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Philips 30PF9975 and Sky Remote

Discussion in 'Philips TVs Forum' started by grahams, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. grahams

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    Has anyone experienced or solved the following problem :-

    Sky is connected via Standard Arial lead and also Via SCART into EXT2.

    The pq with RGB selected from Sky is great.

    However, having finally programmed the Sky box with 0081 to operate the Philips, now, when I press TV guide on Sky, the Philips selects Channel "0" ( although I've never set it up to read this) and Sky is now on Channel 0, which isn't RGB and is now via the Arial as opposed to the SCART lead- therefore pq not as good.

    I've got SCART Control "On" from Sky box.

    How can I stop this happening as to get the RGB back I have to either turn off the Sky box and turn back on again, OR Select EXT2 from Philips, which defeats the object of combining the remotes in the first place.


    Is it me, or am I having a senior moment!

    Thanks

    Graham
     
  2. richard plumb

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    pardon my ignorance, but what does 'control your philips' mean? Is it just to get volume control on the sky remote to work the screen?

    If so, whats the TV button doing?
     
  3. grahams

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    I would like to eliminate Remote Controls, therefore the Sky Remote will do all I need (within reason!)

    To Change Channels, turn sound up/down etc.
     
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    thats what I thought. So what does the 'tv guide' button do?

    If you want to just control volume/mute, are there two ways to do it?

    eg, on Tivo, you can either just control the volume, or also switching the TV on / off. I didn't want the latter, so I limited it. Can Sky do the same?

    Alternatively, you could try a different code?

    Or, if your Sky box is connected by RGB, you might be able to use the 'decoder' option to map one of the channels to EXT2. If you map channel 0, then the sky box would switch the TV to 0, which would be mapped to EXT2 by you.

    I tried that but it didn't work because my Tivo is going into EXT2 via svideo, which doesn't seem to get picked up. But worth trying with RGB.
     
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    Good idea in theory, but like yours gives the same result.

    Oh well try again I suppose
     
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    hmm. Wonder what the point of the decoder menu is? I guess half the fun is trying to work out what the manual really means! :)

    How about assigning EXT2 as a favourite? I've done that and put it as channel 6.

    Maybe you could put it as channel 0? If you don't watch analogue on it, you could put it on channel 1, then you only have to press P+ to get the right input.

    We'll get there eventually.

    Well, maybe ;)
     
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    Well that actually works - Assigning Ext2 as the only Favorite and then when Sky takes control of Channel 0 pressing the ^ button immediately brings Sky by RGB back.

    It still means 2 separate remotes, but now only 1 button press on the Philips remote.

    I think I'm almost there.

    What would be ideal would be to assign Channel "0" as Ext2 and then it wouldn't do it in any case, or if it did, it would resort back to Ext2.

    What a great manual!!!:mad:
     
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    Don't know how much further we'll get with the screen.

    How about checking out the one4all type universal remotes? If there is one thats designed around Sky (giving you all the necessary sky buttons), its bound to have spare buttons that you can copy the P+ from the philips onto (to have as your 'switch me to the TV mode' button)
     

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