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Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so can the two servic

Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so can the two services share the same dish?

Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so c
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No, you cannot use a satellite box to receive terrestrial programmes.

I don't want to use a satellite box I have a freeview box. I want to know if an existing dish for sky can be use with the freeview box.Can I use a cable splitter and run one end to the sky box the the other to a freeview box and get the freeview channels.

You cannot use a Freeview receiver with a satellite dish, only an aerial.

You also cannot split a satellite signal from a dish, if you want to run more than one box you must use a dual- or quad-LNB on the satellite dish and have a cable to each satellite receiver.



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Tuesday, 28 May 2013
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MikeB
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1:45 PM
Peterborough

Cheryl: What type of TV do you have? Is it a deep or flat screen TV? If its a flatscreen, you will have HDMI's, which the Humax will connect with much better than scart (the cable came in the box). 4-way scart spitters often don't work very well, and there may be a more elgant way of connecting everything up.

If you can tell us what the model number of the TV is, and what else you have connected to it, perhaps there might be a better way.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
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Cheryl
10:12 PM

Mike, I have a flatscreen from which I REMOVED the remaining scart - the HUMAX works fine with just the hdmi :o)
Agreed a scart splitter is not pretty but very practical when I needed it.
And now I have the PVR I can remove the VHS player and tuck it away in a cupboard somewhere.
Thanks

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Cheryl's 1 post FR
Sunday, 2 June 2013
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Cheryl
11:41 AM

Me again,

Does anyone know if its general to have subdued volume levels through the Humax.
The Humax volume bar is filled up to max (100) and my Sony Bravia tv is up to 36 whereas before I only needed the tv to be at about 20......

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:16 PM
Peterborough

Cheryl: Don't worry, this often happens with TV's (including my old one). What you need to do is 'offset' the volume - in othre words get the TV to feed in the sound from another source at a certain volume.

In the case of Sony, go to Setting, then the Sound Menu, and you'll find Volume Offset, and go from there. Just follow the manual.

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Cheryl
10:08 PM

Thanks Mike, didn't know that existed and have just increased it to 8, the max.
Quite honestly, I can hear just a tiddly bit of difference, nothing exceptional, but now I know it's "normal" then I'll just turn up.
Surprising that the HUMAX volume is up to bursting point though...
Thanks again

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Cheryl's 7 posts FR
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:08 PM

Cheryl: The Offset function should work better than that - see this page (towards the bottom) for some tips Sony TV and Humax Freesat PVR - Freesat+ Recorders - Digital Spy Forums and this one Volume issue on Foxsat HDR since changing TV - Freesat+ Recorders - Digital Spy Forums - a google around Humax websites might bring up something as well. (PE12QN)

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
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Cheryl
9:39 PM

Well well, over here a double LNB is 55 euros (£50) and a quad = 72?,? !!!!!! I've run off back home to order one online....!
I'm not sure the LNB will be easy to remove from the arm which joins the bracket.. I don't want to break it.... will keep you updated...

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Cheryl's 7 posts FR
Thursday, 13 June 2013
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Cheryl
12:59 PM

Yiippee. Zinwell Quad LNB arrived - cable in hand, f connectors ready to be fixed... no idea how to get the old LNB off (Sky dish mark minus 5)!! Actually can't remember how it all fitted together 10 years ago (and that was 2nd hand)and can't find anything on youtube... and now its welded together with time, Wind and weather.

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Cheryl's 7 posts FR
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:43 PM

Cheryl: I's start with this website SKY+ Freesat+ and Replacing your minidish LNB and there is a youtube video here How To Change From a Single To Quad LNB - YouTube
(PE12QN)

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Cheryl
7:56 PM

If I could swear on here I would....
The 1st cable already goes through a hole in the wall at a very tricky place and one my drill to make a 2nd hole for 2nd cable had difficulty getting to.... so close and then a slight deviation of brick later and the 1st cable has been touched... about a 2 mm nick to the outside layer.....
I think I'm going to cry....(or hit someone).

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