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    Sky remote not working with RF2

    This is a discussion on Sky remote not working with RF2 within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi, I've just installed all new cabling for my TV including all new co-ax in the wall for the satelltie ...

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      Sky remote not working with RF2

      Hi,

      I've just installed all new cabling for my TV including all new co-ax in the wall for the satelltie the aerial and the return path.

      I have Sky + in the living room and a normal sky box in the loft. The 2 RF2's are combined using a sky+ combiner to get the remotes to work properly on the additional TV's. All has worked well for the last 6 months or so

      As I said all the new cabling works fine apart from one thing when I plug the RF2 into the Sky + box the remote control will not work on the sky box (the remote light on the front does not work) the sky+ picture work fine on all TV's. When i unplug RF2 everything works fine.

      I have checked the voltage on the other end of the RF2 cable and get 12V.

      The RF2 now uses a screened wall socket whereas before it was a straight connector on the end of the cable, do screened sockets work with RF2 ?

      Any help appreciated

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      Re: Sky remote not working with RF2

      Do you get 12V at the new socket, rather than just the end of the cable. If not you are using a socket with isolation capacitors and you will need to replace this with one which has DC pass through

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      Re: Sky remote not working with RF2

      I think I have found the problem I have a distribuion amp in the loft, whenever that is included in the circuit the sky+ remote does not work, remove it and evrything is OK. The same thing happens on the old cable

      I guess it needs replacing, must just be a coincidence it has occured at the same as the new cable, it's only 2 weeks out of the 12 month warranty !!!

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      Re: Sky remote not working with RF2

      Assuming all the plugs on the cable to the amp are correctly fitted ( you need good connections to pass DC,but UHF can often work where there is no DC continunity) Are you any good with a soldering iron? It could just be a dry joint in the amp that is preventing it from working.

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      Re: Sky remote not working with RF2

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      Do you get (9v) at the new socket, rather than just the end of the cable. If not you are using a socket with isolation capacitors and you will need to replace this with one which has DC pass through
      As Brian says - you need to measure the voltage* at the REAR of the socket.

      *Sky Digibox normally provides around 8.5 volts from RF2.

     

     

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