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Do I need to get an aerial or can I connect my old sky dish straight to an aerial multi socket to recive the signals to all house outlets?

Do I need to get an aerial or can I connect my old sky dish  st
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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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I currently have an NTL cable line for TV. Will I be able to use this to receive3
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Thursday, 3 July 2014
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jb38
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8:26 AM

Dan: In a Fibre optic system the signal is carried via cable at all times, and is not in any way connected with an over air transmission system such as the satellite dish you refer to.

If the "F" connector illustrated in the link does indeed go "straight" into your dish and "not" through anywhere else first, (e.g: boxes etc) then provided that the dish is still aligned correctly it can be used for either Sky or Freesat reception, as there are no technical differences between the two systems as far as the dish is concerned.

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jb38
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9:08 AM

Dan : By the way, that said is based on the dish referred to being of standard design be it elliptical or round such as seen installed on other properties in your area? likewise facing in a S.S.Easterly direction.

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jamie
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9:25 PM

Dan:

the picture you have show is definitely Virgin Media Fibre, this will be of no use to you, virgin has had fibre capability forever and just not utilised it until the last 10 years , I am an ex virgin media installer and know the system inside out, their cabling has always been underground cabling and the internet has never come via a dish or telephone line hence its a CABLE company and not SATELLITE company. there 2 types of satellite dishes, one is for TV and the other is for TWOWAY broadband, which is a new system, so I can only imagine that your dish is for TV. if it is point to Astra 28.2 this is used for sky and freesat, if it is a large dish that what sky use then the chances are it has been setup for a foreign tv satellite.

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MikeP
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10:05 PM

Jamie:
2-way broadband via satellite has been around for more than 10 years! From 2003 I worked for 3 years in Salisbury for a training services provider and we had all our internet connections via a 75 cm satellite dish that handled both downloads and uploads. It was never very fast and quite expensive at the time. It was eventually replaced by a pair of ADSL dedicated lines 'bridged' to give decent performance for the needs of 8 trainers and training designers.

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Dan
10:09 PM

Thanks for your feedback guys. I'm going to double check the wiring at the side of my house over the weekend to determine where the wires lead to. I shall keep you updated.

Thanks you for help thus far.

Dan

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MikeB
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11:56 PM

MikeP: Your right to say broadband has been, and continues to be available via a dish ( one of my customers got so fed up with his internet speed in his rural area that he got one). He went with company, I seem to remember - Satellite Internet - Satellite Internet

But at around £35 a month, for the same speed that I get, thats a lot of money. It would be interesting as to how many people use that type of system, and what the average speed.

Its not totally surprising that there is some confusion between dish and cable for many people - both have an f fitting, and often are there when you move into a property. Its only when you try to wire one up that you find out which is which!

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MikeB's 2,575 posts GB
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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Alan
11:11 AM

Do I need a tv signal if I have bt infinity, as I want to move the tv and it would be a pain to get an engineer in to move the tv connection box, thanks in advance.

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Dave Lindsay
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12:35 PM

Alan: If you are referring to BT TV, BT YouView (or whatever it's called) -- basically a TV box -- then yes because it receives the Freeview channels over the air.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Friday, 20 February 2015
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Chaz
10:02 AM

I have a technisat box can I get free view with just a normal arielthanks

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MikeP
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9:23 PM

Chaz

As far as I can ascertain, Technisat boxes are abl;e to receive satellite signals only and cannot receive terrestrial (Freeview) signals at all. So the answer is no, you can't.

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