Quick Answer: Can I Use A Freesat Box With A Freeview TV?

As standard, you can connect your Freesat box to a TV set and DVD recorder via SCART cables.

Yes – you can connect a Freesat box to a digital TV that has built-in Freeview (via SCART, or if HD, via HDMI).

Can you 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 you use a normal aerial for Freesat?

To receive Freesat channels, you need a dish. However, the TV will still pick up regular terrestrial (ie BBC1 – Ch 5) and all the Freeview, through a normal aerial. you can then access the additional Freesat channels at a later stage, once you get the dish.

Is Freesat and Freeview the same?

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.

Do I need a Freesat box for each TV?

To get Freesat in more than one room, you’ll need a Freesat box or TV with Freesat built in for each room you want to receive Freesat in, attached to a single satellite dish. Each digital box must be connected to the satellite dish via a cable (or two if you are connecting a Freesat Smart TV Recorder).