Question: Can I Use My Sky 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.

Can I use my Sky dish for Freesat?

You Can Use An Old Sky Box For Freesat? If you don’t want to purchase a new Freesat box you could use an old Sky box to connect your satellite dish to your TV for free satellite services.

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 satellite does Freeview use?

Live TV signals for FreeviewPlus® and Freeview Satellite® are transmitted from the Optus D1 satellite. We recommend a minimum dish size of 60cm with a single 11.300 GHz LO Frequency LNB. If you’re using a satellite dish to pick up TV signal, make sure you get an approved product that works with a satellite dish.

Can you use Sky dish 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 I use existing satellite dish for free TV?

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.

What is the LNB on a sky dish?

The Low Noise Block (LNB) device on the end of a satellite dish receives the broadcast signal collected by the dish and transmits it to your satellite receiver through a run of coaxial cable.

What do I need for Freeview?

You’ll need a Freeview Play TV or recorder, a working TV aerial, and broadband access so you can connect to the internet. Firstly, make sure your aerial is plugged in to the aerial socket in the back of your TV or recorder.

Do you need a Sky dish?

Sky has recently announced that starting in 2018, the company will be offering a dish-less service through their Sky Q. Until then, however, you still need a satellite dish for a Sky subscription, although there are some workarounds.

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 still watch Freeview if I cancel sky?

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.

How do I connect my TV to my sky aerial?

If you have an HD-ready TV, plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI socket on the back of your MY SKY box and the other end into the HDMI 1 socket (or another available HDMI socket) on the back of your TV. If you don’t have an HD-ready TV, use your old SCART cable (20 pin cable) to connect your MY SKY box to your TV.