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I have bought a Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB to replace a SKY HD+

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I have bought a Panasonic DMR-HWT250EB to replace a SKY HD+ device. The current feed from the dish is a two wire input. The Panasonic box has only a single RF input slot. My questions are a) have I bought the wrong device and b) do I need some sort of converter to take the two leads to one?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and sorry you're having problems.

Here's the thing, if you have a DISH with two feeds coming from it, you still need some sort of satellite box to decode the dish signal- the Panasonic cannot do that, it contains a very basic cable/antenna tuner. So you will still need a satellite converter box and then can feed the converter box to the Panasonic.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

So while you can still use the Panasonic for recording and playback to the TV, you will still need another box that connects directly to those two coaxial cables coming from the DISH- the Panasonic simply will not recognize that signal without another Sky Box, or other form of converter box connected "Before" it.

So the signal chain needs to look like this:

DISH------->Cables to Sky or other converter box----->Panasonic----->TV.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

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