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tinribs27

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#153712 5-Oct-2014 19:34
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I bought a Freeview Satellite receiver as there is what looks like a Sky dish on the roof of my house. Only problem is apparently the satellite dish should be fed into the house with an F connector (like this: http://jfcablinginc.com/ESW/Images/pic_9596.jpg?xcache=7670), but the plug coming into my house is what looks like a female RF cord (like this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61eB6VQ%2BE7L._SY355_.jpg).

Any thoughts on what this mystery plug is coming into my house, and whether I can get an adapter or something to make it play nice with my Freeview receiver?

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  #1147836 5-Oct-2014 19:54
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It is exactly what it looks like, i.e., a Belling Lee socket, maybe connected to a terrestrial antenna.




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  #1147841 5-Oct-2014 20:02
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Right, so what does that mean for my Freeview problem? The only thing on my roof is the satellite dish so the cord has to be coming from that.

 
 
 
 


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  #1147844 5-Oct-2014 20:05
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You might want to folow the cables, rather than assume that's where it goes - almost unheard of for a sat connection to have anything other than F.

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  #1147848 5-Oct-2014 20:11
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I'm not too keen on getting under the house to test. Other thing is however that my TV has Freeview built in for UHF, but it doesn't work either when the cord is plugged straight in to the TV.

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  #1147852 5-Oct-2014 20:13
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If you're certain that it goes to the dish, cut the plug off, and put the correct one on - you can get screw on ones that require no special tools

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  #1147856 5-Oct-2014 20:18
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Perhaps I'll try that. Thanks heaps!

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  #1147879 5-Oct-2014 20:51
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Or get an adaptor from Jaycar..... if you can go without tele for an evening

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