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Hi! I've recently bought a new Avtex TV which has a built in Sat Tuner. Works fine except it registers lots of unnecessary channels that then need to be sorted and deleted, and the Program Guide is unusable as it doesn't populate properly.
I've been told it's because the Tuner is for FTA channels and not Freesat as I first thought.
My old TV was Analogue and worked via a SKY box, but that has an analogue output so the new TV won't accept it as it requires a Digital Signal via the Aerial socket.
Is there a Freesat box that has a Digital output via an RF output (Aerial Cable) otherwise I'll have to run a new cable from one side of the van to the other and fit an output socket.
The new box will need to be 12V or fed via an external power supply.
Alternately can the Analogue output from the SKY box be changed to Digital.
All ideas gratefully received - this must have been aired before, but I cant find the info.

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I think you will have to run an HDMI cable from the Sky box to the TV. If your Sky box does not have HDMI output then a new Freesat box certainly will. I have no experience of these, but here are some options http://www.satgear.co.uk/satellite-r...aravan-12-volt



I too was disappointed about the absence of Freesat Guide on Avtex and Cello TV's with built in Sat receiver. It was not obvious on the sales blurb.

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Hi! I've recently bought a new Avtex TV which has a built in Sat Tuner. Works fine except it registers lots of unnecessary channels that then need to be sorted and deleted, and the Program Guide is unusable as it doesn't populate properly.
I've been told it's because the Tuner is for FTA channels and not Freesat as I first thought.
My old TV was Analogue and worked via a SKY box, but that has an analogue output so the new TV won't accept it as it requires a Digital Signal via the Aerial socket.
Is there a Freesat box that has a Digital output via an RF output (Aerial Cable) otherwise I'll have to run a new cable from one side of the van to the other and fit an output socket.
The new box will need to be 12V or fed via an external power supply.
Alternately can the Analogue output from the SKY box be changed to Digital.
All ideas gratefully received - this must have been aired before, but I cant find the info.
Surely if it has a Sat Tuner in and you have a dish/dome then it should work. Are you trying to use the Freeview channels (terrestrial), these will only work via a digital aerial.

We have a sat dome and use an Icecrypt receiver for our freesat channels although we have built-in Freeview on our Avtex but as we got rid of the terrestrial aerial we don't use them.
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I was hoping to use the RF line from the Receiver to TV so I wouldn't have to run a new cable which will be difficult to conceal.
I contacted Avtex and they confirmed the Sat Tuner is Free to Air and admitted the EPG is poor. The only reason for having a separate sat receiver is so that I can use Freesat with a decent EPG and not the dire offering of FTA.
A freesat box would need to be 12V and preferably have a remote pick up so the box could be out of sight as is my old Sky box.
Humax seem quite popular - does anyone have any idea what voltage they use?

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Can't help with the box, but I bought a remote pick up off Ebay a few years ago.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Infrared-...YAAOSwHIhZimpj
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I was hoping to use the RF line from the Receiver to TV so I wouldn't have to run a new cable which will be difficult to conceal.
I contacted Avtex and they confirmed the Sat Tuner is Free to Air and admitted the EPG is poor. The only reason for having a separate sat receiver is so that I can use Freesat with a decent EPG and not the dire offering of FTA.
A freesat box would need to be 12V and preferably have a remote pick up so the box could be out of sight as is my old Sky box.
Humax seem quite popular - does anyone have any idea what voltage they use?
We have an Icecrypt Sat receiver. As with all these receivers they pick up all channels they find and a lot of them are not of any use to us so we have just picked the channels we want and clicked them as favourites so only those come up.
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I have no experience of these, but here are some options http://www.satgear.co.uk/satellite-r...aravan-12-volt

This page I quoted earlier is for 12v Freesat boxes

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