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Wannabe Geek


# 77715 21-Feb-2011 13:04
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Hi, 

I'm in the Rotorua region. I just got sky disconnected to save some cash.... Now, I can plug the sky aerial into a freeview decoder and receive freeview ok that way. But if I plug the sky aerial into the tv (I use an adaptor so it can push into the old uhf input) then do an auto search for the digital channels I don't get any joy. I tried writing down the satellite settings on the freeview box and entering them into the tv's digital setup but I can't see how that can be easily done.

Is it possible to do the sky dish aerial to tv setup like this or does this tv need the uhf setup?

Hope someone can help.

Thanks,
Goooner

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Uber Geek


  # 441913 21-Feb-2011 13:07
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Yeah you are getting DVB-T and DVB-S confused, you must use a UHF aerial to plug into the back of a tv, a sky dish will only work with a DVB-S decoder.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 441914 21-Feb-2011 13:13
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Whooa, thanks for the extra fast reply jbard!

So just to confirm... is this TV a DVB-T setup only?

If that's the case I'm out of luck as that service isn't available in Rotorua.

Thanks

 

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 441915 21-Feb-2011 13:14
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Yes all TV's are DVB-T, their is no such thing as a DVB-S TV.



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Wannabe Geek


  # 441920 21-Feb-2011 13:18
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Ahh, Got it!! I can stop pulling my hair out now and plug the freeview box back in!

Thanks for your awesome help jbard!!

Gooner

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Uber Geek


  # 441921 21-Feb-2011 13:21
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No Problem Gooner, hopefully you get UHF freeview in Rotorua soon.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 441922 21-Feb-2011 13:22
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jbard: Yes all TV's are DVB-T, their is no such thing as a DVB-S TV.

Actually, there is.
Panasonic G models for the European market (I think) had built-in DVB-S tuners. 
Satlink NZ have a model also. 

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Uber Geek


  # 441927 21-Feb-2011 13:25
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xarqi:
jbard: Yes all TV's are DVB-T, their is no such thing as a DVB-S TV.

Actually, there is.
Panasonic G models for the European market (I think) had built-in DVB-S tuners. 
Satlink NZ have a model also. 


Sorry i meant Freeview NZ approved models. 

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