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Topic # 114997 9-Mar-2013 18:10
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Hi all

Apologies if this has been asked before, I've searched the forum but no luck. Anyway our current scenario is 1 x TV in the lounge connected to Sky. We have 3 other TVs that have Freeview built in, so the question is can I use the Sky dish for Freeview and Sky at the same time plus take the Freeview signal and distribute that to 3 TVs so those TVs can independently watch Freeview channels ie that don't all have to view the same channel

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Paul

Sorry I should have added we are in ChCh and the Sky dish is pointing in the opposite direction to the UHF aerials I have noticed on neighbouring houses

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  Reply # 777434 9-Mar-2013 18:12
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sure can, you can use a sat signal splitter before the sky decoder and then feed each of your other FV sat boxes.

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  Reply # 777437 9-Mar-2013 18:20
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The tuners in your TVs work with a UHF aerial and will show absolutely nothing if connected to a dish. Also, the sat service is low bitrate standard definition mpeg2 that looks vulgar on any large TV. Go terrestrial and get an antenna.




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  Reply # 777438 9-Mar-2013 18:21
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I don't think you will be able to, as the freeview in built in to your tvs is probably terrestrial and not satellite. so you'd need a UHF aerial for the tvs with freeview not a satellite dish

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  Reply # 777439 9-Mar-2013 18:22
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TVs that have built-in Freeview tuners need to have a signal provided from a UHF aerial rather than a satellite dish.



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  Reply # 777457 9-Mar-2013 18:59
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Thanks for the replies folks. I can get my hands on a UHF aerial so will go that way. One more question, I will have a single coax cable coming out of the aerial, any recommendations on a splitter/hub that can convert that to at least 3 outputs?

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Paul

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  Reply # 777466 9-Mar-2013 19:28
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Just pick up a standard splitter.. You should only use F connectors however, don't use the old saddle and clamp splitters that are terrible.

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  Reply # 777564 10-Mar-2013 09:39
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As far as I'm aware, all TVs with built in Freeview only have UHF terrestrial FV. I've never heard of one with satellite FV.




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  Reply # 777637 10-Mar-2013 14:39
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DarthKermit: As far as I'm aware, all TVs with built in Freeview only have UHF terrestrial FV. I've never heard of one with satellite FV.


There are a number of TV's out there in the marketplace with DVB-S tuners. None of the major brands are bringing these products into NZ however.

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