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Can I hide the sky box in a cupboard and still use it

  • 17-09-2020 9:47am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭


    I have a bog standard TV stand but am getting built in units, alcove units. The TV will sit on one of these.
    Is it possible to put the sky box inside so it's no longer visible and still use it normally ?

    I just want to make it all as neat as possible, hide the wires and box etc


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,357 CMod ✭✭✭✭Dravokivich


    If you use an Infra-Red remote with it, you'd need a line of sight, or some sort of IR Blaster, that can be setup and fed to the box.


  • Registered Users Posts: 255 ✭✭DublinBeaker


    Sky q remote is Bluetooth AFAIK so no line of sight needed.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,357 CMod ✭✭✭✭Dravokivich


    He didn't say he had SkyQ.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    batman1 wrote: »
    I have a bog standard TV stand but am getting built in units, alcove units. The TV will sit on one of these.
    Is it possible to put the sky box inside so it's no longer visible and still use it normally ?

    I just want to make it all as neat as possible, hide the wires and box etc

    Sky boxes including the new Sky Q uses infrared to communicate with the box, which means if you cover the sensor behind the cupboard door, the remote won't work.

    Edit: OK, a bit more research tells me you can operate Sky Q in infrared or Bluetooth mode. It seems to be bluetooth by default.

    To enable infra-red mode(for anyone else interested), do:
    Sky Forums wrote:
    The infrared sensor on the Q boxes is to the left of the standby button/led on the Front right of the box (when facing).



    To set the Q Bluetooth remotes into infrared mode proceed as follows

    Press 7 & 9 together on the remote until it's led flashes four times
    Then press 1 & 3 together on the remote until it's led flashes twice.
    Follow instructions to pair to Q box and TV.
    Once full paired press 4 & 6 together on the remote until it's led flashes four times.


  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭Dublinandy3


    Can I hide the sky box in a cupboard and still use it

    My wife asks this question about me on a daily.

    In answer to your question the answer is no or yes but really poorly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭batman1


    He didn't say he had SkyQ.

    Yes I have sky Q


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,897 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey


    I have a SkyQ box in a cupboard behind where we sit.
    Works fine. No issues.

    Just be aware that there may a specific SkyQ box that has a bluetooth enabled remote control. I can't remember if it is the HD boxes or the 2TB boxes. However, when i was installing I had to opt for a specific box to get the bluetooth remote.


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