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Possible to connect to a sat dish

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Hi i just found a freeview box in my house and it works although quite old but i get terrible signal from it -- if i move around with my aerial most channels are gr8 but not amazing

I was wondering is there anyway to hook my sky sat dish to my freeview box so i can get a better picture ?
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Sorry, a Sat Dish will not work with a Freeview Receiver, different technology.
#2
Buy a used Sky box from Ebay for around £25 & just hook it up :)
#3
Failing that, have a look on your local Freecycle site for a skybox, there's one every couple of days on ours. You could even post asking for one, you never know until you try!!
#4
ChrisUK
Buy a used Sky box from Ebay for around £25 & just hook it up :)


Different channels on a Sky Receiver, and no Ch 4 or 5's or Sky 3 without using a card.
#5
no e4 either?
#6
The 2nd hand boxes normally come with a card & who watches E4 anyway :)

Or just pay for Sky !!!
[mod]#7
I do. :-D
#8
I believe a freesat card from Sky costs about a tenner!
#9
£20 for a Sky Card
#10
Buy a decent ariel (When you say "move around" is it an indoor aerial?)
#11
Iom-RF
Buy a decent ariel (When you say "move around" is it an indoor aerial?)




Agreed, buy a decent aerial.


If it is a portable indoor one, it will be very touch and go if it works perfectly.
#12
Inactive
If it is a portable indoor one, it will be very touch and go if it works perfectly.


Even in the strongest of signal areas an indoor aerial is rubbish.

If you can i'd get a decent loft aerial, About £15-20.
#13
Actually you are all wrong, you CAN use a sky cable as a normal one, just cut off the metal bit on end and put a coaxial plug in it, worked in my old flat, as its the same metal cable.

I got all channels that way.
#14
ryouga
Actually you are all wrong, you CAN use a sky cable as a normal one, just cut off the metal bit on end and put a coaxial plug in it, worked in my old flat, as its the same metal cable.

I got all channels that way.


You can use satellite cable yes (Infact its better as its a screened cable, So less prone to interference), But you can not use a satellite dish for freeview.
#15
ryouga
Actually you are all wrong, you CAN use a sky cable as a normal one, just cut off the metal bit on end and put a coaxial plug in it, worked in my old flat, as its the same metal cable.

I got all channels that way.


Not wrong, you are wrong, read the OP again, he said Sat Dish, not Sat Cable.:roll:
#16
Iom-RF
Even in the strongest of signal areas an indoor aerial is rubbish.

If you can i'd get a decent loft aerial, About £15-20.


Better still get a proper outside aerial suitable for your location, some loft mounted aerials will not work in weak signal locations.
#17
Well I used a sattelite dish! the cable came from it into my room and I just cut off the end of the cable with the bit that screws into the sattelite box and changed it around and it worked!
#18
ryouga
Well I used a sattelite dish! the cable came from it into my room and I just cut off the end of the cable with the bit that screws into the sattelite box and changed it around and it worked!



Well you must live next to a transmitter, it was getting the signal from the cable, not the dish.
#19
Strange as I got all the channels with a great signal, I did live in a row of houses that had loads of aerials but I dont know if that affected it.
#20
ryouga
Well I used a sattelite dish! the cable came from it into my room and I just cut off the end of the cable with the bit that screws into the sattelite box and changed it around and it worked!


I'm very surprised that worked, You must have had a transmitter on your door step.

http://www.freeview.co.uk/help/reception-viewing/q23

Can I get Freeview through my satellite dish?

Freeview is only available through a digital terrestrial system, that is, through an aerial. However free to view channels are also available through a satellite service provider such as Sky. Contact Sky on 0870 6061111 to find out more.
#21
ryouga
Strange as I got all the channels with a great signal, I did live in a row of houses that had loads of aerials but I dont know if that affected it.


Because, by some fluke it worked for you, that doesn't mean it will work for anyone else.

It was probably receiving adequate signal through the lead itself, it certainly wasn't getting a signal from the dish.

So kindly don't come on here telling others they are wrong, when you clearly don't know what you are talking about
#22
It is possible Ryouga that you had the feed coming from both the Aerial & Dish, as you can combine the signal into one feed and have them output from a dual plate...

You cannot possibly get the broadcast frequency of TV through the LNB of a Dish.
#23
Inactive
Because, by some fluke it worked for you, that doesn't mean it will work for anyone else.

It was probably receiving adequate signal through the lead itself, it certainly wasn't getting a signal from the dish.

So kindly don't come on here telling others they are wrong, when you clearly don't know what you are talking about


Hey dont be a prat, I didnt act all high and mighty like you are!

And I didnt say it in a nasty way like YOU are so stop being so high strung
#24
Oh and the dish was one of those old fashioned massive ones now I think about it, not sure if they were any different.
#25
ryouga
Hey dont be a prat, I didnt act all high and mighty like you are!

And I didnt say it in a nasty way like YOU are so stop being so high strung


No offence intended Ryouga, But you said and I quote :

Ryouga
Actually you are all wrong


Thats a pretty bold statement to make when you didn't even research and I felt you were trying to make us look like prats. :)
#26
What has this world come to eh, someone cant put their view across without it being broken down and deconstructed lol.

DId you not get the lol at the end, and in my experience it WAS wrong but I didnt criticise people as the above poster did. I simply said wrong I didnt call them stupid.
#27
ryouga
What has this world come to eh, someone cant put their view across without it being broken down and deconstructed lol.


