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    How many magic eyes from a sky box?

    This is a discussion on How many magic eyes from a sky box? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi all, I'm sorry if this question has been asked before. Can you run 2 magic eyes from one sky ...

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      How many magic eyes from a sky box?

      Hi all,

      I'm sorry if this question has been asked before. Can you run 2 magic eyes from one sky box (so i can view sky in two rooms other than were the box is) and if so do I need a amplifier? If I need a amplifier can anyone reccomend any?

      Also, does anyone know the maximum length of cable that can be used with a magic eye?

      Many thanks

      Steve


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      Re: How many magic eyes from a sky box?

      You can have up to 16 eyes via a single amplifier!! Up to 4 way and it will run from the RF2 power, over a 4 way and it will be mains powered. If you only need 2, try an Antiference LPA120D or a Global Invacom F120 or T120. A sky box outputs the RF at 75dB. You need 60 dB min at the TV. CT100/WF100 type cable will lose 1.8dB for every 10mtrs. A lower quality cable will lose more.

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      Re: How many magic eyes from a sky box?

      Quote Originally Posted by stevie5tapes View Post
      Hi all,

      I'm sorry if this question has been asked before. Can you run 2 magic eyes from one sky box (so i can view sky in two rooms other than were the box is) and if so do I need a amplifier? If I need a amplifier can anyone reccomend any?

      Also, does anyone know the maximum length of cable that can be used with a magic eye?

      Many thanks

      Steve
      I tried to run two magic eyes from my Sky box but I couldn't get both to work at the same time. If you don't need both to work at the same time as myself then you can buy a device in Maplin etc for about 10 called a "hi isolation cable switch" which allows you to have the cables permanently attached and you just have to switch the switch depending on which room you want to watch in. My cable was around 20 metres long.

      If you need to have both working at the same time then this might be possible but I can't tell you how to do this.

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      Re: How many magic eyes from a sky box?

      You can certainly have 2 magic eyes working but to do this you must have them connected to a compatible amplifier to allow the signal to pass through. It is pointless having a switcher because for around the same price you could fit an amplifier.

      As Woodster says, you could run 4 without a mains powered amplifier but I tend to keep it to 2 without mains power just to ensure good power to all the eyes.

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      Re: How many magic eyes from a sky box?

      See full information (with pictures) here:
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