Sky Dish + Freeview Tuner but no Digibox - what are my options?

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  1. rjradley

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    Hi there, first time on here so be gentle!

    Just moved into a new house and have discovered that the previous owner had Sky Digital and had multiroom installed, etc.

    There is no standard aerial on the roof / in the loft. I currently have a TV with built in Freeview tuner but I have no Sky Digibox.

    What are my options? I'm don't really want to fork out for a monthly sky package as I don't watch too much TV but I did quite like Freeview in my last place.

    To watch any form of digital TV do I

    a) Buy a digibox and freesat card from Sky / Ebay?
    b) Get a digital aerial installed and make use of my existing Freeview tuner?

    Both options seem to be a similar price; option a) means I'll be ignoring my perfectly built in good Freeview tuner, whilst option b) means I have to get an extra aerial chucked up on the roof when I already have a dish!

    What are your thoughts? Are there any other options I have missed / should consider (e.g. cable).

    Thanks!

    N.B. I have attempted to use the dish as a freeview aerial but with no success; it only seems to work when I remove the connector at the end of the copper wire and stick it straight in the wall and even then I only get some of the freeview channels.
     
  2. JayCee

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    Buy a second-hand Sky digibox, get a Freesat card from Sky (roughly £20.00) and get an aerial fitted (£70-£100 rough estimate)...that gives you the best of both worlds, you can record one channel and view a different one.
     

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