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    Magic eye and Isolated Aerial Sockets?

    This is a discussion on Magic eye and Isolated Aerial Sockets? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Apologies if this is in the wrong forum.... Have just connected a 2nd tv to my sky box from another ...

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      Magic eye and Isolated Aerial Sockets?

      Apologies if this is in the wrong forum....

      Have just connected a 2nd tv to my sky box from another room by joining the internal coax aerial cable within the house. Basically a cable comes out of my RF2 on my Sky box into the aerial socket on the wall, and then for the 2nd tv I have a lead coming out of the aerial socket in that room into the back of the TV. The 2 leads have been joined together in the loft. All works fine and I get what ever is on the sky box in the 2nd tv.



      However have just added a magic eye to the 2nd box, and it doesn't seem to be working. Have just noticed a paragraph under the 'problems' sections of the instructions and it states "If your second TV is connected to an isolated aerial socket then this will have to be replaced with a non-isolated socket". Sorry about my ignorance, but is this what the wall sockets are - isolated? And therefore will not work with the magic eye?


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      Re: Magic eye and Isolated Aerial Sockets?

      How are your leads 'joined together' in the loft?
      Mine all work OK with wall sockets but I have a distribution system that passes the magic eye signals through. Not all do!

      Oh, and you have turned on power to RF2 via the Services 4-0-1 Select method?
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      Re: Magic eye and Isolated Aerial Sockets?

      Quote Originally Posted by Ned Ludd View Post
      How are your leads 'joined together' in the loft?
      Mine all work OK with wall sockets but I have a distribution system that passes the magic eye signals through. Not all do!
      They are joined together via a type (??? whatever the sky version is) connector. Basically a bit of steel with a screw thread each end which each of the coax cables screw onto

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      Re: Magic eye and Isolated Aerial Sockets?

      And you have turned on the power to RF2?
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      Re: Magic eye and Isolated Aerial Sockets?

      Easy way to check if your wall sockets isolated or not is to whip it off the wall and have a quick peek at the back. If you have a curcit board with a small blue or brown bit of elecronics on the board, it's probably isolated. They sometimes have a "T" shape, split down the middle, printed or moulded onto the front of the plate. The isolated wall socket used to be the industry norm, as it prevents voltages travelling up or down the cable, therefore, is standard fit equipment in many properties as a saftey precaution but they are useless if you are using any equipment that requires a voltage to be fed into the cable, such as magic eyes, masthead amps Ect.

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