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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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Saturday, 10 March 2012
John Haynes
8:20 PM

Postcode BS233WG.
I am English, Living in England. paying English taxes and English TV Licence.
Can you tell me why I have to suffer and put up with Wenvoe which is Welsh. I detest the changes and different local programs WHICH ARE OF NO INTEREST OR USE to me. The Welsh would not put up with it if it boot was on the other foot, so why do we have to put up with it.

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Dave Lindsay

8:40 PM

John Haynes: Unless the signals are being picked by yourself, and you have no way of escaping them, then I am not totally sure what your issue is.

I shall assume that your objection to Wenvoe is that your TV is tuned to it and showing its pictures. Unless you are somehow prevented from accessing your TV, then I do not see how you can be forced to watch it!

Payment of the British TV Licence does not guarantee access to any TV signals. However, as you are in England and in an area served by Mendip which is an English transmitter, it begs the question why you, by your own admission, subject yourself to "programs (sic*) WHICH ARE OF NO INTEREST OR USE" ?

* I say "sic" after "programs" because that is the American English way of spelling it. We are in England now and in English English it is spelt "programmes".

It is important to point out that TV signals do not obey borders. The same goes for signals from England into Wales.

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Monday, 12 March 2012
mike tomlinson
4:17 PM

just moved to a rented property where the arial has been removed and replaced by a satellite dish i assume sky there are just two coaxiel leads in the house
can i connect freeview

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mike tomlinson's 1 post GB flag

5:08 PM

Mike you carnt use the cables for freeview you ciuld use them for freesat. If you only have freeview call your landlord and ask him to have an aerial fitted.

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Mazbar's 384 posts GB flag
Thursday, 15 March 2012
12:21 PM

I recently moved from Ireland and have an old sky+ box got sky installed in my new place and still have box from ireland is it possible to use box even if its just freeview channels

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Barry's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 17 March 2012
11:51 AM


I Have an old Sky + box aliong with my old sky viewing card, i've brought a free sky sat dish along with cable connectors etc...

if i setup this new sat at my caravan and connect it to my old box and card should i recieve free sat service? or is that something else that i will require?

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JordyB's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 19 March 2012
2:20 PM

Briantist: Hi
First, thanks for all the excellent info on this site.
Have a Sky dish that's no longer being used - I managed to connect the Sky box and can get all the non-contract channels.
Just wanted confirmation that it was the same wiring to connect a freesat box?
Any help would be appreciated - lot of variables out there!

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Elliott's 2 posts GB flag
2:22 PM

Also will it be able to receive HD - and is there a way of checking?
Sky box I checked with was only standard def.
Thanks again!

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Elliott's 2 posts GB flag
Saturday, 24 March 2012
12:42 PM

How do I get Sky F1&2 numbers 41&42 unlocked on free view I have Sky HD for one set I pay for all programmes

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Dave Lindsay

2:43 PM

M.Rowell.: Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 are available via terrestrial services from BT Vision and TopupTV:

Gone Digital | Sky Sports on Freeview how do you get it?

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