Sky link question

rach

Standard Member
Hi

I have tried all the threads relating to skylink and magic eye and tried all the troubleshooting ideas.

However I cannot get my tvlink to work. I've just moved in to a brand new build flat and the connections were already in. I have a wire running from rf2 into wall socket then picking up the sky channel in the bedroom.

I get picture and sound but cannot get the power to tvlink. Is this because of the wall socket? The link works when in the back of the sky box.
 

logiciel

Moderator
Welcome to the forum.
Yes, something is blocking the IR signal getting back - probably the sockets - easy to replace.
Remote Extenders and Videosenders
HTH - Logi
 

nlel

Active Member
You have got to make sure the little red light is on otherwise it won't work.

I found out that by putting the tvlink onto the rf2 cable from the Sky box before putting it through a signal booster box mean't that the red light didn't come on and I had to attach it to the cable coming out of the booster box.
 
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Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
Welcome to the forum.
Yes, something is blocking the IR signal getting back
No. Something is blocking the DC getting through to the Eye - capacitors in the wall plates.
(And the IR signal would require fibre optics. You mean the decoded IR signal modulated carrier.)
 
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961

Well-known Member
Hi

I have a wire running from rf2 into wall socket then picking up the sky channel in the bedroom.

I get picture and sound but cannot get the power to tvlink. Is this because of the wall socket? The link works when in the back of the sky box.
First, ensure the skybox power for rf2 is switched on. It's usually off by default, but if a direct connection to the extender works this is probably switched on

In the situation you describe it's more than likely that the wall socket capacitors (at either or both ends) block the 9v supply to the extender

The solution is to remove the wall socket(s) and connect the cable in the wall direct at each end

You can buy wall sockets with a central hole to allow the cable to pass through to allow the co-ax cable to be connected with f connectors or the usual co-ax plugs/sockets
 

logiciel

Moderator
My diagnosis was in layman's terms, but my remedy was accurate, wasn't it?;):laugh:
 

rach

Standard Member
Sorry guys I'm not electrically minded at all. The wall plate has all the sockets on, 2 sky, tv, fm/dab, phone line and this feedback thing so I don't think changing that can be done.
 

961

Well-known Member
Sorry guys I'm not electrically minded at all. The wall plate has all the sockets on, 2 sky, tv, fm/dab, phone line and this feedback thing so I don't think changing that can be done.
Well it can but you may need to get someone to do it for you

But that may well be what is stopping the 9v power supply your tv link requires
 

logiciel

Moderator
It would be too much hassle for me too, changing the whole plate just because of an "eye".
I'd just forget about that and get a wireless IR extender instead.
 

rach

Standard Member
It would be too much hassle for me too, changing the whole plate just because of an "eye".
I'd just forget about that and get a wireless IR extender instead.
Thanks everyone. Any suggestions for wireless IR extenders?
 

logiciel

Moderator
There are too many to be able to recommend any so let Google - or EBay - be your friend.;)
 

Stevenage Neil

Well-known Member
I would suggest that seeing as the lounge wallplate is marked "Return" then does not have a capacitor - I would suggest the bedroom socket is the problem.
 

MartinPickering

Well-known Member
Fit a SkyLink compatible amplified splitter (with its own PSU) in the bedroom. It will provide power to the "magic eye".

Alternatively, fit a DC inserter in the bedroom and power it with a 9 or 12 volt supply.
 

rach

Standard Member
Fit a SkyLink compatible amplified splitter (with its own PSU) in the bedroom. It will provide power to the "magic eye".

Alternatively, fit a DC inserter in the bedroom and power it with a 9 or 12 volt supply.
Sorry to sound like a complete idiot but this means nothing to me. Can you poit me in the right direction for what I need? Idiots guide. :blush:
 

logiciel

Moderator

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