I don't want to use a satellite box I have a freeview box. I want to know if an existing dish for sky can be use with the freeview box.Can I use a cable splitter and run one end to the sky box the the other to a freeview box and get the freeview channels.
I need some urgent advice please. I have a Freesatdish and wiring to three rooms with three boxes. One TV set has expired and I can buy a new Freeview enabled flat screen set for a very low price. However, is it possible to use a set like this with the Freesat system ?
Alison Fairgrieve: yes, as long as it has a scart or hdmi connection, that's fine. Since you will need to use HDMI in order to watch HDchannels, you that if poss. Basically your just using the Freesat box like another digibox.
hi I live in a small block of communal flats - there are satellite dishes all over the building but i just have a freeview tv - the reception is poor - just getting BBC from the co-ax ariel cable ... there are temptingly two sat tv cables also - whats the cheapest way to try using the sat cables ?
steve: If you have two satellite feed cables coming into the flat then provided that both are operational you then have the option of either purchasing a standardFreesatreceiver or alternatively a Freesat twin tuner (PVR) recorder, the latter enabling you to view one channel whilst you record another or alternatively recording two channels at the same time.
Two excellent reliable devices seen by opening the link.
No. That's a short answer - sorry. Freeview receivers take antenna signals between 470 and 860MHz. Satellite dishes send signals between 950 and 2000MHz to the satellite receiver and the digital processing is different.
Expanding slightly on Mike Davison's response, the satellite TV signal is broadcast in the 12.7 GHz KU band and down-converted by the LNB (low noise block), mounted on a dish, to signals in the 950-2050 MHz band that is fed via the cables into the back of the Sky or Freesatbox.
Freeviewreception is from a ground-based transmitter using an aerial, often of the YAGI pattern (there are other designs) to 'collect' the signals to be fed into the tuner input. The frequency range used to be 470 - 860 MHz but the signals above 800 MHz are now re-allocated for 4G uses.