trouble with connection/adapter for receiver

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small satellite dish (just moved into new flat so i have no idea if the satellite is even set up properly) and Humax PVR-9300T

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Hi

I just moved into a new flat, I noticed there is a small satellite dish and there are 2 coaxial cables running through the wall. I decided to buy a satellite receiver and see if it worked. I got a humax PVR-9300T the cables were not long enough to reach the receiver so i bought an extension.

First of all, why is there is 2 cables? i'm guessing this is for having 2 setups?

The extension cable has a screw connector on the end, but the humax has a push on connection, so i decided to buy an adapter (f-screw to push on) but i can't push it on, the circumference of the adapter is too small for the humax input.

Now that i'm thinking about it, i should have just bought a normal adapter and fitted it to the cable myself, but which adapter is it that i need because i am somewhat confused about this now.

thanks for your help.
 

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The problem is that you have bought a Humax PVR-9300T which is a Freeview receiver for Terrestrial signals and you are trying to connect a freesat coax cable to it but you will receive nothing with that set up, you need a Freesat receiver for satellite dish reception and BTW the second feed is so that you can record a second channel whilst watching another
 

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Yes, connect the 9300T to a normal TV aerial, do a search for channels (they may be different) and you should get some channels. If it's a block of flats there may be a TV aerial socket on the wall somewhere fed from a communal aerial on the roof.
 

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Yup. Wrong box!

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