Can A Sky Aerial Be Used For Freeview?

Yes you can, a working satellite dish will be able to receive Freeview via Satellite when used in conjunction with an approved Freeview Satellite Digital Receiver or Recorder.

Note that the LNB (Low Noise Blocker, which is round or oval and sits in front of your dish) may need to be replaced / adjusted.

Can I watch Freeview on my TV without an aerial?

Freeview is a service that delivers live TV via a TV aerial and is not yet currently available over the internet. The same is true for Freesat TV’s without a satellite dish connected. The live TV function would not work. What you will be able to do is to watch catch up TV or TV on demand.

Can you use a Sky satellite dish as an aerial?

You only get freesat from Sky from a Sky dish, you can’t use it like an aerial. If your TV has a satellite input then it’ll work but it’ll be a different connection.

How do I connect my TV to my sky aerial?

If you have an HD-ready TV, plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI socket on the back of your MY SKY box and the other end into the HDMI 1 socket (or another available HDMI socket) on the back of your TV. If you don’t have an HD-ready TV, use your old SCART cable (20 pin cable) to connect your MY SKY box to your TV.

Can satellite cable be used for TV aerial?

You can use the same type of cable (satellite) for aerial. If you have the right unit in your loft (“Loftbox” is one brand) then you can use the same cable to run analogue tv / freeview / satellite / FM / DAB to the outlet. You still need 2 cables if you want to use Sky+ or similar though.