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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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Monday 3 February 2014 7:34PM

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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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Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

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