Question: Do I Need An Aerial If I Have A Satellite Dish?

Do you need an aerial if you have a satellite dish?

Freeview is a terrestrial TV service that is received via a TV aerial and is not compatible with a satellite dish.

You will however usually be able to receive Free TV via a satellite dish.

Can I watch TV without an aerial or dish?

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 a satellite dish be used as a TV 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.

Do you need an aerial for a TV with built in Freeview?

All TVs since 2010 come with Freeview built in so once you have unpacked the TV and set it on its stand/wall mount the most important thing you need is an aerial in good condition to pick up the Freeview signal. Plug the TV in and fit the batteries to the remote. Plug in the aerial and turn the TV on.