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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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Sunday, 25 January 2015
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jb38
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1:23 PM

Abbey: Well, I do have to admit that I had assumed the downlead from your Freeview aerial was located adjacent to the Sky box, this lead (as you have mentioned) being connected into the I.O ports aerial input socket rather than into the aerial input socket on a Sky box, the usual way of doing things.

However, although what you are presently doing should (in theory anyway) work, rather than go to the trouble of making any radical changes to your wiring, I would like you to carry out a test by leaving the connection coming up from the I.O port modulator as it is, but unplug the roof aerial connection into the SLx device, checking if this action enables you to change channels on the Sky box. If it has? then that's OK, but if you cannot, change the feed "from" the I.O port modulator over to the "input" on the SLx previously used by the roof aerial and see if this corrects the "no channel change" problem.

The reason for this request is, that although your SLx 27824BMG distribution amplifier may well have two inputs, they are not both the same as each other, one being for the TV and the other for VHF radio, this latter input having an attenuating effect on any signals in excess of 300Mhz being fed into it, which of course applies to all TV channels, the fact that the situation apparently changes by swapping the leads over most likely due to the TV signals from either the Freeview aerial on the roof, or alternatively coming up from the I.O modulator being fed into an input on your SLx device not intended for TV use.

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Abbey
2:52 PM

jb38:
Sorry to be a pain - the aerial cable comes into the main room and doesn't get plugged into the SLX box directly (there is only 1 input cable plugged into the SLX box - now it may be that I have plugged it into the wrong input socket?)
I plugged the aerial cable into the RF input socket in IO box and connected the cable that is currently plugged into the RF2 socket in the existing sky box into the output box, with this set up I get freeview channels on all tvs (except for the main tv) and I could watch Sky but was unable to change via the magic eye.
I removed the aerial cable and I could still see sky but still wasn't able to change the channels.
When I plugged the RF2 cable into the "in" socket and the aerial cable into the out, I got the sky channels on all tvs and was able to turn them over but I do not have any freeview.

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Abbey
3:27 PM

Abbey: I've connected my old box up again, and it works perfectly sky eyes and freeview, I tried switching the input cables in the roof space but in the other slot I had no reception. I'm wondering is the IO port faulty?


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mazbar
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4:38 PM

Abbey: Does your slx amplifier have its own power supply or does it get its power from your sky box, if the latter the io links don't output enough power for the magic eyes to work. You need an io link that you can connect a power supply to.

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Abbey
5:25 PM

mazbar: It has its own power supply - everything works perfectly on the old skybox just as soon as I add the new box with IO port the magic eyes don't work (but they do have power to them as the red light is on)

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jb38
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5:31 PM

Mazbar : You beat me to it, as that was going to be my next point based on Abbey's 2:52pm update.

Abbey: If you click on the link you will see the type of device Mazbar has mentioned, remembering the the power supply is a separate purchase as seen in "frequently bought together" under the main advert.


Triax Link RF Output for Sky HD Box: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

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Abbey
5:46 PM

jb38:
Thanks all - yes I think I will purchase the 3 port link with additional power supply.
I'll let you know if it works :)

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jb38
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9:14 PM

Abbey: Yes, please do, but please ensure that the RF output port on the I.O modulator (RF2 on the one in the link) is fed into the UHF input socket on the SLx amplifier and not the one marked FM.

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Abbey
10:54 PM

jb38:
will do and checked this when I was in the roof space earlier :)

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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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Abbey
4:06 PM

Abbey: Hi just wanted to let you know that I am eventually up and running - thank goodness :) :)
Thank you all for your help and assistance

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