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TV INSTALLATION NIGHTMARE

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7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks ago
Help or the better half is sueing for a divorce. I have just received my 50inch panasonic ... called around for instation companies quoting £200 plus to install but that is the least of my worries.. I have sky box (not HD) and when I connect the Scart lead from SKY box to AV1 (TV) no channels can be picked up ... I can pick up BBC iplayer through wii (AV2).... so tried to connect the ariel plugged into sky to tele bybassing the sky box as only use this for freeview but does not fit the tv ariel input plug on the TV. Can anybody help??? Thanks
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7y, 3w agoPosted 7 years, 3 weeks ago
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banned#1
maybe if you took the time to explain it clearly, then you might get more help. I cant make sense of what your problem is tbh
#3
connecting the aerial lead from the sky box to the telly won't work as it's from the dish, not a terrestrial aerial....
#4
csiman
maybe if you took the time to explain it clearly, then you might get more help. I cant make sense of what your problem is tbh


sorry for not being clear ..... panic with wife shouting at me :oops: I connected the scart lead from SKY box to AV1 on the back of tele... the tv screen says No channel found ..Please check aeriel or local signal availabilty .... press OK to start Auto setup ... when I do this the same screen pops up.. Not sure if this help ... apologies panic striken man
#5
I would go initially with plugging the TV aerial directly into the back of the TV to start with, to see if you can at least get some kind of signal/reception/channels.... Then worry about connecting up Sky box etc later....

Or, if I've missed your point slightly - is it a case that you are trying to connect male to male (or female to female) aerial plugs?
#6
ur sky box turned on? lol
#7
Just plugged in an old terrestrail aerial and its pics up the channels .... so why cannot it pick up the channels through sky box?
#8
the porter
he can give me £100 and i will press that button :thumbsup:


lol good price best i was quoted for that luxury was a grand :p
banned#9
craigronne
Just plugged in an old terrestrail aerial and its pics up the channels .... so why cannot it pick up the channels through sky box?


Have you put the aerial into the sky box?
#10
craigronne
Just plugged in an old terrestrail aerial and its pics up the channels .... so why cannot it pick up the channels through sky box?


Have you changed the input to AV1/Scart through your remote.
banned#11
numptyj
lol good price best i was quoted for that luxury was a grand :p


I think this thread might be a long'un! :p
banned#12
start by telling the wife to shut up, what makes her so perfect anyway?
banned#13
toshapetriji
start by telling the wife to shut up,


This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Best advice so far.:thumbsup:
#14
the porter
firstly your not doing your new panny justice so your first port of call is sky for a hd box or vm for a v+ box, you really need a hdmi connection to get the best out of it which either of them will do, £200 to plug some leads in pmsl


Agreed. Sky HD for an extra tenner a month is definately worth the better quality.

Have you tried putting the SCART lead in AV2 or AV3? (if there's that many options)
#15
guv
This^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Best advice so far.:thumbsup:


you sorted your wife out yet guv? lol :whistling:
#16
Thank you all for your input ... I am going to ring sky and order a sky hd box.
banned#17
numptyj
you sorted your wife out yet guv? lol :whistling:


I sorted her out this morning. (She was asleep last night!):p
#18
guv
I sorted her out this morning. (She was asleep last night!):p


pff excuses :p
#19
dcx_badass
If you can't even handle plugging one cable in, how will you manage plugging one cable in from something else.


lmao
banned#20
craigronne
Thank you all for your input ... I am going to ring sky and order a sky hd box.


Your doing it all wrong.

Ring sky and threaten to leave. You'll get a better deal once you get put through to the cancellation department (and not just speaking to CS).

Just say youve bought a new HD TV and going to buy a Humax freesat HD receiver from the sales and save yourself a fortune.

Better still. Put the missus onto them. Sounds like they might end up paying you to take Sky HD and get her off the phone!:w00t:
#21
anthonyt
Have you changed the input to AV1/Scart through your remote.


dcx_badass
Press the stupid input button, sky doesn't come up as a channel it comes up as AV.


