Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


31 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 4


Topic # 146761 28-May-2014 15:24
Send private message

Hi Guys,

Recently moved house and have taken my transonic freesat decoder with me, it worked fine plugged in to an old sky disk at the last place.

The new house doesn't have a dish, sky or any other but does have an satellite type cable output on the wall. this connects to an amplifier in the loft (ANT270a) and then out to the roof which has a digital aerial.

What happens is as soon as i plug the freesat decoder into the wall the decoder instantly reboots, starts up again and then reboots.. and so on..

there are no standard UHF aerial points in the lounge so i'm guessing they must have used this connection.

Any suggestions as to whats happening or possible solutions?



Create new topic
1952 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 313

Trusted

  Reply # 1055162 28-May-2014 15:33
One person supports this post
Send private message

Satellite type cable outputs are pretty common for both UHF and satellite these days - you can't really guess what it is based on the plug alone.

Cheapest solution for you will be to buy a new freeview box that supports UHF. More expensive alternative is to get a dish installed so that you can use your Transonic freeview box

1927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128


  Reply # 1055265 28-May-2014 17:34
Send private message

nickb800: Satellite type cable outputs are pretty common for both UHF and satellite these days - you can't really guess what it is based on the plug alone.

Cheapest solution for you will be to buy a new freeview box that supports UHF. More expensive alternative is to get a dish installed so that you can use your Transonic freeview box

+1
When you say "digital antenna" I presume you mean UHF?
Sounds like you are plugging it into a UHF distribution amp so that won't work. Satellite boxes must be connected to a dish.
F sockets are very common for UHF now and when I installed my UHF I installed f socket outlets at each TV/PC location. They are labelled though to differentiate them from the Sky Dish socket. The old Belling Lee/PAL sockets are virtually a thing of the past now and not very good at UHF.
If you are in a UHF area then get a UHF STB or a new TV.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.