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    Wait for Sky to appear

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      Wait for Sky to appear

      Hi there,

      I am posting a question on behalf of my father-in-law, who has a basic Sky set up in his flat.

      Basically, he sometimes gets annoyed at having to wait for the Sky channel to appear.

      I was at his flat just now and a ‘countdown’ of 4 minutes appeared. This has to elapse before he can get the Sky channel.

      My father in jaw is thinking of buying a new set but I reckon it has more to do with the Sky set up than anything to do with his television.

      Can anyone give me a view?



      Apologies if this seems naïve, but I am a Freeview person myself and know very little about Sky.


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      Re: Wait for Sky to appear

      It sounds like he is on the wrong input on his TV.

      Try changing the scart to another one.

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      Re: Wait for Sky to appear

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      It sounds like he is on the wrong input on his TV.

      Try changing the scart to another one.
      OK thanks I could try this.


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      Re: Wait for Sky to appear

      He must keep the Sky box plugged in at the mains at all times.
      The initial startup of a Sky box can be a minute or so as it downloads the programme guide etc.
      Also check that he is using a Scart lead and an AV channel rather than a spare RF channel to view the Sky channels.


     

     

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