Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 53628 11-Dec-2009 19:03
Send private message

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

Create new topic
25366 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5199

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 281623 11-Dec-2009 19:05
Send private message

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.

6449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 493

Trusted

  Reply # 282146 14-Dec-2009 09:58
Send private message

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?

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 282149 14-Dec-2009 09:59
Send private message

Whats with the yelling?



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 282195 14-Dec-2009 10:55
Send private message

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?

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.