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We live in Mijas and receive UK TV through an old Thomson branded Sky DV3 digibox with no card. We have a 1.2 metre dish with twin LMB (just renewed). One Outlet goes to our Thomson box and the other goes to a Spain purchased Antares receiver & a TV in our daughter's room.
We view through our Sky box and a Mitsai DV3 HDready TV with in-built DVD player, HDMI & VGA sockets.
We would like to change our Thomson receiver, as it is forever giving us problems, for another which still receives BBC & ITV channels and others, as my wife likes her 'soaps', Daybreak etc. and we would like to be able to record broadcast programs from time to time. We do not want a subscription service, such as Sky or BBCiPlayer, just free-to-air.

Am I right in thinking we need a Freesat receiver for our purposes?
Is there a website that I can use to see what channels are available in our area?
If we changed to a 4 channel LNB with two channels going to each receiver, would this improve the signal quality, as noted in a response to Brenda Singfeild earlier. Could you give me an indication of the cost of a 4 channel LNB?
Do all receivers have two 'RF in' sockets to take two coax cables from the LNB?
By having two RF-in sockets does this automatically mean that one would be able to watch one channel and record another at the same time through the one receiver?
Would you go as far as to suggest, or recommend, an appropriate receiver for our requirements?
If we buy a receiver online, say from Amazon.co.uk, can it be set up for the region in which we live in southern Spain? Or, is it necessary to purchase a receiver in Spain?

Sorry for there being so many questions.

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