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Can I use a Sky dish for Freeview ?


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Apologies if this is a stupid question but I'm thinking of cancelling my Sky subscription and replacing it with a Freeview box. I havent got a standard TV ariel so was wondering if I could hook a Freeview box up to my Sky dish. Is this possible or would I have to change some connections ? Would I get more free channels with a Freeview box than Sky without paying a subscription, if you know what I mean ? :lease:


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You can use your existing sky box for freesat, no need for a box. I'm not sure where you can get the freesat card from, but you need it to get the correct BBC and ITV regions, and to get more free channels that are encrypted.

But no, you cannot use a freeview box on a satellite dish, as the frequencies are different.


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No need to get another card.
Your existing card will continue to act as a Freesat card and get CH4/FIVE/Sky3 etc*, when your subscription expires

*But NOT E4 as this is a subscription only channel on Sky even though it is free with (terrestrial) Freeview

List of Freesat channels here

Freeview channels here (New box and appropriate aerial required)

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