Another Sky TV link problem - light is on though!

dickst3

Novice Member
I have cable from the RF2 output going to a "splitter" (non-amp, with only 1 "live" channel) in the garage. From there it feeds three further rooms - with long cable runs.

The tv in our bedroom has the "live" feed for tv link and the light is on indicating that it is working. however, it does not work and we are unable to change the channel!

i have tried swapping the "live" feed with the other rooms and it seems to work.......

i had thought it could be due to tight bends in the cable where i have clipped it to skirting. any ideas? :confused:
 

dickst3

Novice Member
*bump* :lease:
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
dickst3 said:
I have cable from the RF2 output going to a "splitter" (non-amp, with only 1 "live" channel) in the garage. From there it feeds three further rooms - with long cable runs.

The tv in our bedroom has the "live" feed for tv link and the light is on indicating that it is working. however, it does not work and we are unable to change the channel!

i have tried swapping the "live" feed with the other rooms and it seems to work.......

i had thought it could be due to tight bends in the cable where i have clipped it to skirting. any ideas? :confused:

I have read/re-read your description of the problem but I am having trouble understanding what you mean when you say "splitter" (non-amp, with only 1 "live" channel)" and also " and it seems to work......." :confused:
By splitter do you mean the plastic-bodied "Y" type? and what do you mean by "live"? :confused:
 

vex

Novice Member
Also, when you say LONG, how long.

It might be that the voltage drop allong the cable is to great after teh three way splitter and although the light is working, nothing much else is.
 

dickst3

Novice Member
JayCee said:
I have read/re-read your description of the problem but I am having trouble understanding what you mean when you say "splitter" (non-amp, with only 1 "live" channel)" and also " and it seems to work......." :confused:
By splitter do you mean the plastic-bodied "Y" type? and what do you mean by "live"? :confused:

not a "y" type, but a one in four out unit, that runs the "live" from RF2 (required for the tv link to work) through one channel only.

i have swapped the cables and run the live to the kitchen and the tv link seems to work ok. i would say the cable run is longer as well. that led me to the "kink" in the cable thought.....

thanks for responding
 

dickst3

Novice Member
SamRadford said:
You can't use an ordinary splitter between Digibox and a remote extender. At least you can't if you want it to work reliably.

See http://sam-radford.me.uk/tvlink.htm

thanks. i have read that very useful site. however, the tv link works in a different room with a longer cable run.

do i understand correctly that the link should not be plugged directly into the tv? nothing about that in the instructions. :eek:
 

dickst3

Novice Member
vex said:
Also, when you say LONG, how long.

It might be that the voltage drop allong the cable is to great after teh three way splitter and although the light is working, nothing much else is.

30-40 feet maybe - not that long?

i had wondered whether the voltage drop was the culprit but works in the kitchen.

i guess i'll eliminate the kink in the cable theory by trying a new length of cable.

i have since bought an amplified splitter that runs the "live" to four rooms but wanted to sort this before fitting. perhaps it would solve the problem.... :confused:

thanks for the responses
 

dickst3

Novice Member
*bump* :lease:

anyone had problems with sat cable when fixing to skirting etc and getting tight bends in the cable? :confused:
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
dickst3 said:
*bump* :lease:

anyone had problems with sat cable when fixing to skirting etc and getting tight bends in the cable? :confused:

Very unlikely to be due to kinks in the cable so don't waste your time there.
If the red led is on that means it is getting the 9v supply from the digibox.
Have you tried as an experiment another TV in the bedroom?.
Some TVs are incompatible with Sky TVlinks.
 

dickst3

Novice Member
Jay

Thanks for responding. i have tried it without plugging into the tv set (just the tv link plugged into the cable) and it doesn't work so can't be the set?
 

dickst3

Novice Member

ColdKilla

Active Member
Out of interest could some form of shorting in the face plate stop the tv link working for a while? I have a double face plate both with 9v feeds - sometimes they work sometimes they dont - If I fiddle with the connections it sometimes works (although the light is on all the time) and other times it doesn't - Although when it doesn't it sometimes stops all the others working too for a short while???

CK
 

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