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Topic # 22446 28-May-2008 17:46
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  1. I have a one for all remote sender for my sky decoder in another room but when the neighbour changes their sky channel mine changes as well. Any sugestions would be appreciated

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  Reply # 133920 28-May-2008 18:09
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Does the OFA box have a switch the change the frequency/radio channel that is used between the OFA boxes?
I remember back in my DSE days that some of the remote senders had the ability to select from 2 or 3 channels for the possibility of your situation.

If it has it, it will usually be a little switch with 1 2 3 or A B C.



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  Reply # 133926 28-May-2008 18:38
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No - it only has the one channel. Its a bit surprizing that it happens as I find it is not that sensitive when it comes to my remote. eg I have to be direstly in front of the sender for it to work.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 133927 28-May-2008 18:40
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Reminds me of the days that our garage door remote set off the neighbours door bell. Tongue out

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  Reply # 133935 28-May-2008 19:17
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The only way I can see this happening is if the neighbours have an RF remote or an RF extender of similar frequency. If you are on good terms you could see if they have the ability to move to a different frequency.



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  Reply # 133947 28-May-2008 19:44
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I quess someone else could have the same model OFA sender as DSE have prob sold a lot of them.

I did consider asking SKY to change the decoder to one that uses a different remote but I think they will only do this if the decoder is faulty.

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  Reply # 133970 28-May-2008 20:42
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Even though the remotes may differ they likely all use the same codes/format, except Mysky which I know is different.

Someone else may know for sure. The problem with approaching Sky about is is that they kind of frown on using Sky in other rooms if you aren't using a second decoder from them.

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  Reply # 133980 28-May-2008 21:34
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stuzzo: Even though the remotes may differ they likely all use the same codes/format, except Mysky which I know is different.

Someone else may know for sure. The problem with approaching Sky about is is that they kind of frown on using Sky in other rooms if you aren't using a second decoder from them.


They actually don't seem to mind any more:

"Additional Outlet

This will allow you to watch the same SKY channel on one other television in the same home. The standard cost is $49.90 per split. Additional charges may apply."


 - one of the additional extras you can choose when getting Sky installed :-)


But yeah, I agree - it sounds like your neighbour has either a RF remote or a OFA extender too - maybe you could see if he can reprogram the channel his works on? Otherwise you're probably stuck with getting a new one, or convincing sky to change your make of decoder...


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  Reply # 133991 28-May-2008 21:56
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I used to work for a national retail chain and our shop was across the road from a competitor. Friday nights they used to shut at 8pm, we used to close at 9pm. After they left we used to take the remotes and wander across to their window display and crank up all of their tv's, stereo's etc. Helped to fill in that last hour of the day.

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  Reply # 134302 29-May-2008 23:55
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These senders dont have channels for the IR repeater part, they just have a IR reciever hooked up to a 304 or 433 MHz transmitter, and the reverse at the other end.

Perhaps you could relocate your transmitter to near your neighbours house and keep changing channel till they give up on it? Perhaps thats what they are doing to you?

Only real option is to go for a wired IR system, or import a IR extender from the US that uses other freq;s to ones here.  




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  Reply # 135108 3-Jun-2008 09:05
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You dont happen to live close to Long bay do you :)

Im having trouble with my neighbour and we are fighting to change channels :)

My soloution was to use my dad's Ir extender from South Africa, which doesnt work as well as my hills one,



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  Reply # 135244 3-Jun-2008 17:53
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I think I will see if Sky has a special on the old My Sky decoders when they introduce the new HD decoder.

I don't have an HD TV and I understand that they don't have the rf output which I use for the signal in other parts of the house.

Do you guys know if the remote signals are different?

Knowing my luck I would just get it working and my neighbour would change to the same decoder.

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  Reply # 135279 3-Jun-2008 19:33
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Billwilson: I think I will see if Sky has a special on the old My Sky decoders when they introduce the new HD decoder.

I don't have an HD TV and I understand that they don't have the rf output which I use for the signal in other parts of the house.

Do you guys know if the remote signals are different?

Knowing my luck I would just get it working and my neighbour would change to the same decoder.



MySky does have an RF out.

 The remote signals have a  much shorter transmission period (RC6 codes) and many wireless extenders can't cope with them although I have heard mention on here of one (5 ghz I think) that does work, so just be aware that your extender might not work with MySky.

I expect the new HD box will be the same.

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  Reply # 138556 16-Jun-2008 21:05
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Hi, I have one of these Dick Smith "one for all" remote signal transmitters and on the back of one of them is a control which is used to reduce the sensitivity of these units. My brother in law had one and evertime he changed his channel he changed the  neighbours channel who lives in the house next door. He reduced the sensitivity and the problem went away. The control is a small slot which you can turn depending on wether you want more or less. Not sure if this is what your problem is, I may have misinterpreted.
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  Reply # 138570 16-Jun-2008 21:58
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"My soloution was to use my dad's Ir extender from South Africa, which doesnt work as well as my hills one,"
I just changed the Sensitivty ont he unit now it works just as well.

Here is a Pdf Guide for that all in one Unit
http://www.power-plus.tv/pdfs/Remote%20Extender%20SV1000.pdf

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  Reply # 139129 19-Jun-2008 10:10
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marmel: I used to work for a national retail chain and our shop was across the road from a competitor. Friday nights they used to shut at 8pm, we used to close at 9pm. After they left we used to take the remotes and wander across to their window display and crank up all of their tv's, stereo's etc. Helped to fill in that last hour of the day.


Wow, the exciting things you retail employees used to get up to, eh? ;-)  Least you had something to do at work; I used stack shelves at Woolworths after hours. No TVs in the entire store, but we did freak out some people (employees, not punters) out by waiting until they were at the back fo the store, then turning out all the lights and getting the girls to scream their lungs out. Ahhh, those were the days...

Okay, so this *may* be a little off-topic. We'll see how long it lasts until it gets deleted.

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