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Thursday, 7 July 2011
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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