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Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get
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You can get the following Freeview channels on with an ex-contract digital satellite receiver (once it is connected). Items marked with a star require either a Freesat from Sky (fSfS) card, or a expired Sky subscription card to view.



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Sunday, 8 May 2011
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Mike Dimmick
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11:38 PM

Gerry: The RTE channels are encrypted. I believe you need a subscription from Sky Ireland - they are not listed on Sky UK's Freesat page at FREESAT from Sky - What can I watch? . I don't think Sky offer a 'free' service in the Republic.

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Monday, 9 May 2011
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Malcolm
7:41 PM

I have just purchased a freesat box. I am using an old sky dish for it. I can only get normal freeview channels and not any sky channels e.g. horror channel, cbs channels etc. Is this normal or should i be getting all the channels?

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
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Terry
3:05 PM

I just moved into new house that has a sat dish up,can I use it as a a basic aerial for my t.v without using a box?? My old house worked as described but the dish was about 20 years old! Ive rigged it the same at new address and it doesnt work!!

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Mike Dimmick
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3:46 PM

Terry: Only if the TV is a Freesat TV. They do exist, but they're not common. Otherwise you need a Freesat or Sky box to decode the signals.

Also check that the dish was used for Freesat or Sky within the last ten years. If not, it could be pointing to the wrong satellite cluster - analogue satellite used a cluster at 19.2°E, and that cluster is still used for foreign-language services, while UK digital services moved to a new cluster at 28.2°E.

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Mike Dimmick
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3:53 PM

Malcolm: With a Freesat box you can only watch unencrypted free-to-air channels. You can find a list at All free-to-watch channels | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

If the channel is listed under 'Freesat from Sky' but not 'Freesat', and it doesn't have a * against it (indicating it's encrypted), it should be watchable on a Freesat box but you'll have to use the 'Add Channels' or 'Non-Freesat Channels' feature to watch it. Use Eurobird 1 & Astra 2A/2B/2D at 28.2°E - LyngSat to find the frequency, polarization, baud rate/symbol rate and FEC settings.

Freesat would like as many channels as possible in their programme guide, but the broadcaster does need to ask for a channel number in the guide. Once they have, Sky are taking a long time to co-ordinate the transmission of both sets of EPG data, so the channel works in both guides.

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Thursday, 12 May 2011
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Yves
2:50 PM

Hi I have a Sky dish currently with Sky and I receive HD channels through my sky box because, that is my subscription etc etc. Now the question is, when I tried removing to Coax cables that connect to the sky dish and feed it directly to the TV, How come I dont receive any signal?
I tried autostore though air and cable still got no results, is there any way of doing this? Any methods that you may know?
Regards, Yves.

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Yves
2:53 PM

I mean to say Sky Box not dish. Sorry

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Briantist
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3:41 PM

Yves: You cannot connect a TV to a satellite dish, unless it has a Freesat receiver. If you want to watch via satellite on a TV, you need a Freesat box.

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cathy
6:25 PM

i have to used the remote that came with my L.G tv to switch it on then i have to use the ordinary remote to change sky channels why can't i just use the one remote to do both jobs

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cathy
6:27 PM

i have to use the remote that came with my L.G tv to switch the tv on ...then i have to use the ordinary remote to change sky channels why can't i just use the one remote for both jobs

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