Additional Set Up Options

How to tune your satellite receiver

Below we have some more information on tuning your satellite receiver. At the moment the information is based around a Sky satellite receiver. As we get more information on freesat receivers we will include it.
How to find the hidden installer set up menu on Sky

  • Press the green ‘Services’ button on the remote control

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  • Next press the number ‘4’ ‘System Set Up’.

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  • Now press the numbers ‘0’ then ‘1’ followed by the ‘Enter’ button.
  • You should then have the ‘Installers Menu’ in front of you.

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How to change the RF output on your satellite receiver.

The RF (Radio Frequency) Output of your receiver is an aerial signal which is sent through the co-axial cable to your TV. Your TV is then tuned into this frequency. It is a different signal to the one that is sent through the Scart lead. If you are just using the Scart lead, you should not need to change the RF Output. If the RF output is similar to another frequency being used, it causes something called ‘cross channelling’. This is where the two signals appear on the TV screen interfering with each other and neither picture is very clear.
To change the RF frequency

  • Press the green ‘Services’ button on the remote control
  • Next press the number ‘4’ ‘System Set Up’.
  • Now press the numbers ‘0’ then ‘1’ followed by the ‘Enter’ button.
  • You should then have the ‘Installers Menu’ in front of you.

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  • Now press the number ‘4’ ‘RF Outlets

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  • The ‘RF Channel Number’ is followed by a number between 21 and 68. This frequency number needs to be changed.
  • Type in a number between 21 and 68.

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  • Scroll down two times to ‘Save New Settings’ and press ‘Enter’. Please note that once you scroll down the RF output frequency will change. Your TV will no longer be tuned into the Sky receiver and you will not be able to see the picture.

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  • Re-tune your TV into the new frequency and check the picture quality.
  • If it still has interference, repeat the above procedure with a different frequency number.

How to switch on RF2 Outlet Power Supply

You can use RF2 to feed a second TV in a different location. At this second location you can have a ‘Magic Eye’ that allows you to operate the Sky receiver from there. This means you can change channel with out having to return to your Sky receiver. For the ‘Magic Eye’ to work it will require a 9V power supply sent through the co-axial cable from the receiver. To do this you need to switch the 9V power supply on.

  • Press the green ‘Services’ button on the remote control.
  • Next press the number ‘4’ ‘System Set Up’.
  • Now press the numbers ‘0’ then ‘1’ followed by the ‘Enter’ button.
  • You should then have the ‘Installers Menu’ in front of you.

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  • Now press the number ‘4’ ‘RF Outlets’
  • Scroll down one place with the green arrow buttons on the Sky remote to ‘RF Outlet Power Supply’

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  • With the left and right green arrows on the remote, change the ‘RF Outlet Power Supply’ to ‘ON’

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  • Go down one more place to ‘Save New Settings’ and press ‘Enter’ on the remote control.

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There will now be a small 9V current coming out of RF2 on the back of the satellite receiver to power the ‘Magic Eye’.