This ^^^^
#22
if its anything like our panasonic there are 2 buttons top left on the remote 1 says TV other says AV. push the AV button then scroll down to AV1/AV2/HDMI etc til you get the right one for wherever you plugged it in (AV1 from what you said earlier) also do you have the sky box linked to anything else ? recorder etc? are you maybe not plugging the right scart in. we have loads of the bloomin things behind our tv..
#23
[QUOTE]Better still. Put the missus onto them. Sounds like they might end up paying you to take Sky HD and get her off the phone!/QUOTE]
Made I LOL :-D
#24
This thread is a wind up yes?
#25
Still on the terestial antenna... will ha have a figve to do for now until the wife leaves the building so I have go in peace .... thanks so much for all your support ... I thought I was alone there for a moment .... Our House ... My Money to buy TV ... yet get cra**ped out from a dizzy hights... what it with you men and TV's it has to be the biggest ... why do they make us into a seperate species... I was just trying to improve our viewing experience as we spend so much time watching tele...whaong with that .....
banned#26
craigronne
Still on the terestial antenna... will ha have a figve to do for now until the wife leaves the building so I have go in peace .... thanks so much for all your support ... I thought I was alone there for a moment .... Our House ... My Money to buy TV ... yet get cra**ped out from a dizzy hights... what it with you men and TV's it has to be the biggest ... why do they make us into a seperate species... I was just trying to improve our viewing experience as we spend so much time watching tele...whaong with that .....


Wow.... Does she have you on a leash too?
banned#27
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#28
guv
Wow.... Does she have you on a leash too?


guv ... what a man does for love... howz that giving it a go when she is asleep going .... leash is optional LOL :p
banned#29
craigronne
guv ... what a man does for love... howz that giving it a go when she is asleep going .... leash is optional LOL :p


I waited until the morning! :w00t:
1 Like #30
Switch everything off.

Get a scart cable and connect from the sky box "tv scart" to the tv.

Switch the tv on and wait a few seconds.

Switch the sky box on.

If need be use the new remote (after installing the batteries) and press "source" until the picture from the sky box shows on the screen.

Does that not work?

If not have you tried a different scart lead?
#31
prolly got the telly facing the wrong way :whistling:
#32
jtx
Switch everything off.

Get a scart cable and connect from the sky box "tv scart" to the tv.

Switch the tv on and wait a few seconds.

Switch the sky box on.

If need be use the new remote (after installing the batteries) and press "source" until the picture from the sky box shows on the screen.

Does that not work?

If not have you tried a different scart lead?


It works you a star ! Million thanks all !
banned#33
craigronne
It works you a star ! Million thanks all !


OMG....... this thread wasn't a joke was it!
banned#34
would u really have paid £200 just to instal the telly?
#35
dcx_badass
Why would you get an installation company for a TV, are you kidding me.

Do you have the TV set to AV1 instead of the normal channels?


dcx_badass
Press the stupid input button, sky doesn't come up as a channel it comes up as AV.


craigronne
It works you a star ! Million thanks all !


Sorted :roll:

(And that's how it REALLY happened :lol:)
#36
numptyj
ur sky box turned on? lol


craigronne
It works you a star ! Million thanks all !


i thought this happened...
banned#37
guv
Swap the wife over for a new model


craigronne
It worked you a star ! Million thanks all !


numptyj
i thought this happened...


+1
#38
dcx_badass
Why did you say thanks to them when all you did was did what I said to do a few pages ago.


Cos i'm probably the only person on here who hasn't added you to their ignore list :w00t: :whistling:
banned#39
Are people really this clueless? How on earth did the OP ever watch sky on the old tv!
#40
csiman
Are people really this clueless? How on earth did the OP ever watch sky on the old tv!

it's ok, wont be long before he's selling it on here £20 or something and someone can take advantage of his stupidity :-D

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