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anyone know how to get a tv reception with no ariel signal??

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ok. when we moved in to this house 5 years ago we paid a company to put up an outside ariel, after about 3 hours trying to get a picture they gave up as there is a house behind us blocking the signal?… Read More
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
ok. when we moved in to this house 5 years ago we paid a company to put up an outside ariel, after about 3 hours trying to get a picture they gave up as there is a house behind us blocking the signal?? and we are to far away from the antenna thingy in Cardiff. so we had sky put in. we tried freeview and that didnt work either
now my son had a darth vader tv for his birthday and he wants to watch tv in his room, so what do we have to do or buy for him to do this or is it the case of sky multiroom??
any help here guys he's driving me nuts and theres only so much spongebob and pokemon i can watch..lol
I spoke to a guy in Currys and he said that no matter what we buy nothing will work other then sky tv??
If i dont reply straight away please keep leaving advice i have to pop to the bank and get statments to prove to HSBC that they took 4 payments in August thats another story..lol
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
i feel for you we have 50 inches of ben 10 most days,,,,, give in and go for sky multiroom :) xxx
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Instead of Sky multiroom maybe try Sky freesat, may work out cheaper.
#3
vinylandtrinkets
we are upgrading soon to hd and the plus thingy, so i wondered if the old sky box can be run as a free view box with the old dish still up?

Josh likes Ben10 but today its Icarly and star wars...oh god roll on Tuesday.lol


They took our old box away when they brought in the HDplusthingy one xx
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If you have a sky dish installed as stated, consider upgrading the LNB on that to a twin input LNB like this :

http://www.satellitesuperstore.com/images/skytittwin.gif

Run a second feed of coaxial cable from the other LNB output on the dish then, through the wall of the house into the kids bedroom, then connect up to either a freesat receiver or a satellite receiver and tune in the channels, this will give you a variety of channels, but obviously not all the same channels you pay for in your sky package.


Just read that you may be able to keep your old sky plus box, if so then you would be able to feed the second coaxial cable into that from a twin LNB, and use the sky plus box in your kids room.
#5
cicobuff
If you have a sky dish installed as stated, consider upgrading the LNB on that to a twin input LNB like this :

http://www.satellitesuperstore.com/images/skytittwin.gif

Run a second feed of coaxial cable from the other LNB output on the dish then, through the wall of the house into the kids bedroom, then connect up to either a freesat receiver or a satellite receiver and tune in the channels, this will give you a variety of channels, but obviously not all the same channels you pay for in your sky package.


I think my eyes just glazed over lol
#6
vinylandtrinkets
im gonna hide it then..lol



oh you are a star!! where do i find these and how easy is it to set up.
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You go girl :) :-D:thumbsup:
#7
vinylandtrinkets
lol mine did but if it keeps my boy happy its ok. he dont need many channels does he..lol


Anything that involves wires and plugs I'm hopeless at. I cant even use my mobile properly lol
banned#8
you could move

hope this helps
#9
vinylandtrinkets
im gonna hide it then..lol



oh you are a star!! where do i find these and how easy is it to set up.
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http://www.wizardsatellite.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=144 Is one of many places, Ebay, other satellite shops, just googe twin LNB they are not uncommon.

As for setting these up, depends on how high up your satellite dish currently is, how good either you or your other half is with heights etc etc. It would require changing over the current LNB with this one in the LNB holder on the dish, then reconnecting the coaxial cable from your current sky receiver to one of the outputs on this new LNB, then buying a length of coaxial cable from Wilko at something like 25 pence a metre, also buying a couple of F plugs to put on either end of this length of cable, screwing on the F plug onto the other LNB output, use cable pins to tidily nail round the outside wall the length of cable, drill a hole through the wall into your kids bedroom, feed the coaxial cable into the bedroom, fix on the other f plug, and screw this into the other satellite box.

Not outside the realms of a hobbyist, but also you could consider your local tv installer to do the work for you.
#10
ClarityofMind
I think my eyes just glazed over lol


I have that effect on women lol :thumbsup:
#11
vinylandtrinkets
thank you for that, gonna get my hubby to look at this. the dish is right next to our sons bedroom window so it should take a lot to install it ( i hope)
thanks again rep left


No problem thanks for the rep, your hubby should be able to find some guides on satellite forums, step by step.....but basically its just replacing the current single output with a twin output giving two feeds from one dish (you can also buy quad LNBs giving four outputs!)

The only other way is having a feed from your Sky box in the lounge into your kids bedroom, but you would be limited to watching the same channels from that one box!
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If you're upgrading to sk hd+ then a twin LNB will be no good to you. Bth outputs will be used for the sky hd box.

You need a quad lnb. If you smooth talk the sky engineer, he may fit one for you. Even better would be an octo lnb for future proofing.

I've got sky hd and multiroom with sky+ in our bedroom. So two feeds to each box, so that in each case one channel can be watched, whilst another is recorded. I have a quad lnb. I want to put a spare sky box into another bedroom as Freesat. In order to do that I need a "bigger" lnb. The next one up is an octo, which has eight outputs.
#13
5757alan
If you're upgrading to sk hd+ then a twin LNB will be no good to you. Bth outputs will be used for the sky hd box.

You need a quad lnb. If you smooth talk the sky engineer, he may fit one for you. Even better would be an octo lnb for future proofing.

I've got sky hd and multiroom with sky+ in our bedroom. So two feeds to each box, so that in each case one channel can be watched, whilst another is recorded. I have a quad lnb. I want to put a spare sky box into another bedroom as Freesat. In order to do that I need a "bigger" lnb. The next one up is an octo, which has eight outputs.


Very good point I overlooked them upgrading to Sky HD,that would need two feeds from the LNB for the two tuners that the Sky HD box uses, so would then need to buy a quad LNB for that extra feed into the bedroom :)

So basically if the OP gets the upgrade and asks nicely the engineer to fit in a quad LNB rather than a twin LNB thats necessary for Sky HD because of its twin tuner (record one channel, watch another) and they manage to hold onto the existing Sky Box, the only cost involved would be a length of coaxial cable running from the 3rd output of the quad LNB and a couple of F connectors either end for screwing it one end to the LNB and the other end to the LNB input of the Sky Box in the kids room
#14
Sky freesat needs at satelite dish but once you have bought the box & card it is totally free. If it is only for a child I think this maybe okay for you. I have installed at my caravan, as the aerial reception was crap. You don't need it connected to the phone line either.
http://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk/
#15
pestiewesties
Sky freesat needs at satelite dish but once you have bought the box & card it is totally free. If it is only for a child I think this maybe okay for you. I have installed at my caravan, as the aerial reception was crap. You don't need it connected to the phone line either.
http://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk/


They already have a satellite dish though, as stated all they need is an LNB upgrade with multiple feeds rather than the unneccesary need to put up an additional dish. Also if they upgrade to Sky HD and get to keep the existing Sky box they can receive all the free channels through that.
#16
cicobuff
I have that effect on women lol :thumbsup:


lol I didnt mean that :) xxx

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