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House aeriel essential for sky?

Jon Boy

Established Member
Hi guys , just a quick question for you.

I'm just about to move everything round in my lounge. I want to move my t.v and skybox to another corner of the room but this corner doesnt have an aeriel socket. At the moment the sky box has the aeriel lead connected to it but if i move the t.v ill have to get rid of it!
Will this effect it in anyway? I wouldnt have thought it was doing anything as all the signal and reception is off the dish? I unplugged the aeriel and nothing happened so can i just do away with it?

Many thanks


P.S - I could do with a quick reply so whoever answers the question first will receive a bag of skittles , two tubes of smarties and a bag of apple jacks :smashin:


Distinguished Member
You only need an aerial if you need an analogue or digital terrestrial source, for SKY you only need the dish connection.
When you record SKY what do you watch?
If it's analogue ITV or BBC for example then you will need the aerial.

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