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    Thinking of getting a magic eye.

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      Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      No sarcasm at thread title please.....lol
      We have a small digital tv for the kitchen which we can't connect to outside aerial and wondered if one of those magic eyes would enable us to pick up sky tv from the lounge?
      If so can anyone recommend a good one?

      Thanks
      Kim


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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      The ones made by Global are the ones that Sky used to sell themselves, I've got one it works fine.
      Please note that it is a wired connection from your Sky box RF2 to the second TV.
      If you don't want to change the Sky channels and your Sky box has a terrestrial aerial connected then you don't actually need the magic eye.

      http://www.letsautomate.com/10570.cfm


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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      I think you've got the wrong end of the stick. The magic allows you to control the sky receiver from the second set.
      The easy way to get the sig to the set is to run a length of aerial cable from the RF2 output on the sky box to the second set.

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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      Quote Originally Posted by penrhyn View Post
      The ones made by Global are the ones that Sky used to sell themselves, I've got one it works fine.
      Please note that it is a wired connection from your Sky box RF2 to the second TV.
      If you don't want to change the Sky channels and your Sky box has a terrestrial aerial connected then you don't actually need the magic eye.

      http://www.letsautomate.com/10570.cfm
      Would'nt touch them with a bargepole! They are cr*p! Personally I have gone thru 3 to my tv's in the bedroom & the kitchen & when I worked for Sky we were constanty changing them.Because the block with the belling end connects into the back of the TV it's too easy to break the connection between the belling & the printed circuit inside.
      These are what I use.Because the belling is on the end of a short fly lead connection is protected better.The eye is smaller as well.Only downside is the connection to the barrel is with a F connector but that's simple to do.

      Visionlink - DASTV.co.uk

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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      Must of been lucky then!
      Loving the belling though, is the problem caused when the centre wire protrudes beyond the pin on the the Belling Lee plug?


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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      No,The male end that plugs into the TV Aerial port breaks away from the solder where it connects to the printed circuit board.

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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      Quote Originally Posted by spike7451 View Post
      Because the block with the belling end connects into the back of the TV
      You mustn't ever plug it direct into the TV tuner socket!
      The instructions tell you this.

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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      Sam,
      We never got any instructions,just a jiffy bag with eye & remote plus ****** who I worked for woud'nt supply us with belling's as it cost too much. & Sky did'nt give us more than a look in at the magic eye.
      What I posted I learnt from experience.

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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      Quote Originally Posted by kimc View Post
      No sarcasm at thread title please.....lol
      We have a small digital tv for the kitchen which we can't connect to outside aerial and wondered if one of those magic eyes would enable us to pick up sky tv from the lounge?
      If so can anyone recommend a good one?

      Thanks
      Kim
      I splashed out and bought a boxed wireless TV transmitter and receiver including the thingy that allows remote channel changing for 19 from B&Q. It works so well I bought another one and now have two remote Sky connections.

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      Re: Thinking of getting a magic eye.

      Those wireless videosenders can work well, provided you don't have thick stone walls or aluminium-backed plasterboard walls (or ceilings if you have it upstairs). And provided you (and your neighbours) don't have a leaky microwave oven, a wireless network or anything else than can interfere.

     

     
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