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.
Can I use my old Sky box?
Can I use my old Sky Box for Free to Air TV? Our answer; You can of course use your sky box to receive free to air TV channels if you so decide. There is a helpful video on the subject there and should answer all your questions on moving from sky to free to air using the sky box itself.
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.
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 old 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 use a sky box as a Freesat box?
The answer is “yes” and “no”. You can’t use Sky+ to record the output from a Freesat box – however you can use a Sky+ box to record over 200 subscription-free channels – however, note that if you’re not a Sky subscriber, Sky will charge you £10 a month to use the Sky+ recording facility.
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.