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  # 1045524 15-May-2014 13:07
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My guess is that the TV concerned has no digital tuner maybe, given it was used for Sky only originally (if it does have a DVB-T tuner did you do any tuning). TV with DVB-T tuner (now in lounge) has no antenna connected to antenna input.




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  # 1045529 15-May-2014 13:13
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Have you tried plugging the aerial into the lounge Tv to see if it works?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1045542 15-May-2014 13:25
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My guess is that the TV concerned has no digital tuner maybe, given it was used for Sky only originally (if it does have a DVB-T tuner did you do any tuning). TV with DVB-T tuner (now in lounge) has no antenna connected to antenna input.


The original TV (now in spare bedroom) reveived digital channels fine before I moved it as did the TV now in the longue (and the one in the bedroom and in the dining room) now none of them receive it.  When I switch to a digital channel on any of them I get a 'no signal' signal.  Would this not suggest it is not an issue with the specific television?  I will try unplugging the arial from the box connected to the Sky box, but won't this mess with whatever that box is there to do?  I was pretty amazed that Sky, AppleTV and the DVD player worked when I changed TVs - I guess I fell at the last hurdle! 

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  # 1045544 15-May-2014 13:27
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Margs333: Umm that could be writen in Japanese and make more sense..!  I hope that it is off-topic :)  I reiterate that all I did was unplug one TV and plug another one in - everything was working fine before I switched the TVs.  If you ignore plugging in the AppleTV and the DVD player, all I did was unplug the Sky HDMI and audio plugs and plug them into the new TV.

None of this makes sense. If you didn't have an antenna coax plugged into the TV (which you would have to unplug to move it) then you were never recceiving digital TV in the first place. All you were getting was whatever the Sky box put out via HDMI and the other TVs were receiving the same via analogue which apparently they still are you say. So what's wrong.
Do your TVs even have digital tuners and was an antenna ever connected to the main one? If the new TV has an inbuilt Freeview tuner there's no way it can produce a Freeview picture without a UHF antenna attached.
Perhaps you could list the Brands and models of your TVs?

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  # 1045584 15-May-2014 14:49
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Whoa

Much confusion.

From what I can gather reading the OPs posts:

TV1 was in the lounge, connected to a MySky by HDMI. OP says it had no Antenna connection (as they did not unplug one?)

TV2 was in bedroom, an antenna connection plugged in to it, it could see the channel the MySky was tuned to by using the analog tuner tuning to a UHF channel.

OP bought an AppleTV and needed an extra HDMI port so swapped TV1 and TV2

The fact that TV1 only had 1 HDMI port suggests to me it has NO digital tuner (in fact, we do not even know if the OP has a UHF antenna connected to any of this). If they reconnect the antenna cable and retune the TV in the bedroom, they should find the channel the MySky is outputting.

'Digital TV was working before' - Where?? Certainly not in the lounge, as the OP has stated they did not have an antenna cable connected to the TV there - they would have Digital TV, coming from the MySky, which they say is still working fine.

OP - What is actually going wrong here?? Have I got the above things straight? - your posts are very confusing.

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  # 1045621 15-May-2014 15:45
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Yeah, I agree. The OP said he didn't disconnect an antenna lead on the TV in lounge so there's no way he could have received digital on it yet he says he did.
We need a lot more info regarding the hookup. He also says he used to get digital on the other TVs. Really? Are any of the TVs digital capable? Also the analogue Sky still works on the other TVs. Sounds to me like there's no problem at all as the TVs are not Digital and the OP never had digital TV reception originally.



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  # 1045669 15-May-2014 16:57
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Hi

Thanks so much for the useful advice that I needed an antenna plugged into the TV.  I went home and searched amongst the millions of cables around my TV cabinet and found an unattched antenna cable.  It appears that it fell out of the contraption in the photo.  It was on a different shelf to the TV but I must have knocked the cable (which went behind the TV and down into the wall) when I moved the old TV.  I reconnected it and now everything works!  Wth the exception of not being able to get digital channels on my old tv (now in the spare room) but I guess this is because it doesn't have a digital tuner?  No matter - it's only a spare.  Anyway digital TV reception restored to the TVs that matter!  Thanks very much for the help :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1047913 19-May-2014 11:33
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Looks like it could be one of these..

http://www.tradetech.co.nz/shop/Outdoor+Aerials+%26+Accessories/Modulators/RF5300.html

Good to see its all sorted, the simplest answer is usually correct (or something like that).




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