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Topic # 127195 2-Aug-2013 10:44
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First time poster!

I have a new house, in my lounge i have MySkyHD. on the wall i have 2 F Connectors which are used for Sky, and a RF connector, which now has the Sky Modulator plugged in to send the Sky signal to all the other rooms.

I have the TV in the lounge with built in Freeview that i used to wach before the RF signal was changed to the modulator, so now can only watch Sky on that TV.

My question is that now i want to watch Sommet Sports on Freeview Channel 14 from the lounge, and its not available on Sky? I have been told that the Freeview satelitte feed doesnt show Sommet Sports. So what do i need to do or buy to have it working on the TV?

I have the UHF/VHF ariel on the roof as well as satalitte dish? But the lounge RF connector in the wall is now used for the modulator which i beleive instead of sending the signal out to the TV now sends it back into the coax so that all the other rooms in the house plug into the RF connector and watch freeview and the Sky channel that the main Sky box is watching, so dont have a way of plugging the built in freeview on the TV to get the Sommet Sports signal?

Any help really apprectiated?

Thanks Keith

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  Reply # 870655 2-Aug-2013 13:04
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One of these should work.
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=LT3020&keywords=2+way+splitter&form=KEYWORD
Plug in the wall. One coax to TV and one to the Sky modulator.

Simplest solution though is just unplug sky modulator from wall and plug in the TV when you want to watch Sommet and/or FreeviewHD

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  Reply # 871744 4-Aug-2013 21:19
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Neither of the above will work.


What Sky have done is disconnect your aerial feed to the lounge in order to use the cable to send the modulated sky feed to the other TVs.

I suggest ringing Sky and getting them back to reconnect your aerial outlet in the lounge as it was before and use the spare F Connector outlet for the modulator feed to the other rooms .
(MySky only needs one cable - second is not required)


They shouldn't do things like this (disconnecting your aerial) without explaining to you what it will effect, especially when there is a better solution (using the spare cable).



Sky should not charge you for this, as it is their mistake - if they try, I suggest you argue the point - you had a working Freeview feed in the lounge before they arrived, now you don't.

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  Reply # 871762 4-Aug-2013 22:05
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Well I may be wrong but that's not the way I interpret the OP's post.
As I understand it the TV has just been disconnected from the wall and the Sky  rf mod plugged in to the wall socket. No mention of the antenna being disconnected and I presume there must be a splitter somwhere feeding the antenna to all the wall sockets and modulator goes to the other rooms now as well as the antenna.
Perhaps the OP could elaborate? He doesn't say if the other TVs receive analogue or freeview as well as Sky but as he says he now wants to watch from the lounge I assumed he is able to watch from the other rooms?
Simple test would be just to plug the TV to the wall instead of the Sky modulator and see if it receives Freeview.
If it doesn't then I guess the antenna has been disconnected.

Edit. P.S. I agree with the last sentence though. Assuming the antenna has been disconnected, they shouldn't disconnect a working service without consultation and should now put it right at no charge.

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