If you are living in a house you own or rent a large apartment, you will like to cut costs by using one TV subscription for all the TVs in your house.
A multi-room link helps you to connect all the TVs in your house together, and watch different channels in different rooms, all at the same time.
It means while you’re watching your favorite news channels, your kids can be watching their favorite cartoon while others may decide to be watching a live match.
Having said this, you may need to upgrade your Pay-TV Subscription, buy separate cable box and DVR for each room.
Before talking about the price of getting additional set-top boxes for other rooms in your house, let’s look into different ways of streaming Tv channels across the TVs in your apartment.
- Via cable (BK or broadband cable) – It is probably the “classic” connection that you need and it will be our focus in this article.
The signal, as the name suggests, comes from your operator via a cable into your home.
You’ll need to purchase this cable, and for some operators, you can rent it. However, you’ll have to return it when you’re migrating from the operator.
- Via Satellite (SAT) – It is a widespread way of receiving TV signals in Europe. With SAT, a satellite sends signals over a large area to certain parts of the world.
You can receive it via the satellite system and then forward it with cables. Unlike cable TV, you still need a receiver – either built into the TV or as a separate device.
- DVB-T2 or a terrestrial antenna is also an option for receiving TV signals. You do not receive the TV signals via a satellite dish, but an antenna, which in turn is connected to the television via a receiver.
If you’re getting cable boxes to multiscreen your Pay TV, then it’s important you know that the price of top providers in the UK
- If you are using Sky Q Multiscreen – You’ve to pay about £12 every month.
- Virgin Media’s multiroom attract an additional cost of about £7.50 monthly for each box you’re using.
- BT offers an extra Box at £5 per month if you want to use multiscreen Tv
- TalkTalk multi-room service costs about £4 every month.
Besides the cost of the upgrade and cost of set-top boxes, you may also be charged for installation and some other things, so you need to choose multiroom wisely.
For you to connect more TVs to one cable connection, you’ll need the following materials.
- A T-piece or antenna cable distributor
- Alternatively or in addition, a BK distributor amplifier since it’s easier to use than the broadband cable splitter
- Two coaxial cables
- As a possible accessory for laying the coaxial cable, we recommend any form of cable holder, especially for longer cabling – whether you prefer to hammer into the wall or immediately lay a cable duct is a matter of taste)
Connecting TVs via DVB-T2
You can actually distribute a DVB-T2 signal under similar conditions as a cable signal.
What you need do is to connect a splitter starting from the antenna and cable it from there to the respective receiver.
Here, you just need to understand that – if the cabling is too long (or the DVB-T2 signal is split too often), the signal becomes weaker.
If you only use indoor antennas for the reception, it is also worth considering simply installing one antenna per TV set.
If your TVs have built-in DVB-T2 tuners (and you save yourself the receiver), the costs are kept within limits.
Multi-room TV is now becoming popular in the Uk and it helps with the problem of remote and paying for a subscription per TV.
You can easily multiscreen your Pay TV and even record programs when you’re not available to watch them.