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sky eye link question

jazferbetay Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
We got sky years ago and they gave us a dish, then 3 year or maybe 4 council took it down and got us connected to the communal aerial. now we are wanting multi room so sky are coming out to install that and put back up another dish.

So we can gave sky plus in front room, sky normal in bedroom with the normal sub and was looking also to get one of these sky eye things

and have sky in daughters room linked off the sky in the bedroom
any idea how these would work??

what cable do i need
and what goes where

we bought one before and i didn't understand what cables was needed to returned it
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
i had a sky eye thing previously and it never worked properly.... thinking it might have been a user problem as opposed to the product itself..... it did get great reviews
#2
You need to make sure that in the settings menu RF Out is on. Then you run the sky eye cable from the RF2 outlet at the back of your sky box to the ariel socket on your daughters tv. tune the tv in as normal while sky is on and it will find sky.

You will need a length of coax cable to run from the RF socket to the second TV.

Edited By: dh058977 on Jan 17, 2011 00:05
#3
what type of cable do i use to connect sky eye to my daughters tv?

normal areial lead
#4
jazferbetay
what type of cable do i use to connect sky eye to my daughters tv?normal areial lead

Sorry just answered that! lol yeah, just normal coax cable, attach the sky eye at the end of the cable and into the tv.
suspended#5
I have one of these for sky tv in my bedroom the sky eye is wired so you will need extra aerial lead but you will be able to watch sky in the bedroom and change the channel you may find a better price but these ones are aproved by sky.

click here
#6
ok what are the connectors? and can you link me to the type of cable i need for the middle between the connectors as for that price if they have them in store might go and get on this week before friday
suspended#7
dont know the name will try to find one just a normal lead (usally white) the type you connect a aerial to a tv with then that is all you need the tv link has instuctions on how to change the 1 thing on your sky box (really simple) to do with the rf out also you can buy it with a sky remote included so no need to carry the sky remote between rooms.
#8
jazferbetay
ok what are the connectors? and can you link me to the type of cable i need for the middle between the connectors as for that price if they have them in store might go and get on this week before friday

the connectors are just normal coax and you just use normal arieal cable. Plug the coax cable into the back of your RF2 output, run the cable into the second bedroom and plug the sky eye device into the end of it and the other end into the second tv.
suspended#9
i think this lead somebody please correct me if im wrong

here
#10
chris3349
i think this lead somebody please correct me if im wrong here

Thats it
#11
i will need a really long lead, to got from one room to the other

cant drill it threw threw walls
council house

Edited By: jazferbetay on Jan 17, 2011 01:09: added info
suspended#12
[/quote]the connectors are just normal coax and you just use normal arieal cable. Plug the coax cable into the back of your RF2 output, run the cable into the second bedroom and plug the sky eye device into the end of it and the other end into the second tv.[/quote]
I agree this wired sky eye is much better that the wireless ones through.
suspended#13
jazferbetay
i will need a really long lead, to got from one room to the other

The one i linked is 5m but try ebay for cheap long cables

Edited By: chris3349 on Jan 17, 2011 00:58
#14
jazferbetay
i will need a really long lead, to got from one room to the other

Your only other option if you dont want to run the cable is to use AV senders.
You can get huge amounts of coax cable dirt cheap though and that way is more reliable than the AV senders.
#15
Argos item number 534/2835 would give you 25m of cable for £10 plus the plastic clips and nails to attach it to the skirting boards.
suspended#16
dh058977
jazferbetay
i will need a really long lead, to got from one room to the other
Your only other option if you dont want to run the cable is to use AV senders.You can get huge amounts of coax cable dirt cheap though and that way is more reliable than the AV senders.

I agree the wireless av senders is a option but when i had one and my parents tryed one we both had big problems with the wireless internet interfering with it.
#17
chris3349
dh058977
jazferbetay
i will need a really long lead, to got from one room to the other
Your only other option if you dont want to run the cable is to use AV senders.You can get huge amounts of coax cable dirt cheap though and that way is more reliable than the AV senders.
I agree the wireless av senders is a option but when i had one and my parents tryed one we both had big problems with the wireless internet interfering with it.

Microwaves, wifi etc etc can be issues esp with the cheaper ones as they work on the same frequencies (2.8GHz i think) you have to spend alot more and get 5.8GHz ones, not worth the money in my opinion!
suspended#18
dh058977
chris3349
dh058977
jazferbetay
i will need a really long lead, to got from one room to the other
Your only other option if you dont want to run the cable is to use AV senders.You can get huge amounts of coax cable dirt cheap though and that way is more reliable than the AV senders.
I agree the wireless av senders is a option but when i had one and my parents tryed one we both had big problems with the wireless internet interfering with it.
Microwaves, wifi etc etc can be issues esp with the cheaper ones as they work on the same frequencies (2.8GHz i think) you have to spend alot more and get 5.8GHz ones, not worth the money in my opinion!

So we agree get the tv link and a cheap cable the argos one seams a great price
#19
chris3349
dh058977
chris3349
dh058977
jazferbetay
i will need a really long lead, to got from one room to the other
Your only other option if you dont want to run the cable is to use AV senders.You can get huge amounts of coax cable dirt cheap though and that way is more reliable than the AV senders.
I agree the wireless av senders is a option but when i had one and my parents tryed one we both had big problems with the wireless internet interfering with it.
Microwaves, wifi etc etc can be issues esp with the cheaper ones as they work on the same frequencies (2.8GHz i think) you have to spend alot more and get 5.8GHz ones, not worth the money in my opinion!
So we agree get the tv link and a cheap cable the argos one seams a great price

Yeah i think thats the way to go!
#22
i have a white cable like that i got from argos to original use main aerial to free view but was wrong cable.

will picture it and let you see it as might not need to buy one
#23
http://flic.kr/p/9aNAAr

http://flic.kr/p/9aRCWL


Edited By: jazferbetay on Jan 17, 2011 01:55: added
#24

Yeah thats all you need.
#25
What about the connection connectors at the ends i took pic of them - http://flic.kr/p/9aNAAr

Edited By: jazferbetay on Jan 17, 2011 01:57
#26
jazferbetay
What about the connection connectors at the ends i took pic of them -http://flic.kr/p/9aNAAr

Yeah i saw that, thats the right cable mate, might need to get a m to f converter for the ends though

Edited By: dh058977 on Jan 17, 2011 01:59
#27
ok. will get one of the eye things then and give it a shot when we get the sky box changed in livingroom.

it will be a sky silver sony box that will be using standard box and then they will be putting a plus box in the livingroom

sky 760 looks like this

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31r7oUfhjhL.jpg

Edited By: jazferbetay on Jan 17, 2011 02:04
#28
You will notice on the back of the sky box that the RF2 is a socket rather than a plug and your cable has a plug at either end. You will need to get one of these as well http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-0638.aspx if you want to use the cable you have
#29
dh058977
You will notice on the back of the sky box that the RF2 is a socket rather than a plug and your cable has a plug at either end. You will need to get one of these as well http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-0638.aspx if you want to use the cable you have


seen something like that in the drawer but will have to have another look, but might be better to get it from tesco. as i have not seen these in sainsburys

what about argos as its nearer than tesco and asda, argos is about 5 mins from sainsburys or currys


Edited By: jazferbetay on Jan 17, 2011 02:17: added store names

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