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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

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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Monday 8 July 2013 11:26PM

Graham Sykes: The answer to your query is YES!

Alison Fairgrieve
Wednesday 23 October 2013 1:11AM

I need some urgent advice please. I have a Freesat dish and wiring to three rooms with three boxes. One TV set has expired and I can buy a new Freeview enabled flat screen set for a very low price. However, is it possible to use a set like this with the Freesat system ?

Wednesday 23 October 2013 7:29AM

Alison Fairgrieve: yes, as long as it has a scart or hdmi connection, that's fine. Since you will need to use HDMI in order to watch HD channels, you that if poss. Basically your just using the Freesat box like another digibox.

Tuesday 7 January 2014 8:52PM

hi I live in a small block of communal flats - there are satellite dishes all over the building but i just have a freeview tv - the reception is poor - just getting BBC from the co-ax ariel cable ... there are temptingly two sat tv cables also - whats the cheapest way to try using the sat cables ?

Tuesday 7 January 2014 11:50PM

steve: If you have two satellite feed cables coming into the flat then provided that both are operational you then have the option of either purchasing a standard Freesat receiver or alternatively a Freesat twin tuner (PVR) recorder, the latter enabling you to view one channel whilst you record another or alternatively recording two channels at the same time.

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