Running Freeview & Sky through the same coaxial cable


Standard Member
Hi. Does anybody know if it's possible to get Freeview & Sky through the same coaxial cable?

I have a Freeview receiver in my bedroom (the signal coming from the rooftop aerial through a livingroom-bedroom coax extension cable)

I also have a downstairs Sky box, an extra Sky Remote and TV-link "Magic Eye" thingy.

So I was wondering if I could put a Y-shaped connector on the living room end of the existing coax extension and run the Sky output through that, without affecting the Freeview reception. Has anybody done this? Or should I just buy another coax extension cable for the Sky?


Novice Member
Much simpler/easier/less messy this way:

Aerial > Sky box Aerial/RF IN
Sky box RF2 OUT > TV in bedroom

The RF2 OUT from the Sky box carries both the aerial (Freeview) signal and the RF output channel from the Sky box

Edit: You'd also be able to use the magic-eye to change the channel on the Sky box
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Standard Member
Thanks. That's great. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't think of doing it that way myself. I'm going to plead temporary insanity.

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