Freeview/ Set-top Box with Satellite Dish??

  nikkio 18:24 31 Jul 2008
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My brother is moving into a flat that only appears to have a satellite cable coming into it. He doesn't want to sign up to Sky. Are there any Freeview/Set-top type boxes available that are compatiable with this? Thank you for your help.

  Miké 18:33 31 Jul 2008

click here will work with Sky dish.

  nikkio 18:56 31 Jul 2008

Sorry Mike....bit of a technophobe. Are you saying that they will all work with satelite dish? Are the aerial sockets not different (male/female?)

  Miké 19:01 31 Jul 2008

hello nikkio, the item I have linked to is a new type of freeview box known as a Freesat receiver, this will work with any standard Sky dish connection.

  Ditch999 19:18 31 Jul 2008

But where does the cable go to????

And yes, as Mike says, an ordinary Sky dish and cable will screw on to a Freesat box and work straight away.

Another option is to get hold of a Sky box and then buy a "Freesat" (not the same service as the Freesat box) card from Sky which gets you most of the Freeview/FTA channels. Mine cost £20 but that was last year. You then pair the card with the decoder and away you go - no monthly payments.

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