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How to install a sky io-link




How to install an Sky
I O Link


This web page gives you information on
how to install a sky io link
Plus a video on how to turn the
9 Volts on in the menu of your sky box
to work the io link and a magic eye


If you have just upgraded your sky box
you will find that the connection that sends the
signal to the TV upstairs is no longer there.

The connection would have been RF 2 on the back
of your Old Sky Box
But on the new sky Box there are no Aerial connections



Picture of connections on back of your old Sky Box sky box


As you can see in the picture below
On the new Sky boxes
there are NO Aerial links on the back of
the new sky box

Picture of the back of a Sky HD Box




To solve this problem you need to fit an io-Link.
See picture below

Picture of a Sky I O Link


To fit the I o link you fit the connection
on the end of the cable into
the I o connection on the back of the new box




Picture of connection of i o link on back of sky box



At the back of your TV you will find 2 aerial
cables left by the sky engineer
that look like the ones below



Picture of male and female aerial connectors

One will have a female connector and the other will have a male connector


You now fit the male connector into the RF
In on the io Link and the female fits onto the RF Out



Picture of connections on a sky io link



Please look at the video
below we put together
to help you fit your I O Link

Video on how to fit a Sky I O Link

When you have the io link connected
to the sky box and the aerial cables
connected to the io link it's time
to set up the sky I o link to work.


First turn on you TV and your sky box


When you have the sky picture on your TV
Press the SERVICES button on you sky remote control.



Picture of what buttons to press
on a sky remote control


Press the right arrow button on you sky remote control to SETTINGS



Picture of sky menu


Then Press the arrow button on your sky remote
control to highlight PICTURE.


You then press the 0 then 1 button followed by SELECT.


This will then take you into a secret sky menu .


Press the arrow 3 times to highlight RF OUT.


Press SELECT and you should end
up with a menu like the one below



Picture of sky menu


 
Where it says channel number 68,
this is the frequency output that the io link is set at.

With the arrow button you move down to highlight the RF OUTLET POWER SUPPLY.  Press the arrow to the right to change the power supply from off to the ON position.


The last important thing you have to
do is press the GREEN button on your
sky remote. 
This will save the new settings you have just put in.




For the Sky HD Box
follow the video below on how to
turn the 9 volts on using the setup
Menus on the Sky Box


Video on how to turn on the 9 volts to work I P Link

After you have done all this the io link should be set up for use.


Then go upstairs to the TV in the bedroom.



Picture of television in bedroom


Don't forget to leave the sky box ON downstairs and put the sky box onto a sky program with a sky logo on it. This will make it easy to make sure you are picking sky up upstairs.



Picture of sky channel with logo

If your upstairs TV has not been re-tuned you should now be getting the picture from the sky box down stairs.

If not, you will have to re-tune the TV in the bedroom.  BUT, do not forget to tune your TV on the analogue tuner of the TV.


Watch out for this problem
If you have more than 2 Magic eyes in your house
you will find when you fit an I o link they
will not work
The I o link will only work
one magic eye on one cable
The I o link will not work though a
splitter or distribution Amplifier


Do you have a second Sky Remote Control
for the bedroom
Click the link below and see our range of Sky Remote
Controls plus how to get the code for your model
TV and how to install it in your Sky Remote Control

               
Click the Link                                Picture of Sky Remote Control


Please look at the I O Link
Below






Sky I O link 
Used when your Sky HD Box
has been upgraded to a Sky
HD Box without
aerial connections

Only £16.00
Picture of Sky I O Link