Will Freeview work with only a SKY aerial and an old Sony LCD TV?

I've just moved into a new house that only has a SKY dish on the roof. I've brought with me my old Sony LCD TV which has Freeview built-in and which I purchased in 2010.

When I plug the SKY aerial cable into my TV and auto-run the digital channel set-up, the TV doesn't pick up any channels.

Will I need a Freeview set top box to receive Freeview? Are there any newer TVs with Freeview built-in that will work with only the SKY dish?

Thank you.

Views: 180

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Your TV won't work on a Dish antenna. It has a UHF tuner so needs a UHF antenna.

Yes there are new TVs (Samsung and Panasonic I believe)  that have both Sat and UHF Tuners. You just need to shop around.

You could also get a Sat Freeview box which would work on the Sky Dish antenna.

However UHF is HD and Sat is SD picture standard so UHF is the best way to go.

Hi Leon, 

Biggles is on to it! Most major brand TV's like Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic will have what is called a "Dual-Tuner" feature which means you can hook up a satellite dish or UHF aerial (or even both if you live in a coverage area) without the need of the box. 

The only thing to note from your post, is that a Satellite Dish will not work with a UHF only TV,  good rule of thumb is if the TV or device has a twisty connection and not a simple aerial plug in then it will work with your dish 

I hope the info helped :)

Josh

Excellent, many thanks Biggles and Josh, much appreciated.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Quick Tools

Latest Activity

Biggles replied to Stuart Mackay's discussion New home, existing satellite dish and new Dish-TV S8100
"You probably need to change the LNB Frequency in your setup menu. If you can get on the roof you…"
yesterday
Josh Hill ✔️ replied to Stuart Mackay's discussion New home, existing satellite dish and new Dish-TV S8100
"Hi Stuart,  SKY doesn't block satellite dish's, I would check on a few things…"
Wednesday
Stuart Mackay posted a discussion

New home, existing satellite dish and new Dish-TV S8100

Hi all,Just moved into a new property in Wellington which has an existing Sky satellite (last…See More
Wednesday
Carole replied to Murray Glue's discussion Dish TV and S7070rHD-XM
"Thanks Murray that makes me feel a lot better! I've also managed to resolve my problem with a…"
Tuesday
Murray Glue replied to Murray Glue's discussion Dish TV and S7070rHD-XM
"Please disregard the above. I got hold of a man with a tuning box with which we found that the dish…"
Tuesday
Murray Glue replied to Murray Glue's discussion Dish TV and S7070rHD-XM
"I agree Carole, and I am a technician with experience in satellite tracking systems in marine…"
Monday
Carole replied to Murray Glue's discussion Dish TV and S7070rHD-XM
"I don't find the manual at all simple to follow. It is written in technical geekspeak which…"
Monday
Josh Hill ✔️ replied to rebecca's discussion Samsung
"Hi Rebecca  Could you explain in more detail, have you checked that the TV  is connected…"
Monday

Connect With Us!

© 2018   Created by Bel.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service