Help with satellite and cable connections in a new build with a pre installed faceplate?

My aunt Is moving into a new build property where she has a socket in her living room with several connections.

There are two sockets which state SAT1 and SAT2 which i assume are for a Sky/freesat connection. However I would like to know whether she has to sign up to Sky for this to activate or if there are any other wires needed for this. As she intends to use freesat. I have ordered a wire to check if the connection works without a subscription. There is also a socket next to the phone socket. Would this be a virgin socket and would the phone socket be an open reach socket or a virgin media one? I am not in the same city as the flat hence why there is so many questions. I have attached a photo of the socket. There is also a sat connection in one of the bedrooms.

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2 Answers

  • 10 months ago

    Basically, this is prewire for followup installations of antennae and STB.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Is there a dish attached to the property? Why doesn't she ask the developer/agent for details? She doesn't need to subscribe to Sky. But she will need a TV with Freesat built in or a Freesat box. Freesat TVs are not as plentiful as Freeview TVs. So she needs to be aware if she has to buy a TV. The best solution is either a Manhattan Freesat box (cheapest) or a Humax Freesat box which records as well. Currys sell both. But the most important part of all this is the dish. I have fitted my own dishes in the past as they are cheap as chips. You need a sat finder and patience. Google sat dish installation if you are practically minded. Otherwise it's a job for an engineer.

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