Question: Can A Sky HD Box Be Used For Freeview?

It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way.

Another option is to disconnect your Sky Digibox altogether and Upgrade from Sky to Freesat – ukfree.tv.

If you have an HD-Ready TV and a standard Sky box, this is a good option.

Can Sky HD box be used for Freesat?

We’ve been asked if you can use a Sky+ or Sky+HD box to record Freesat. The answer is “yes” and “no”.

Does your sky box still work without subscription?

I have a Sky+ box that is only used for recording. When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.

Are old sky boxes any use?

Your old Sky box will still work as a Freesat from Sky box to receive free channels on it, but you won’t be able to pause, record or watch any old recordings on the box anymore. Alternately you can give it to friends or family who want a Freesat box, or sell it on eBay (don’t expect to get much for it).

Do you need a Sky card to view free channels?

A large number of digital TV channels can be viewed on a Sky Digibox without a Sky subscription or a viewing card, as the signal is not encrypted – see Sky’s Free to Air channel list. If you have an old Sky box and a satellite dish, you should be able to watch these free-to-air channels.