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How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox?

How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox?

How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox?
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Press the [SERVICES] button and then press [4] [0] [1] then [SELECT]



Then press [4] to go to the RF output menu.



You can now change the value so that it does not clash with an analogue TV channel or a Freeview multiplex.

HD and "new EPG" boxes

If you have a HD box, press [SERVICES] button and then press [0] [0] [1] then [SELECT]. Nothing is shown on the TV screen until you press the Select button.

Then use the [RIGHT] arrow button on the remote until this screen is shown, and press SELECT to change the values:



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Saturday, 1 January 2011
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Debs
11:40 AM
Witham

Thanks Briantist for your help, it appears to have worked, just one more tv to retune.

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Neil
4:45 PM
Northwich

Hi Brian
I have just bought a new Sony Bravia 32inch LCD for the bedroom, I used to have an old CRT up there that fed off the Sky+ downstairs perfectly. I have tuned the new TV in on the analogue tuner and the picture is very snowy and pretty poor, I have tried it on C38, C39, C21 and C68 and 39 seems abut the best of a poor bunch. The RF feed is coming our of RF 2 and I have RF2 output power off as this seems to be a little better.Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

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LutonFan
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5:35 PM

Neil- Does the lead go direct to the TV, or do you have a 'magic eye' connected? If so, disconnect this and plug the RF lead into the TV direct, to see if you get a signal.

If this is the case and it does work, power down the Sky box and TV, then reconnect the eye. The RF power outlet powers the eye, nothing else.

Hope this help.

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Neil
5:44 PM
Northwich

Hi LutonFan - cheers for the reply...
The lead goes direct to the TV, I don't (as yet) have a magic eye. I have retuned to C22 as this appears to be blank on my regional frequency list and retuned the TV. The picture is a bit better, just not great - a bit blurry and snowy - probably not what you would call acceptable. On the CRT it was really sharp and crisp.
Cheers


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5:54 PM

Neil- Try taking the lead from RF2 and put it temporarily into the normal RF outlet and see if that makes a difference.

If that works, the box may have developed a fault. If the same, try replacing the RF lead that goes to the second TV.

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Neil
6:01 PM
Northwich

Hi LutonFan
Just tried the normal RF outlet - exactly the same result. The RF lead that goes to 2nd TV has been replaced too - no better. However, the RF lead that goes from Sky box to the wall downstairs is the only one I have, so I could probably do with getting a new one of those to see if that helps.
Cheers

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Neil
6:09 PM
Northwich

Sorry, it's the other way around, the RF lead to the TV is the cable that I only have one of. It's (not sure of correct technical term) double headed, both ends are the same - the same connection that goes in to the TV also goes in to the wall.

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LutonFan
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6:33 PM

Neil- Sorry, I am confused now. To confirm, you need an RF lead, (male to female plugs). The female end plugs into the RF2 output of the Sky and the male end goes into the aerial socket of the TV. A male to male lead is commonly referred to as a 'fly' lead.

It seems strange that it worked previously, but not now. Purchase the male to female lead and let me know how you get on. I don't post that often however, but am sure someone else will help.

Cheers.

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Neil
6:47 PM
Northwich

Sorry LutonFan - I contradicted myself.

Just to confirm I have the male to female RF lead downstairs - female end plugs into the RF2 output of the Sky and the male end goes into the aerial socket on the wall (and then up to the 2nd TV upstairs). I have a few of these leads and I have tested about 3, none make any difference. Upstairs I have a male to male lead (from the aerial socket in to the TV), I only have one of these leads, so I can't test if another works better.

I am picking up the freeview channels really well through this lead though, so I am not sure if it is faulty.
And yes, the old CRT I had connected before was really clear and sharp.
I am going to contact Sony too to see if it is an issue with the TV.

Cheers for your help Luton

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Sunday, 2 January 2011
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Les
2:16 PM

can I use the old brown RF cable to my outdoor aerial with digital aerial by just fitting an F connector

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