Question: Can An Old Sky Dish 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 use an old sky box 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. You will continue to get the full Sky EPG listings; you just will not be able to watch subscription channels.

Can a Sky dish be used as a TV 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.

Can a satellite dish be used as a TV antenna?

A: Unfortunately, no. The satellite dish is not the correct shape, and has special electronics that make it not usable for receiving free broadcast TV. However, you can still use the coax cabling from the dish to your TV if you want to install a broadcast TV antenna where your dish was.

Can I get Freeview through a satellite dish?

Can I get Freeview through my satellite dish? Freeview is only available through an aerial (for the digitally minded, it’s digital terrestrial television system). If you are struggling with your Freeview coverage, free to view channels are available through a satellite service provider: Freesat from the BBC & ITV.

Can I use my old Sky box?

Can I use my old Sky Box for Free to Air TV? Our answer; You can of course use your sky box to receive free to air TV channels if you so decide. There is a helpful video on the subject there and should answer all your questions on moving from sky to free to air using the sky box itself.

Can you still use sky box after Cancelling?

Obviously I will still have the dish and cables. 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.

Can I watch Freeview on a smart TV without an aerial?

No, you will not pick up any stations without an aerial. Since it is a smart TV it should have internet TV services built in. Such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, just to name some. So, you will not need an aerial, unless you want to watch live TV in your area.

Can I connect satellite dish directly to TV?

Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the back of your satellite dish labeled “LNB” Plug the other end of the HDMI cable in to your TV (not your dish receiver). Most televisions have more than one HDMI port, so choose the one you prefer. Finally, turn on your TV and press the satellite button on your remote.

What is the difference between Freeview and Freesat?

Freeview and Freesat users both get access to a digital TV service without paying a monthly fee or signing up to a contract. The difference is in the delivery: Freeview: delivered through an aerial and a set top box. Freesat: delivered through a minidish and a set top box.

Can I use Sky satellite dish 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.

What is the difference between a satellite dish and an antenna?

The difference between satellite and antenna TV channels is how the signal reaches your TV. Satellite channel signals are sent from satellites orbiting high above the equator (about 22,000 miles or 35,000 km away) and require a satellite dish and coded receiver to receive and use.

Do you need a TV aerial if you have a satellite dish?

Freeview is a terrestrial TV service that is received via a TV aerial and is not compatible with a satellite dish. You will however usually be able to receive Free TV via a satellite dish.