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Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so can the two servic

Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so can the two services share the same dish?

Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so c
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No, you cannot use a satellite box to receive terrestrial programmes.

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.

You cannot use a Freeview receiver with a satellite dish, only an aerial.

You also cannot split a satellite signal from a dish, if you want to run more than one box you must use a dual- or quad-LNB on the satellite dish and have a cable to each satellite receiver.

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Sunday, 9 January 2011
Les Nicol

9:46 PM

P.S Keith - Whichever choice you go for it's a straight swop over of receiver. If it's SKY your going with however you will need to contact them if you intend making use of the recording play/pause facility of a SKY plus HD box.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag
Monday, 10 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
8:04 PM

i moved to a house that has a sky dish.can i buy a sky box from ebay and get it to work?i dnt want any record/pause feature.just the free sky channels.and does the box need a viewing card?

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dee's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
10:58 AM

I have sky downstairs in my lounge, if i want to put a tv in the bedroom just to watch poor mans tv can i run this from my sky dish or do i need an ariel?

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chris's 1 post US flag
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
10:21 PM

This helped loads thank you, saved me a lot of time as I was going to try this. Glad I looked here first :-D

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Ross's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 17 March 2011
5:01 PM
Bishop Auckland

If i were to buy a high gain yagi areial and place it on my roof..would i recieve freeview channels from pontop pike transmitter?

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richard's 1 post GB flag
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Monday, 21 March 2011

6:36 AM

richard: No, you won't.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

5:42 PM

richard: The hills at Long Law and Horseshoe Hill are in the way. You're in a fairly deep valley, where transmissions from the main transmitters don't reach. The Rookhope relay transmitter is your only option for Freeview, once it switches over - currently it only transmits analogue signals. It will be a Freeview Light transmitter at switchover, relaying the public-service multiplexes from Bilsdale.

The switchover date has not yet been set - we currently expect some time in September next year.

For a greater range of channels, or to get them sooner, consider Freesat.

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