Quick Answer: How Do I Connect My Freeview Box To My Sky Box?

Can I connect my Sky dish to a Freeview box?

Can I use my SKY satellite dish?

Yes you can, a working satellite dish will be able to receive Freeview via Satellite when used in conjunction with an approved Freeview Satellite Digital Receiver or Recorder.

How do I connect my sky box to my TV?

If you have an HD-ready TV, plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI socket on the back of your MY SKY box and the other end into the HDMI 1 socket (or another available HDMI socket) on the back of your TV. If you don’t have an HD-ready TV, use your old SCART cable (20 pin cable) to connect your MY SKY box to your TV.

How do I connect my Freeview box?

To set up your Freeview box:

  • Plug your aerial lead into the circular aerial socket at the back of your Freeview box.
  • Plug your SCART or HDMI cable into the respective sockets in your TV.
  • Turn your TV on using your TV remote control.
  • Switch your Freeview box on.
  • You’re now ready to start tuning.

Why does a sky box need two cables?

Installing Sky+

A Standard Sky box just needs one cable feed from the satellite dish LNB, but Sky+ and Sky+HD need two feeds from dish to box. Well, the Sky+ box has two tuners (to allow simultaneous viewing and recording of different channels) and therefore two feeds from the dish are required.