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Tuesday, 17 April 2012
6:17 PM

dan:As I am aware you can use a Freeview Aerial ( preferably external) connect to your Freeview box and update.
Please note there is difference FREESAT and FREEVIEW.
With Freesat you can use the Sky Box just update channels when finished with the installation.
Please note.
Check your signal strength the sky box has this facility.

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Wandeder's 5 posts GB flag
6:21 PM

andrew: See my posting under the name Wanderer, misspelt wandeder.

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Wanderer's 5 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
8:32 PM

Hi, i have no tv aerial on my house at all, only cable. can i purchase a sky plus box or equivalent to watch tv channels and will it work if i plug the sky + box into the virgin cable please?
thank you

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sandy's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 18 May 2012

7:00 PM

sandy: No, that won't work. You need a DISH for satellite reception, an AERIAL for Freeview reception and a CABLE SUBSCRIPTION to use the cable connection.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Sunday, 20 May 2012
7:59 PM

hi in have a bt vision + box and ive been into maplins today and bought an aerial conetion which fits on the sky dish cable but im not getting a picture please can you help me

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clare's 1 post GB flag

9:12 PM

clare: A BT Vision box is a Freeview box that can also work on-line via a broadband connection and as such has no connection whatsoever with a satellite dish, and so you require a normal loft or roof mounted aerial or you could maybe even use a set top type depending on your location to the nearest transmitter, your post code, or one from nearby, allowing your signal possibilities to be assessed.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
11:05 AM

HELP!! I have just moved into flat, I am on the first floor. I have BT Vision, can get on demand but no free view. I figured it can not be the ariel on the roof otherwise everyone would have the same problem?? I tried to tune in free view on my tv, it found all the channels (with strong signal)but the picture had snow, like an old analogue tv, but as its digital I assume it must be a tuning issue with my TV..... any one have any ideas to help?

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neil's 1 post EU flag

11:57 PM

neil: This could be caused by instability in the tuner and which if so can cause all sorts of odd problems to occur, you really require to provide a post code for your location so that the signal levels expected for your area can be assessed, as you might be receiving an excessively high level of signal.

This said assuming that you have coupled the BT vision box into the TV via a scart connection.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
10:01 PM

Hi, i have a coax cable coming from my wall, and a tv and freeview box with no f connector. Can i put something on the f connector to turn it into a male or female connector to put in the freeview box? Not sure if i can use an adaptor to change the f connector, or whether it needs something more complicated. thanks in advance.

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Rob's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 6 June 2012

6:31 AM

Rob: Adaptors can be obtained for every configuration of connectors, so "if" you have a cable end fitted with an "F" connector then you require an adaptor called a "female F to male coax plug" adaptor, these might be obtainable from places such as Maplin's although numerous e-bay outlets sells them.

The only thing I will say though is, to make sure that the lead you refer to doesn't from a satellite dish, or if it doesn't that's it wasn't originally connected onto an aerial amplifiers power supply, as most use "F" connectors on the aerial down lead and with a coax connector on their output that goes to the TV.

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