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I currently have sky plus, so have a quad LNB, with two spare connections.

Would it be possible to buy a freesat box and connect at the same time as Sky. Satellite tv service for rv I am thinking as an alternative to multi room.

**Just read elsewhare and seems two freesat boxes are OK, but stil need confirmation on one freesat and one sky***

I currently have sky plus, so have a quad LNB, with two spare connections.

Would it be possible to buy a freesat box and connect at the same time as Sky. Satellite direct tv download gratis I am thinking as an alternative to multi room.


**Just read elsewhare and seems two freesat boxes are OK, but stil need confirmation on one freesat and one sky***

Been reading through the thread and have a quick question ( im sure you get this alot ) I have a skyhd box and im thinking of changing to freesat ( my sky subscribtion is shocking!!! ) is it just a case of swapping my skyhd box for a freesat box??? or will it take more work that that???

Been reading through the thread and have a quick question ( im sure you get this alot ) I have a skyhd box and im thinking of changing to freesat ( my sky subscribtion is shocking!!! ) is it just a case of swapping my skyhd box for a freesat box??? or will it take more work that that???

Click to expand…If you had Sky Digital working off the dish then you don’t need to move it. Free to air dish channels in india Just plug it in and you are off.

If it is one of the circular dishes that you may have used for Skys’s analogue service then you will have to redirect it. Satellite tv kingston ontario With a little time and patience it’s not that difficult, although I’d imagine the bolts will be very rusty. Satellite tv for pc reviews cnet You’d be well advised to change the LNB, to at least a duo if not a quattro. Tv satellite on pc If the LNB is well old then you’ll definitely need to change it as it won’t have the range for all the channels. Shaw direct satellite tv reviews New cable as well wouldn’t go amiss. Satellite tv antenna for boats To be honest though, unless you are into self install, it could be cheaper to go for the ?80 option. Compare cable and dish tv I already have a ladder, a roll of CT100 cable, self amalging tape, masonary cable clips, a hammer drill, long drill bits that will go through the wall and most importantly a head for heights.

I live in a flat and unlike many of the other flats, I don’t have a sky dish, but the people who built the flats had the *ahem* foresight to install a analogue satellite dish and a feed into each flat. Best satellite tv pc software I don’t suppose I could use that for freesat could I?

I live in a flat and unlike many of the other flats, I don’t have a sky dish, but the people who built the flats had the *ahem* foresight to install a analogue satellite dish and a feed into each flat. Direct tv installation manual I don’t suppose I could use that for freesat could I?

I was on the verge of giving up waiting and getting a Sky HD box but I picked up the Humax today… European satellite tv channel list it was a simple swap for an old Pace sky box (freesat) on a sky dish without any fuss. Satellite tv jobs uk Plugged in the cable from the LNB and it updated itself and found 74 channels in seconds.

NOTE: wouldn’t normaly be spending any $ there but… Best satellite tv in canada COMET … Direct tv satellite installation guide tried very hard to insist that I had to buy the installation for ?80 as well as the box at ?149.

Apparently that is their strict instrctions and they blamed BBC / ITV Freesat etc.

I kicked up a fuss saying I didn’t need an installer to come round and plug an HDMI cable in for ?80 … Satellite tv free online as usual they didn’t really have a clue… Coaxial cable for satellite tv first excuse was i’d need a different dish… Comparison of cable and satellite tv then one guy said the dish would need to be re-aligned blah blah blah.

Bollock$ it does says I … Satellite dish tv signal finder meter and eventualy they gave in and sold me the box on its own.

I live in a flat and unlike many of the other flats, I don’t have a sky dish, but the people who built the flats had the *ahem* foresight to install a analogue satellite dish and a feed into each flat. Satellite tv for rv cost I don’t suppose I could use that for freesat could I?

Click to expand…The distribution system is almost certainly NOT suitable for use and would need replacing as would the cables from the dish to it (or at least adding two more) and also the lnb. Telus satellite tv channel guide Multi room distribution for analogue satellite almost certainly only used a two output lnb (called a twin in those days having two fixed outputs one of each polarity) and distribution units were only capable of switching between two inputs NOT the four required now for digital signals over a far wider frequency band. What is the best satellite tv provider in ontario canada I used to fit such systems for friends and neighbours on an enthusiastic amateur basis The cabling from those distribution units may be suitable BUT I would think it is now coming to the end of its useful life if they used the old internal satellite cable with aluminium foil screening. Live satellite tv online free To be honest it may be wise to replace the whole system (except the dish if in good condition).

If the lnb and distribution system is still working then plugging a digibox into it may give you roughly half the channels available.

Okay, I think this has ben covered mostly by others but I want to be sure before spending the money……….

I currently have a Sky+ box and want to get one of the Freesat boxes to cover the HD channels. Tv satelit malaysia percuma Can you tell me –

– Will it work if (after I end my Sky subscription) I connect one of the signal cables to the Sky+ box to enabe me to still record programmes, albeit in SD, and connect the other to my Freesat box enabling me to watch channels in HD.

Okay, I think this has ben covered mostly by others but I want to be sure before spending the money……….

