It sounds like your remote is in TV mode, and you're either trying to pull up sky's digital service, or you're trying to call up analogue sky text which no longer exists. I tried to tune the Sky Remote Control to my Philips 42PFL9664H....seems to take the instructions to set up okay ..the double red lights etc....ensured that in the TV mode(after pressing TV button on Sky RC) it actually switched off the TV(y ES...)....

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Then change to that channel when you want to use teletext.

Or use a SCART.[/QUOTEThanks Markk, I'll try that !

The text is not encrypted and does not require the box to be connected by scart. Could it not just point to the same teletext stream as RTE2 SD, as they are both on the same transponder?

Obviously one would still have to switch to a non-HDMI output from the Skybox to use the teletext with it via the TV.

Looks as if a separate cable from roof/attic aerial .......a combiner x 2 in attic and behind TV..the next stop......failing that I will try a rabbits ears CRT TV in an adjoining room if I really want RTE Aertel ! I will try to program the Sky Remote to the Phillips TV and then try to get text ..not too hopeful.....

By the way...tried to access Sky Text from Sky Remote Control this evening...does not work....you sure this has nothing to do with Standby being switched ON/OFF.....it has worked for me intermittently over the Christmas period.... I will also leave the HDMI connection as picture quality is excellent on this TV and I will not interfere with that....

Hi guys....a query about teletext...a new Philips 42PFL9664H recently AND signed up to Sky HD and got my black Sky HD box installed....

Had a separate cable for Irish channels on last box but now 2 cables dedicated to Sky HD(so installer said..)Sky's text now works now and then.......cannot get RTE's own text at all......

You access these typically by pressing Red or Text on your Sky Digital remote.2) The old style broadcast teletext systems such as RTÉ Aertel, BBC Ceefax, or the old Skytext service.

This is not officialy part of DVB-S but Sky does broadcast the teletext seperately to allow you to view these services.

If the remote is in Sky mode (pressing the "sky" button puts the remote into sky mode), it won't control the TV functions.