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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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Tuesday, 27 May 2014
andy p
3:11 PM

I have recently bought the BT sport infinity package, when taking this out I was asked if I had a working sky tv box which I have. But due to increasing costs of the sky programmes I am considering cancelling my sky contract which means the signals from sky will cease. I f i do this what effect will it have on my bt sport reception

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andy p's 3 posts GB flag

3:22 PM

andy p: none at all - they are totally different systems. Your sky box will still get you some basic channels, and of course there is always freesat.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag

3:24 PM

Apologies - are you getting your bt sports package via your sky box or using the broadband service?
Because obviously not having sky would have an effect on your reception!

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Andy p
7:51 PM

My bt sport infinity is via broadband air so I am mystified what my sky box has to do with the reception

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Andy p's 3 posts GB flag

9:55 PM

Andy p: The reason why I asked is because there are three ways to get BT Sports, as you can see from this link: Order BT Sport now

The first is what you are using - via broadband and an app. The next is via a BT Box, such as Youview. The third is via Sky (BT and Sky are after the same kind of customers when it comes to sport). I first assumed you where getting BT Sport via the first two methods, but then thought about it!

As it is, dont worry about it, because they are entirely seperate systems - broadband is broadband. If you want, you could get a deal with BT for a Youview box to replace your Sky box for recording, or use your twin LNB dish, but swap out your Sky box for a Freesat box instead.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Saturday, 12 July 2014
1:37 AM

Hi. I replaced small sky dish with bigger satellite dish (80cm)to receive astra 23.5. My dish is not blocking neighbour's dish, however they complaint the very next day that my dish interfere with their signal and they lost some of their sky channels. Can my dish be a problem? The satellite dish installer was from a recognised company and assured me that my dish is not blocking anyones signals. The neighbour said that I have to install it higher.

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James's 1 post GB flag

5:57 AM

James: whoever told you that is basically wrong;an 80cm dish for Astra 2 is better than adequate for Astra satellite use at 28.2degE and should not cause any interference issues with other neighbours dishes. At least you will get a far better reception in heavy rain and snow.

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Anthony's 70 posts GB flag
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10:36 AM

James Would your neighbour complain of signal loss if untrue? Have a look at the dishes and remember that they are offset. The true elevation of the satellites is probably 25°-30°. If your dish or part of it is in line with your neighbours LNB arm and near to 25°-30° above their dish then it could be true.

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JOEYBLOG's 106 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Andrew Purcell
9:19 AM

This is brilliant, I. Have been trying to establish for some time the programmes I will be able to receive after cancelling my sky contributions, excellent

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Andrew Purcell's 3 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
6:15 PM

I have Sky HD in my living room and Freesat in my dining room. Sky has become so expensive I am thinking of changing to Freesat in both rooms to save money. Is there an easy way to check which channels are not covered by Freesat? (I do not subscribe to Sky movies or Sports).

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