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Old 21-05-2012, 8:09 PM
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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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Old 21-05-2012, 8:14 PM
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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.
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Old 21-05-2012, 8:18 PM
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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.
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?
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Old 21-05-2012, 8:21 PM
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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?
That cable will be fine.
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Old 21-05-2012, 8:24 PM
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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?
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Old 21-05-2012, 8:30 PM
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No.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-...item3f0f99d1b0
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Old 21-05-2012, 8:36 PM
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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!
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Old 21-05-2012, 8:37 PM
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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...
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Old 21-05-2012, 8:38 PM
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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-...item3f0f99d1b0
Too late. Same place as Kurtis.

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Old 21-05-2012, 8:42 PM
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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...
You can't do that anyway without Multi Room at 10+ / month.
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Old 21-05-2012, 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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Old 22-05-2012, 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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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.
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Old 22-05-2012, 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
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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
Yup,they're the ones I use in my flat.
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