Can I use my Sky box (or another receiver) to get Freesat?
If you have a Sky box and dish, you’ll be able to receive around 200 free-to-air channels without a subscription.
Most of the channels on Sky’s Freesat service are the same as those on the BBC/ITV Freesat service, but not all of them.
Is Freesat the same as Sky?
Freesat from Sky is a British satellite television service from Sky UK. It offers over 240 free-to-air (FTA) channels in its EPG. This is a greater number than its competitors, Freesat, which has 200+, and Freeview, which has 70+. It also has up to six HD channels and Sky Active interactive data service.
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).25 Nov 2016
How do I get Freesat from Sky?
To get Freesat from Sky, call 08442 410 595, or go to www.sky.com/shop/freesat. Answers to your Sky Freesat questions: The dish and box are yours to keep. If you have an old Sky box and a satellite dish, you can get Freesat by buying a Freesat card from Sky.
Can you use a Sky HD box with one cable?
A Standard Sky box just needs one cable feed from the satellite dish LNB, but Sky+ and Sky+HD need two feeds from dish to box. If you only have one feed connected, you’ll still be able to watch Sky, but you’ll find a percentage of recordings may fail if the box tries to access the second dish feed.