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I had Freesat installed few months ago & have had problems since, periodically, with the boxes (apparently refurbished ones) whereby cable tv suddenly disappears - for no apparent reason. The guy who installed insists there is nothing wrong with the installation; also, with a couple of boxes he replaced, claimed that they worked perfectly for him.

However, I am not inventing the fact that sat. tv just suddenly goes off completely - sometimes for hours. So why does this occur?

Two further questions, please: 1) is it usual for the light on box to go red simply when you turn the tv off (but not at mains)? 2) now that I have a satellite dish, can I get an alternative cable service, e.g. Freeview?

Thanks (in hope).

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Sunday 11 September 2011 4:57PM

I live in small block of flats and, therefore, have a communcal aerial system. This has just been upgraded - being compatible with both Freesat & Sky Digital. I have Freesat already, & this connection was put into the 'Return' socket; (what does 'Return' actually mean?) there is also a 'Sat.' aerial socket. Below this, there is the TV aerial socket & the Radio one. Two things which concern me: when switching to Freesat there is an awful persistent 'hum'; with difficulty, I changed the connecting aerial to the 'Sat' socket - but, still the hum. Second thing which concerns me is that when the aerial wire touches the sockets initially, there is a lot of 'sparking'. Would so appreciate knowing why these problems now. Thanks. PS. They took my dish away; does this mean dishes will no longer be necessary regardless of system used?

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