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# 127091 29-Jul-2013 20:42
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Hi all,

Thanks in advance for your help. 

We just moved into a new house that has had a Sky set up in the past. The previous owners had disconnected their Sky and had been running two coaxial cables from the Sky dish into a Freeview receiver and into their old TV.

We have a flat panel TV with freeview built in, so how do I connect these two wires coming from the Sky dish into the one antenna port on the back of our TV? Do we have to get a freeview decoder as well?? Or can we simply get a coaxial splitter and plug the two cables from the wall via the Sky dish into a splitter and into the back of our TV?


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  # 868082 29-Jul-2013 20:57
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You will need a satellite decoder to plug into your satellite dish.
The Freeview tuner built into your TV will only work with UHF aerials.

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  # 868100 29-Jul-2013 21:15
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So sorry how does that work? Do I buy a satellite decoder and plug those two cables into the back of it, then another cable from the decoder into my TV? Then just do a channel search through the TV settings as usual?


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  # 868102 29-Jul-2013 21:17
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Better to get a UHF aerial if you are in the coverage area, then you don't need a decoder and you will have HD picture (much better), otherwise as above.

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  # 868107 29-Jul-2013 21:20
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Aerial into decoder, then output to the TV. You use the decoder to change channels. For the same price as a decoder you could by a UHF aerial and your TV's inbuilt decoder will work. This way you will have far superior picture, especially if you have a big flat panel. But you have to be in the coverage area.

coverage check here

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  # 868124 29-Jul-2013 21:30
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Thanks so much all, looks like I'll be getting a UHF aerial!

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