Question: Can You Have Sky And Freeview On The Same Dish?

Yes SKY uses the same satellite and same polarity as Freeview and you can operate Sky set top boxes and Free to Air or Freeview set top boxes on the same dish at the same time.

Can you have Sky and Freeview on the same TV?

Assuming your TV has a freeview tuner. Take the aerial out of your TV and plug it into the Sky box rf in. Connect rf1 out on the Sky box to your TV. The rf2 out now has one PAL analogue channel plus all the Freeview digital channels from your transmitter.

Can I 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 I connect a Freeview box to my Sky dish?

To connect both a Freeview box or recorder for Satellite and a SKY decoder to one satellite dish you need to use a single power pass splitter and connect the power pass side to the SKY decoder as shown below. The LNB stands for the Low Noise Blocker on your satellite dish.

Can I get Freeview through a satellite dish?

Can I get Freeview through my satellite dish? Freeview is only available through an aerial (for the digitally minded, it’s digital terrestrial television system). If you are struggling with your Freeview coverage, free to view channels are available through a satellite service provider: Freesat from the BBC & ITV.

What is the difference between Freesat and Freeview?

Freeview and Freesat users both get access to a digital TV service without paying a monthly fee or signing up to a contract. The difference is in the delivery: Freeview: delivered through an aerial and a set top box. Freesat: delivered through a minidish and a set top box.

Can I get Freeview with an indoor aerial?

Yes. You need an aerial to get Freeview. But first, check your Freeview coverage and see what channels you can receive at your address. While some indoor (portable) aerials will pick up Freeview, for best results, we recommend a roof aerial.

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.

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 convert my 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 you use a Sky dish for Freeview NZ?

Yes SKY uses the same satellite and same polarity as Freeview and you can operate Sky set top boxes and Free to Air or Freeview set top boxes on the same dish at the same time.

How do I set up Freeview?

To set up your Freeview box:

  • Plug your aerial lead into the circular aerial socket at the back of your Freeview box.
  • Plug your SCART or HDMI cable into the respective sockets in your TV.
  • Turn your TV on using your TV remote control.
  • Switch your Freeview box on.
  • You’re now ready to start tuning.

What do I need to get 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.

Does a smart TV need a satellite dish?

One thing to keep in mind if you’re using a satellite dish is that you’ll need to connect your Smart TV to both broadband and your TV antenna to get Freeview On Demand. While all Smart TVs work with a UHF aerial, only Dual Tuner models will connect directly with a satellite dish.

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.

How do I adjust my satellite dish signal?

To adjust the azimuth of your satellite dish:

  1. Use your compass to determine which direction is west.
  2. Rotate your satellite dish slowly from the west towards the east, while monitoring the broadcast signal level on the signal meter of the Dish Pointing menu.