Do You Need A Satellite For Freeview?

You’re using a satellite dish:

But most likely you’ll need a satellite receiver (satellite box) or a satellite recorder to get Freeview.

This is because most TVs with Freeview only have a UHF tuner, which is incompatible with the satellite signal.

Can I get Freeview without 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.

Do I need a Freeview box if I have a Freeview TV?

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.

What satellite do you use for Freeview?

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.