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Topic # 104129 15-Jun-2012 11:54 Send private message

I have Sony TV with integrated Freeview and Panasonic twin receiver HDD/DVD recorder on UHF aerial.
How do I connect a satellite dish and satellite receiver with what I already have.
Thanks. 

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  Reply # 641273 15-Jun-2012 12:10 Send private message

Connect in what way? You would typically install a dish and run a new cable run to the STB. Your current setup wouldn't be touched in any way.

If you want to share a cable run from the roof you'll need to install TV/Satellite diplexers at both ends of the cable run.




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  Reply # 641413 15-Jun-2012 14:51 Send private message

Sorry, should have made my question clearer. I want to receive both Satellite and Terrestrial on my single TV. I follow the diplexer method you mention but what happens at the TV - there is only one aerial connection. At the moment my aerial arrives at the Terrestrial receiver and then a connection to the TV aerial input. With the diplexer (or separate cable from sat) the aerial arrives at the Satellite receiver then a connection to where?
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  Reply # 641417 15-Jun-2012 14:55 Send private message

The cable from the satellite dish will connect to the LNB input on the satellite receiver.

You then connect the sat receiver to your TV with HDMI/AV cables - depending on what your receiver & TV require.

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  Reply # 641420 15-Jun-2012 14:57 Send private message

Have you got a satellite receiver?

TVs do not have satellite receivers built into them, so you need a Set Top Box (STB).

You would have a cable run from your satellite dish to the STB.

You would plug the STB into your TV via HDMI, Composite (Red, White and Yellow RCA) or Component cables.



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  Reply # 641464 15-Jun-2012 15:41 Send private message

Thankyou all. I follow now. TV has 4 HDMI inputs.

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  Reply # 641479 15-Jun-2012 15:58 Send private message

What are you trying to achieve with the satellite receiver?

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