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The AEI Wireless Video Sender is available from Argos for £31.99. It enables you to send the signal from any television in your house to another one. In most cases, I think people will want to send a good freeview signal from the main aerial, or Sky or Virgin, to an upstairs TV and that's what we've used this for ourselves. We firstly sent our Virgin signal upstairs with it, and then Sky when we made that recent change between providers. Inside the box you receive, there is both a sender and a receiver. The Argos product information doesn't make this clear! There are extra receivers sold seperately for MORE than this starter kit costs, so initially I wasn't certain that I would receive everything I needed in just this box. Rest assured I did though. If you're looking at this product, you can expect all the items you need to send the signal from one television, to a second one in your home. Getting this set up took about five to ten minutes, it's that straight forward. There are easy to read instructions included in the box to explain how to get set up quickly and easily. Just plug your sender into the TV or TV box you want the signal from (eg your Sky box) and plug in the power too. If you have another item to plug into the box, it can go into the back of the sender's scart lead (it has a scart socket coupled to the back of it - you'll understand when you see it!). You do not need to have a spare scart socket. Then you plug a little red bit of plastic to the front of you TV or box next to the remote sensor spot, and this feeds into the sender box. Then on your second TV, you just plug your receiver into the power and into your TV. Turn both boxes on, and you can see the picture from your first TV showing on your second! There are four signal channels to choose from, so if you don't get a good signal on the first one, then switch both boxes over to the next channel and so on until you find the best match. Unfortunately, this will mean having to jog up and down the stairs a couple of times, but once you've got the right channel, it shouldn't need to change unless your neighbours suddenly start using something that interferes with your signal. The picture quality and signal strength is perfectly acceptable. It's not as good as it is at the original source, but it's almost there. There is a tiny bit of jumping every so often, but nothing that annoys any of us a lot. The original upstairs signal was pretty poor using an indoor aerial, and this new second-hand Sky signal we're getting there now is definitely better than that. The remote works brilliantly every time, and we can use our Sky remote upstairs by pointing it at the receiver box. We don't have to select the channel downstairs or anything. This is a great cheap alternative to getting a second Sky or Virgin box installed. The only obvious drawbacks are that the signal isn't as good as it would be if you had an original second box installed, and you can't put the TV on different channels in different rooms. It's one signal you are still receiving - you're just choosing to view it in two different places with this gadget. For a little over £30 I highly recommend this. It's superbly easy to set up, it works well and it saves us a fortune on what we'd pay if we got a second box installed by Sky. The signal does sometimes skip a little, though it has never cut out completely even for a second, and the picture quality is acceptable. For the price, it does the job well.