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    RF1 out magic eye with external power supply

    This is a discussion on RF1 out magic eye with external power supply within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; This is a bit of a technical question. Just wondering if its possible to use a magic eye to remote ...

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      RF1 out magic eye with external power supply

      This is a bit of a technical question.

      Just wondering if its possible to use a magic eye to remote control the skybox using rf1 if I used an external 9v supply. I was thinking of preventing the DC from getting back to the skybox by using one of those TV/FM splitters as the one I have AC couples the TV signal (no DC resistance between the center pins).

      Making up a little RF shielded box that injects the 9vdc onto the coax shouldn't be too difficult for me.

      Or would that not work because nothing is listening at the skybox end on rf1?


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      Re: RF1 out magic eye with external power supply

      Does your Sky box have an RF2 outlet? If so why not use this? If not then I doubt that there is an rf modulator in the Sky box, even though there may be an RF channel selection entry in the setup menu, so you would need an IO-Link with which you can use a normal magic eye.

      If you are just interested in controlling your Sky box remotely then the network connection and a suitable app may be your best option.

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      Re: RF1 out magic eye with external power supply

      RF2 is already in use but that goes upstairs, this is for the other TV (and radio) at the other end of the house on RF1. Just wondered if it would work is all because it the easiest option.

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      Re: RF1 out magic eye with external power supply

      Probably better to use a sky-link compatible splitter with RF2 to feed both remote TVs.

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