Lewes Forum thread

Go on, tell 'em what you think

Lewes Forum New message

Tv advise

On Mon 30 Aug at 11:34pm malling resident wrote:
Just after some advise (awaits the replies)
Ive just cancelled my sky q subscription and am sending the equipment back to sky but i still have an old sky hd box in the loft and was wondering if i could just plug it in to the cables and are able to still recieve the free channels?
Hopefully there is a sky engineer in lewes that reads this forum.
On Tue 31 Aug at 1:08pm Amber wrote:
Hope this helps.

Check it out here »
On Wed 1 Sep at 10:50am Green Sleeves wrote:
Yeah, the old box should work as essentially a freeview digibox. They will just block the subscription channels.
On Wed 1 Sep at 10:58am malling resident wrote:
Just out of interest ive tried connecting the old box to one of the 2 cables and its saying im not getting a signal so maybe need to get the lmb changed(what ever one of those are) any more info much appreciated thx guys
On Wed 1 Sep at 2:25pm Green Sleeves wrote:
Ahhh sorry, Sky Q is not something I'm overly familiar with. Looks like for Sky HD, it needs to be hooked up to a satellite dish, where as Q delivers content through broadband.

I guess you don't have an aerial or sat dish anymore? As most modernish tellys have freeview built-in and just need to be autotuned (and connected to the aerial) and you should be good. Sky HD presumably still requires the dish to be active.
On Wed 1 Sep at 2:30pm malling resident wrote:
Yeah sky dish still here because you still get the signal for sky q through it but after reading the first reply and looking on the link looks like i will need a new part fitted but rather than going and getting a part which i know nothing about just thought id see if there was a tv engineer on here that could offer me some advice
On Thu 2 Sep at 7:43pm dairyman wrote:
I think you may just have to connect both cables from the satellite dish to the hd box, but I'm not 100% sure as I haven't used Sky for many years.
On Thu 2 Sep at 10:36pm malling resident wrote:
Ok not sure there are 2 inputs on an hd box but will check thx

29 posts left

Your response

You must now log in (or register) to post
Click here to add a link »
Smile Wink Sad Confused Kiss Favourite Fishing Devil Cool



Lewes pottery 75:132
Lewes pottery

90% of the adult population have had 1 vaccine already in the UK, with around 82% double dosed. It would come as no surprise that... more
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
George Orwell