dannyo666 Registered User
#1

Just a quick question,i know its been asked before but im still clueless,got one of these today in aldi €39.99,i have perfect picture quality but i cant use the sky remote,i have the ir extender sticky thing in front of the sky box but still no luck.I have seen in old threads peoples sky remote working and others say it cant.If my box cant is there any way around it,ie,different remote maybe?

Thanks

manutd Registered User
#2

It is this. Why do you have the ir extender sticky thing in front of the sky box. It's on the other one, without the Sky box.

Redsoxfan Registered User
#3

Would this work with a UPC Digibox? i.e. can you use the UPC remote in the same way the OP is looking to use the Sky remote? Does it do the same as Sky Eye etc?

#4

manutd said:
It is this. Why do you have the ir extender sticky thing in front of the sky box. It's on the other one, without the Sky box.


IR extender has to be in front of the device that needs to be controlled, in this case, the Sky box, so the OP has it set up correctly.

OP, you may need to play around with the placement of the extender to get it to work, maybe it's too close, or not at the IR sensor on the Sky box.

dannyo666 Registered User
#5

@Man utd-Yep thats the one.Ive tried everything,closer,further away,twisting it,maybe i bought a which its impossible to use a sky remote?Would a magic eye work for me?wouldnt get one though until i was sure my these video senders arent compatable with sky remotes

Cheers for the replys lads

Dragon123 Registered User
#6

Have you had any luck with the Sky remote?

I got the video senders yesterday....picture and sound are perfect, but can't get the Sky remote working either

dannyo666 Registered User
#7

Na,i havnt,its a balls,i dont think they work with sky remotes full stop.Ive done a load of searching in the last 24 hrs and this is the only thing which will work,its also way cheaper on amazon than anywhere else ive found

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Marmitek-PowerMid-infrared-receiver-transmitter/dp/B000MBV146/ref=pd_sim_ce_2

Remember free delivery on orders over £25

hargo Registered User
#8

can i use this to transfer radio station from satelite receiver to a mini hifi system in another room?

dannyo666 Registered User
#9

You can use the audio/video sender to do that,not the powermid from the link-thats only for remote contolling

PWEI Registered User
#10

Does anybody know any of the Aldi stores in Dublin that still have the video sender in stock? I've tried ringing them but it's impossible to get through?

cantona_deux Registered User
#11

Hi All,

Got this as well but the Sky remote changes the channels/volume no problem but I have no picture. Any help greatly appreciated - its driving me crazy!

kbell Registered User
#12

Check all your connections for starters.. everything is where it should be.
Then change the picture output on the sky box, swop between pal/rgb.. see if that helps.

dannyo666 Registered User
#13

cantona_deux said:
Hi All,

Got this as well but the Sky remote changes the channels/volume no problem but I have no picture. Any help greatly appreciated - its driving me crazy!


Sometimes you need to take the box to tv cable out on the sender and put it in the other port-Try the two of them.PM me if your still stuck

What kind of sky remote is it that you have do you know?
If we work together we can kill two birds with the one stone here

Thanks

#14

I got these recently. I set them up today but no joy getting the sky remote to work. Has anyone had any luck this?

#15

whirlpool said:
I got these recently. I set them up today but no joy getting the sky remote to work. Has anyone had any luck this?


Oh never mind, got it working!

It didn't work at first because I had the IR diode pointing towards what looks like the IR receiver on the Sky box, but in fact it seems to be elsewhere, an inch or two to the left. Well, that's what worked in the end anyway.

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