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SLx - Magic Eye IR Extender - For Sky / Sky+ / Sat TV

by Philex
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  • Compatible with all Sky and Sky+ digital satellite receivers
  • Powered from the RF2 output on a digital satellite receiver
  • LED indicator shows correct operation

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: 27833P
  • ASIN: B0009D5VX4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 April 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Slx Link System comes with an infra-red eye which receives signals from remote controls on a second TW away from the digital receiver, to operate their digital receiver using a remote control from their correct location+.

Product Description

SLx Link Satellite TV Remote Control Extender Ideal for digital satellite TV, allows you to control your Sky box from the second TV from a different room. More Details The SLx Link solves a problem - once you've laid cable around your home to extend your use of Sky Satellite TV to another room you still have to change the channel! The Philex SLx Link simply plugs into the digital coaxial cable where it enters the second TV, and extends remote control back to the Sky Satellite box. Once the SLx Link is in place you can control the Sky Satellite box with the original remote or a suitable universal remote control. If you need to control more than one source (e.g. a Freeview box as well as Sky), then you need to use the SLx Omni Link in conjunction with the SLx Link. What Does It Work With? The SLx Link is absolutely wonderful for Sky TV, including Sky Plus. The only thing we are sure it will not work with is Virgin Media. This is because Virgin Media boxes do not have line power out. You can use the SLx Omni Link or the Bluedelta Smart Blaster in conjunction with the SLx Link to control Virgin Media boxes. Technical Stuff For optimum performance the Philex SLx Link should have a direct connection with no interruptions to the RF out 2 on your Digibox. Splitters, amplifiers and isolated wall plates either drop the voltage (9v) that is being sent from RF out 2 (any capacitors in circuit will pass AC but will block DC), or when sharing the signal the voltage is also shared and drops below its working voltage. To turn the power on from RF2 on a Sky Box: Using a Sky remote press Services, then press 4, then type in 0 1, select, then press 4. Make sure the RF 2 Power is switched ON. Aerial Amplifiers For multiple installations a SLx Aerial Amplifier may be needed such as the SLx 2B, a SLx4B, a SLx6B or a SLx8B - these 'B' type amplifiers have a digital bypass built into them and will also feed 9 volts to each output to power as many SLx Links as you co

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160 of 160 people found the following review helpful By Raregoblin on 30 July 2009
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I needed this as a secondary infra red receiver because my Sky plus box is hidden in a cabinet and can't receive the signal from my Sky remote. I didn't want it for connecting to any tv, main or 2nd set, because my Sky remote is already tuned to my tv (volume and on/off) , I just needed it to change channels on my Sky box, without my Sky box being in view. When I opened the packaging & read the instructions I was dismayed when I read that I needed a coax cable & had to connect it to tv. But I found that this was not the case in my situation, my Sky plus box is connected to tv via scart lead. I just plugged the unit straight into the RF2 socket on my Sky plus box and stuck the infra red receiver onto side of cabinet (threaded through a hole in the back) the unit comes with sticky pad that made this possible. Now, even though my Sky box is hidden, it can receive a remote signal via a less noticeable Magic Eye (I had to also set my Sky box in order to set up the RF - pressing 'SERVICES' on my remote, then 4, 0, 1, SELECT (this has to be done blindly as the numbers don't show up on screen as you press them). INSTALLERS MENU came up, I picked 'RF OUTLETS' and then turned 'RF OUTLET POWER SUPPLY' on.....and that was that). But you may need a length of coax cable for connecting the unit to the Sky box if you need longer than 2 feet, for that is the length of wire the Magic Eye comes with, it was just enough in my case. It IS NOT a video sender. It CANNOT send a picture from Sky box to your tv. It would have to be connected via a length of coax cable in order to send signal to your tv, via RF which is one of the worst ways to send signal to your tv.

(UPDATE OCTOBER 2011)
The newer SKYHD boxes will need a new code, not 401 as above.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Dominic J. Houghton on 14 May 2008
This piece of kit is great!

It only took me about 5-10mins to set up. Make sure you read the instructions, they are short and sweet but have a key part in where you enter a number into your sky/sky+ box to activate the RF socket on the box, this in turn powers the philex adapter. I have had this gizmo for nearly a year now and cannot fault it.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Webb on 31 Oct 2008
This item does exactly what it says on the tin! I bought one, delivered next day with amazon prime, and within 5 minutes it was up and running. No Techy knowledge required, literally just plug it in the line between your coax aerial feed and the TV, locate the "eye" somewhere that it can see your remote control, and so long as you have turned on the RF power on your sky+ box, bingo, you're in business. (Turning on the RF power is from the menu on the sky+ box. Search on google and instructions are available)
Great simple design, that works perfectly, no batteries, no hassle, no problem! I can't recommend this highly enough.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Dillondog on 30 Dec 2008
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I bought this little gadget to try and get Sky cheaply to an upstairs room and decided that I would try this first before buying a digi-sender as I already had co-axial leads running around the house.

Digisenders apparently pick up interference from Wireless Broadband etc. which can make the picture fuzzy, this in my opinion defeats the object as you expect Sky to have a good digital picture.

The Magic Eye arrived quickly and had full clear instructions on how to fit the Eye to the RF2 outlet of your Sky box, it then showed you how to alter your Sky remote so that it would allow output to the Eye.

A co-axial aerial cable is required to run from your first TV to your 2nd TV, also you need a female connector to connect the co-axial cable to the RF2 on the rear of your Sky box.

Mine didn't work to start with despite tight co-axial connectors, I noticed that the connector was bent at one end of the eye and decided that for £3 it was worth trying to straighten out.

A bit of fiddling around with both Magic Eye and co-axial cable and the red light finally came on (you need to have power to your Sky box for it to work). Then it's simply a case of tuning your 2nd TV into Sky, choose a channel that isn't an analogue one for easiness so that you are sure that you have Sky. The picture on the 2nd TV is perfect.

I have only given it 4*'s due to it being flimsy and needing to be bent back into shape but would definately recommend it to anyone with spare co-axial around the house as a cheap way to get Sky into another room.

Digi-senders would be tidier but a lot more expensive.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LTC on 4 Jan 2012
Brought the magic eye IR extender to use with my new Sky HD+ box that had been recently installed inside a wooden cupboard that my TV sits on. This took minutes to install and get working. Just installed the sensor underneath the TV screen and plugged the unit directly into the RF2 connection on the sky box and it works perfectly. Had to set up the RF2 port on the Sky box but this was no hassle. A brilliant piece of kit that costs less than a pint and provided the perfect solution. I can now have the cupboard doors shut with everything hidden away neat n tidy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Kk Dhivar on 20 Feb 2010
This is a great item, perhaps a little more info on how to install on the selling page. I had to get a coaxial thing, would have been nice to know before so i could have used it straight away.

Also for any future buyers who are unsure like i was, you have to have a cable connected from your sky box to the additional tv, seems silly to think you wouldn't but i did. It's only ariel cable. You can get both the cable and coaxial plug/socket from asda.

Great product!!!
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