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Topic # 236436 1-Jun-2018 21:46
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Is it possible to use satellite freeview box with a uhf aerial. Sick of rainfade with satellite dish. I also have UHF aerial that was here when I arrived. Or will I need to buy UHF freeview box. My friend keeps telling me there is a box device that allows you to use satellite box with uhf aerial but shes not sure what its called.


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  Reply # 2027288 1-Jun-2018 21:53
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  Reply # 2027289 1-Jun-2018 21:55
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Better answer.
Your TV, if it's newish might already have a Freeview tuner built in for UHF.

Otherwise you need to get a UHF settop box or a new tv.




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  Reply # 2027292 1-Jun-2018 22:25
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awww... thanks. Sell 3 boxs on tm and buy 3 UHF boxs.... sigh


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  Reply # 2027294 1-Jun-2018 22:33
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Try the UHF aerial before you go selling the sat boxes.

That aerial might predate Freeview. If it does:
-It might be knackered.
-It might be misaligned.
-You might be outside the coverage area.

If rain fade is the main issue, a larger dish is apparently the most reliable fix.




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  Reply # 2027342 2-Jun-2018 08:22
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Check your signal strength. If it's way below normal you may need to replace your LNB which would probably cure your rainfade. It's also possible your Dish alignment and/or LNB skew may need tweaking for max signal.

 

 

 

P.S. What TV do you have? If it's less than 10yrs old it should have a digital tuner so just plug the UHF antenna directly  into the TV. No STB required.


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  Reply # 2027365 2-Jun-2018 09:29
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First step would be to check if your existing TV supports Freeview (as mentioned above if it's less than 10 years or so it should) and check you're in a Freeview coverage area and that the aerial is connected.

 

If all of these apply then you don't need to buy anything.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2030409 6-Jun-2018 00:08
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Panasonic VIERA TH-42PV7AZ 

 

Made in 2007

 

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/941683/Panasonic-Viera-Th-42pv7az.html?page=16#manual

 

 

 

Because I have 3 satellite freeviews plus dish, works great when its not raining, but this area is UHF.


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Pretty sure that's too old , they started making built in Freeview in 2008.


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  Reply # 2030494 6-Jun-2018 09:10
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GateWayTimeOut:

 

Panasonic VIERA TH-42PV7AZ 

 

Made in 2007

 

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/941683/Panasonic-Viera-Th-42pv7az.html?page=16#manual

 

 

 

Because I have 3 satellite freeviews plus dish, works great when its not raining, but this area is UHF.

 

 

It's analogue only so you need a UHF STB and UHF antenna. Or get a new TV and/or UHF Freeview Recorder.

 

P.S. It's impossible to get a Sat STB to work using a UHF antenna.


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