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wul5697

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hi, would be greatful for any help, couldnt get magic eye to work, changed the connections on both ends of the co ax, now the red led comes on, Only prob now is for some reason the remote wont work in the upstairs room, the remote sensor lights upwhen the remote is used but doesnt change the channel, volume etc
 
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The magic eye changes channels on the S_y box, but the volume is controlled on the TV set, so the S_y remote needs to be programmed with the TV code as well. Are you using an additional remote or the same one as you use for the S_y box and if so has that perhaps been programmed to operate the downstairs TV?

So, you should have a co-ax cable coming from the RF2 on the S_y box, into the magic eye which is plugged in to the upstairs TV....yes?
 
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Which channels are you saying it doesn't change?

If it's the ones on the upstairs TV then the answer is as per pgh13's reply. If it's the downstairs Dodgybox then that's another matter.
 
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cheers for the replies. The remote is the original sky plus remote from the reciever downstairs, it still works downstairs, but when you try and use the remote upstairs with the magic eye it does nothing, the magic eye sensor flashes when you press buttons but nothing actually happens when you press them ie: tv guide showing on screen, sky channel changing etc. any ideas?
 
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Well, it sounds as if the eye may be faulty (can you test it on a friend's system?) or there's a problem with the cable. Are there any splitters or amplifiers in the cable? It may be getting power but there needs to be a return path for the signal back to the S_y box
 
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what could the prob with the cable be? it was brand new co-ax, no splitters and no amplifiers, it just runs straight from my living room, up thru some ducts to the loft and back down into the bedroom, no face plates or anything used. only thing i could think of is i have a male connector on the co ax on the sky side with a double female adaptor between it and the rf2 output, could this cause a prob?
 
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Didn't realise it was new cable. It sounds like the magic eye then. Can you try it on someone else's system?
 
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You do realise there are two different types of 'magic-eye', one for normal TV and then one for Satalite, you couldn't have got the wrong type by mistake could you ?
 
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Didnt know that but this one says sky magic eye on it, and was sold via ebay advertising that it was for sky. Will need to test it on someone elses system. cheers
 
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