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Topic # 50978 26-Nov-2009 12:56
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im have sky digital with dish in upper hutt and have a good picture (meaning picking up a good signal ?) does this mean that if i buy a freeview reciever i will be able to plug it in and set it up  with out any problems. i take it sky and freeview with work together no problems.



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  Reply # 276490 26-Nov-2009 13:02
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You will be able to buy a freeview receiver and plug it in to replace the sky receiver without any problems..
To have both running at the same time you need a splitter that will give both boxes access to the satellite.
Setting up freeview is a 2 minute task if you already get good sky coverage.

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  Reply # 276500 26-Nov-2009 13:31
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garvani: You will be able to buy a freeview receiver and plug it in to replace the sky receiver without any problems..
To have both running at the same time you need a splitter that will give both boxes access to the satellite.
Setting up freeview is a 2 minute task if you already get good sky coverage.


You dont neccessarily need a splitter,you can 'loop through'.

And as Garv says it is not a big job,
but you can run into problems depending on the settings of the receivers

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 276501 26-Nov-2009 13:31
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ian173: im have sky digital with dish in upper hutt and have a good picture (meaning picking up a good signal ?) does this mean that if i buy a freeview reciever i will be able to plug it in and set it up  with out any problems. i take it sky and freeview with work together no problems.


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Unless you have a multi room situation, or are planning to get rid of Sky, I would ask why you want to get freeview?

I dont think there is anything that is exclusive to Freeview that is not on Sky,

unless you are wanting HD, and then you need terrestrial Freeview not satellite.

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  Reply # 276505 26-Nov-2009 13:46
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wellygary: Unless you have a multi room situation, or are planning to get rid of Sky, I would ask why you want to get freeview?

I dont think there is anything that is exclusive to Freeview that is not on Sky,

unless you are wanting HD, and then you need terrestrial Freeview not satellite.

What about watching one channel and recording another on a VCR/DVR? Or different channels in different rooms.

This new setup would make perfect sense in those situations.




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  Reply # 276527 26-Nov-2009 14:26
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Brunzy: You dont neccessarily need a splitter,you can 'loop through'.

Just watch that you don't need the first device to be powered up to use the 2nd one.

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  Reply # 276538 26-Nov-2009 14:43
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tonyhughes:
wellygary: Unless you have a multi room situation, or are planning to get rid of Sky, I would ask why you want to get freeview?

I dont think there is anything that is exclusive to Freeview that is not on Sky,

unless you are wanting HD, and then you need terrestrial Freeview not satellite.

What about watching one channel and recording another on a VCR/DVR? Or different channels in different rooms.

This new setup would make perfect sense in those situations.


I agree with you regarding watching in a multi room situation.

and sure it would work for dual recording

But if he is wanting to watch one/record one and is intent on keeping Sky, then why not simply go down the MySky HDi approach, then you downt have to worry about co-ordinating channels and timed recordings on two different boxes.





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  Reply # 276554 26-Nov-2009 15:10
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a friend said i maybe also have to change the LNB frequency in the freeview reciever if i get no signal is this right?

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