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Topic # 180908 25-Sep-2015 19:04
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I'm using a Sky dish for Freeview satellite but would like to move to UHF for better quality definition. Can I remove the Sky dish and attach a UHF aerial to the cable that was attached to the dish? 

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  Reply # 1394547 25-Sep-2015 19:09
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You should be able to re-use the cable itself, assuming it is RG6, and in good condition.

Obviously you need to be in a DVB-T area, and have a DVB-T tuner in your TV or STB.

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  Reply # 1394548 25-Sep-2015 19:09
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Short answer, nope... You would also need a freeview hd decoder.....

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1394551 25-Sep-2015 19:14
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wellygary: Short answer, nope... You would also need a freeview hd decoder.....


Thanks. No probs with replacing the decoder. Just want to know if the cable that goes from roof to TV can be put to UHF use.


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  Reply # 1394552 25-Sep-2015 19:15
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yip no issues 



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  Reply # 1394554 25-Sep-2015 19:21
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Thanks. Someone went to great ends to cable to the telly, so great it can be put to future use!

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  Reply # 1394563 25-Sep-2015 19:35
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wellygary: Short answer, nope... You would also need a freeview hd decoder.....


Thanks. No probs with replacing the decoder. Just want to know if the cable that goes from roof to TV can be put to UHF use.



As above, the cable itself should be fine, assuming it is in good condition.

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  Reply # 1394564 25-Sep-2015 19:41
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Connections on either end won't necessarily be suitable, but the cable, if RG6, can be re-purposed for your new requirement.

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  Reply # 1394586 25-Sep-2015 20:40
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We did just that.  Changed the plug, installed the UHF aerial, and used the existing cable.  No worries.  




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