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  1. spocktra

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    A couple of questions regarding sky magic eyes.Can it be sent to any tv and what is the performance like.I have a old toshiba portable in the dining room which to save messing around with aerials etc .I do have another sky box but it seems to have been disabled.Tried it last night and it booted up ok but no picture.Any info on this subject would be great.
     
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    The magic eye can be used with any TV. It doesn't control the TV at all, it controls the Sky box. You just need to attach a new aerial lead between the 2nd RF output on the Sky box and the 2nd you want to use. The magic eye sits on this connection and once you've turned on the 12V control in the Sky menu, you're up and running. The sound will only be mono though. Picture quality is as good as the normal RF output, but since the lead is often much longer because it's usually going to different room, it can be slightly degraded.
     
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    Not quite any TV. There are issues with several types of magic eyes and plasma TV's because the IR given off by the screen floods the IR sensor on the magic eye, leading to either no reception, or incorrect commands being recieved. Manufacturers are working on IR detectors that work with plasmas.
     
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    Your sky box can't be disabled only the card. If you don't put a card in the box you would only receive the freeview channels such as bbc etc. I would check to make sure you have tuned it into the correct rf frequency, if you have access to a tv with scart then connect the sky box via the scart and switch to av mode on the television, You could then go into the setup menu and see what rf freq output the box is tuned to?
     
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    Well, that's a bugger!
     

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