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Topic # 13166 25-Apr-2007 13:11
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I'm trying to get an AV sender and receiver to work between a MySky box and a TV. The sender is plugged in the VCR SCART at the back of MySky and the receiver is plugged in the Composite RCA's of the TV. I'm not getting anything, I've tried all the available channels and It won't even pick up white noise. I've also tried to connect the sender to the video out RCA on the back of MySky but it has made no difference. Any suggestions?





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  Reply # 68429 25-Apr-2007 13:37
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Ok... I think the signal is encrypted. Not sure if this is on purpouse but the signal arrives encrypted to the receiver. Can anyone confirm that or is it just me?





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  Reply # 68439 25-Apr-2007 14:36
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Perhaps this post might help: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=11811

Otherwise, have you configured the VCR SCART to output the correct signal type?




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  Reply # 68450 25-Apr-2007 17:25
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MySky analog output is certainly NOT encrypted. A lot of TVs will simply produce a blue screen if no input is evident on AV input or RF channel. Some TVs have a menu item to turn this blue screen off.

When you mention available channels, are you talking about the dip switch channel selection on the AV unit or TV channels. The TV (to which the AV receiver is connected) should obviously be set to the appropriate AV input and NOT a spare RF channel.




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  Reply # 68478 25-Apr-2007 22:36
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Regs: Perhaps this post might help: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=34&TopicId=11811

Otherwise, have you configured the VCR SCART to output the correct signal type?


I tried to do that and there was no change but I think I can only change the signal type of the TV SCART.

This is what I'm getting

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/JamesBond/IMG_0308.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/JamesBond/IMG_0307.jpg

Maybe I need to buy a 5.8 AV Sender? (I do have a wireless LAN)







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  Reply # 68479 25-Apr-2007 22:37
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Spyware: MySky analog output is certainly NOT encrypted. A lot of TVs will simply produce a blue screen if no input is evident on AV input or RF channel. Some TVs have a menu item to turn this blue screen off.

When you mention available channels, are you talking about the dip switch channel selection on the AV unit or TV channels. The TV (to which the AV receiver is connected) should obviously be set to the appropriate AV input and NOT a spare RF channel.


By that I mean the radio channels on the sender and receiver.





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  Reply # 68487 25-Apr-2007 23:19
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It looks quite noise free other then the messed up sync signals making it roll etc, so I doubt its interference, but it could be a microwave oven since they put out a 50Hz modulated 2.4GHz carrier, which would cause a single bar across it like that.

in the rolling picture there is no evidence of macrovision being present, which shows as some really bright white/black alternating stripes.

try another source into it, thats not encryption, just something weird happening with the syncs. Does the tv work properly directly off the sky box?




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  Reply # 68488 25-Apr-2007 23:33
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richms: It looks quite noise free other then the messed up sync signals making it roll etc, so I doubt its interference, but it could be a microwave oven since they put out a 50Hz modulated 2.4GHz carrier, which would cause a single bar across it like that.

in the rolling picture there is no evidence of macrovision being present, which shows as some really bright white/black alternating stripes.

try another source into it, thats not encryption, just something weird happening with the syncs. Does the tv work properly directly off the sky box?


Yeah it does. I've tried to turn off my WLAN and there was no difference.

So I moved the received to another TV

and this is what I get

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/JamesBond/IMG_0310.jpg






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  Reply # 68489 25-Apr-2007 23:51
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What about another source thru the video sender set?




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  Reply # 68490 26-Apr-2007 00:06
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richms: What about another source thru the video sender set?


I tried to change from VCR SCART to TV SCART as source and theres no difference.  I also tried to use a DVD player as source and the same thing happends. I'm getting the feeling that the transmitters may be faulty.





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  Reply # 68491 26-Apr-2007 00:10
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Looks like possibly you are outputting in svideo via the scart output.
Check under the settings that it's set to composite.




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  Reply # 68493 26-Apr-2007 00:18
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ZollyMonsta: Looks like possibly you are outputting in svideo via the scart output.
Check under the settings that it's set to composite.


output is set to component however I tried to set it to composite and there was hardly no change.





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  Reply # 68495 26-Apr-2007 00:22
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James Bond:
output is set to component however I tried to set it to composite and there was hardly no change.


Ok.. Odd... check the obvious, is the scart cable seated properly in the socket on the Sky box?
Do you have another scart cable you can try? 




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  Reply # 68496 26-Apr-2007 00:26
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James Bond:

I tried to change from VCR SCART to TV SCART as source and theres no difference. I also tried to use a DVD player as source and the same thing happends. I'm getting the feeling that the transmitters may be faulty.


I'd say your probably right. I tried a few pairs before giving up on them, something about this place just eats RF up, but I never saw anything like what you saw on the first tv. Wifi makes white horizontal lines and clicking sounds, more frequent when transferring until its constant if I am copying a file, and the microwave makes it buzz and have 2 giant bands of static across it.

If it was svideo or component then it wouldn't work at all on the first tv, the second one just has a more picky color decoder so isnt locking onto it. and I think that all the sky boxes output composite as well when selected to component, its only svideo where you will end up with a crystal clear but black and white picture.




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  Reply # 68498 26-Apr-2007 00:28
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ZollyMonsta:
James Bond:
output is set to component however I tried to set it to composite and there was hardly no change.


Ok.. Odd... check the obvious, is the scart cable seated properly in the socket on the Sky box?
Do you have another scart cable you can try?


Yeah I tried with other SCART cables and I also tried to connect my digital camera with a video output cable to the sender and I'm getting exactly the same thing.





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  Reply # 68499 26-Apr-2007 00:32
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As richms says, it's probably the av sender that's faulty... especially so if you plugged a different device in and it's doing the same thing.  I hope it's a new AV sender :) If it is, take it back and ask for a replacement. 




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