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Unlike with analogue or Freeview which use ground-based transmitters, satellite systems require a unique connection from each digibox to the satellite dish. If you want more than one digibox (or have a personal video recorder like Sky+ that requires two connection) you will have to upgrade the LNB on the dish to a multiple-output variety (a "quad LNB" as they are known) and have a satellite grade cable run in for each digibox.

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Saturday, 21 February 2015

9:24 AM

MikeP: If the model Chaz is referring to be a Technisat HDFV, then this, to my knowledge anyway, was the only Freeview model Technisat brought out back in the 2009/10 era. A quick browse through its manual indicating that its a reasonably sophisticated device capable of being connected into the internet, although according to a number of Amazon's customer reviews, certainly not a device without problems.

This is a link for the manual, albeit that the device is described as Freesat in the heading.….PDF

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 27 December 2015
Michelle Murphy
9:10 PM

Hi, I currently have sky tv. I want to change to Virgin Media and so I was wondering if I buy the boxes can I just take the sky box out from the wall and plug the Virgin box in and use the sky dish or do I need to get a new dish installed.Michelle

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Michelle Murphy's 1 post IE flag

11:49 PM

Michelle Murphy: No, as Virgin media operates on an entirely different system to that used by Sky, insomuch that its broadband based and not via satellite or terrestrial as used by Sky, Freesat or Freeview respectively.

Another point being, that you cannot buy a Virgin media box, as they are rented out along with a subscription, likewise are always Virgin Media's property.

You would be much better going along the Freesat line which is 100% compatible with Sky dish systems, purchasing such as a Freesat HD twin tuner recorder, this device offering similar facilities to that of a Sky+HD box but minus a subscription being required. Or if you are not bothered about recording anything, purchasing a Freesat HD receiver such as a Manhattan HD satellite receiver at just under 50.00, or I believe 44.00 from John Lewis.

Please note though, that satellite recorders (PVR's) require two feeds from the dish, whereas receivers only require one.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 21 April 2016
Mandy barnes
12:20 AM

Do I need to have a proper areal or can I use my saellite dish to connect my Freeview TV with built in Recorder. At the moment I'm running it through a free view box but my new tv has it all built in?

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Mandy barnes's 1 post FR flag

3:05 PM

Mandy Barnes:

A satellite dish is unable to receive TV signals for Freeview from any of the ground-based transmitters. Therefore you do need a proper aerial that is suitable for your location, there are significant variations depending on where you live.

If you give a full post code we could look up which transmitter is likely to be best for you and to suggest suitable aerial equipment. Note that there is no such thing as a 'digital' aerial, all UHF TV aerials are able to receive TV signals irrespective of whether they carry analogue or digital modulation.

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016
11:49 AM

can I connect sky dish to my smart tv direct to receive channels

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khalid's 1 post GB flag

12:15 PM

khalid: You can if your TV has a satellite tuner input (screw connector) but not if it only has an input for a terrestrial input.

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