If you have a satellite dish, but no TV aerial and a Freeview TV or Freeview set top box and were wondering whether you could use it to access Freeview the short answer is no you can’t.
Freeview is a terrestrial TV service that is received via a TV aerial and is not compatible with a satellite dish.
Can you use a Sky dish 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 an old Sky dish be used for Freeview?
Can I use my SKY satellite dish? 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.
Can I use my old satellite dish as an 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 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.