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    Does Sky Q box work with a magic eye?

    This is a discussion on Does Sky Q box work with a magic eye? within the Sky Q forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I am still using a non-HD Sky+ box but since the RF2 outlet doesn't work I have a 5.8 GHz ...

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      Does Sky Q box work with a magic eye?

      I am still using a non-HD Sky+ box but since the RF2 outlet doesn't work I have a 5.8 GHz AV sender/receivers which allows me to change the channel in other rooms connected to the box and TVs by scart cables.

      Recently I have been getting interference/picture blocking when watching one channel while recording another channel and also when playing back a recorded programme while recording another. it has been very windy recently here and possibly the wind has caused this problem (we have a communal aerial on top of the building) but it could be that my Sky+ box (from circa 2007) is nearing the end of its life. My first Sky+ box failed within the first year so I received a replacement which has lasted a lot longer.

      All this has made me look at replacing my Sky+ box but I now find that Sky only supply Sky Q boxes even if you don't want Sky Q which I definitely don't. Having never seen a Sky Q box close up I don't know what connections it has but I've heard that even some Sky+ HD boxes don't have RF2 type outlets. As my flat is wired with TV cables to most rooms (and internet cables as well) I don't need Sky Q to get TV in every room but if a Sky Q box can be connected to the existing wiring then I could have Sky TV in other rooms without the need for multi-room at 12 per month. So is it possible to connect a Sky Q box to existing wiring like mine or even to an AV sender?

      Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions, I'm not going to phone Sky first as I doubt the person I spoke to would have a clue what I am talking about. My Sky package is the Variety pack at 32 and Sky Sports at 27.50 so i feel I am paying them enough every month already. I do have a spare Sky+ box a friend gave me but haven't used it as I have a lot of stuff recorded that I want to watch on my box and the second box has a smaller hard disk.

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      Re: Does Sky Q box work with a magic eye?

      The magic eye system will not work with the Q box, and there is no Scart socket. Pick up a SkyHD box on eBay, they go quite cheaply. The latest ones, prefixed W, do not have an RF2 output but the do have an IO connection which does much the same. It requires a small converter costing about a tenner..


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