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Tuesday, 18 January 2011
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John Roberts
11:29 AM

Brian. i am new to this forum but what a depth of knowledge. I think this is an appropriate place to put my query - not seen elswhere but must be quite common:
We moved in July and had new SKY+HD install. Our previous Sky+ sub had been cancelled for 6 months previously (it was a long time in storage!). The old standard def TV was upgraded last month. We still have the old TV, Sky+ box, card and remote. What to do? I would like to install the old TV in a bedroom as an alternative (occasional/kids to watch DVDs) viewing spot but do not want Multiroom. Will the old Sky+ box have any functionality with the old TV (I will still have an active Sky sub in the house)? Will I be able to get FSFS on the old Sky+ box with the redundant card & to get this, will I have to run another cable from the dish - assuming it has a quad output - or is there a way of geting a signal up from the sitting room from the new to the old box? The alternative is to scrap the old Sky+ box and get a TVLink, althogh it has been suggested that I can combile both boxes using a SPC-4 superplus combiner - never heard of it before.
Your ideas would be most welcome.

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Les Nicol
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12:28 PM

John Roberts - I know that you've put this to Brian and he will likely offer his view on this as well - There will be two spare outs on the LNB on the dish arm. I reckon your best option (Much more positive than the other options you set out)is to have a feed taken from here to the TV in the kids room, as you say you don't want multiroom from SKY. There is an advatage in this in that if at a later point you upgrade the old TV for an LCD you could then consider a "Freesat" Satellite receiver as an option should the older SKY box fail. Meantime you can obtain a FSFS card from SKY
for £25.00 for this receiver. I am assuming that the TV in the kids room has a scart input that will allow you to connect the SKY receiver to it.

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John Roberts
3:48 PM

Thanks Les. Sounds sensible. Is this a DIY installation or do I have to get Sky in to do it?

The old card will have been "deactivated". Will it allow any viewing? I am assuming that pause, replay, record functions will not be available on the old box even with a £25 FSFS card and if I want this (unlikely at the moment) the option will be to buy a Freesat+ box.


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Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Briantist
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9:36 AM

John Roberts: You can fit your own cables, or use an installer, or Sky if you want to pay the top price.

The £25 card provides Sky3, Fiver and Five USA only. Freesat+/Freesat+HD is the option you need to record/pause/play.

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John Roberts
10:32 AM

Guys, I think I now have a grip on this. Thanks for your help and comment.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011
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Paul Wisniewski
4:42 PM
Banbury

Hi, Got the answer to my previous Q Thanks......... BUT
I have a good quality coax running to an otherwise inaccessible HD sony tv. Freeview reception is poor. I have a dish with Quad LNB currently feeding Panasonic Blu Ray recorder. Can I take an additional feed from LNB, connect to a splitter to utilise the existing cable then seperate at TV end to feed a new Freesat box? I have no way of running the new lead straight through (Floors, built in wardrobes et al)........

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Briantist
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6:06 PM

Paul Wisniewski: No, you cannot use your existing cable, it is not of the correct type.

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Sunday, 24 April 2011
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Kevin Smith
6:12 PM

I have moved in to a new property. There is an aerial socket in the lounge,coax cable runs from this to a cupboard. There is a line of Coax cable running seperately from the cupboard to the outside wall. Is it possible to set up free sat on this cabling arrangement hope thsi makes sense!

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Briantist
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10:21 PM

Kevin Smith: You can only use Freesat with a dish and satellite-grade cable.

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Wednesday, 4 May 2011
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moon
6:58 PM

hello, i have a humax freesat box connected to a communal dish....the humax is using 2 cables and has an output connection on the back.....philips have recently introduced a freeview box with hdmi output.....can i feed it via the output on the humax? or can i split the signal from the dish?
many thanks
moon

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