4 Digit Sky radio channels - Discussion

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  1. dvdfever

    dvdfever New Member

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    I don't quite understand this. Following the instructions and having a dual Sky TV and digital cable setup on the TiVo (the latter instead of RF aerial, so I can get the radio channels), I thought the whole point of turning on the RF2 power was to get the radio channels via RF? (I've yet to apply the bash script to get the radio via SCART but am wondering if this is causing a problem first)

    As things stand, when I change up from 101 for example, it goes to 101 (cab) and adds a zero so the Sky box is changed to 0101 for Radio 1, but the TiVo just says "The recorder cannot display live TV", and for a few days since I did this guided setup change the TiVo has been telling me, after connecting to get the listings, "Could not find your lineup!"

    I thought I'd followed the instructions correctly, but can someone please tell me where I've gone wrong. Ta.
     
  2. Pete77

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    The point of turning on the RF power is to send the program you are playing on the Sky box outwards directly via RF2 to be received on say another television a considerable distance away.

    Your Sky box should go from RF1 to RFIn on the Tivo while the cable box should go from the Cable outbound Scart to the Tivo Aux Scart. Presumably in this situation you aren't using RF2?
     
  3. mrtickle

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    That is dangerously misleading advice. The RF2 power is solely to power a TV link device at the other end to control a Digibox so that you can change channels and watch programmes from the 2nd location. It's nothing to do with how far away the TV link is, and should never ever be turned on unless you have something plugged into RF2 which needs to be powered (eg a TV link). If you turn on the voltage and connect RF2 to a TV's aerial socket you could seriously damage the TV.
     
  4. Pete77

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    Thanks for the correction.:eek:
     
  5. mrtickle

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    No worries. Frogster's warning is very important, hence the "MUST NOT"! :)
     
  6. dvdfever

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    I've just double-checked and ensured that RF1 is now plugged into the TiVo's RF-input but how do I 'see' the channels?

    Going to "101 (cab)" for example just gives me the same problem mentioned in message 261. Ta.
     
  7. Pete77

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    Going to 101 from Live Tv should take you to 101 (Sky) and 101 (cable) alternately using the remote each time 101 is entered. The Tivo switches the source used between Sky on the Scart socket and the Virgin box using RF each time.

    When carrying out a scheduled recording on 101 cable the Tivo simply switches to using Virgin on RF as the input signal and then sends the 101 RF code appropriate for that channel platform.
     
  8. dvdfever

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    I don't understand why it's not working for me, but I'll try a guided setup again later in case I went wrong somewhere as I don't think I was getting exactly what I was expecting to see when following the instructions on garysergeant's website.
     
  9. dvdfever

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    Just realised what the problem is - I'm a bit thick :)

    When it started asking what RF frequency the Sky box was on, I got mixed up with the RF that the TiVo's set to and wondered why I had a blank screen.

    Now I appreciate how my Mum gets confused when I tell her she needs to record Sky on her video by going to AV2. I mean AV2 on the video but she sometimes thinks AV2 on the TV, which is where the DVD player's connected :)

    (Edit: It's still giving me a blank screen when I go to, for example, 101 for Radio 1, even though it said 'Input Signal ok' for the RF this time round doing a guided setup. Help!)
     
  10. swarrans

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    I've been experiencing a similar thing recently - having never had any failed recordings in years of use I've recently had loads and it looks like it's been caused by the odd zero being sent causing it to try and change Sky to a radio station. I use a direct serial connection from RF2 to the Tivo, hence the previous reliability I think.
    As I never use the 4 digit radio facility, is it possible to "run it off" in a Sky menu somewhere so that even an accidental leading zero won't bring up the 4 digits?

    Simon
     
  11. dvdfever

    dvdfever New Member

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    For some reason my problem is now solved because it has decided to behave so I can select radio channels like TV ones, and it inserts the zero, but I instructed it to do so in the digital cable setup. It sounds like you've got this extra zero happening in the digital satellite setup as well.
     

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