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Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get
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You can get the following Freeview channels on with an ex-contract digital satellite receiver (once it is connected). Items marked with a star require either a Freesat from Sky (fSfS) card, or a expired Sky subscription card to view.

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Sunday, 24 April 2011

10:14 PM

Chris: Winter Hill reception uses an aerial of group C/D or wideband.

Take care you don't already have too much signal.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 1 May 2011
1:39 PM

Hi There.
Is it true that though Freeview HD can be picked up with an ordinary aerial (I have found it quite easy even with an indoor aerial) you won't get true HD without a HDMI connection going to the aerial??

Would love clarification on this. In my case the Freeview HD is built into the TV.


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Robin's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 4 May 2011

8:06 AM

Robin: No special aerial is required for Freeview HD.

You will not get Freeview HD without an HDMI connection, or the DVB-T2 decoder being built into the set.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
1:57 PM

I have an LG 42" tv loaded with freeview and is HD ready, my landlord wants to install a satellite dish to improve signal to both flats, I want a freesat hd box and my neighbour only wants standard box, is this possible from one dish.

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James's 1 post GB

3:49 PM

James Get them to install a quad LNB on the dish & run 2 cables to each flat. Then you can each use an HD freesat + box where you can record 1 & watch another channel or your neighbour can just use 1 cable for an SD box.

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joeyblog's 106 posts CZ
Friday, 6 May 2011
7:06 PM


I moved into this house and discovered a sky dish and attached cable had been left behind. I cancelled my Sky subscription at my old house a year ago but continue to have the sky box.

Is it possible to get more channels like true movies if I connect the above system up?

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abhilash's 2 posts EU
7:09 PM

Hi again,

Using a freeview set box, there are some channels that get scrambled/distorted and therefore interferes with viewing. Is there a problem with the aerial or the freeview box?

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abhilash's 2 posts EU
Sunday, 8 May 2011
12:36 PM

I have a Samsung AV/Blu Ray Player attached to surround sound speakr, a cheap Technika Freeview box with one scart output and aerial in and out connections which runs from a communal digital dish connector on the wall.

Can I run the freeview box signal to the Sky+ box to allow me to convert the freeview audio signal to digital? I was thinking either scart to scart Sky+ / freeview box, continue using the optical link from Sky box to Samsung, and maybe using the Video out connections to the scart on the tv

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Alex's 1 post GB
3:32 PM

Should I be able to receive RTE1+2 with sky dish- Freesat from Sky- at location BT34xxx.
Screen shot -"There is a technical problem with this channel" Channels available on subscription SKY.

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