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# 120850 16-Jun-2013 02:15
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I am an OAP &n must confess to once understanding computers TV etc but the digital revolution has defeated me. Please help someone & speak in English. Like simple.
We have a sky HD box which I managed to pass a signal via RF output 2 to an old analogue TV & even though both TVs had to show the same it was a situation that worked for my wife & I. The old TV finally packed up so I bought a small flat screen digital TV- Currys best 15" freeview etc etc all singing dancing & a nice picture. I connected up the RF wiring and managed to find the tune button & lovely jubbly the freeview programmes appeared. But there was no sign of the sky progs. Channel 68 was empty. I have read all the entries in the forum, I've tried services & dialling001 but as to reading RF options, well no sign of that at all.
Is it true that the RFout from the sky box is analogue while the TV is digital & ne'er the twain shall meet. It would not surprise me one little bit.
Thanks in advance for some advice. 

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  # 837470 16-Jun-2013 06:51
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Most likely because the sky RF modulator outputs on an Analogue channel which is all your TV could tune in to, your new TV been a digital one will need to be switched to the Analogue tuner before been able to tune in to sky

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  # 837515 16-Jun-2013 09:47
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gregmcc: Most likely because the sky RF modulator outputs on an Analogue channel which is all your TV could tune in to, your new TV been a digital one will need to be switched to the Analogue tuner before been able to tune in to sky

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Switch the TV to its analogue tuner and you should be able to tune your sky modulator. The UHF digital tuner can't tune the analogue signal. The new TV will have both analogue and digital tuners. There may even be a button on the remote to select Analogue/Digital.

 
 
 
 


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  # 837521 16-Jun-2013 10:03
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+1, you need to find the analogue tuning( if there is one)
I don't know about UK sets.

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  # 837525 16-Jun-2013 10:12
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Presumably the Sky box outputs an analogue RF signal, and there is a digital only tuner in the TV. Suggest asking the TV manufacturer, or try asking on a UK based forum, as we are unlikely to see either the TV model or Sky box model in NZ, so probably no-one with personal experience of either.



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  # 837579 16-Jun-2013 12:47
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Thanks for speedy reply everyone. Appreciated! Two things spring to mind:-
1. where do I find this analogue modulator
2.surely if I find it & tune into it I then lose the freeview chanels.

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  # 837661 16-Jun-2013 16:08
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trainspotter: Thanks for speedy reply everyone. Appreciated! Two things spring to mind:-
1. where do I find this analogue modulator
2.surely if I find it & tune into it I then lose the freeview chanels.

You said your Sky is outputting an RF analogue signal which was working on both TVs so it must be built in to the sky box.
Is the other TV still receiving the Sky picture?

Your TV should have two tuners built in.
One Digital tuner which will tune your Freeview Digital Channels.
One Analogue tune which will tune your Sky modulator.
You can switch between the tuners with either the remote or TV menu.
This is normal in NZ. I don't know about UK though.
Your TV may be digital only. Read the manual.

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  # 837663 16-Jun-2013 16:11
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B1GGLZ: [snip]
Your TV should have two tuners built in.
One Digital tuner which will tune your Freeview Digital Channels.
One Analogue tune which will tune your Sky modulator.


I wouldn't count on this - in the UK they may only have the digital tuner in some models. Best to contact the manufacturer to confirm.

 
 
 
 


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  # 837676 16-Jun-2013 16:52
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RunningMan:
I wouldn't count on this - in the UK they may only have the digital tuner in some models. Best to contact the manufacturer to confirm.


Which is why I said, "Your TV may be digital only. Read the manual."
Sky boxes in UK are likely completely different to NZ boxes too.
As always, if you have problems, RTFM.
We really need more info on makes and models etc and how they are connected to each other.

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  # 837860 16-Jun-2013 23:26

Adding to this. The UK uses a different analog sound carrier frequency to NZ. Even if you switch the tv to analog and tune in the sky box channel, you may get no sound.




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  # 837931 17-Jun-2013 09:22
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Having had a quick look at Curry's website it would appear that their small TVs don't have an analogue tuner, only Freeview digital.
If that is the case then you won't be able to tune the analogue RF output from your sky box. Youll need to use HDMI, SCART, or composite cable.
I guess its only a matter of time before TVs for the NZ market will no longer include analogue tuners as from December of this year there will be no analogue transmissions.

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  # 837942 17-Jun-2013 09:50
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hdinsider: Adding to this. The UK uses a different analog sound carrier frequency to NZ. Even if you switch the tv to analog and tune in the sky box channel, you may get no sound.


HD. he's in the UK , uktv, ukStbox etc etcLaughing

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