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Topic # 129409 14-Sep-2013 18:51
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Hi guys

Currently I have a TV in our main living room which has Mysky running without problem. In a second lounge I have a new TV that has inbuilt Freeview. This currently only picks up the old Analogue channels and is also able to pick up Sky from the main living room

My question is how do I get this 2nd living room TV to be able to get its signal from the Sky dish so that I can detect Freeview channels? I presume at the moment it is some how looped to the Main living room(how it is getting Sky) and still running off the old UHF aerial?

I have also taken this new TV into the main living room and plugged in the coax cable and still cannot detect anything except the anologue channels.

Do I need some sort of splitter so that both the Freeview and Sky can run off the same dish? If so how do I get that out to the other living room?

Hope I have explained this correctly. Any help would be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 895668 14-Sep-2013 18:55
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If you want to use the built in Freeview, you will need a UHF antenna, not a satellite dish.

If you have a UHF antenna, connect the TV to that, and then make sure you select the digital tuner, not analogue.

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  Reply # 895671 14-Sep-2013 19:54
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RunningMan: If you want to use the built in Freeview, you will need a UHF antenna, not a satellite dish.

If you have a UHF antenna, connect the TV to that, and then make sure you select the digital tuner, not analogue.

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Your new TV has a UHF digital tuner for Freeview and VHF/UHF Analogue tuner for the analogue channels.
It doesn't have a Satellite tuner so you must use a UHF antenna.
Have you checked that you are in a Freeview Terrestrial reception area?
What sort of antenna other than a dish do you have?
From your description it sounds like you are either not in a Freeview UHF area or your TV is receiving analogue just via the co-ax and no antenna connected.
In either case you won't be able to tune Freeview.
If you can't receive Maori and Prime on the TV's analogue tuner then you certainly won't be able to tune Freeview.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 895744 15-Sep-2013 04:10
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Moona: Hi guys

My question is how do I get this 2nd living room TV to be able to get its signal from the Sky dish so that I can detect Freeview channels? I presume at the moment it is some how looped to the Main living room(how it is getting Sky) and still running off the old UHF aerial?



DVB-T doesn't come from a Sky dish. Tell us exactly what analog terrestrial channels you receive and from what transmitter?? If you can't receive analog UHF, e.g., Maori TV, Prime you'll be out of luck for DVB-T.




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  Reply # 896903 17-Sep-2013 13:05
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The Freeview builtin to your TV is DVB-T. T stands for terrestrial meaning that it requires a UHF signal from a land based transmitter. There are other sorts of digital transmission; DVB-C for cable and DVB-S for satellite.
You can receive the DVB-S Freeview service from your Sky satellite dish, but you will need a DVB-S set top box.

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