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    sky plus help

    I recentley bought a sky box hoping to do my own diy job to view Free-to-Air channels however am having no luck in receivng channels

    the house i moved in to already had the dish and the cable

    can somebody advice on the possibilies i could be doing wrong

    so far ive connected the scart from the box to my tv and the dish cable to the box is anything else am supposed to be doing?

    21 Comments

    Do you not still need a viewing card of some sort?

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    shibi din;5885053

    Do you not still need a viewing card of some sort?



    this, you need to get a card synchronised to the box....I'm guessing, not done as I'm rich and pay a subscription...nah I'm joking I have no kids, that's why I'm rich

    Original Poster

    ive got a card that synchronised to the box but i get messege found no signal

    i dont think i need the telephone live cable running to my box as i dont need pay per view chanels

    khalifazed;5885080

    ive got a card that synchronised to the box but i get messege found no … ive got a card that synchronised to the box but i get messege found no signal i dont think i need the telephone live cable running to my box as i dont need pay per view chanels



    im getting the same issue with a disused box ive recently been given.
    so i would quite like to know aswell!

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    khalifazed;5885080

    ive got a card that synchronised to the box but i get messege found no … ive got a card that synchronised to the box but i get messege found no signal i dont think i need the telephone live cable running to my box as i dont need pay per view chanels



    sorry if it's sky plus you need TWO feeds going into it, apparently one feed will bring up this message :thumbsup:

    you can get a splitter for the one cable, not seen it suggested but I would certainly try it

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    lumoruk;5885090

    sorry if it's sky plus you need TWO feeds going into it, apparently one … sorry if it's sky plus you need TWO feeds going into it, apparently one feed will bring up this message :thumbsup:you might be able to get a splitter for the one cable, not seen it suggested but I would certainly try it



    sorry for asking stupid q
    2 feeds meaning comming from my box yeah?

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    Jetpac;5885086

    im getting the same issue with a disused box ive recently been given.so i … im getting the same issue with a disused box ive recently been given.so i would quite like to know aswell!



    what box do you have?

    btw mines the pace TDS470N

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    khalifazed;5885095

    sorry for asking stupid q2 feeds meaning comming from my box yeah?



    sky plus usually has 2 feeds coming from the dish to the box so you can record one channel and watch another, or record 2 channels and watch a pre recorded program

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    lumoruk;5885105

    sky plus usually has 2 feeds coming from the dish to the box so you can … sky plus usually has 2 feeds coming from the dish to the box so you can record one channel and watch another, or record 2 channels and watch a pre recorded program



    i get ya so ive only got 1 cable comming from my dish seems like ill need to chance my lnb and run another cable to the box ??? so 2 cables comming from the dish in to the box ???

    i only have an old standard sky box and i still get this message.
    (we have a working sky box on the line aswell, i was just switching the cables out)

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    Jetpac;5885118

    i only have an old standard sky box and i still get this message.(we have … i only have an old standard sky box and i still get this message.(we have a working sky box on the line aswell, i was just switching the cables out)



    am no expert but might be your box thats faulty

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    khalifazed;5885117

    i get ya so ive only got 1 cable comming from my dish seems like ill need … i get ya so ive only got 1 cable comming from my dish seems like ill need to chance my lnb and run another cable to the box ??? so 2 cables comming from the dish in to the box ???



    I would try the splitter first, don't live near me? got one in my toolbox from an old NTL installation :whistling:

    £4.99 from maplins
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    Original Poster

    am sure i have 1 of these lying around somewhere too better dig it out
    so i take it the main cable in to the in socket

    and ill need to get 2 cables coming from the out to my box yeah?

    thanks for the help so far

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    cut some cable up and slip these on, not done this bit myself so not quite sure how they slip on

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    Original Poster

    have some ntl cables you think they be ok? well worth giving it a go hey

    lumoruk;5885144

    I would try the splitter first, don't live near me? got one in my toolbox … I would try the splitter first, don't live near me? got one in my toolbox from an old NTL installation :whistling:£4.99 from maplins



    Sorry that will not work, you cannot use a splitter with satellite feeds, they need to be independent.

    NTL is/was a cable system, totally different to satellite.

    Indeed, you could possibly do some damage using them.

    You need to subscribe to Sky for the recording part of Sky+ to work, a minimum of £10 per month.

    Inactive is correct, tell us exactly what message are you getting on the screen...
    you only need one cable in a Sky+ if you don't use recording features...
    Press services,4,6 and see if either of the inputs are getting a signal

    Inactive;5885226

    Sorry that will not work, you cannot use a splitter with satellite feeds, … Sorry that will not work, you cannot use a splitter with satellite feeds, they need to be independent.NTL is/was a cable system, totally different to satellite.Indeed, you could possibly do some damage using them.You need to subscribe to Sky for the recording part of Sky+ to work, a minimum of £10 per month.



    :thumbsup:

    Plus a normal Sky card wont work in there as you arent paying any subscription to recieve channells

    The best option is hook up your equipment and buy a freesat card from Sky - ]click here -

    Costs about £20 and will turn your Sky box into a freeview box.

    Hope that helps

    angelkelly;5885773

    :Costs about £20 and will turn your Sky box into a freeview box.Hope that … :Costs about £20 and will turn your Sky box into a freeview box.Hope that helps



    Strictly speaking it will not turn it in to a " Freeview " Receiver.

    Freeview is only available via an aerial and has a different channel line up to Sky.;-)

    Inactive;5886586

    Strictly speaking it will not turn it in to a " Freeview " … Strictly speaking it will not turn it in to a " Freeview " Receiver.Freeview is only available via an aerial and has a different channel line up to Sky.;-)



    Okay... if you want to get technical - lol

    For a one off £20 payment for the card you get x 4 the amount of channels you'd get on freeview...

    [COLOR="Blue"]Q: What's the difference between Freeview and Freesat from Sky?
    A: With Freesat from Sky you receive the digital signal via a satellite dish to a set-top box, unlike Freeview, which you receive via an aeriel to a set top box or a TV with an in-built tuner. For you, this means better coverage (Freesat from Sky’s coverage is 98% compared to Freeview’s 73%).

    Not only this, but with Freesat from Sky you’ll also have access to over four times the number of channels available on Freeview. [/COLOR]

    angelkelly;5886957

    Okay... if you want to get technical - lolFor a one off £20 payment for … Okay... if you want to get technical - lolFor a one off £20 payment for the card you get x 4 the amount of channels you'd get on freeview...[COLOR="Blue"]Q: What's the difference between Freeview and Freesat from Sky?A: With Freesat from Sky you receive the digital signal via a satellite dish to a set-top box, unlike Freeview, which you receive via an aeriel to a set top box or a TV with an in-built tuner. For you, this means better coverage (Freesat from Sky’s coverage is 98% compared to Freeview’s 73%). Not only this, but with Freesat from Sky you’ll also have access to over four times the number of channels available on Freeview. [/COLOR]



    True, ;-)but more is not always better, I prefer Freeview.
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