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Topic # 225881 9-Dec-2017 19:41
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Hi All


Just moved into a new house and having trouble getting TV set up.


I had a look on the roof and i could only see a 'normal aerial' and no satellite dish. When i look at my TV points, they all have the same connection type (looks like satellite connections to me). How am i able to get Freeview with this configuration? I have attached an image of the outlet, the cable connected is my old Sky Tv cable.


Thanks



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  Reply # 1915772 9-Dec-2017 19:49
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Assuming your TV has Freeview built in, just connect a cable from the antenna input on the TV to the F connector on the wall.

 

F connector isn't just used for satellite.

 

Also, if there are multiple outlets around the house, there is presumably a splitter somewhere that distributes the signal from antenna to the various outlets.


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  Reply # 1915773 9-Dec-2017 20:03
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Our house was reroofed and rewired about ten years ago. We ended up with a new aerial on the roof plus each of the four aerial fittings as female f-type sockets like the one on the right of your photo. Although these f-type sockets are more often associated with satellites our experience shows they can just as easily be connected to a freeview aerial (we have no satellite dish). So I'd try anything that looks an a 'normal' aerial socket or the f-type socket shown.


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