I have just moved into a new house (7 years old) and have ordered BT TV/Broadband etc.
In the mean time i have tried hooking up a TV with built in freeview but am unable to get any signal when plugged into the aerial.
The previous home owner had SKY and someone has mentioned that sky put a new aerial in and now that the subsription has been canceled the line is dead. In order for me to sort this apparently there will be an aerial switch in the attic (aerial is in the attic not on the roof) which needs to be flipped back to the original areial output.
Is this true? and is this going to cause any issues when by BT box arrives and i plug it in?
Apologies if what i have just explained is utter dross 🙂
Thanks in advance.
An attic aerial may well work (depending on house location and aerial type and strength/sight of transmitter) it is obviously just much harder to get a signal when you are going through brick at a lower level with obstacles in the way and really need a pretty good signal for a twin tuner device. I have an attic aerial and I get 80-90% signal on every channel but then I live in a rural area (Lincoln) on the top of a hill with a strong transmitter (Belmont). Obviously SKY comes through a dish so any lead coming straight from the SKY LNB will not work at all.
If there is a switch to move from the satellite feed to the aerial feed you need to just switch it over and try it but obviously the feed must come straight from the aerial to the box or you will have no chance and even with this feed you may still require an outside aerial to get a perfect (or indeed any) service.
It sounds like your "existing" attic aerial has been disconnected in some way -- if you can safely reconect you should be able to check what freeview channels you can receive. If you can't receive all of the channels that your transmitter provides or if your signal strength is low then you should consider adjusting or replacing your aerial.
As Stuart mentioned earlier a dual tuner device like the Youview box would require a stronger signal than a single tuner TV so you may find the reception/signal different should you have a low or marginal strenth signal when you get Youview.