Aerial out to TV

alanpalanp Posts: 2Member
Just purchased LG smart TV and tried running lead from Youview box aerial out to TV to get Freeview this way. It works but after the box has turned off the TV drops all the Freeview channels. Can live without this all the time box behaves but just wondered if there's a way round this anyone please.

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  • RoyRoy Posts: 14,535Member ✭✭✭
    edited 1 December 2018, 4:56PM
    You can’t turn the YouView box off at the mains, or the signal to the TV will be lost.

    But you should be able to put it in standby and still have it feeding the TV.

    Check Settings/Picture & Sound/Antenna Out on the YouView box, and make sure it is set to On.

    Set it On with an OK if you find that it is Off.

    Ensure that the Freeview channels on the LG are tuned independently of the YouView box tuning, as the LG tuner will need to be employed when the YouView box is in standby. 
    “Where’s ‘Jump to Time’ then? And all that other OldGen good stuff we were promised back, including the proper ‘Hide Channels’ and so on?” (Excerpt from ‘One Billboard Outside YouView Towers’, not coming soon to a box near you)
  • alanpalanp Posts: 2Member
    Thanks for that. It still lost the channels overnight, but then I found that the box defaults into a deep sleep during the early hours. So I turned this off and it is now holding the Freeview channels. Now wondering if it's economical to run it like this or whether it doesn't make a lot of difference.
  • LukеLukе Posts: 20Member
    alanp said:
    Thanks for that. It still lost the channels overnight, but then I found that the box defaults into a deep sleep during the early hours. So I turned this off and it is now holding the Freeview channels.
    It sounds as though you have either the DTR-T2100, the DTR-2110, (or possibly the DTR- T2120?).  For those models to have RF pass through they must not be in low power mode in addition to switching on the Antenna Out setting.  It has been like that for the DTR-T2100 and DTR-2110 since the boxes were launched in 2014.


  • RoyRoy Posts: 14,535Member ✭✭✭
    edited 3 December 2018, 9:55PM
    It used to be that choosing RF Passthrough (the earlier name for Aerial Out) would turn off the permanent ‘deep sleep on standby’ Energy Saver option, but the new Smart Standby it doesn’t affect, reasoning that during those hours you won’t want to watch TV anyway, or if you do, you will turn your YouView box back on.

    Or choose Always On, as you have done, which keeps it running through those 4 hours. During which it wakes up anyway to see if there has been an update, so how much electricity it saves is moot anyway.

    Of course, it doesn’t ‘lose’ the channels, which are there again after 5 am; or should be - if they aren’t, something is wrong.

    It does cost you more KWh over the year to leave it in the less deep standby; you can work it out from this information for the BT T2100 (other boxes may differ), but here it is 16.9 * 4, or 0.0676 KWh per day :-

    “Where’s ‘Jump to Time’ then? And all that other OldGen good stuff we were promised back, including the proper ‘Hide Channels’ and so on?” (Excerpt from ‘One Billboard Outside YouView Towers’, not coming soon to a box near you)
  • You could get an aerial splitter and then run a lead direct into both, thus cutting the link between the box and TV.
  • LukеLukе Posts: 20Member
    Roy said:
    It used to be that choosing RF Passthrough (the earlier name for Aerial Out) would turn off the permanent ‘deep sleep on standby’ Energy Saver option,
    That was not the case with the DTR-T2100 and the DTR-T2110.  DTR-T2100 and DTR-T2110 owners have always had to turn off power saving in standby manually.
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