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    • tuck60
    • By tuck60 5th Sep 17, 12:13 PM
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    TV in New Build property
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    • 5th Sep 17, 12:13 PM
    TV in New Build property 5th Sep 17 at 12:13 PM
    Hi All,



    I have recently moved into a new build property. The property has external wiring on the outside for aerials and additional wiring left in the loft of the property.


    I had booked to have SKY Q installed but they are unable to do this currently as there is no active Internet connection. I am looking to resolve this ASAP but at this stage do not know how long it will take as the property has an openreach box in the house already so I am chasing openreach directly to find out.


    If it will take a while I will obviously have no TV unless I get a normal aerial. My question is: If I were to have a normal aerial installed so I pick up freeview etc would I then need a second aerial if I were to get Sky at a later date when the internet is up and running? Or is there a way of having a digital aerial installed for freeview which could then also be used for SKY so only one dish is needed on the house?


    Ideally I will just wait for the internet to live and go with SKY but if its 2-3 months may be a problem.


    Hopefully this makes sense.


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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 5th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
    Or is there a way of having a digital aerial installed for freeview which could then also be used for SKY so only one dish is needed on the house?
    Originally posted by tuck60
    You actually answered your own question there.

    Freeview uses a digital aerial while satellite uses a dish. Sky will install the dish when you subscribe.
    • tuck60
    • By tuck60 5th Sep 17, 1:39 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 1:39 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 1:39 PM
    You actually answered your own question there.

    Freeview uses a digital aerial while satellite uses a dish. Sky will install the dish when you subscribe.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    But if the internet cannot be connected for a while for Sky. In the meantime I would require an aerial for Freeview and then a dish at a later date for Sky meaning I would have both an aerial and a dish on the outside of the property?
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 5th Sep 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 1:44 PM
    But if the internet cannot be connected for a while for Sky. In the meantime I would require an aerial for Freeview and then a dish at a later date for Sky meaning I would have both an aerial and a dish on the outside of the property?
    Originally posted by tuck60
    Yes, but you may get away with just a loft aerial for your Freeview, if the signal strength is strong enough.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 5th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 2:46 PM
    Yes, but you may get away with just a loft aerial for your Freeview, if the signal strength is strong enough.
    Originally posted by Mister G
    Or even an internal set top aerial if they're really, really lucky.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 5th Sep 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 3:15 PM
    Have an Aerial fitted. You may find later in your Sky service that you want to cancel: see some of the Threads here regarding customers who have done, or are doing that, including myself. I am taking an alternative route, by first reverting to Freeview via an aerial, then fitting a new, Humax Freesat LNB into the Sky dish. But I will need an aerial at first and will always have that to fall back upon.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • Mutton Geoff
    • By Mutton Geoff 13th Sep 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 12:49 PM
    If you have an Openreach box in your house, most likely you have fibre to premises (FTP). You need a different type of modem from BT (one with a WAN port). They sent me 5 before they got it right.


    Alternatively (which is what I did) was to use a Netgear one, then you don't have all that "BT Wifi Fon" rubbish.


    You are very limited on broadband providers if you have fibre to premises. Only choices are BT, Zen and AAISP. BT was the cheapest even without discounts.


    Make sure you get the latest offers if you go to BT. Their "buy online" didn't work for me since there is something about FTP connections automatically going through the purchase process but I got, after much trouble, them to match the online offers.
    Compensations/Refunds from Banks & Institutions - £4,165 | Stooz Profits - £7,636 | Quidco - £3,963

    All with a big thank you to Martin and MSE.com from Mutton Geoff!
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