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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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Thursday, 1 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
8:42 PM

Hi, can someone help me please, can I buy a freesat recorder box and just connect the cables from my sky dish ??? Im hoping it will be this easy

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Sam's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
E Reid
5:27 PM

I have purchased freesat recordable box and only have one cable from my dish can I split this cable and connect to the two points on the box to allow me to record one programme and watch another or must i purchase a new lnb and run another cable from the dish

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E Reid's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Mark Aberfan Aerials

9:33 PM

E Reid:

You must go for a new lnb & second cable, splitting the cable will damage the equipment.

Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Mark Aberfan Aerials's 1,059 posts GB flag
Friday, 6 January 2012
3:03 AM


Can anyone help me with this as getting different information from different electronic shops I go to.

I have a sky dish with a quad lnb but have sky plus in two rooms so all cables coming from dish are in use. Is it possible to split the signal from one of the cables so I can connect to a satellite receiver in another room, or will I have to put an octo lnb onto the dish??

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Stephen's 1 post IE flag

8:10 AM

Stephen: Quite simply, an Octo LNB is the answer, as a satellite receiver sends polarity switching instructions (voltages) to the LNB and so it cannot be shared with another receiver, there is a gadget you can get (stacker) that allows this, but as well as being costly its very critical in operation, so I never advise its use.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Saturday, 7 January 2012
1:18 PM

How can I connect my TV in the kitchen to the sky HD Box and TV in my living room.

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Trev's 3 posts GB flag

4:15 PM

Trev: provided the Sky HD box isn't an Amstrad DRX595 then you can run a co-ax lead from its RF1 output to the aerial socket of the TV in the kitchen, then you set the kitchen TV on "analogue" if its a dual standard analogue / Freeview TV, followed by carrying out on auto-tune on it to pick up the Sky boxes RF output.

Should the picture be distorted in any way or spoil any Freeview you might already be viewing on it give an update and info can be given on how to alter the Sky boxes RF output, as the channel its sitting on will be the cause of the problem.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
4:57 PM

Hi jb38,
Thanks for your help, just another question.
we have wall mounted tv sockets in our house,one in the living room and one in the kitchen. as we no longer use a tv aerial the cable is disconected in the loft. is there any way of connecting the cables together and using the two wall boxs to connect the two TVS to my Sky box.

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