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Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so can the two servic

Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so can the two services share the same dish?

Can I use an existing sky dish with a freeview box? and if so c
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No, you cannot use a satellite box to receive terrestrial programmes.

I don't want to use a satellite box I have a freeview box. I want to know if an existing dish for sky can be use with the freeview box.Can I use a cable splitter and run one end to the sky box the the other to a freeview box and get the freeview channels.

You cannot use a Freeview receiver with a satellite dish, only an aerial.

You also cannot split a satellite signal from a dish, if you want to run more than one box you must use a dual- or quad-LNB on the satellite dish and have a cable to each satellite receiver.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015
10:41 AM

Mandy : A digital Freeview box "has" to be connected into a normal aerial, it will "not" work on a satellite dish.

As far as being able to view Sky around the house on old TV's but have to change channels on the "main set", which is the Sky box, this is inclined to indicate that the coax cable feeding the signal into the various outlet points has been connected into the Sky boxes "analogue" modulators RF1 (or 2) output socket, the modulator sending an "analogue" signal of the programme being viewed on the box along the cable, the TV's receiving the signal having to be set on "analogue" (if Freeview TV's) in order to view the signal, an "analogue" programme button number usually being allocated for this purpose.

Some people with Freeview boxes (via a normal aerial) but who have also retained their old Sky box, use the aforementioned modulator system to enable Sky to also be viewed in other rooms as well as Freeview, this being achieved by connecting the aerials downlead cable into the Sky boxes "aerial input" socket, the Freeview signal then passing through the Sky box and out of the RF1(or 2) socket as well as the analogue signal picked up from the Sky boxes modulator, Sky being viewed by selecting "analogue" on any the Freeview TV's that wish to view it. Note: viewing being restricted to whatever channel has been selected on the Sky box.

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Sunday, 22 March 2015
1:07 AM

I have a sky box still connected to my TV and have just installed a freeview box with Talktalk. Will they both work. I do not seem to be getting the Asian TV boost but can view other TV channels.

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