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Thursday, 7 July 2011
12:56 PM

How do I add more free to view channels to my freesat box

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Bill's 3 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

2:07 PM

Bill: Check the manual for your box to see how to access the Other Channels feature. You can find a list of free-to-air channels, and the required settings to tune them in, at Eurobird 1 & Astra 2A/2B/2D at 28.2°E - LyngSat or Astra 2A / Astra 2B / Astra 2D / Eurobird 1 (28.2°E) - All transmissions - frequencies - KingOfSat .

These are only the free-to-air channels from the satellites in the cluster at 28.2-28.5°E. There are other satellite clusters viewable from the UK, but you would need a different dish, or a dish constructed to carry more than one LNB, or a motorized dish, to watch channels from those clusters. Some freesat boxes can control switches to select a different dish or LNB, and some can control a motorized dish. Look for mentions of 'DiSEqC' in the box's manual.

"Free-to-view" has a specific meaning if you're talking about 5* and 5 USA. It means that the channel is encrypted, and requires (for UK free-to-view channels) a Sky box and viewing card to watch it. However, the box and viewing card are a one-off purchase, you don't have to keep paying a subscription to watch the channels.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Friday, 6 September 2013
terry mason
10:21 AM

I thank you for your reply,but there must be some other transmitter working some where else,because I tend to loose BBC look east and Anglia,and it is replaced by BBC south and Meridian.
I still get Midlands tv as the aerial is pointing that way but ,everytime I is overiden by anglia and bbc from Sandy, then I have to retune when I loose them again.
BBC programs seemed to be the ones most affected
Regards Terry Mason

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Peter Tutt
7:35 PM

I have lost bbc s/east recently to be replaced with bbc London.When imanually try to reinstate channel 46 (bluebell Hill trans)I get a "Invalid Service "message.ANybody else having this problem?

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