Thanks for the quick reply.Its not a stupid question.
They can work in either but it depends on the encryptions used - channels on cable systems often use different encryption to the same channels via satellite.
Thanks again.It depends on the tuner your television has.
Most only have Digital terrestrial tuners, for use with a television aerial, thus providing you with all the freeview channels, but you can also get televisions with a satellite tuner, so that you can get all the freesat channels.
If your television was bought in Gemany the CI slot might be for use with a Cam/Card, for the encrypted German HD channels, on Astra 1, 19.2E.
Can you please post the model number, of your new Phillips Ambilight TV.
Thanks for the info.A quick look at the technical specifications shows that this television has a DVB-T tuner, which is for terrestrial signals, but can also have a DVB-C tuner, for cable television, but no satellite tuner is mentioned.
You are supposed to have a sticker, on the rear of the television, to see which tuners you have.
I assume one of your dishes is pointing at 19.2E, where Canal Digitaal used to broadcast:
now they also use 23.5ECode:
You might want to move your dish from 19.2E to 23.5E, or add a second LNB, two new bullet shaped LNB's should fit, so that you can get the most out of your subscription.
You are correct, you connect the scart lead from your receiver to your recorder and set the recorder to AV1, or equivalent, you then connect the receiver, to your television using a HDMI lead and also your recorder to your television using a HDMI lead.
So HDMI 1 on your TV could be the receiver and HDMI 2 could be your recorder. Given your set up you would also have your second receiver connected to your television using a HDMI lead, most new televisions have at least 3 HDMI connections, others more, the one I have has 5 HDMI slots, as well as a scart connector, and others for gaming, and mine was a very cheap television, compared to most.
got it thanks for your helpNo, given the fact that you have 2 satellite receivers and DVD recorder. You should really use 3 x HDMI leads:
1st HDMI lead from Canal Digitaal receiver to TV
2nd HDMI lead from Sky receiver to TV
3rd HDMI lead from DVD recorder to TV.
This way when you want to watch something from Canal Digitaal, you select HDMI 1, when you want to watch Sky you select HDMI 2 and when you want to watch a DVD, or recording, you select HDMI 3.