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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, 1 February 2011
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erica
1:10 PM

i have sky + hd box and after disputes with sky they minimised the channels i get from them so we are thinking of buying a freesat box from comet but been told that i need to change the LMB on the dish??? what is this and would i need to keep my sky box and do i need anything else from sky to get the freesat tv channels

many thanks

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Briantist
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1:28 PM

erica: No, you don't need to change the LNB. Just power off the Sky+HD box, take out the satellite cables and the HDMI to the TV set, and then plug them into your new Freesat+HD box and off you go.

It takes less than five minutes to do.

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Saturday, 5 February 2011
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Hadge
5:28 PM

Thanks for your reply Briantist. Would you know if it is possible to connect a freeway receiver to my iMac via USB in the same way the Eye TV DVB-T can?

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Briantist
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5:45 PM

Hadge: freeway?

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Sunday, 6 February 2011
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george
11:46 AM

My grandson took out my Ex wifes card from the box and she cant find it,{she doesnt subscribe to sky anymore}will sky issue her with a new card?if not how many free channels will she lose

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Briantist
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11:50 AM

george : The card provides access to Sky3, Fiver and Five USA only. You can get another by calling Sky on 08442 411 602.

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george
12:16 PM

Many Thanks Briantist for answering my question
George

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Briantist
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12:27 PM

george: Always happy to help.

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Monday, 7 February 2011
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Gary
10:23 AM

Hi.

I've just moved in to a new property. I have an LCD tv with built in freeview. There's no aerial in the property but there is a sky dish on the wall with connection lead into the house. No box, previous owner took this with them.

How do i get freeview channels using the sky dish?

Many thanks.

Gary.

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Les Nicol
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10:59 AM

Gary - You won't - Freeview reuires an external aerial. You could opt for a "Freesat" receiver - available from most radio and tv outlets and some multiples Argos, Comet, John lewis, ets and connect to the existing dish cable feed to your propert. Otherwise subsctibe to SKY.

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