Getting Freeview via Sky+ Box

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  1. MikeNolan

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    Since upgrading to Sky HD, I now have a somewhat redundant Sky+ box. I don't want to give Sky anymore money by way of multi-room subscription, but is there any way I can use the box as a Freeview one ie connect it to a normal aerial. I'm not interested in using it for premium channels, hence not wanting to pay, but just as a replacement for the old VCR in the den. If it won't connect to an aerial, but can be connected to a Sky dish, will different programmes be watchable in living room & den without the need for multiroom fee.
     
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    Nope, you can't. Sat (DVB-S) and Freeview (DVB-T) signals are completely different and as such need different decoders, and aren't compatible.

    You can connect it to a Sky dish and you should be able to get all the Free-To-Air channels, and if you buy a £20 viewing card you should get some more channels from their "Freesat From Sky" package (one off card fee, no subscription) However, I am pretty certain that a) if you want the Sky+ functionality it costs £10 a month and b) you would need multiroom in order to get two extra feeds to this box

    Alternatively buy a Freeview PVR, and connect it to an aerial and be done with it.
     

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