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"Sky Eye" for Sky/Sky+ (Remote Control Extender) £4.31 @ TLC Direct
"Sky Eye" for Sky/Sky+ (Remote Control Extender) £4.31 @ TLC Direct

"Sky Eye" for Sky/Sky+ (Remote Control Extender) £4.31 @ TLC Direct

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This is the old school way of giving yourself multiroom (without paying sky £10 a month) - allows you to control the TV via another IR controller. Obviously you have to watch the same channel though!

The best I have seen for these or similar on the high street is about £10, or £20 inc new controller. However, I have had one of these for a few months now and it does a great job.

Here's what the blurb says:

Tv Remote Control Extender - Watch and control digital satellite from any TV

The SLx Link simply plugs into the digital coaxial cable where it enters the second TV
and extends remote control back to the Satellite box.

Once the SLx Link is in place you can control the Satellite box
with the original remote or a suitable universal remote control

The SLXLINK system is the easy way to distribute high quality digital pictures plus normal off air channels around the house, and control the digital satellite receiver from the any other room.

SLXLINK uses the tvLINK function built within the Sky digital receiver to control the digital receiver from a different room.

The SLXLINK eye sits on top of the TV in your bedroom or other remote viewing point. It sends the remote control signals from the bedroom to the Sky digital receiver in the living room via the same coaxial cable that is delivering the Sky pictures to the television.

The SLX Link works by picking up the remote control signal from your Sky remote in your bedroom via the little eye, converting the infra red pulses to electronic pulses, sending the electronic pulses down the cable to the Sky receiver. The receiver will accept the electronic pulses only at RF out 2 and they then pass through the same circuit as the remote receiver eye that is on the front of your digibox.

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Whoops! Forgot to include carriage (though you can collect from one of many sites):

Basildon, Brighton, Bristol, Burgess Hill, Cardiff, Coulsdon, Crawley, Croydon, Eastbourne, Enfield, Exeter, Guildford, Maidstone, Medway, Merton, Oxford, Penge, Portsmouth, Slough, Southampton, Swansea, Swindon, Tunbridge Wells,

So:

£4.31 if you collect, £8.45 if you don't (though postage appears to be constant regardless of number you purchase)

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Ta, I guess you saw my post about them in the sky remote thread? I'll have 2 at that price and split the postage.

Original Poster

Have edited description - price shown is to collect, P&P is £3.60+VAT regardless of number purchased. Therefore single purchase posted is £8.45

Prob with this is if the other tv is upstairs you have to trail the aerial lead all the way through the house.
I have one for nothing if someone wants to pay the postage for it.

Can you get these for Virgin boxes?

anyone know if this works on the virgin boxes?

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rbquk;4662200

Prob with this is if the other tv is upstairs you have to trail the … Prob with this is if the other tv is upstairs you have to trail the aerial lead all the way through the house.I have one for nothing if someone wants to pay the postage for it.



I designed a co-ax cable run in to my kitchen extension. Agree its not that neat a solution unless you can either do that or both rooms are easily linked (e.g. upstairs/downstairs via an ouside wall).

Having said that you need to run cables for a second sky box, so it should be no more disruptive than that would be (dependent on your house layout)

Cheaper on the Bay with postage.

As I mentioned in the Sky remote thread these have a secondary function, you can place it in the same room as the Sky box to double the I/R reception.

cashmasterp;4662477

anyone know if this works on the virgin boxes?



Dont need one just get a 2nd box from them, i dont even pay for tv from virgin as i have sky but they said i could have one when i combined my broadband and phone.

moneyshot;4662843

I designed a co-ax cable run in to my kitchen extension. Agree its not … I designed a co-ax cable run in to my kitchen extension. Agree its not that neat a solution unless you can either do that or both rooms are easily linked (e.g. upstairs/downstairs via an ouside wall).Having said that you need to run cables for a second sky box, so it should be no more disruptive than that would be (dependent on your house layout)



When you have multiroom though the sky engineer will make the leads a discreet as possible.

Could always just go for the wireless magic eye.

rbquk;4663790

When you have multiroom though the sky engineer will make the leads a … When you have multiroom though the sky engineer will make the leads a discreet as possible.Could always just go for the wireless magic eye.



wireless magic eye? sounds like the ticket.... any good ones u know of?

Be aware you have to turn on your RF function on your aerial outlet if it isnt done so already.

Mine was off and Sky love to charge you for an engineer to do it.

Without power the gizmo wont work.

I have Sky hd see the techy instructions below.

Setting Up Your Sky Box For Use With The TV Link

To set the TV Link up, it should be installed in the RF2 Out socket of your Digibox. You then need to tell the Digibox to output power to the TV Link. To do this, do, Services, 4, 0, 1, Select, 4 (Look at the remote when you do this. Not the screen). Then move down to where it says RF Power, and press the Right Arrow, so that it changes to "On". Then move down to "Save Settings" and press Select. You must then turn the digi-box off at the mains and then on again. Note that we have never had a faulty TV Link. If you find the light on the TVLink is not on, then possibly you have an incompatible TV distribution amplifier in your loft or bad cabling somewhere inbetween. To check this, try plugging the TVLink directly into the RF2 output of the Sky box. If it then works, then you know that the problem lays with either your cabling or an amplifier

Cold, price in title should include p&p, and at that price not a great deal.

