Standard Sky satellite dish, great reception down stairs in the tv room. Use it as an aerial for freeview not sky.
Go upstairs in the bedrooms, get no signal?
my old home, I split the cable ( 2 cables joined side by side) and was running 2 tvs off it, with 2 freeviews.
But here, I get no signal on the top floor. Confused? Moved the satellite dish around and managed to get 12% upstairs, while still getting signal downstairs.
Any reason why this would be happening?
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Can you just confirm to me that you have plugged in two cables into the dish which goes out to your TV's? or are they the Set Top Boxes? Just needed some re-clarification as it would help get the relevant information.
You can't use a dish as an aerial for Terrestrial Freeview. Any signal will be being received only by the length of co-ax and nothing else. I'm guessing you get just enough signal to watch down stairs and not enough upstairs. You need a UHF antenna. All that moving the dish has done is moved the co-ax and improved the signal slightly. You'd probably get better reception by just sticking a short piece of wire in the TV's antenna socket.
I have a UHF aerial as well. Trying to get that up and running. But too high for me to move.
I have transonic freeview from the warehouse
Topfeild freeview from my son.
Both work downstairs, just not upstairs. The whole house lounge/bedrooms is plumbed for UHF, but I can't reach the aerial so I have to use the sky dish for now.
Yes, I didnt touch anything on the sky dish itself. The black cord thats attached came with 2 cables??? stuck together. You can split it to make it go to another room without touching the connection to the dish itself.
on my sky dish I had 2 ends. Stuck together (whole cable) except for at the ends where it was seperated, so I split it down the center and got 2 cables, which I used for each preview. Worked at my old house. I moved 5 minutes away from my old house.
Why not just use a splitter ?
I saw this and followed the link, did the first steps, and signal went up to 35%, just have to move the aerial a bit more I think, http://freeviewforum.co.nz/forum/topics/photo-guide-how-to-receive-...
but I dont have optus d1 how to I get that
Does the UHF not have a coax cable already? What direction is it pointing? If not pointing towards Waiatarua it may be pointing to one of the infill transmitters so may not need shifting.
Hmmmmm .... House is Plumbed for the UHF aerial. Wall connection has TV written on it and looks like this. I ony have one of these in the wall. Each bedroom has one also, Like this.
But I pulled the white plastic cover off and found the cable actually looks like this but with a white covering instead of black. Guess it makes no diff.
But screwed on to the white plastic board I pulled off from the wall is something like this, except its one piece. Its the bottom brown picture that shows itself on the switch for the aerial UHF.