Question Lost BT channels on second TV

Eclaire

Novice Member
Hello

I previously had a lot of help getting BT channels available on two TVs in my house via one BT youview box, (the second TV watching same as the first, being controlled by a magic eye).

All was going swimmingly until I recently had workmen in my house and although they should have been nowhere near the TV something seems to have been disrupted. Now I have lost the ability to get BT channels on my second (upstairs) TV

Current set up is as follows:

Downstairs TV:
Aerial cable from the wall into the Tri-Link box RF IN
Aerial cable from the Tri-Link box RF2 OUT into the wall
Patch lead from Tri-Link RF1 OUT into the BT box Aerial IN
HDMI lead from BT box into TV
Scart lead from BT box into TV

With this set up I can watch BT channels downstairs but upstairs I can only watch freeview. I used to be able to watch BT channels upstairs, pause rewind etc controlled via the magic eye

Is anyone able to spot what’s gone wrong please?

Thanks in advance!
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Correct connection,

Aerial cable from the wall into the BT box RF in. BT Box Rf out into the Trilink RF in. Trilink RF1 out to the the Tv, RF2 out to the wall (return socket).

Scart lead from BT box to TV is not required.
 

Eclaire

Novice Member
Thanks for your reply.

This seems different to how I had it before when it was working. I just tried to change it to how you described but I don’t have the right adapter to do the second stage that you’ve suggested (bt box RF out to Trilink RF in). I can do all he other steps with the existing cables/adapters I have.

Is there another set up that could work?
 

TJT1

Member
The one that you used towards the end of your lengthly previous thread? HERE
 

Eclaire

Novice Member
Yes, at the end of that it was working. I tried to retrace my steps but it was so convoluted that I got lost :facepalm:
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
Thanks for your reply.

This seems different to how I had it before when it was working. I just tried to change it to how you described but I don’t have the right adapter to do the second stage that you’ve suggested (bt box RF out to Trilink RF in). I can do all he other steps with the existing cables/adapters I have.

Is there another set up that could work?
Either find the original cable or simply fit a Belling Lee coupler.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003VR4...t=&hvlocphy=1007011&hvtargid=pla-420590221910
 

TJT1

Member

Eclaire

Novice Member
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Thanks both for coming to my rescue (again)

I have ticked all the connections I have in place in Graham’s diagram. The only one I don’t have is the BT box RF out to the TV.

In my previous post #132 this is the same connection I said at the time that I did not have. However somehow it seemed to still work? At the time in #133 I was advised I didn’t need that connection unless I want freeview on the downstairs tv (which I don’t require)

Is the scart lead relevant? I’ve tried connecting scart from tri link to bt, tv to bt and tv to tri link. None of these changes prevent downstairs working but they make no difference upstairs.
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
View attachment 1049506 Thanks both for coming to my rescue (again)

I have ticked all the connections I have in place in Graham’s diagram. The only one I don’t have is the BT box RF out to the TV.

In my previous post #132 this is the same connection I said at the time that I did not have. However somehow it seemed to still work? At the time in #133 I was advised I didn’t need that connection unless I want freeview on the downstairs tv (which I don’t require)

Is the scart lead relevant? I’ve tried connecting scart from tri link to bt, tv to bt and tv to tri link. None of these changes prevent downstairs working but they make no difference upstairs.

The scart is essential as that delivers Video and audio to the Tri-Link built in modulator. The RF out to the TV is only required if you want to use the TV's built in Freeview tuner. You haven't ticked the emitter cable (shown in Green) which allows the magic eye to control the BT box.

On the remote TV can you use the TV Freeview tuner and is the magic eye led lit ?

What transmitter are you using and what channel is the tri-link modulator set to use ?
 

Eclaire

Novice Member
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Ok I have connected scart from the Tri-link to BT box.

The emitter cable is connected at the Tri-link on one end and other end stuck onto the front of the BT box.

Yes I can watch freeview on the upstairs TV. The LED light is on on the magic eye up here.

The Tri-link is set to channel 59 or 54 I think (photo attached). What do you mean by what transmitter am I using?

A few days ago before I came back to this forum I retuned my upstairs TV so I hope this won’t have ruined something.
 

grahamlthompson

Distinguished Member
View attachment 1050141 Ok I have connected scart from the Tri-link to BT box.

The emitter cable is connected at the Tri-link on one end and other end stuck onto the front of the BT box.

Yes I can watch freeview on the upstairs TV. The LED light is on on the magic eye up here.

The Tri-link is set to channel 59 or 54 I think (photo attached). What do you mean by what transmitter am I using?

A few days ago before I came back to this forum I retuned my upstairs TV so I hope this won’t have ruined something.
Which transmitter do you get your Freeview from ?

If in doubt put in postcode and tick detailed view here. Post Transmitter Name

Digital UK | About the coverage checker

You need to tune the TV's analogue - PAL (not digital) tuner to channel 59. Without make and model of upstairs TV impossible to say how this is achieved.

Did you locate the Infra Red receiver location on the BT box ? A torch may help locate it.
 

Eclaire

Novice Member
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Hello

My transmitter is Crystal Palace.

I’ve just found this manual from my previous post. So I gather to do step two (tuning analogue to ch59) I will now follow page 11 for “Storing channels automatically” and report back

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200803/20080322130202390_BN68-01424D-00Eng-0304.pdf

The magic eye receiver has not moved, its still stuck onto the BT box where it always was (and was working) However I cannot see anything obvious when shining a torch on the front of the box. The stick on eye is on the right, see attached.
 

Eclaire

Novice Member
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I’ve now completed the “storing channels automatically” process where it scanned through for a few minutes and the end result is attached. When I flick to channel 59 it is still just fuzz
 

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