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?
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.