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Wednesday, 23 January 2013
5:23 PM

I have recently given up my Sky HD+ and am now using Freesat HD which is built into my Samsung 40ES6800. My TV has a CI card input on the back - if I put the Sky card in will it allow the free-to-air channels from Sky to be added into the Freesat epg? Mostly I just want the Channel 5 in HD.

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David's 1 post GB flag

6:30 PM

David: no. The sky card isn't a common interface card.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
11:44 AM

Can I get BBC world service on Free sat ?At present I have free view with excellent reception and wonder if getting free sat would be beneficial in terms of extra channels ?
Many Thanks

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terry's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 17 March 2013
8:58 AM

Just what I was looking for - thanks!
How up to date is this information? (51.4414,-0.0543) 

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Justin's 1 post GB flag
12:57 PM

can you please explain what free sat epg means and as i have a sky dish can i receive these programmes

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geoff's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

1:21 PM

geoff: EPG=Electronic Programme Guide

Satellite dishes installed for Sky are entirely compatible with reception of Freesat because as far as the dish is concerned, the two are 100% technically identical.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

1:31 PM

geoff: Just to add to that said by Dave Lindsay, Sky and Freesat dishes are exactly the same in the technical sense and a dish is just generally called a Sky dish by habit, as a Sky box could also use a dish installed for Freesat purposes.

EPG (electronic programme guide) just indicates the order that the channels are arranged in by each respective service and although for example ITV3 is received on 119 on a Sky box and 115 on a Freesat box the programme is received by both boxes on exactly the same transponder frequency.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
7:00 PM

more movies freesat 143 can not find it on any list

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reg's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
6:23 AM

Hi i, how can i get the "Channels on Freesat-from-Sky, but not in the Freesat EPG" on my freesat, do i have to pay sky or subcribe to sky to get them on my freesat?


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kevin's 1 post GB flag

9:43 AM

kevin: If your Freesat box has a "non-Freesat mode", you can add the channels in manually.

The numbers are on the Eutelsat 28A & Astra 1N/2A/2F at 28.2°E - LyngSat page.

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