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Master Geek

# 39684 17-Aug-2009 23:31
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I just brought a new samsung 40inch series 5 LCD tv, great set by the way.

I currently have a sky sat still installed and working.

Should I be able to unplug the coaxil cable coming from the sat to the sky decoder and convert that to a standard attena connection?

Then do a tune for digital??

I'm pretty sure the tv has built in freeview?

Or does the sat need to be point in a different direction than normal sky??

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  # 247972 17-Aug-2009 23:45
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Noooo. Infact it may well do more harm than good.

Freeview built into TVs are a digital Terrestrial / UHF decoder: DVB-T
Satellite feeds are DVB-S. A different standard

TVs with DVB-T still need a Tv antenna.

Freeview Satellite decoders with DVB-S need/use a Satellite dish.

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Master Geek

  # 248023 18-Aug-2009 09:30
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Sweet thanks Bruv


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Master Geek

  # 248036 18-Aug-2009 10:08
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So i am guessing my the kind of undetailed info on, that with a Satellite Freeview decoder i won't get Full HD, but with Terrestrial UHF into my TV i should get Full HD?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 248049 18-Aug-2009 10:36
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Newguy: So i am guessing my the kind of undetailed info on, that with a Satellite Freeview decoder i won't get Full HD, but with Terrestrial UHF into my TV i should get Full HD?

Yes indeed Freeview HD is via a UHF aerial, satellite via a dish only provides SD.  Make sure your UHF aerial gets good reception and you're in the right area (check freeview web-site), plug into your TV and you're away.

EDIT:  Also, "Full HD" is 1080p (1920x1080 pixels), which you won't get broadcast anywhere in the world.  Freeview HD is either 720p, 1080i or 576i.  It's more complicated than that, but have a read of some of the other threads or look it up on wikipedia.

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