Freesat setup help

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cfrasca90

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Hi i just recently bought the LG 32LF7700 LCD wich has built in freesat when i plugged my satillite cable into the satillite socket on the tv and then scanned for the freesat channels it displays a messaged satillite signal not found any help here.. ]
 
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Welcome to the forum cfrasca90

Ok well really there is not sufficient information given. Is the cable you have plugged in a known working dish/lnb/cable combination? If so were you receiving sky channels through these together with a sky stb prior to testing out the TV?

Is the F connector secure on the cable with no shorts between the outer braid?
 
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Hi i have my main sky box downstairs and i recieve sky upstairs in my bedroom via the red eye but when i disconected the sky anterna cable from the eye and plugged into the satillite socket on the tv it displays not satillite signal found.
 
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so this is not the main feed from the lnb then, this is a feed from the output of the skybox downstairs which is why your TV doesn't understand the signals as they are already converted to UHF signals. You need a clean feed from the lnb to the freesat F connector on the TV freesat tuner, so you require a twin or quad lnb fitting and a new cable.
 
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oh right thanks, i did think i might need to buy a twin lnb thanks for you help... :)
 
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cfrasca90 said:
oh right thanks, i did think i might need to buy a twin lnb thanks for you help... :)

If it's a minidish you need a 'quad LNb' as they don't do a twin for these anymore.

Unscrew the feed, remove the old and bung on the new. Check the skew (rotation of the LNb in it's holder) is set to No.3 indicated on the side collar. Connect up both cables, pull down the F connector housing.....complete :)
 
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