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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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Monday, 26 March 2012
5:52 PM

do you need an ordinary tv aerial when you connect to sky.

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ann's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

6:01 PM

ann: No, you only need a satellite dish to receive Sky services.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Thursday, 5 April 2012

9:15 PM

Graham.F.Lewendon: Thanks for the info. Actually, Briantist is a portmanteau of Brian and scientist.

This may be of interest.. Stacker/ De-Stacker | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Monday, 16 April 2012
12:41 PM

hi can anyone help ??? have virgin box down stairs and have another upstairs whaich was used for other tv which uses the f connecter i have now bought a tv/freeview/dvd and tried pluging the old lead from the virgin box using an adptor on the f connector but still no signal to the new tv/freeview but if i plug the new tv in the old virgin box and use scart all works ....i would be greatfull for any help thanks

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mark's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
9:57 AM

You make no mention of an outdoor aerial. Do you still have a Virgin Media service? If you do then you should be connecting your new TV via a SCART or HDMI lead. If you are trying to get Freeview to work from a Virgin Media cable directly I'm afraid you are wasting your time. It doesn't work. To get a Freeview signal you need a conventional TV aerial, preferably roof mounted.

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mike7's 3 posts GB flag
Saturday, 19 May 2012
3:26 AM

Hello please could you advise me on what id need to do to get either freesat or vigin media to work.will they work if i plug my normal rooftop aerial in to them ?

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luke's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 28 September 2012
12:46 PM

do i need a out side aerial to have sky tv

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mary's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

12:56 PM

mary : You need a satellite dish mounted outside, usually on wall that is south-facing.

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Sunday, 14 October 2012
James Goldburn
11:45 AM

Hi all,

This site is fantastic, I've learnt so much from just these few posts so thank you to you guys! Thought I'd throw in my own little question too as I havnt seen a complete answer to my situation.

I've moved into a new place, and unfortunately cant find a traditional coaxial socket. The only thing available is this Virgin Media connection (F-plug) thing which was left by the previous tenant. Seen here:….jpg

Is this a TV connection, or would it be for fibre optic internet? There isn't any other TV connection in the house, but there is a phone line (suggesting this would have to be the tv connection)

Ideally, I don't want to have to pay a monthly subscription to Virgin or have to pay for a unit. What would I need to get to receive the basic freeview channels? Or could I just plug this cable straight into a tv with a set-box unit and receive freeview?

Thanks for the help in advance guys!

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