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Old November 10th 06, 06:42 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Chris
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"Edster" wrote in message
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Would this work with a wireless computer network, or would the network
interfere with it the same way it would with a wireless video sender?


According to the user manual, Control Channel is 433.92MHz , Audio Channel
is 863.4MHz, 863.8MHz, 864.2MHz or 864.6MHz. You can choose which audio
channel to use in case of local interference.

I got one a few weeks ago after collecting points on my Sky Card. It works
reasonably well but I agree the sound quality is poor. Don't know where in
the chain the quality is lost. It has two reasonable sized speakers in it.
It is a nice idea but it all feels like an afterthought tagged on to the sky
system. At the sky box end there is a new box almost as big as the gnome
which plugs into the 2nd antenna socket and the RS232 socket and the audio
out sockets and the mains. When you switch-on of the gnome it can take an
age before it makes contact and you can change channels (manual says up to
60 seconds). During this time you can hear current channel but can't change
it.

If the channels you want are on FM or DAB then that is definitely the way to
go (sorry DAB haters). Only contemplate the Gnome if there is something only
on Sky you want to hear and you won't be upsetting other members of the
household by mysteriously changing the sky channel when they are
watching/recording.


If you have a wireless internet connection then maybe one of the Internet
radios may be worth considering.

Chris


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Old November 10th 06, 09:05 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Steve Terry
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"Chris" wrote in message
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"Edster" wrote in message
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Would this work with a wireless computer network, or would the network
interfere with it the same way it would with a wireless video sender?


According to the user manual, Control Channel is 433.92MHz ,

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Oh brilliant, 433.925 is RB13 output, so don't bother trying to use
one in WGC. etc.

http://www.ukrepeater.net/rb13.htm

Steve Terry



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Old November 13th 06, 05:56 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Adrian C
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Steve Terry wrote:
Oh brilliant, 433.925 is RB13 output, so don't bother trying to use
one in WGC. etc.

http://www.ukrepeater.net/rb13.htm


You sure? Check your link ;-)

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Adrian C
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Old November 13th 06, 06:14 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Steve Terry
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"Adrian C" wrote in message
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Steve Terry wrote:
Oh brilliant, 433.925 is RB13 output, so don't bother trying to use
one in WGC. etc.

http://www.ukrepeater.net/rb13.htm


You sure? Check your link ;-)
Adrian C

Oh yes, i'm a MHz out, but those receivers are so wide any repeater is
likely to wipe them out

Steve Terry


 




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