Question: Can I Use A Sky Dish For Freesat?

Do I need a Sky dish for Freesat?

To receive Freesat you’ll need an existing satellite dish on your house, or pay to have one installed.

Many Freesat customers previously received their TV from Sky and so have a dish ready to go..

Can Freesat work without a dish?

In order to watch On Demand TV on Freesat, your Freesat box or TV needs to be connected to a satellite dish and to your home broadband.

How much is Freesat from Sky?

Answers to your Sky Freesat questions: If you have an old Sky box and a satellite dish, you can get Freesat by buying a Freesat card from Sky. These cost £20. Call Sky on 08448 244 400, or go to Sky’s site. Existing Sky Digital users can switch to Sky Freesat over the phone for no charge.

What type of satellite dish do I need for Freesat?

If your set top box or recorder is a Freesat receiver, you will require a satellite dish aligned with Astra 28.2°E and Eutelsat 28A. You will need to connect the satellite dish via an LNB cable to the LNB socket on the back of the unit.

Which satellite do I need for Freesat?

Freesat broadcasts from the same fleet of satellites (Astra 28.2°E) as Sky.

Can you use a satellite dish as an aerial for Freeview?

If you have a satellite dish, but no TV aerial and a Freeview TV or Freeview set top box and were wondering whether you could use it to access Freeview the short answer is no you can’t. Freeview is a terrestrial TV service that is received via a TV aerial and is not compatible with a satellite dish.

Can a Freesat box use a Sky dish?

If you already have a satellite dish and cabling, in most cases you can simply plug your Freesat box or TV in and enjoy subscription free satellite TV. If you need a new satellite dish or need extra cables then please contact a qualified installer.

Can I use a Sky dish as an aerial?

Active Member. You only get freesat from Sky from a Sky dish, you can’t use it like an aerial. If your TV has a satellite input then it’ll work but it’ll be a different connection.

Does Sky and Freesat use the same satellite?

Freesat from Sky is not the same as Freesat – rather it was launched by Sky as a competitor to the BBC and ITV’s main Freesat service in 2008. Both services use the same satellites to deliver free TV channels to people’s homes.

Is Freesat better than Freeview?

To get started with Freeview, simply hook it up to your aerial – and broadband, if you want to stop and start live TV or watch streaming services – and you’re good to go. Freesat is broadcast via satellite and gets you a lot of channels for a very keen price.

Can I still watch TV if I cancel sky?

If you cancel your Sky subscription then you can keep the box as you own a Sky+ box and it will continue to receive the free channels but you will be unable to record them or watch any recordings back you might have made.