Problem: Using Freeview after Virgin Media
I am having a problem with getting Freeview and I was hoping someone would know how to solve it. I've tried searching for a solution online, but so far no luck. It doesn't help that I know next to nothing about TV services in general!
I recently moved into a new flat and the previous owners were using a Virgin Media V-Box which they have left. The V-Box is connected to the aerial by a white F-type cable (probably an RG-6 cable from what my online searching has told me). I have Freeview integrated into my TV, which takes a regular Belling-Lee connector for the antenna in. I assumed that I could get the Freeview working on the TV by cutting the coax cable at the end and replacing the F-type connector with a Belling-Lee connector, so I did this. When I then plugged the cable into the back of the TV and scanned for channels, all of the terrestrial channels came up fine (I even managed to get E4 as a terrestrial channel somehow), but when I scan for Freeview channels I get a message saying that no channels could be found.
Was I mistaken in thinking that it was as simple as replacing the connector?
Does anyone know how I can fix the problem and get the Freeview working?