I'm not sure whether to put this in the Sky forum or here as it involves both, but here goes...
I've recently ordered a projector and am looking to turn the spare room next to our living room into a cinema room. The plan is for the amp, blu ray player and speakers to be moved into the new room with the PS3, wii, Sky and TV remaining in the living room. My main concern is what to do with the Sky box, should I get a seperate multi room subscription or an HDMI splitter from the one box to feed both rooms?
Here are what I think to be the pros and cons of both methods -
Sky Multi room ProsI can watch the football with friends whilst at the same time she watched America's fattest..., The World's craziest... and so on. Simpler set up with no drilling through walls (well by me anyway, only the Sky installation) Easier operation of the Sky box (splitter would require an IR extender also going through the wall). Splitter option may result in loss of quality in signal - sky box -> splitter -> wall plate in cinema room -> amp -> projector
Splitter ProsPrice - Multiroom would be £199 for a new box (cheaper 2nd hand option would probably be the route to go down), £10 multi room subscription + £10 addititional HD subscription (in addition to the HD subscription in the living room). I can record a show on one box and watch it on both screens rather than predetermining which screen I was going to use in advance
My biggest issue is that of the possible loss of quality of the signal. I'm not going to open the can of worms over the quality of cables, however my proposed solution includes a number of 'junctions', does anybody have any strong recommendations against this or situations where they are happy with the results?
If there are any other considerations that anybody feels I ought to be looking at I would also be very grateful.