on 22-07-2012 12:35 AM
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on 22-07-2012 04:30 PM
22-07-2012 05:40 PM - edited 22-07-2012 05:43 PM
Have you tried the new eye connected directly into RF2 at the back of the Sky+HD box? Cover up the front of the box so that it responds to the remote commands through the eye, not the IR sensor on the front.
Also, did you operate the old magic eye with the new remote and it worked OK?
Put the new eye back on the co-ax cable, make sure the red light is on, but don't plug it into the LG. Leave it off to one side of the tv. Use the remote to change a channel, then check the main tv to see if this has happened.
on 23-07-2012 11:47 PM
on 24-07-2012 04:00 AM
Sorry it didn't work out. Obviously there are problems with certain makes of magic eye, and this does need to be sorted. Or, if this is not possible, we need to know which type of eye is currently incompatible. A test of eyes on the different versions of DRX with varying co-ax cable lengths ( how much power loss is there over 5, 10, 15, and 20m+ is there from DRX 890/895 - all Versions ), remote proximity and angle to the eye, and also with powered remote control extenders ( eg Pyramid ) would be a good idea.. This issue needs to be sorted as it occurs more frequently than it should.
24-07-2012 07:52 PM - edited 24-07-2012 07:59 PM
on 31-07-2012 05:31 PM
This has been interesting reading. I recently set up one of these magic eye's for a 2nd TV in another room. Once I'd purchased a compatiblle booster for my lofft it all worked. Could change channels on my SKY+ HD box on my 2nd TV no problems
However, and somehow you always know there's going to be a however, today after working for 24 hours it has stopped working. I've done the following and hope someone can help with further dieas.
1. Checked both remote controls on 2nd TV - neither work.
2. Checked both remote controls on main TV and both work
3. Red light is on tv ilink
4. Tried using both remotes with TV ilink unplugged from 2nd TV - neither operated the SKY+ box remotely.
The only thing which happened today which may have caused this issue is that there was a lot of interference on the SKY channel (picture break up); SKY message told me I'd lost the signal. Some 20 seconds later the picture returned to normal.
Sometime after that I attempted to change channel and it did not work.
Any ideas please?
on 10-10-2012 10:09 PM
same thing has happened to me as I thought my magic eye stopped working becuase I could not change hte channel suddenly, so I threw the old eye and bought a new one. Now hte red light is on but still I can not change the channel.
would appreciate if you were able to solve your problem as I still have a problem
on 17-10-2012 06:13 PM
The most common problem people make when installing the magic eye (tv link) is without telling anybody how to suck eggs is that people get that frustrated with the link even if they can see the link light is lit is they forget to press the SKY button on the remote to activate the link between magic eye and sky box,failing that check the connection of the screw on f type connectors or male or female connectors whichever it maybe and make sure that none of the braiding (copper or silver strands) are touching the copper core in the centre of the coax cable even one strand of braiding will cut out the remote signal between link and sky box,if that doesnt work the tv link will be shot at as I find the cheaper versions of the tv links can fuse theirselves once connected to the 9or 12 volt connection on the sky box I'm speaking from experience as an ex sat and aerial engineer so I hope this helps you guys out
on 08-02-2013 03:00 PM
The RF2 outlet is connected to a six way amplifier, the neon illuminates at each of the outlets and the cable is showing 8.8vdc. On connecting magic eye there isn't any current showing on the outlet of the unit, is this correct. My problem is I'm unable to tune the Sky channel to any of the sets. I have tried a portable TV direct to the RF2 outlet and this works but it is an old analogue TV. I have tried tuning using both digital auto tuning and old analogue tuning. Ant advice would be appreciated.
on 09-02-2013 04:32 PM
I'm confused by all the outlets in your post!
Ok, the RF2 socket is connected to the input of a 6-way distribution amp. By 'neon illuminates at each of the outlets..' do you mean that the power LED on each of the magic eyes is lit?
When you say 'on connecting magic eye there isn't any current showing on the outlet of the unit..' do you mean when you plug the magic eye directly into the RF2 socket, the power LED doesn't light? If so, it simply means that the RF2 power from your Sky box isn't turned on. That doesn't matter if your amp is providing the current for the attached magic eyes.
As your old analogue TV works ok when connected into RF2, you know the Sky box is ok.
So if none of attached TVs is receiving a signal from the amp via their analogue tuners, either there's a poor circuit between the RF2 socket of your Sky box and the input to the amp, or the amp's faulty. Try changing the cable configuration so that one TV only is directly connected to the RF2 socket, and re-tuning that TV.
on 03-04-2013 07:22 PM
on 04-04-2013 07:06 PM
Can you try powering the equipment off at the mains then connecting the magic eye directly to the RF Out 2 socket on the back of your Sky box, when you power back on at the mains do you get the red light again?
If you do this would indicate a fault with the RF cable that was running between the Sky box and the TV in the other room.
Let us know how you get on.
on 28-07-2013 10:59 AM
I have just had multi room installed downstairs and I want to install a magic eye as the box is in a different room. I have had a new sky hd box but there is no rf2 output point on the back ?? Can I usea magic eye with this box ??