Found 20th Mar 2010
I have bought a tv for my bedroom and have sky+ downstairs. I need a tv link otherwise known as a magic eye so that i can watch sky in the bedroom. I am useless at d.i.y and can't be doing with running cables and drilling holes through walls, which i assume will be needed to run the coxial cable from the sky box downstairs to the one upstairs.

I have just rang sky and i don't really think the rep knew what i was talking about, he eventually said the engineer will charge £69 call out plus £39 odd for the magic eye that i need to purchase from them.

Sounds a bit pricey, your thoughts please

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very pricey i got the kit off ebay for under a fiver and fitted it in no time,

Sorry but i am probably talking rubbish but i thought you couldnt get one off sky. I thought the magic eye was a way of sort of cheating rather than having another sky box in the bedroom.

Hopefully someone may correct me on this. But perhaps thats why he was a bit confused.

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Goofeys Girl;8159259

Sorry but i am probably talking rubbish but i thought you couldnt get one … Sorry but i am probably talking rubbish but i thought you couldnt get one off sky. I thought the magic eye was a way of sort of cheating rather than having another sky box in the bedroom.Hopefully someone may correct me on this. But perhaps thats why he was a bit confused.




They do have them, they call them 'tv links'

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lottysdad08;8159206

very pricey i got the kit off ebay for under a fiver and fitted it in no … very pricey i got the kit off ebay for under a fiver and fitted it in no time,



How did you fit it, did you need to run a cable from the back of the sky box to your second tv?

Ring a local tv aeriel fitter and see what they charge, my local guy charged us £20 to run an aeriel lead from the lounge to bedroom. Tell him it is for a Sky TV link as they need to use a decent quality coax cable as the magic eye needs power. It also need a direct connection to the "RF2" outlet, any kind of connector will prevent it from working. The actual magic eye can be bought from e-bay for a couple of quid see item 330415550793.
You will need to enable RF2 in the set up menu on your Sky box.

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Basically yes, you need to run a coax from the rf2 output on the back of the box to the rf input on the TV, and the magic eye fits "in-line" just before the tv.

Edit: Explained much better in previous post

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pugw$sh;8159362

Ring a local tv aeriel fitter and see what they charge, my local guy … Ring a local tv aeriel fitter and see what they charge, my local guy charged us £20 to run an aeriel lead from the lounge to bedroom. Tell him it is for a Sky TV link as they need to use a decent quality coax cable as the magic eye needs power. It also need a direct connection to the "RF2" outlet, any kind of connector will prevent it from working. The actual magic eye can be bought from e-bay for a couple of quid see item 330415550793.You will need to enable RF2 in the set up menu on your Sky box.



Thanks pugw$ash, may do that, just going to check the e-bay item now

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I might as well get the bits and pieces from ebay then to save some cash, will i need anything else apart fromt he magic eye?

I thought the magic eye was just so you could control your sky box from the second tv - you will be stuck with watching one (the same) channel on both TVs anyway.

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Captain Hook;8159529

I thought the magic eye was just so you could control your sky box from … I thought the magic eye was just so you could control your sky box from the second tv - you will be stuck with watching one (the same) channel on both TVs anyway.



I don't mind watching the same channel, just want to watch it from the comfort of my bed some evenings:thumbsup:

Lilly_White;8159565

I don't mind watching the same channel, just want to watch it from the … I don't mind watching the same channel, just want to watch it from the comfort of my bed some evenings:thumbsup:



just remember the other half will be able to check on your late night viewing habits from the bedroom TV :whistling:

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Lilly_White;8159398

I might as well get the bits and pieces from ebay then to save some cash, … I might as well get the bits and pieces from ebay then to save some cash, will i need anything else apart fromt he magic eye?



Might just want to pick up a second remote, saves having to carry it to and from bed, not a necsesity but certainly makes it easier, the only other thing is the co-ax, but you would be aswell to get that of the installer as it needs to be a good quality one.

I have a video sender set up on my sky box which sends the signal to my tv in the bedroom, it requires no other coax fitting and no special setup. As long as your TV has a scart socket its easy....

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lottysdad08;8159832

Might just want to pick up a second remote, saves having to carry it to … Might just want to pick up a second remote, saves having to carry it to and from bed, not a necsesity but certainly makes it easier, the only other thing is the co-ax, but you would be aswell to get that of the installer as it needs to be a good quality one.



Yeh good idea will do that, thanks again

mosskeeto;8159952

I have a video sender set up on my sky box which sends the signal to my … I have a video sender set up on my sky box which sends the signal to my tv in the bedroom, it requires no other coax fitting and no special setup. As long as your TV has a scart socket its easy....



Tell me more. Whats the pic quality like, how easy is it to install, how much and where from?

Lilly_White;8160086

Yeh good idea will do that, thanks againTell me more. Whats the pic … Yeh good idea will do that, thanks againTell me more. Whats the pic quality like, how easy is it to install, how much and where from?



The kit is called Xsender and it connects via scart into the sky box and the receiver is connected via scart to the TV. Picture quality is excellent and costs around £40.
Do a search on the lit, there are others around and it looks like a few on fleabay

*********.co.uk/Dig…ac1

You will have to copy and paste the URL then edit it as links to fleabay are not accepted, should give you some idea

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mosskeeto;8160207

The kit is called Xsender and it connects via scart into the sky box and … The kit is called Xsender and it connects via scart into the sky box and the receiver is connected via scart to the TV. Picture quality is excellent and costs around £40.Do a search on the lit, there are others around and it looks like a few on fleabayhttp://*********.co.uk/DigiSender-X1-Wireless-Video-Sender-System-DG180-New_W0QQitemZ290395110081QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ConsumerElectronics_WirelessVideoTransmitters_CA?hash=item439ce5bac1#ht_854wt_939You will have to copy and paste the URL then edit it as links to fleabay are not accepted, should give you some idea



Thank you, will have a look, have repped you kind folks for your help:thumbsup:
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