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Supporting Actor Film
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Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Hi all,

 

I have a question about this tv box.

 

Is it possible I can use this box via an ethernet conection to get all the same tv channels as I used to have when it used to be connected to the RF IN?

 

I am a bit unsure how/what? is provided and if the same things are available if it is connected via the ethernet channels from the router which is connected to the main upc cable in.

 

Thank you loads for any help.

Best regards

Richard Williams

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Movie Star
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Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

No, that's not possible.

 

The Horzionbox only has a RF-Tuner to display the TV-Channels.

 

IpTV via Ethernet/WLAN is not supported.

 

 

Supporting Actor Film
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Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Thank you very much for the reply. :-) much appreciated.

So I have my router taking the RF feed, how would I go about plugging my tv box in, would I need a splitter? Or does UPC support a different box that I can receive all the same channels via ethernet connection?

Best regards
Richard
Movie Star
1466 759 94

Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

You're welcome.

 

If you like to connect your ConnectBox and your Horizon into one RF-Socket you need a DS-29 Splitter. You can get one for free at the UPC hotline (there are people with english skills, no worry) or a UPC-Shop.

 

No, UPC doesn't have a Box that supports IpTV. The only way to receive TV via UPC equipment are devices that are directly pluged into the RF-Socket at the wall.

Supporting Actor Film
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Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Thank you so much again especially for all this speedy repsonse.

 

Do you know then maybe is it possible to actually run the RF signal down an ethernet cable, like have a converter at both ends, or at least something that can translate the rf signal over an ip address and back again?

 

As I have cat 7 already in the walls.

 

Best regards

Richard Williams

Movie Star
1466 759 94

Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Technically yes, that's possible. Friend of mine runs such a setup.

 

You would be restricted to the basic, non encrypted channels. DigiCard doesn't work with that.

 

But with a RF to IpTv converter it's possible. But mostly you have to setup that yourself. There are tutorials in YouTube about that subject.

 

I would say, it's probably easier to set a cable to your Tv, than setting up such a setup.

 

But if you see it as a challange, it could be interesting.

Supporting Actor Film
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Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Indeed you are a MoveStar :-) lol

 

Ok this sounds like it could be worth a try as it may cost me a lot to run the rf cable in the walls as I would like.

 

I will look up now to see if I can find such a gadget to make the conversion.

 

Just another question about the basic non encrypted channels. Are these all the regular channels I don't need to pay extra for? I remember before there were a lot of uk channels and other channels are these OK and NOT encrypted?

 

Thanks so much again, this is great support!

 

Cheers

Richard 

Movie Star
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Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Good luck with your project.

 

Yes, these are the channels you can watch directly with your DVB-C TV. So everything you get with a Connect-Subscription. Any additional channels you have with the Connect&Play subscription aren't possible over Ehternet.

 

That's the limitation. Also no PayTV or Video on Demand.

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Supporting Actor Film
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Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Great!

 

Thank you very much with all your help, it has been really useful.

 

Now, I just need to see if I can find something that can convert the rf signal over IP. If you have another tip or link of what I could be looking for, this would be also greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you loads

Cheers

Richard :-)

Supporting Actor Film
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Re: Using ethernet connection instead of RF IN, will I get all same channels?

Would you know if this device would do the trick?

 

http://cpc.farnell.com/bobcat/spc/rf-over-cat5/dp/AV17926

 

Cheers

Richard