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    • jasmin10
    • By jasmin10 27th Nov 17, 10:43 PM
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    Cancelled sky and trying to set up Freesat
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    • 27th Nov 17, 10:43 PM
    Cancelled sky and trying to set up Freesat 27th Nov 17 at 10:43 PM
    Trying to save some pennies now that I have become a single mum

    So, I have cancelled Sky which has gone off tonight and trying to set up Freesat before the morning but in need of help.

    I have two cables coming into the house from the dish (I realise itís two so you can watch and record but Iím not bothered about that). My new LG tv has a Freesat tuner so I have attached one of the cables by screwing it in.

    It is doing an automatic search and finding channel, although they are for London and would prefer East Midlands. However, even though it is finding the channels, when I go to view them it says no signal. What am I doing wrong.
    Any help would be great as I really donít want to have the expense of getting an aerial
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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 27th Nov 17, 10:48 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 10:48 PM
    Not sure if this is relevant to your model but suggests checking for an update & being connected to the internet - https://www.freesat.co.uk/help/setting-freesat-lg-tvs/
    • jasmin10
    • By jasmin10 27th Nov 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 10:56 PM
    The tv is an LG uh610v, and is connected to the internet
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    • jasmin10
    • By jasmin10 27th Nov 17, 11:13 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 11:13 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 11:13 PM
    I have just tried again, I have all the channels and the TV guide but it just says no signal?
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 28th Nov 17, 1:49 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:49 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:49 AM
    As the tv is new, ring the shop you purchased from for advice.


    Richer Sounds gave me advice on setting up a Wii,ages after we bought our tv from them.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Nov 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 9:26 AM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 9:26 AM
    I have just tried again, I have all the channels and the TV guide but it just says no signal?
    Originally posted by jasmin10
    Sounds like you're using the wrong input to me.

    Edit: just had a quick Google and it's possibly because you've got a Freeview TV aerial plugged in as well as the satellite input? If so unplug the TV aerial.
    Last edited by Colin_Maybe; 28-11-2017 at 9:32 AM.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 28th Nov 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 1:03 PM
    In relation to getting London instead of East Midlands, you're receiving the channels from space, so you don't just get your local channel like you would from a transmitter on your nearest mountain. So you can choose any region you like! There should be a facility somewhere in the Freesat settings to input your postcode - this will be used to decide which of the local channels will occupy 101, 102, 103 and 104, I believe.
    Sky had to do this too, but your subscription card would have had the regional info on it.


    You might find it better to get a Freesat set top box, which will give you a lot of the functions of the Sky box, which you'll miss out on just using the TV.
    • lammy82
    • By lammy82 28th Nov 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 5:59 PM
    If you're not bothered about recording channels then you could have just left everything as it was and you'll continue to receive 99% of the Freesat channels through your Sky box.
    • macman
    • By macman 29th Nov 17, 6:40 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 6:40 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 6:40 PM
    You have a twin feed from the dish-so have you tried connecting the second feed to the TV?
    Freesat uses exactly the same dish alignment as Sky, so it should just work 'out of the box'.
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    • drphila
    • By drphila 4th Dec 17, 4:43 PM
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    Sounds like you've got the wrong LNB (the thing that sits in the middle of the dish). You need a hybrid one.

    http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Q/Sqy-Q-and-Humax-Freesat-on-Same-Dish/td-p/2689198

    Above only applies if you have a skyq box, of course
    Last edited by drphila; 05-12-2017 at 4:50 PM.
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