Hi, Our foxtel is located behind our Sony digital TV monitor and we find it hard to change channels. We were told we could purchase an infrared sensor that your place on top of the TV. Do you know if this is right and where can we purchase one? Thanks Kindly. Regards Helga
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Hi Darren, I have Sky (foxtel) and the Sky box (foxtel box) is hooked up to my television and the only thing is i turn the volume up to full on the television and control everything (volume and change channel) through my Sky(foxtel)remote control..... I hope this helped, CHEERS..
Check the remote control for its infra-red emission. Check it with fresh batteries. Check by pressing all the buttons on it; and see whether all of it generates infrared signal while pressing. If it is found OK, check and replace the infrared sensor inside the TV. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. It has details about how to check a remote control; by one among the post. Surf the site with patience. Pull up older posts. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ If the remote control is found OK; check and replace the infra-red sensor inside the TV. Contact any service technician.
It sounds that the remote control is working well, and the fault is with the infrared sensor inside the TV. There are so many types of sensors are used with different brand TVs, and you should make sure about the type and its number. This component can be located just behind the infrared window at the front of the TV, to take it out, you have to open the TV. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Viewing it in "Mosaic" will make surf easy. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
The component will look somewhat like this, and the procedure to replace it is descirbed in one among the posts, in the above linked site.
This board can be located at the front panel of the TV. You have to open the TV, to take it out. The infrared sensor can be located just behind the infrared window, whci can be located at the front panel of the TV. The sensor will look somewhat like this.
Check the remote for its infrared emission first. Light up the LED at the top of the remote control, is not and indication that it works properly. The infrared LED is at its front end. Check it for emission. If you wish to get more details about how to check and repair a remote control, check the link sited bellow. If the remote control is OK, then the infrared sensor inside the TV is faulty. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ The infrared sensor will look somewhat like this, and can be located just behind the infrared reception window at the front panel of the TV. You have to open the TV to access it.
If you are sure that there is infrared emission from the remote control, replace the infrared sensor inside the TV. It can be located just behind the infrared window at its front panel. You have to open the TV to access it. There are many types of it. Some among them are illustrated here.
The remote control sensor is a three solder terminal component, can be located just behind the infrared window at the front panel of your TV. You have to open the TV, and unscrew out the front panel circuit board to replace it. Will look like this.
If both remotes are not working with your tV, the infrared sensor inside your TV is faulty. It should be replaced with same type andnumber. Infrared sensor can be located just behind the infrared window on the front of your TV. It will be soldered direltly to a board, and can be detacted out from it. You have to open your TV, and locate this component. It will be in bronish black in colour and will have three solder terminals. The number will be printed on its body, either by ink or by laser print. Note the number, and it iis very inportant when you repalce it. OK.