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Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get

You can get the following Freeview channels on with an ex-contract digital satellite receiver (once it is connected). Items marked with a star require either a Freesat from Sky (fSfS) card, or a expired Sky subscription card to view.

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Tuesday 4 February 2014 1:29PM Edinburgh


Hi, Brian
Maby U can help me :) I lives in Council Block fitted with Communal Satellite dish & main Switch Room ( Vision ). Problem is then I would like to enjoy my national Sat provider - Polsat - and to get it I need to mount separate satellite dish to rich signal from Hotbird 13 degree. I got permission from landlord to do that ) Satellite System installed om the roof is set for Astra 2D with quatro LNB ( 4 cables - black, green , yellow and red ) with single dish to provide Sky Tv for 16 flats. There is no free cables on the roof ( just on big one 5 wires ) So my idea is like that : I will mount small zone 2 satellite dish next to communal one and using 2 way splitter will connect my dish with black cable from communal one >
There is 2 satellite connectors ( sat1 + sat2 in my socket + DAB + TV )
So may I please You for advise to correct me ?
Thanks for Your time and all the best for You

Saturday 8 March 2014 11:34PM

I have an Alba TV screen that worked with Sky and Virgin boxes. .. using EXT1 and HDMI . Selecting either thru drop down Menu of AV button on the controller.
Since I tried my Freeview cable , I get the Freeview programs but have lost the AV menu to select the Ext1 and Hdmi.

Could someone advise me how to get back the AV menu to appear again?

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