Massive Spaniard;4663960

wireless magic eye? sounds like the ticket.... any good ones u know of?



I have a thomson one i got from play.com or amazon for about £15 delivered.
sorry i dont have more detail but i can say it was a lot easier than running cables all over my flat and lifting carpets and floor boards. and i was an electrician once!!

The quality is good but it can crackle a bit if you walk between the units.

here's a link to amazon, the price has gone up but still a huge saving in comparison to the wired version.

amazon.co.uk/Tho…-19

TheMetalMan;4662324

Can you get these for Virgin boxes?



These won't work with Cable TV. But a Eurovox would.

Not that great a deal as these can be bought on eBay for about £4 brand new.

THE FLASH;4663980

Be aware you have to turn on your RF function on your aerial outlet if it … Be aware you have to turn on your RF function on your aerial outlet if it isnt done so already.Mine was off and Sky love to charge you for an engineer to do it.Without power the gizmo wont work.



That's disgraceful, Sky could easily tell you that over the phone that charging £65 for a call out. Lazy / badly trained call reps me thinks.

Does wifi interfere with these? I've got a similar device (from Argos), and need to switch my wifi off because of the interference.

THE FLASH;4663980

I have Sky hd see the techy instructions below.Setting Up Your Sky Box … I have Sky hd see the techy instructions below.Setting Up Your Sky Box For Use With The TV LinkTo set the TV Link up, it should be installed in the RF2 Out socket of your Digibox. You then need to tell the Digibox to output power to the TV Link. To do this, do, Services, 4, 0, 1, Select, 4 (Look at the remote when you do this. Not the screen). Then move down to where it says RF Power, and press the Right Arrow, so that it changes to "On".


I have the new EPG on my HD box so the old 4,0,1 trick won't work now... how do you access the engineers page now?

geebet;4665639

Does wifi interfere with these? I've got a similar device (from Argos), … Does wifi interfere with these? I've got a similar device (from Argos), and need to switch my wifi off because of the interference.



No interferance from wifi at all on these as they don't transmit a signal through the air like wi-fi or video senders.

Basically you run a length of coax cable from the rf2 output on the Sky box in let's say your living room and plug the cable into the tv in your bedroom, except before you plug the cable into the bedroom tv you stick one of these babies on the end and it sends the remote control signal back the other way down the cable to the Sky box and allows you to change the channels from upstairs.

You'll get a MUCH better picture quality using one of these than a viseo sender (only snag is you won't get widescreen) but have you not tried changing the output channels on your router and video sender to make sure they don't clash?

Interesting!

rbquk;4662200

Prob with this is if the other tv is upstairs you have to trail the … Prob with this is if the other tv is upstairs you have to trail the aerial lead all the way through the house.I have one for nothing if someone wants to pay the postage for it.



I'd be interested in your offer if that's OK ;-)

Can you control sky+ functions using this device at the second TV???

t4v;4665794

I have the new EPG on my HD box so the old 4,0,1 trick won't work now... … I have the new EPG on my HD box so the old 4,0,1 trick won't work now... how do you access the engineers page now?


Found it - 0, 0, 1, Select

Taksim_Red;4665465

These won't work with Cable TV. But a Eurovox would. Not that great a … These won't work with Cable TV. But a Eurovox would. Not that great a deal as these can be bought on eBay for about £4 brand new.




what is a Eurovox, googling for this comes up with an alternative to cable boxes

Original Poster

clthompson1979;4669076

Can you control sky+ functions using this device at the second TV???



Yes - it works for all functions on + and HD.

Taksim_Red;4667564

You'll get a MUCH better picture quality using one of these than a viseo … You'll get a MUCH better picture quality using one of these than a viseo sender.....



Agree - that's why I ended up getting one of these.

(only snag is you won't get widescreen)



Yes you can - there is an option in one of the menus (probably the engineers' menu - see earlier posts) that allows you to set the RF2 aspect.

Taksim_Red;4667564

but have you not tried changing the output channels on your router and … but have you not tried changing the output channels on your router and video sender to make sure they don't clash?



Yes, done this too and it helps, default is 68, but you can convert to anything between 21 and 68 - I'm running on 21. Once again, in the engineers' menu

Hey guys, absolutely clueless when it comes to these things. I was hoping to get something to transfer the sky I have in the livingroom to the tele i have in the bedroom. Would this do the job, or do i need something else. Hoping for something wirelesss.

Any help would be much appreiacated!!

fuzzymuzzy;4824415

Hey guys, absolutely clueless when it comes to these things. I was … Hey guys, absolutely clueless when it comes to these things. I was hoping to get something to transfer the sky I have in the livingroom to the tele i have in the bedroom. Would this do the job, or do i need something else. Hoping for something wirelesss.Any help would be much appreiacated!!



No, this is part of a wired solution, you need a video sender.
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