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    • mark_steps
    • By mark_steps 21st May 12, 8:09 PM
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    SKY Magic Eye
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    • 21st May 12, 8:09 PM
    SKY Magic Eye 21st May 12 at 8:09 PM
    Hey guys,
    I have heard about this and thought i could give it a try. I have SKY in the Living room and if i get Sky Magic eye, i still need to run a cable to the bedroom correct?
    Is there a way to do this wirelessly?
    So basically by doing this if say the OH is in the livingroom watching sky sports and i am in the bedroom, i can change the tv to watch say sky living in the bedrrom and thats what he will see in the livingroom??
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    • Kurtis_Blue
    • By Kurtis_Blue 21st May 12, 8:14 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:14 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:14 PM
    Using the standard Sky magic eye you need to run a length of Coax this will cost around £12.00 in materials.

    You could use senders and receivers to do the same thing wireless-ly, including HD if you wish, obviously with far greater materials cost.

    Both sets will show the same picture.
    • mark_steps
    • By mark_steps 21st May 12, 8:18 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:18 PM
    • #3
    • 21st May 12, 8:18 PM
    Using the standard Sky magic eye you need to run a length of Coax this will cost around £12.00 in materials.

    You could use senders and receivers to do the same thing wireless-ly, including HD if you wish, obviously with far greater materials cost.

    Both sets will show the same picture.
    Originally posted by Kurtis_Blue
    Wireless sounds much better! haha im useless at attatching the "bits" to the coaxing haha....I have old coaxing (cable) that we used for the old Virgin setup. could i use this cable or does it need to be a certain one?
    • Kurtis_Blue
    • By Kurtis_Blue 21st May 12, 8:21 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:21 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:21 PM
    Wireless sounds much better! haha im useless at attatching the "bits" to the coaxing haha....I have old coaxing (cable) that we used for the old Virgin setup. could i use this cable or does it need to be a certain one?
    Originally posted by mark_steps
    That cable will be fine.
    • mark_steps
    • By mark_steps 21st May 12, 8:24 PM
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    • #5
    • 21st May 12, 8:24 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:24 PM
    Seen it on Tesco Direct for £22.97 where i get the magic eye and another remote. I have a sky plus box. Is that ok priced?
    • Kurtis_Blue
    • By Kurtis_Blue 21st May 12, 8:30 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:30 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:30 PM
    No.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-SKY-PLUS-REMOTE-REV-8-BLACK-GLOBAL-MAGIC-EYE-/270844678576?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_Remote Controls&hash=item3f0f99d1b0
    • pawlala
    • By pawlala 21st May 12, 8:36 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:36 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:36 PM
    I have magic eye in 3 rooms, all fed via outside coax from the sky box in 4th room. Get a spare remote, it will make things much easier than moving it around the house!
    Mortgage free: New Year's Eve 2013!
    • mark_steps
    • By mark_steps 21st May 12, 8:37 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:37 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:37 PM
    So the link above you, you recomend? The only thing with this...is i have to watch whatever is being shown in the living room, ie we cant both watch diferent shows...
  • djohn2002uk
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    • 21st May 12, 8:38 PM
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    • 21st May 12, 8:38 PM
    You can get them here for £10.99 with free postage. Magic eye + New genuine Sky Remote.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-SKY-PLUS-REMOTE-REV-8-BLACK-GLOBAL-MAGIC-EYE-/270844678576?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_Video_Remote Controls&hash=item3f0f99d1b0
    Too late. Same place as Kurtis.
    Last edited by djohn2002uk; 21-05-2012 at 8:40 PM.
  • djohn2002uk
    So the link above you, you recomend? The only thing with this...is i have to watch whatever is being shown in the living room, ie we cant both watch diferent shows...
    Originally posted by mark_steps
    You can't do that anyway without Multi Room at £10+ / month.
    • pawlala
    • By pawlala 21st May 12, 8:53 PM
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    Assuming you are on here with a computer and an internet connection, use SkyGo through your online account to watch something different.
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    • macman
    • By macman 22nd May 12, 8:58 AM
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    If you want Sky Living and he wants Sky Sports, it's gonna be war!
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  • spike7451
    I've found that those particular magic eyes are rubbish & break easily.Reason is the square bit plugs directly into the back of the TV,If the TV is in a confined space & protrudes past the back of the TV,it's very easy to break the soldered contacts connecting the female or male belling ports to the circuit board inside.On 95% of service calls I went to at Sky involving magic eyes,that was the problem.
    You're far better off going for these type;

    The first one uses an F type connection instead of a belling on the circuit block,which is better as the's less chance of it pulling off.These are the ones I use.



    The second one uses the normal male & female Belling connections;



    On both of the above,the cable end connects to the TV.
    • Kurtis_Blue
    • By Kurtis_Blue 22nd May 12, 10:03 AM
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    Couldn't agree more, casing also split open if some one tugs the cable, personally I go for these:

    http://www.antiference.co.uk/me-remotelink-sensors
  • spike7451
    Couldn't agree more, casing also split open if some one tugs the cable, personally I go for these:

    http://www.antiference.co.uk/me-remotelink-sensors
    Originally posted by Kurtis_Blue
    Yup,they're the ones I use in my flat.
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