Quick Answer: Can I Use My Sky Box As A Freeview Box?

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.

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

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).

Can I use a Sky dish as an 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 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.

Do I have to return sky box?

If you’re leaving Sky Q, changing your subscription, or need a new box, you’ll need to return the equipment you leased from us when you first joined Sky Q. If you don’t return this equipment within the time frame given, you’ll have to pay a Non-Return charge. Sky Q Hub. Sky Broadband Booster.

What is the best alternative to Sky?

Cheaper Alternatives to Sky TV: Ditch That Expensive Subscription

  • Freeview.
  • Freesat.
  • Netflix.
  • Amazon Prime.
  • NOW TV.
  • TVPlayer.
  • DisneyLife and Disney+
  • Google Chromecast.