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Friday, 4 March 2011
9:59 AM

Hi I am very frustrated! I am trying to get freesat in my bedroom. We have sky digital in living room already. House has been rewired last year and have got a sky point in bedroom - Sky was installed after the rewiring. Plugged in box in bedroom and it says no signal. We live in an area where the analogue signal has been terminated so we're on digital signals only. There is no aerial on roof either (previous house owner used an internal aerial only we think!). Do do we need to connect the satelitte cable in the bedroom to the dish? Very confused as everything I've read says it should work straight away.

Any help or suggestions gratefully received.

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HMO's 1 post JE flag
11:45 AM

answer to HMO...Hi I am a novice who has recently installed a freesat box in a bedroom, like you I have sky so the dish is already there, my box is a standard HD so it only needed one free lnb connection to the dish which I had, so I ran a coax satellite sky+ hd freesat upgrade cable from the box to the dish,ran cable under carpet next to skirting and through back wall to dish{need a long drill bit for this}.....freesat won't work unless its connected to a dish,you will need a HDMI cable {if HD} and scart between the freesat box and tele... when you get connection press menu then option 2 then first time install then the lock code option is 0000 then your full postcode which is a bit slow so give it time,...found this site very helpful also googled lots of questions on the internet got an answer every time,been where you are know how you feel don't give up, good luck.....

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alan draper
2:16 PM

Can some guidance be offfered to me?
I want to take a UK modern LCD TV out to Cyprus primarily to view DVD's but also some local TV which is for the forseeable future being broadcast on analogue signal. I do not intend to have satellite reception. So my question is:
Do modern UK tv's which can accomodate digital signals still receive analogue signals?

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alan draper's 2 posts GB flag

3:28 PM

alan draper: Most do, but you will have to check that it can deal with the analogue format in Cyrpus (PAL-G), rather than the one used here (PAL-I).

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
6:42 PM

having not been to my caravan for 5 months sky box turned off it now says wrong card inserted can view bbc 1 2 and itv 3 and ch 4 will it come back on its own or do i need to ring sky.

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yorky's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 5 March 2011
12:39 AM


I need some advice on my Sky HD.
I have 2 hd boxes 1 in the lounge and 1 in the bedroom,the one in the lounge is fine but having problems with the 1 in the bedroom,this is a new box as my old one was faulty and sky replaced it but my problem is that i run the 2nd input into my office through a magic eye and it seems that since i have had the new box i can't get anything from 2nd input,have checked the signal strength etc and they are all good,the magic eyes red light is lit,i take it that the cable is ok as i have a good picture for the terestial channels so at a lost.
It was all fine on my old box which i beleive was a thomson but not with the new amstrad,any help would great

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Kev's 1 post GB flag

12:50 PM

Just seen the week's schedule for the newly launched PICK TV, which has now replaced SKY 3.

It's even duller than SKY 3 was, if that's possible, and there's certainly no need at all for PICK TV +1. My personal impression is that SKY are trying to dumb down Freeview as much as possible so that people switch to Satellite TV ? Plenty of evidence for this like them buying up Virgin 1 and replacing its sucessor with a game/quiz channel (Challenge), which wouldn't challenge a mentally retarded concust slug (sorry if I have insulted any slug fans no offence intended).

This tactic simply doesn't work with me. Rather than waste my hard earned cash on SKY, I just delete all their dross using the DELETE channels feature, so my programme guide only displays the channels I actually like, saving me hours of trolling through endless garbage on the programme guide. I also use both elements of the EPG (i) the all channel day to day sideways display and (ii) the scrolling up & down programme option per channel. You still have to be a bit careful with the times on the recording section, as some programmes overrun or even start early (as was recently the case with the afternoon drama on BBC One MOVING IN which started 1-2 minutes before the scheduled time of 14:15 !!). I personally prefer to use the manual option and leave plenty of slack either side of the guide times. With the hard drive this is easy and if required you can trim the programmes (including adverts) post recording. You can even give them a really professional touch with a few seconds of blank at the begining and end using Channel 306, if desired.

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Nedbod's 619 posts GB flag

12:58 PM

To edit programmes using the Toshiba hard-drive recorders once recorded go to EDIT pause at the point you wish to edit the programme, press divide than add the divided tile to the playlist, when you have finished adding all the bits go to playlist and use the combine feature to paste them back together - SIMPLES !!

Don't forget to Delete all the unwanted bits from your main titles so that you free up space on your drive. Test them first though so you don't delete the main feature.

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