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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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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

6:47 PM

Problem with Standard Definition V High definition TV.
I have perfected all my TV settings regarding Colour, brightness, contrast ect.
However, when i select any HD channel, i find that i need to tweak the Tv settings again for optimum picture quality.
Being that the majority on digital channels are still in standard def, this constant playing about with TV settings can be annoying.
Has anyone else noticed this?

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Alvin's 40 posts GB flag
Friday, 17 June 2011
5:03 PM

My sky box which we use for freeview with the dish is not receiving a signal. WE've checked signal strength and its ok. I've reset the box and it hasn't solved the problem. It started having problems after I switched it off at the mains for a week.
IS there anything else I can try?
OUr aerial signal is terrible so I'd love to be able to fix it.

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kate's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
rachel hopson
7:19 PM

hi i have a techwood freeview tv..we un connected the sky from the tv,but know we wont to connect the tv back to the sky how do i go about please

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rachel hopson's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 5 August 2011

6:30 PM

rachel hopson: You should probably use a Freesat box - see Upgrading from Sky to Freesat
| - independent free digital TV advice
for details.

Freeview only works with a rooftop aerial, not a satellite dish.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
KB Aerials Sheffield

6:37 PM

HI rachel - I take it you wanted the sky box out to cut the costs then realised that your aerial reception isnt as good or none exsisitant
the cables that come from the dish screw into the back of the sky box then a scart lead or hdmi cable need to be connected to the tv
you can use the sky box to receive free channels without paying skys monthly fees

You may have to buy a card from sky which costs £20 but if you have a card and have just cancelled your subscription your existing card should do

if this doesn't answer your question as what you asked was very vague repost with a more precise description of where you are experiencing the problems


KB Aerials Sheffield 07946481125

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KB Aerials Sheffield's 274 posts GB flag
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Sunday, 14 August 2011
10:44 AM

Hi I have just moved into a house that has a sky dish I have connected the wires to an old sky box and have great reception on tv downstairs. Problem is how can I get reception upstairs? I've bought booster indoor Ariel and it just says no signal. Is there anything I can do?

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malpymoo's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 15 August 2011

8:16 AM

malpymoo: You can get a Freesat box and also connect that to your satellite dish.

Indoor aerials are not suitable for FreeVIEW reception, and you have not provided a postcode so I can't say if you can receive a Freeview signal.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
kB Aerials Sheffield

7:29 PM

Sorry Briantist I have to disagree
As long as the aerial is lined up properly and there is a decent signal there is no reason why an aerial would not work in a loft ive installed loads of aerials in lofts - the prefferd place for them is outdoors as the signal is not impeded by the roof tiles
Theres plentu of places where the signal is strong enough to penetrate a roof and be distributed to several tvs without an amplifier

That said theres plenty of places that a loft aerial would not pick any signal up at all so a bit of research about signal strengths in the locality is where i would start - look at how tall or big other peoples aerials are -if they are huge and on 15' masts then no chance but if they are small ten elements on 2 or 4' masts then possibly

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kB Aerials Sheffield's 274 posts GB flag
Saturday, 3 September 2011
10:31 PM

can you plug a sky dish into a free view ready tv.
Just moved into a new home and have the dish but the sky box isn't working anymore so wondering if i can put a normal ariel connection on the cable and plug it straight into my tv

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