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Damsel in distress with digital boxes set up


Dee1957

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Give me strength... I am an otherwise pretty independent sort of girl, I make & put up shelves, put a 50" TV bracket on wall (for 23 year old useless son), hang blinds, the list goes on but when it comes to PC terms, I'm confused. I have got rid of rip-off Sky and have heard about these Humax type boxes & Solwise Wireless Homeplug thingies but don't understand how to do the wires (or none hopefully). Can I adapt my Sky boxes? or can I have my own boxes instead & get some extra channels, my pretty old tele has a HDMI? socket but not a USB.... As you can see I've done some research but don;t understand it, don't know any men to do it for me (best option) & little money to pay someone so please take pity on a girl & advise in plain English - would be very grateful for any help ♥

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Dee1957

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Another confused thought, the Sky wires, can I use them to connect alternative boxes?

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Nontek

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You don't need Internet to use TV with Freeview - I am not familiar with the Humax boxes.

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Dee1957

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Just to hopefully clarify, though my Sky subscription is cancelled the box is still connected hence the few freeview channels (TV is not a freeview tele) & I've heard about Humax or similar are like having your own Sky box without the subscription, perhaps I should look on Humax website to understand how it works & whether I need those plugs

Thanks for all the advice so far and assuming I will be getting a wireless router, I just need to know how I set it all up & are those plugs what I need?

Cheers

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Nontek

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I have just read a review on the Humax, so am now a bit more informed - I note that the Humax does need Internet connection. This is where the Homeplugs come in handy, these plugs initially need two plugs, one of which connects to your new router and to any handy Mains socket, the other one is connected to a handy Mains socket and to the Humax ... the pair of plugs come complete with the necessary Ethernet Cables.

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Nontek

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Dee1957

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Oh dear..... the ethernet cable, where does that go, from the plug to where? :)

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Nontek

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As in my entry at 9.12pm ....

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Dee1957

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Thanks Nontek that article (& written by a woman) was very informative, think what I'm after is a Freesat box!!! The Humax is too expensive for me but there must be alternatives...... if not I'll just get a freeview box

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Nontek

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OK - you can always get back here if you have any further questions.

If an engineer is fitting your new Router he/she will no doubt be able to make things clearer for you.

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