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Saturday, 26 March 2011
Mark A.

1:20 PM
Haywards Heath

DT, Quick answer; NO.

Sky gets it's channels from a satellite using a satellite dish.
Virgin gets its channels down your phone line using a broadband telephone line.
For a one off payment get a Freesat box and connect it to the Sky satellite dish.
You will now get all the free satellite channels.

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Mark A.'s 373 posts GB flag
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2:52 PM
St. Albans

I have a LG.LE5300 mod.When viewing BBC1/2 the picture fractures,sound vanishes and floating box appears stating NO SIGNAL.I have had a new aerial cable fitted.Aerial is located on chimney.TV returned to LG for repair.After investigation no foult found but a the main circuit board was replaced.I still have the problem,contacted LG again who say there is not a fault with TV!The problem is intermitant,Very bad at W/ends between 5&7pm.Any ideas please?Fault driving me around the bend.Tv not a year old,aerial i am told is fine.

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Gerald's 1 post GB flag
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Sunday, 27 March 2011
Tom Fletcher

2:50 PM

Easiest way to find out is to go and buy a cheap freeview box and connect it up to your TV, if it works OK you know its your TV that is faulty, and if your Freeview box acts up you know its your aerial, or they are doing some work to the transmitter you receive you signal from. PS don't forget to look at transmitter information on this site.Tom Fletcher Alpha Aerials Shffield

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Tom Fletcher's 73 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
9:48 PM

I'm on FSFS with a Sky Digibox. It connects to my TV by SCART.

I've just got a BT v+box. It has an Aux port for DVD player, etc.

Can I send the signal from the sky box into the Aux port of the BT V+ then into the TV? Wont the V+ box just see the signal coming into the aux port as a signal that could be straight from a DVD player?


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ross's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 28 April 2011

7:54 AM

ross: Yes, you can. Put the BT Vision box into stand-by mode to access fSfS.

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Briantist's 38,902 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
4:33 PM

Hi, I have a humax freeview box currently connected to a fairly new ariel on roof. I am moving to a house with no ariel on roof but a satellite dish on wall. Can I connect to this or will I need another ariel on roof to continue with freeview viewing? Thanks

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kelly's 1 post GB flag
5:30 PM

You will need another aerial on the roof to recieve freeview. Contact an installer to get it sorted.

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Harry's 16 posts GB flag
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Monday, 4 July 2011
12:05 PM

Yes, but not all the channels. You also have to know the channel numbers that are free to select otherwise it is a case of paging through them. A Freesat box only shows the channels you can actually receive.


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George's 3 posts GB flag
Monday, 22 August 2011
10:26 PM

can i hook up a bt vision box to a satellite dish to recieve the freeview channels? i'm missing the rf in rf out leads. are these needed if so where can i get them,and do they go by another name?

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mark's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 25 August 2011

8:48 AM

mark: No, BT Vision is a Freeview box and can only be attached to a rooftop aerial.

The leads you describe are called "aerial fly leads".

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