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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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Friday, 12 June 2015
Dave Lindsay
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12:01 PM

Louise Knight: You can use the cabling installed to the satellite dish for connecting the aerial to, but ensure connections are watertight obviously.

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Louise Knight
12:15 PM

Thank you David Lindsay. That's a great relief

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Monday, 22 June 2015
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Ron Taylor
6:19 PM

Have just subscribed to Sky (not too pleased as they put the price up TWO HOURS after installation - now into an argument !) This has made my Humax PVR9150 redundant on main lounge TV. However have another TV still connected to the original aerial. Q: will the Humax still work with this or will all connections been severed ?
Regards

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jb38
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8:15 PM

Ron Taylor: There is no reason why they would be, as satellite systems (Sky or Freesat) operate independently of each other.

If your Humax is still connected into the normal aerial?, then you should still be able to use it as well as your Sky box, the Humax connected into the TV using a scart lead, the Sky box connected into the TV via an HDMI lead, switching between the two sources using the "input select" button on your TV's remote control.

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Sunday, 28 June 2015
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Lauren
5:21 PM

I've read through a lot of posts but I just wanted to clarify as it sounds similar to my situation. I have a Sky sat dish that worked with a freeview box on my old TV. I've just bought a new TV with inbuilt Freeview but it can't find any channels - will it actually be able to find any with this set up? Thanks

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Dave Lindsay
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6:01 PM

Lauren : No. A "Freeview" box or TV will not work with a satellite dish (e.g. installed for Sky) -- it is "Freesat" that is the free-to-air satellite service and which will work with such a dish.

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Lauren
7:04 PM

Dave Lindsay: Thank you :)

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Saturday, 18 July 2015
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Steve. -0-
6:40 PM

I have I tv that takes the signal from the sky sat a
But I want to know if you can adapt it with something to make it work with an aerial?

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jb38
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8:05 PM

Steve. -0-: When you say "make it work with an aerial" make what work? because if you are meaning that you want to make the Sky box work with an aerial rather than a dish? then the answer is no!

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Sunday, 15 November 2015
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sue watts
7:11 PM

I have a spare "port" on my sky dish & want to run a cable from it to a TV in another room. The tv will not in any way be connected to sky. If tv has freeview built in will I be able to pick up anything or do I need to get a free sat box?
Just wanting to be able to watch something in another room. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you
Spirit565

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