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Sunday, 29 January 2012
12:57 PM

hi,i have sky+ and i have no space to ecord any thing at the minute only about 15% i aLWAYS GET MESSAGES ON THE SCREEN TO SAY NO DISC SPACE....

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ann's 1 post GB flag
1:41 PM

Hi. My mum has a Humax tv with inbuit freeview (its a few years old). We should be picking up transmission from Winter Hill. The problem is that we are receiving Wales BBC & C4. After clearing down the channels (scan no aerial), I tried manual tune into Winter Hill Muxes . Still pick up Wales raher than English BBC & C4. Any ideas?
Kind Regards, Stephen

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Stephen's 3 posts GB flag
robert knowd
2:14 PM

thank you for the feedback im lacking knowledge on this subject as you have proberbly noticed. Are you suggesting if i bought afreestat box and just connected in place of the french sat box i could recieve english tv without re positioning the dish as this would not be possible as we are just renting this apartment regards and thanks again for your help

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robert knowd's 3 posts GB flag

3:54 PM

robert knowd: No, you can't use a French satellite to watch Sky. Also, as you mentioned it, Sky Go will not work from outside the UK & RoI.

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Briantist's 38,902 posts GB flag

5:09 PM

Stephen: Try carrying out a factory reset on the TV then once complete go into the TV's set up screen / manual tune / and enter Winter Hills mux Ch62 (BBC) and click on search, storing what's received, then do exactly the same thing again but this time entering mux Ch59 (ITV).

Don't do anything else until you check and verify reception of these channels is OK, then you can use "update channel list" or whatever its called on your TV to recover the remaining muxes.

It would also have been of assistance to have knowledge of your location (pref: post code) in case Winter Hill isn't your main transmitter.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 30 January 2012
4:15 PM

jb38. Many thanks will try this. Kind Regards

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Stephen's 3 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

12:45 PM

Just done a rescan, found RACING UK on 115. It says NO SERVICE. Any info if it will be free or will you need the internet? Thanks. Alan. (Sandy Heath).

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ALAN PEACHEY's 34 posts GB flag
1:51 PM

to get free sat on my sky box what dos the Chanel number need be on the RF out

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doug's 2 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

3:11 PM

doug: These things are unrelated.

Nearly all free-to-air channels transmitted from satellites are included in Sky's Electronic Programme Guide. There are a few channels that aren't listed, mainly because Sky's listing prices are extortionate, but also Sky have to support old boxes that have limited memory, so no new SD channel can launch unless an existing one closes.

Sky (both the paid and free services) and Freesat use the exact same transmissions from the same satellites. You just can't watch any subscription channels on a Freesat box, because they are encrypted, and you need the Sky box and card to decode them. There are a few channels that require the Sky box and card, but don't need an ongoing subscription - these are called 'free-to-view'.

To watch a channel that isn't in the EPG on a Sky box, you go to Other Channels (press Services on the remote) and enter the necessary parameters. You can find parameters at sites like Eurobird 1 & Astra 1N/2A/2B/2D at 28.2°E - LyngSat or Astra 1N / Astra 2A / Astra 2B / Astra 2D / Eurobird 1 (28.2°E) - All transmissions - frequencies - KingOfSat .

The RF output is to allow TVs (usually additional TVs) to display the channel that the Sky box is decoding. This is tuned in as if it were an *analogue* TV station. You can select the UHF channel that it uses, and the installer may have already selected something that isn't in use in your area, so we can't really tell you which channel to tune into. Put your postcode into the box at the top-right of this web page to find suggested channels to use. If the Sky box is on, not in standby, it should be found when you use the automatic tuning feature of the TV.

It's recommended that you avoid channels over 60, because they will be used for 4G mobile phone/broadband once digital switchover is completed. Channels between 31 and 38 are due to be released as well, they could end up being used for digital TV (Freeview) or for something else.

I'm not aware of any Freesat box that has an RF modulator built in. If you do want to distribute the output of a Freesat box, you can buy an RF modulator that plugs into a SCART socket.

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