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Topic # 53628 11-Dec-2009 19:03
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Hi - I have just got a freeview tv and have moved into a house which had sky in it. There appear to be 2 aerial leads for the sky but they don't fit the tv. The ladlord said there is a normal aerial on the roof but won't pay for it to be sorted out and assumed I would just get sky like the last tenant.

Can anyone tell me how to make the aerial fit my tv without getting an engineer out??

Many thanks in advance. Laughing

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  Reply # 281623 11-Dec-2009 19:05
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The two cables are probably from a Sky satellite dish. These can't be used with a Freeview|HD TV as it's terrestrial (uses a TV aerial) and not via satellite.

Your best option is probably to get somebody in to look at the existing aerial.

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  Reply # 282146 14-Dec-2009 09:58
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drcallycat: The ladlord said there is a normal aerial on the roof 

Sbiddle is right, but in the interim, can you see a TV aerial (not sky satellite dish) on the roof?  What does it look like?  Long and skinny, or big meter long type bits sticking up and down from it?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 282149 14-Dec-2009 09:59
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Whats with the yelling?



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  Reply # 282195 14-Dec-2009 10:55
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Hi - I have now found an aerial in the bedroom and there appears to be lines under the house so it will just be a case of rigging them up to the lounge I reckon. Think I may need to get a man in! Thanks for the help though guys.

Oh and didn't realise I was yelling in the title but now know that capitals mean shouting...we live and learn eh John?

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