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# 108886 7-Sep-2012 15:29
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3 days ago our MySky HDi box started to go gaga when controlled by the remote control. I have another remote for a MySky SD unit (Multiroom setup) which I also tried - same result.

Some of the symptoms include:

Press "i": Goes to the Planner
Volume down: Turns itself off
Pause recording: Guide

These are completely random and will just change for no reason.

Also, range and angle seem to have deteriorated considerably (less than 1 metre)

Is this what they call "IR leakage"?

My question: the HT setup/surroundings/light have not changed in months, so is this caused by the IR "wear and tear"?

(Found a possible solution just before posting - decided to post anyway for future reference - Hope you don't mind MF/Mods)

I've just realised that probably about 3 days ago, I turned the light sensor on my Sony Bravia from "OFF" to "ON".

I have now turned the light sensor off again. Problem seems to have solved itself.

Similar scenario is found here

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  # 682871 7-Sep-2012 16:48
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Check that there isn't another remote under an object (e.g. book) which is continuously pressing a key down - causing the remote IR commands to become garbled/combined and do different actions to what is expected. Had this a few years ago with a VCR/regular tv remote.




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  # 682930 7-Sep-2012 20:23
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Good info thanks 007.
I've got a Bravia, no idea if the light sensor is on/off at the moment (or if mine even has one) but something to keep in mind next time I fiddle with the setup.
I also can't quite figure out why a light sensor would need to transmit IR but I'm sure the Sony engineers know a lot more about this stuff than I do.

I wonder if the OP in this thread was suffering the same issue




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  # 682938 7-Sep-2012 20:43
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Hi, 

I've got a bravia as well and noted that the sky remote is usless at the same time as Ive just turned on the tv for at least 10-15seconds and then all comes right.

I put this down to whatever is 'beaming out' from the panel itself (perhaps the light sensor) and after the the time stated above the remote works fine OR i point the remote at level with the my sky box making sure its not facing the tv panel or higher

Have you checked the batteries? 

Ive seen somwhere here that there is a filter that you can place in front of the mysky IR which helps in environments where there are fluro tubes?

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  # 685415 13-Sep-2012 10:27
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We had the same kinds of issues. I called sky and they sent out a small sticker in the shape of a circle to stick over the IR sensor on the decoder. It has worked perfectly ever since.

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  # 685594 13-Sep-2012 14:11
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Gooseybhai: Ive seen somwhere here that there is a filter that you can place in front of the mysky IR which helps in environments where there are fluro tubes?


Insulation tape does the job.

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