Quick Answer: Can I Watch TV Through A Satellite Dish?

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 connect a Freeview TV to a 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. 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 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.

What channels can I get with a satellite dish?

DISH vs. DIRECTV channels

ChannelDISHDIRECTV
ESPNYesYes
UnivisionYesYes
USAYesYes
TNTYesYes

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