Thats exactly what you did in the first place, Inactive was rightly pointing out that it must have been luck that it worked, Its normally not possible, I didn't see any offence in what was wrote, Oh, Minus the fact you called him a prat.

ryouga
DId you not get the lol at the end


Nope, I didn't see any "Lol's" in any of your posts in this thread....

ryouga
and in my experience it WAS wrong but I didnt criticise people as the above poster did. I simply said wrong I didnt call them stupid.


By saying "Actually you are all wrong", That if anything seems to be a high and mighty attitude.

Anyways, I think we've established that using a satellite dish won't normally work for a freeview box!! :giggle:
#28
ryouga
Hey dont be a prat, I didnt act all high and mighty like you are!

And I didnt say it in a nasty way like YOU are so stop being so high strung



I think it is you that is being " high strung ", my comments were accurate and factual, and above all I didn't insult you by calling you a " prat ".
#29
No you insulted me by saying I didnt know what I was talking about.
#30
ryouga
What has this world come to eh, someone cant put their view across without it being broken down and deconstructed lol.

DId you not get the lol at the end, and in my experience it WAS wrong but I didnt criticise people as the above poster did. I simply said wrong I didnt call them stupid.



Kindly show me a post where I called you " stupid " and no I did not see any " lol " either.

I think you need to consider the factual authenticity of your comments before posting them.

All I said was that you didn't know what you were talking about, which I stand by, that was after you had come on here telling us we are " all wrong "
#31
ryouga
No you insulted me by saying I didnt know what I was talking about.



That wan't an insult, that was a statement of fact, that has been proven beyond any doubt.
#32
No you were looking for an argument, when I said you are all wrong did I use the words "you dont know what you are talking about" I said I had managed to get it working that way I dont deserve to be treated that way.

Now im a fair person, I am willing to accept I could of made an error, but I dont deserve to have my intelligence insulted.

Now I DID get it working, and as someone else replied it probably was connected to aerial as well, so by my reckoning it worked.

And the way I said people were wrong wasnt in a insulting way.
#33
I wasn't looking for any argument, before you post a comment like " you are all wrong " you need to establish the authenticity of your comments beyond reasonable doubt.

You have now accepted that you made an " error ", so why not just apologise and move on.

You do seem to have a somewhat clouded memory of exactly what you have actually said on this thread, it may be prudent to read it through again before making further comment, I fear that you are just digging yourself in to a big hole.
#34
ME apologise, you were the one who said I didnt know what I was talking about.

And NO I never said I made an error, I was right, at least in my case.

I am fuming as you are putting me down on every way.

Cloudy memory what on earth are you talking about

It's just my comments originally were taken the wrong way, did I offend anyones inteligence I simply said they were wrong, I didnt go on about checking their facts and to know what I was talking about did I

I was respectful of their opinions not like yourself.

Now im neutral Im not apologising for being talked down to, I apologise if it offends you but I am just angry at your replies.
#35
Ryouga, I didn't intend to start a argument, Basically the following quote originally annoyed me :

Actually you are all wrong


If your post was "I managed to get a good signal from freeview using a satellite dish, So it might work" that would have been different.

It was the "Actually you are all wrong" that annoyed me because I'd previously researched my facts a couple of years ago, As I was wondering the same thing.

Sometimes its just the way things are said/wrote, If you didn't intend to be high and mighty, Thats fine, Only a simple explanation was needed.
#36
ryouga


I was respectful of their opinions not like yourself.

.


I seem to recall that it was you that used the word " prat " not me, please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

You didn't express an opinion, you made a statement " You are all wrong ".


You seem to have a problem distinguishing between fact and fiction, not just on this thread I might add.

Now both I and IOM have clearly explained to you where you went wrong, based upon fact, why not just let it rest.

Sorry if my replies make you angry, you have the cure.
#37
Now if you didnt mean for the reply to be an insult then im sorry, but think about it from my point of view arent you doing the same as you thought I was saying, You misinterpreted my post as offensive so you made a critism

Now you notice I only respond to your responses thats why theres gaps of hours between posts.

As I say I didnt say my post in a offensive way I said the word WRONG not you are all STUPID so I didnt say it in a negative way.

I simply meant "hey my experience is different it does work" now if it doesnt work every time that doesnt make me wrong it means I was right in the way it worked for me.

Now if you dont respond I dont, as I say in other threads I like to explain each and every action I make.
#38
ryouga


Now you notice I only respond to your responses thats why theres gaps of hours between posts.

.



Wrong again i'm afraid, there was a 4 minute gap between posts on this page.

As I have said before, you appear to have a clouded memory of actual facts, proven by the above statement.

Now some more facts, I have never insulted you, I have never implied you are a " prat ".

If you meant " hey my experience is different, it does work " we would not be having this debate, you didn't say that, you said " Actually you are all wrong ", which was factually wrong, and insulted the knowledge and experience of myself and IOM.

So stick to what you actually said, not to what you should have said.
#39
Attention to all Keyboard Warriors:

Bed time.
#40
Im talking about the 5 hour gap, I only respond to responses

And I meant you are all wrong in a light sense, as Iom knows I get misinterpreted a lot, If I didnt respects Ioms point of view.

Again I meant "you are wrong" as I THOUGHT they were wrong.

Has no one a sense of humour nowadays, thats how me and a lot of people I know speak to each other.

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