“Clear advice that a Sky dish can also be used for Freesat will be good news for sales of Freesat receivers, and it’s an opportunity for installers who can offer an upgrade from a single cable to the multiple outputs you’ll need for both Freesat and Sky,” What Satellite and Digital TV editor Alex Lane told us.
Can I use an old satellite dish for Freesat?
Using your existing satellite dish. If you already have a satellite dish and cabling, in most cases you can simply plug your Freesat digital box or TV in and enjoy subscription free satellite TV.
Can I connect my Sky dish directly to my TV?
Connecting Your Satellite Dish to Your TV
Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the back of your satellite dish labeled “LNB” Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to your satellite receiver in the port marked “Sat in”. Next, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the ‘output’ port in the back of the satellite.
Can you use a satellite dish as a TV aerial?
If you have a satellite dish mounted to the roof or the side of your house, it is able to be used as an external television antenna. This will allow you to receive digital broadcast television signals that are available in your area. Set up a ladder, then take the antenna up to where the satellite dish is mounted.