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Hi,

 

Have just wall mounted a Sony 40inch tv. there is this connector(http://www.xxion.co.uk/images/uploads/1814-000.jpg) behind the TV.

The Skybox is in a cupboard, which won't be connected to a TV.

Is there anyway to watch Sky on the Sony tv? (Sky eye thing?)

Thanks

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Re: Sky picture

You will need to connect the Sky box to the TV in order to watch Sky.


I'm suprised you failed to plan for this before mounting the TV on the wall.

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I tried not to get involved, as they kept mentioning this eye thing.

 

Is there any sleek/minamilistic way to get the skybox connected to the TV, without seeing the Skybox?

 

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Re: Sky picture

Whether you can see the Sky box or not is irrelevant, you still need to connect its video output to the TV in order to watch it!

All the Magic eye does is allow you to use the remote control without having the Sky box on view.

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Who was the "they" that kept mentioning the magic eye "thing"?

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Re: Sky picture

Forgive me for sounding patronising, but that connector in the image is essentially your aerial. As SkyTV is transmitted differently (digitally) than old terrestrial telly you'll need something (i.e. the Sky box) between the TV and the aerial to convert transmitted signals to images and sounds that the television understands. To watch Sky-only channels, this will need to be a sky box... Free digital television can be decoded using a Freeview box or a Freesat box.

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If the "they" are expecting you to watch Sky through the aerial connector then they are a bunch of cowboys. It is possible to do so, but the picture quality would be very poor, so I am not going to tell you how it is done, just in case you are tempted.


Having invested a fair bit of dosh in the TV you deserve decent pics from your Sky box. As a matter of interest how do you propose to connect a DVD/BluRay player to the TV?


What kind of Sky box do you have? Just plain, Sky-plus, or HD?


You should have taken a lot more interest in what was being done, after all it is your money you are paying out.

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some sort of wireless av sender might help - at least for SD. Moving the skybox would be simpler.

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WIRELESS-2.4GHz-SCART-%20-AV-TRANSMITTER-VIDEO-BOX-SKY-TV_W0QQitemZ370167244282QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=169925119638&rvr_id=169925119638&cguid=45c1a75712c0a0aad294f9b4ffec0576

 or

http://www.gizoo.co.uk/Products/avcommunications/tvgadgets/AVSender.htm

 

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sorted the issue now, going to have the old tv in the cupboard connected to the box and then run the eye cable from the skybox.

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Traumatic:sorted the issue now, going to have the old tv in the cupboard connected to the box and then run the eye cable from the skybox.

You do realise  that picture quality will be poor, and the sound only mono when using RF2 out/magic eye from the Sky box?

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and hard to see in the cupboard Wink

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Re: Sky picture

The pictures from Virgin Media are better              Whisper

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Traumatic:sorted the issue now, going to have the old tv in the cupboard connected to the box and then run the eye cable from the skybox.

I'm glad I wont be watching the Sky pics on your 40" Sony.

Having spent a fair bit of money on the new TV it doesn't seem right that you are settling for RF pics and mono sound. IMHO the whole exercise seems a waste of money.

 

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Alantiggger:The pictures from Virgin Media are better



And winner of today's Most Stunningly Useless Contribution is...

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The picture was rubbish.

Going to have to wallbracket the Skybox behind the tv. hmm

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Can you get your money back from the cowboys who misled you?

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