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Topic # 217905 18-Jul-2017 09:21
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Does anyone know the best match for the MYSKY box using the Broadlink e-control app. The closest I can find is a Foxtel lQ2. The problem is it doesn't reliably turn the myksy box off and on. Works most times. I tried to use the learning function, but couldn't get it to learn the on/off button on the MYSKY remote.


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  Reply # 1824225 18-Jul-2017 10:04
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 Watching...

 

Was thinking about getting one, but mySkyHDi would be central to its use. Might be better of with Harmony Hub instead?

 

 


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  Reply # 1824275 18-Jul-2017 11:21
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If it works but not repeatably then you may have an issue with IR interference rather than the right codes. What MYsky decoder do you have? If it is the new Kaon NS1120 I have found that it is difficult to get it to work reliably with an IR blaster. My experience has been with trying to change channels, however it's probably the same with on/off. I solved my problem by adding 2x layers of IR filter film on the front of the decoder, and positioning the IR blaster in the correct location on the front of the unit - but that won't be possible with the RM Pro I guess.




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  Reply # 1824977 19-Jul-2017 09:17
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I have the broadlink device turn on or off my tv, home theater then sky box. It seems to work 3 out of 4 times. When it doesn't work, I notice the sky box shows receiving an IR command, the box will turn off then immediately turn back on, or vice versa. The broadlink has good line of sight with the skybox.


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  Reply # 1824990 19-Jul-2017 09:54
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Is there a particular reason why you want to turn the mysky off? If you're having trouble then why not just leave it on... low power draw on standby so it's not using much energy $$.




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  Reply # 1825113 19-Jul-2017 12:44
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Sky just solved the problem for me(for now). My 12 month telemarket plan of $49.00 per month is about to end and the price Sky want to charge is $109.00 so back the box goes and wait for 3 month standown period.


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  Reply # 1825121 19-Jul-2017 12:53
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I had zero stand-down changing to the special deal - Sky went out of wife's name and new account into my name.

 

 


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  Reply # 1852792 25-Aug-2017 19:24
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dukester:

 

I have the broadlink device turn on or off my tv, home theater then sky box. It seems to work 3 out of 4 times. When it doesn't work, I notice the sky box shows receiving an IR command, the box will turn off then immediately turn back on, or vice versa. The broadlink has good line of sight with the skybox.

 

 

I've got the broadlink too but it just won't work with mysky

 

It works with my TV, AC and amp.

 

I have an old logitech harmony remote, which works fine.

 

I've tried learning from both the sky remote and the harmony remote.

 

the ir received light on the skybox does not even light up when using the broadlink, but does with the sky remote and the logitech remote.

 

any ideas??

 

 




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  Reply # 1852801 25-Aug-2017 19:50
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Don't have Sky at the moment, from memory I found one of the available remotes that you can search for in the app. I think it was an Australian remote. 


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  Reply # 1852820 25-Aug-2017 21:12
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Can't you record the ir commands?




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  Reply # 1852916 26-Aug-2017 11:22
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dukester:

 

Don't have Sky at the moment, from memory I found one of the available remotes that you can search for in the app. I think it was an Australian remote. 

 

 

 

 

How do you do that?

 

My app only lets me choose TV's or AC's.

 

For the sky remote I have to do a customised remote and teach it the buttons.




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  Reply # 1852918 26-Aug-2017 11:36
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when you go to add remote there is a search window at the top, type in the name of something, like pace, or the name of a tv manufacturer


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  Reply # 1853027 26-Aug-2017 15:49
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dukester:

 

when you go to add remote there is a search window at the top, type in the name of something, like pace, or the name of a tv manufacturer

 

 

 

 

thanks, no idea how I missed that LOL


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