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Topic # 230650 6-Mar-2018 18:13
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Hiya!
So our fibre was set up (we believe) in the tv port hole. We are trying to now set up the tv to get tv channels/freeview. How do we do this? Is there a way to connect both lines, one to the internet and one to the tv to get signal. Can we split the connection with splitter? Or are we missing some other device like a decoder?
So lost!
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  Reply # 1970077 6-Mar-2018 18:17
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Fibre has nothing to do with TV.

 

To watch Freeview on your TV you need either a UHF TV aerial or a satellite dish.

 

 


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  Reply # 1970078 6-Mar-2018 18:19
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Fibre from the street will enter the house to a white box called the ONT located somewhere on a wall inside, from there a data cable will be connected to your router. The coax cable for your tv is totally separate and will feed back to the aerial on your roof.

Unless I'm missing something you're confusing one or the other as doing both.

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  Reply # 1970079 6-Mar-2018 18:20
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Bit (actually, completely!) lost as to what you mean - any chance of photo to explain?




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  Reply # 1970080 6-Mar-2018 18:25
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Its possible we dont have a tv port, just the fibre and we assumed it did both! Vodafone guy said we needed a decoder as the fibre was plugged into the tv port so this is why we thought that!


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  Reply # 1970081 6-Mar-2018 18:26
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Does Vodafone still offer Freeview over fibre and could that be a source of confusion?


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  Reply # 1970083 6-Mar-2018 18:27
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vinny414:

 

Its possible we dont have a tv port, just the fibre and we assumed it did both! Vodafone guy said we needed a decoder as the fibre was plugged into the tv port so this is why we thought that!

 

 

If you are with Vodafone as a provider they sell TV services over the Internet that use a Vodafone TV box. You need to pay extra for this, which I'm presuming you haven't done.

 

 




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  Reply # 1970084 6-Mar-2018 18:32
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Here are some pics of what are fibre is plugged into that was set up by Vodafone

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks everyone!


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  Reply # 1970086 6-Mar-2018 18:34
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Hang on... is this actually fibre or is it HFC cable? There is no fibre in that picture and I wonder whether the smaller box is a cable modem (I've never actually seen one so I'm not sure what they look like!)




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  Reply # 1970089 6-Mar-2018 18:38
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We were told this was fibre by Vodafone set up guy! 


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  Reply # 1970090 6-Mar-2018 18:40
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Yay for bad marketing to confuse everyone "FibreX"


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  Reply # 1970091 6-Mar-2018 18:41
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FibreX strikes again! That's HFC and the smaller box is the new Cisco modem.

You need a Vodafone TV box to get free to air TV over that.

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  Reply # 1970093 6-Mar-2018 18:42
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That's HFC cable, sold by Vodafone as FibreX. I don't blame you for being confused by them!





 


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  Reply # 1970094 6-Mar-2018 18:43
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That is not Fibre but HFC (Hybrid fiber-coaxial) which is a mix of Coax and Fibre

 

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The "Vodafone" guy is a Downer technician, and Vodafone's branding for the service you're on is Fibre X, so you're using their HFC cable network. You'll find you'll need a cable compatible STB to get TV outta there, and odds are good the only one on the market here is the Vodafone TV service, so you can either opt for Vodafone TV or find another connection point for your FTA aerial (assuming you have one).

 

Edit: Hah - all within minutes.


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  Reply # 1970097 6-Mar-2018 18:45
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Linux:

 

That is not Fibre but HFC (Hybrid fiber-coaxial) which is a mix of Coax and Fibre

 

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Even that name is a bit of a misnomer (assuming that I understand it correctly); it's fibre to the node but the cable that enters your house is just coax, not a hybrid cable. From that perspective it's as much "fibre" as ADSL is!


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