Advantages They do send a good image
Disadvantages The static and loss of signal sometimes
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In recent months I have changed my Sky television service to Virgin Media and I used to have some digital receivers which were used for the living room and the kitchen area.
The idea behind these receivers is that you can watch cable television and other formats on your television in the kitchen without needing a box. It sounds complicated when I explain it to some people but the theory is that you save money taking up this option.
Now the simple part has been done it is down to the toughest part of them all which is getting a good signal to receive the broadcast on. You have to tune your digital receiver to a set channel. You have three channels with this Nikkai set and whatever channel you pick is the one you need to use on them both.So for my box sets I have plugged my Nikkai as channel 2 and the receiver in the kitchen is also on channel 2 as well. Once I set this feature up the signal and the programme which was being viewed on the living room television was also being screened in the kitchen as well.
The idea is simple the concept is great. There are some problems with these receivers though. The first which might upset people is that you can only watch what the one television is watching. If you have a family member who switches the channel from Sky 1 to BBC 1 the television receiving the signal will change channels.You can only view the same content as each other which upsets people but that is how it works. Secondly you have to remember if the power goes off in terms of a power cut you need to make sure you put the same channels back together again.
Now the contents of the box has a manual which states there is a 5.8GHz signal which can go through most walls, floors and ceilings. This is completely false as this is not the case for me.I have thin walls in my home so much so a single vibration or sound from anywhere echoes around the home so the signal in theory should be exceptional. Now and then and recently it has been more frequent the television receiving the signal has had issues with static and problems with sound.
Now the idea I was told is that you move the various receivers and the signal should regain full strength but I never understand why you would need to do this if the signal was always fine in the first place.They are meant to be good for long distances so anywhere up to 120 metres (400 feet) they are meant to be quite good. My kitchen is just metres away from the living room and the signal plays up. I have even more trouble if I take the receiver upstairs to try and view the programmes.
There is some bad points which I mentioned but the good points to owning this item is that you can also use it on computers, DVD’s, TVS and cable as I have done and mentioned above.They are light weight and small in size which means they are not going to gain attraction from people wondering what they are. They seem to hold a signal well enough but eventually the signal can disappear causing constant static but they do their job overall.
The receivers are a good idea for people who own just the one Sky box and wish to watch television whilst cooking and if they can have a receiver like this then this would assist them in the long run.Overall they are a decent idea and I paid £30 for these just under a year ago which was a good price but just wish the static would not show up at random and interrupt my viewing.
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