I currently have a Sky+ box and want to get one of the Freesat boxes to cover the HD channels. Tv satellite outlet socket Can you tell me –

– Will it work if (after I end my Sky subscription) I connect one of the signal cables to the Sky+ box to enabe me to still record programmes, albeit in SD, and connect the other to my Freesat box enabling me to watch channels in HD.

Click to expand…Does the cabelling they run for Sky+ support HD signals? Yes

Will it work if (after I end my Sky subscription) I connect one of the signal cables to the Sky+ box to enabe me to still record programmes, albeit in SD, and connect the other to my Freesat box enabling me to watch channels in HD.

With just one feed going into your Sky+ box you will only be able to record the channel you are watching that is the only downfall

If I cancel Sky and buy a Freesat HD PVR box (when available), I will be able to use my existing Sky dish and the existing two cables that come from it and simply connect them to the Freesat HD PVR box? No moving the dish, no new cables, everything fits, just connect the existing two cables to the new box and your up and running?

Will it work if (after I end my Sky subscription) I connect one of the signal cables to the Sky+ box to enabe me to still record programmes, albeit in SD, and connect the other to my Freesat box enabling me to watch channels in HD.

With just one feed going into your Sky+ box you will only be able to record the channel you are watching that is the only downfall

Click to expand…Also remember you need a monthly Sky subscription (?16 minimum) for the recording feature to work on Sky+ boxes, otherwise you will need to pay Sky ?10 per month for the privilege of recording the free to air channels.

If I cancel Sky and buy a Freesat HD PVR box (when available), I will be able to use my existing Sky dish and the existing two cables that come from it and simply connect them to the Freesat HD PVR box? No moving the dish, no new cables, everything fits, just connect the existing two cables to the new box and your up and running?

im pretty sure but just asking just to make sure i dont mess up…

i live in a high rise block of flats (42 flats) ..and my sky digital is a communial dish..

i canceled my sky subscription 2 months ago as i thought it was a waste of money.

so now im still using the sky digibox as just viewing the freeview channels (except E4 dont know why but i need a subscription while using digibox to view E4)

so all i want to know is …can i just go and buy the humax HD box and just plug in ,search chanels and hey presto i will have Freesat ??? with BBC HD ???

as i got a 47′ Full HD LCD and im gagging for free HD content..

need to be prepared to blag em that i dont need instalation..

oh and i didnt know that E4 and more4 went over a few days ago and thanks for the up …been watching alot of blu-ray films on my new tv since having it saturday so havent really been look through sky chanels…

The distribution system is almost certainly NOT suitable for use and would need replacing as would the cables from the dish to it (or at least adding two more) and also the lnb. Free to air tv satellite channels Multi room distribution for analogue satellite almost certainly only used a two output lnb (called a twin in those days having two fixed outputs one of each polarity) and distribution units were only capable of switching between two inputs NOT the four required now for digital signals over a far wider frequency band. Aparelhos tv via satelite gratis I used to fit such systems for friends and neighbours on an enthusiastic amateur basis The cabling from those distribution units may be suitable BUT I would think it is now coming to the end of its useful life if they used the old internal satellite cable with aluminium foil screening. Satellite tv providers usa To be honest it may be wise to replace the whole system (except the dish if in good condition).

If the lnb and distribution system is still working then plugging a digibox into it may give you roughly half the channels available.

Will it work if (after I end my Sky subscription) I connect one of the signal cables to the Sky+ box to enabe me to still record programmes, albeit in SD, and connect the other to my Freesat box enabling me to watch channels in HD.

With just one feed going into your Sky+ box you will only be able to record the channel you are watching that is the only downfall

Click to expand…In the early days of Sky+ they charged ?10 on top of the Sky package for the Sky+ features. Watch satellite tv on your laptop This charge was stopped some time ago, but only if you have any of their monthly subscription packages. Tv via satelite gratis You have to pay ?10 per month for the recording features if you do not have a subscription. Live satellite tv You can still use the Sky+ box just to view the channels but not to record.

This makes if probably best to wait for a Freesat PVR if you only want to record the free channels and dont want Sky.

99% sure this is correct, hopefully someone else will confirm this for you.

im pretty sure but just asking just to make sure i dont mess up…

i live in a high rise block of flats (42 flats) ..and my sky digital is a communial dish..

i canceled my sky subscription 2 months ago as i thought it was a waste of money.

so now im still using the sky digibox as just viewing the freeview channels (except E4 dont know why but i need a subscription while using digibox to view E4)

so all i want to know is …can i just go and buy the humax HD box and just plug in ,search chanels and hey presto i will have Freesat ??? with BBC HD ???

as i got a 47′ Full HD LCD and im gagging for free HD content..

Click to expand…I?m in a similar situation.I live in a block of flats with a communal dish. Connect freeview tv to satellite dish The Good news is replacing my Sky + Box wit the Humax HD box worked a treat.

However I also have a multiroom sky box in the bedroom. Satellite tv channel list If I turn the sky multiroom box off then the signal to Humax box keeps dropping and is unwatchable. Installing directv satellite dish Turn it back on again and no problem Bizarre!

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