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SLX Sky Magic eye kit - £4.49 delivered at Play.com

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Transmits the remote control signal from a secondary location to a Sky and Sky+ digital satellite receiver

* Compatible with all Sky and Sky+ digital satellite receivers
* Powered from the RF2 output on a digital satellite receiver
* LED indicator shows correct operation
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#1
A lot cheaper than multiroom if you dont need to watch different channels in different rooms at the same time!
We have our sky box linked to our bedroom tv with one of these!
#2
Do you have to run an ariel cable to the other room?
#3
wendyak
Do you have to run an ariel cable to the other room?


Looks like it....here's a review from Amazon:

I bought this little gadget to try and get Sky cheaply to an upstairs room and decided that I would try this first before buying a digi-sender as I already had co-axial leads running around the house.

Digisenders apparently pick up interference from Wireless Broadband etc. which can make the picture fuzzy, this in my opinion defeats the object as you expect Sky to have a good digital picture.

The Magic Eye arrived quickly and had full clear instructions on how to fit the Eye to the RF2 outlet of your Sky box, it then showed you how to alter your Sky remote so that it would allow output to the Eye.

A co-axial aerial cable is required to run from your first TV to your 2nd TV, also you need a female connector to connect the co-axial cable to the RF2 on the rear of your Sky box.

Mine didn't work to start with despite tight co-axial connectors, I noticed that the connector was bent at one end of the eye and decided that for £3 it was worth trying to straighten out.

A bit of fiddling around with both Magic Eye and co-axial cable and the red light finally came on (you need to have power to your Sky box for it to work). Then it's simply a case of tuning your 2nd TV into Sky, choose a channel that isn't an analogue one for easiness so that you are sure that you have Sky. The picture on the 2nd TV is perfect.

I have only given it 4*'s due to it being flimsy and needing to be bent back into shape but would definately recommend it to anyone with spare co-axial around the house as a cheap way to get Sky into another room.

Digi-senders would be tidier but a lot more expensive.
1 Like #4
wendyak
Do you have to run an ariel cable to the other room?

You run a Co Ax cable from your Sky Box out (The powered one AV Out 2, I think) to your second room.
The eye then plugs between this cable out and the second TV.
You have to also enable power out on the AV2 by going into your box setting menu.
I have one of these as well as a couple of Magic Eyes sold by Sky. I must say the genuine ones are better as I find they are less forgiving when pointing the remote. I ave found that yo have to point the remote directly at these SLX ones where as the Sky ones can be hidden on the back of the TV and the signal bounced off the wall to them!

Edited By: pc390 on Oct 30, 2010 11:50: Extra info and spell check.
1 Like #5
Funny, was posted last week at Amazon at 3p cheaper, but maxed out at 25 degrees. This is currently over double that temperature, when Play is not as good a retailer IMO.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/slx-magic-eye-ir-extender-for-sky-s/782975

Oh well.....
#6
Yep, thought so, had one years ago and a real pain as the room is a long way away and can't run the cable, ended up with it through a window etc.......still around somewhere but the sender thingys give interferance, bum.
Cheap price if it suits so heat anyway.
#7
If there is a need to run a cable to the second room, why not get a used sky box from ebay and connect it to the second TV, you would atleast get the FTA channels (without the viewing card) in the other room, or can swap the card in between the boxes as per need.

Oh yes, you may need a quad LNB if any one or both boxes are Sky+.
#8
Watch out if you have a splitter between the sky box and the second tv. We had an old one up in the loft that wouldnt let the magic eye work. Got a new splitter that has a digital bypass on it and its all working fine now.
#9
These are a good, got one going up to the bedroom and another to the kitchen. I think you need a booster box after more than one room I needed one. Sky engineer did it as a guvvy job for about £20 a room.
1 question will these work with sky hd?? im thinking of upgrading but im unsure about them working.
#10
If you have a distribution amp without digi bypass then one of these can help: Bypass Kit

Works great for me and a lot easier/cheaper than getting a new distribution amp set up and installed

EDIT: it was an ebay link so not allowed, just search for digi bypass kit! :)

Edited By: fryster on Oct 30, 2010 13:33: Link not valid
#11
do you need to have a second sky remote for this to work or will it work with the tv remote that came with the tv,
#12
nice find!
#13
I have I sky+ hd in the living room and normal aerial cable in the bedroom. Would it work?

I also have a spare standard sky box without the card
#14
Otto.uk
I have I sky+ hd in the living room and normal aerial cable in the bedroom. Would it work?

I also have a spare standard sky box without the card


No, you have to physical run a wire from the back of your HD box to the TV in the spare room.
You mention a spare Sky box, to get this running as a separate unit you would have to wire it from your Sky dish (you may need to buy a new LNB (the bit that sits at the end of the arm on your dish, where the wire attaches).
#15
Yes you can run this from a sky hd box, however coax cable does not carry an hd signal so the picture on the second tv would only be sd. They do take a bit of time to install as i had to drill out of the front room where the sky box is located and then run the cable up the outside wall and then drill into the bedroom and tack the cable down. You can also get them on fleebay for £2 delivered.
#16
thanks...The cable itself wouldn't be a problem. Just want to know if I could use it with my sky+ hd from the living room to watch sky (sd) on my 2nd TV located in the bedroom. So it does work with sky HD, right? Cheers
#17
Got similar to this from ebay sky tv link as good as this for £3.49 free delivery aswell. Got mine
The next day ordered before 10am.
#18
Otto.uk
thanks...The cable itself wouldn't be a problem. Just want to know if I could use it with my sky+ hd from the living room to watch sky (sd) on my 2nd TV located in the bedroom. So it does work with sky HD, right? Cheers


Yes it will work on HD box mine is but you will not get HD channels as this will run through cable not hdmi.
#19
Nice one thanks
#20
ljbutchik07
Otto.uk
thanks...The cable itself wouldn't be a problem. Just want to know if I could use it with my sky+ hd from the living room to watch sky (sd) on my 2nd TV located in the bedroom. So it does work with sky HD, right? Cheers


Yes it will work on HD box mine is but you will not get HD channels as this will run through cable not hdmi.


You CAN send HD signal over existing coax cable, but your need a HDMI to coax adapter, and they are not cheap (let me google it for you if don't believe me)

:)
banned#21
as an aside, it has been posted on HUKD that tesco clubcard are doing multiroom for £60 in deals tokens, as of 01-11-2010.
#22
pc390
wendyak
Do you have to run an ariel cable to the other room?
You run a Co Ax cable from your Sky Box out (The powered one AV Out 2, I think) to your second room.The eye then plugs between this cable out and the second TV.You have to also enable power out on the AV2 by going into your box setting menu.I have one of these as well as a couple of Magic Eyes sold by Sky. I must say the genuine ones are better as I find they are less forgiving when pointing the remote. I ave found that yo have to point the remote directly at these SLX ones where as the Sky ones can be hidden on the back of the TV and the signal bounced off the wall to them!

Good informative post. Just need a different spell checker ;)
#23
siadwel
pc390
wendyak
Do you have to run an ariel cable to the other room?
You run a Co Ax cable from your Sky Box out (The powered one AV Out 2, I think) to your second room.The eye then plugs between this cable out and the second TV.You have to also enable power out on the AV2 by going into your box setting menu.I have one of these as well as a couple of Magic Eyes sold by Sky. I must say the genuine ones are better as I find they are less forgiving when pointing the remote. I ave found that yo have to point the remote directly at these SLX ones where as the Sky ones can be hidden on the back of the TV and the signal bounced off the wall to them!


Good informative post. Just need a different spell checker ;)


I'm from Yorkshire, we spell like that!

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