if it didn't work .....
You need to hear from someone who may be already doing this.
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

looks like we have found a solution. We are buying a new TV for the kitchen so we need to get a ci+ TV and this means we can stick a digicard from Cablecom in the side of the TV and away we go. Hubby looked on digitec and you can tick a box to specify ci+ (UPC Cablecom comp) and there are over 200 TV's to choose from. The man at Cablecom said it was the new way to watch digi TV.
If it works we should be able to watch different channels and no wires.

I hope it all works but will report back when we get the card and TV

Thanks for all the replies

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Old 27.06.2011, 13:53
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looks like we have found a solution. We are buying a new TV for the kitchen so we need to get a ci+ TV and this means we can stick a digicard from Cablecom in the side of the TV and away we go. Hubby looked on digitec and you can tick a box to specify ci+ (UPC Cablecom comp) and there are over 200 TV's to choose from. The man at Cablecom said it was the new way to watch digi TV.
If it works we should be able to watch different channels and no wires.

I hope it all works but will report back when we get the card and TV

Thanks for all the replies

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Please do - I'd also like to do away with one of my boxes.
Where did hubby come by this info - is the service offered by CC themselves?

I may also soon be looking to replace one of my TV's, so will also do a search.

EDIT: Just looked at UPC CC. site - although it isn't clear from their description, I'm guessing that you still need to be connected to the cable wall socket, and that a TV in any location without a basic connection, would not work? Or do you have more details that would counter this assumption (i.e. radio signal transmitted from equipment plugged into the wall socket?)

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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

I rang cablecom after I decided I couldn't possibly be the first customer to want to know the answer to this. The chappie I spoke to immediately sugggested that if it was a new TV then maybe it had CI+ and then all we needed was the digicard

The digicard is a one off fee of 99chf
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http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/en/digicard.htm

http://www.digitec.ch/ have a box to tick on the TV page that states CI+ ready and UPC Cablecom compatible.

I am always a bit cynical if things seem too easy so will wait and see if it works but really hope not to have to resort to a sender as with kids running around, wireless connections everywhere and thick walls i know it will drive me crazy (my parents have one in there old french farmhouse and it makes me scream when it drops out)

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Old 27.06.2011, 14:17
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

Thanks for the reply - just looked at the website and just posted an EDIT to my previous reply.
.... but in addition to that question, I'm now wondering if this is just thru' the airwaves reception, as all terrestrial received TV is now digital (DVBT), and just enables the user to receive the extra channels through the airwaves?
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

We are using the Digicard for a couple of months with no problems.
It is great because you have only 1 remote control and don't have to use their crappy receivers,
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Old 27.06.2011, 14:22
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We are using the Digicard for a couple of months with no problems.
It is great because you have only 1 remote control and don't have to use their crappy receivers,
Do you still need a cable connection with the Cablecom wall socket, though?
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

if you have only one socket, can you get some kind of doubler so you can plug 2 boxes into one socket.
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if you have only one socket, can you get some kind of doubler so you can plug 2 boxes into one socket.
Sockets aren't the problem - I was just curious when the OP wrote they had a solution with this digicard, so they could have telly in the kitchen, as I would be unsure if there would be a wall socket in the kitchen.
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looks like we have found a solution. We are buying a new TV for the kitchen so we need to get a ci+ TV and this means we can stick a digicard from Cablecom in the side of the TV and away we go. Hubby looked on digitec and you can tick a box to specify ci+ (UPC Cablecom comp) and there are over 200 TV's to choose from. The man at Cablecom said it was the new way to watch digi TV.
If it works we should be able to watch different channels and no wires.

I hope it all works but will report back when we get the card and TV
Fitting the CI+ CAM module (DigiCard) into the TV is the easiest way

Of course, you still need the cable TV connection to the antenna socket of the TV.
And the TV must support CI+, which all new ones do

Most new TVs do not have a recorder built in, so a CI+ solution is generally without a recorder (but that is totally dependent on the functionality of your TV that you buy)

The CI+ comes in various packages starting from 0 SFr per month (I think they call it Mini)
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

The best way is a small pc with xbmc
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

Hello, we have the same situation here, but I am not clear on the answers (given my zero knowledge of this kind of things)

We have a TV in living room with Cablecom, another (new one which allows cards inside) in bedroom - whats next, please?

1) Buy the CI+ for the bedroom TV
2) Connecting the bedroom TV to the TV socket
3) ... ? Buy an additional package from Cablecom?
4) ... ?

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Hello, we have the same situation here, but I am not clear on the answers (given my zero knowledge of this kind of things)

We have a TV in living room with Cablecom, another (new one which allows cards inside) in bedroom - whats next, please?
It's simpler than you think. Follow these steps:

1) Connect the bedroom TV to the TV socket in the bedroon
2) Do not do anything else, just tune the TV.
3) Watch the channels. You get around 50 channels for free
4) If you want more channels than what you get for free, buy the CI+ card with a package of your choice for the bedroom TV
5) Once you have the CI+ card, turn TV off, insert card, turn TV on. Voila: more channels.
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

Cool - thanks! Just ordered the Digicard :-))
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Re: watching digital TV in two rooms

I've ditched the box a couple of years ago because I do not care about recording.

I bought 3 digicards (all new TV sold in Switzerland since 2011 are supposed to have a CI+ slot) and subscribed for the extra channels. After tuning in your TV (remember to select Digital Cable and to enter the frequency parameters that Cablecom supplies to you) you're up and running!
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