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Topic # 239893 9-Aug-2018 15:39
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Hi, I have a satellite dish and a satellite Freeview box. I want to buy a smart TV but have been told I need one with a dual tuner. Am I able to still use my Freeview box on a smart TV without getting a dual tuner one? They seem a lot more expensive.


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  Reply # 2070790 9-Aug-2018 15:44
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You can use your freeview box assuming it is a DVB-S unit. Generally it's just a lot 'nicer' having the tuner built into the TV. Are you outside a Freeview|HD coverage area?

 

 

 

Edit - hopefully your decoder has HDMI out - if not, you'll get an inferior quality picture (not that DVB-S is great in the first place) but also you'd need to check that your TV has the correct inputs. 




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  Reply # 2070792 9-Aug-2018 15:49
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My landlord had a TV guy install a satellite dish because UHF didn't work in this area. I am able to watch Freeview on my current TV. He was the one that told me if I did eventually get a smart TV it would have to be dual tuner.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2070793 9-Aug-2018 15:50
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He's just saying if you want it to work 'out of the box' you'll need a dual tuner TV, which is correct. A freeview decoder will also work sweet. 




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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 2070796 9-Aug-2018 15:52
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Ok great thank you


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  Reply # 2070853 9-Aug-2018 17:16
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lizashdan:

 

Ok great thank you

 

 

You do realise that you only get HD transmission through an aerial?




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  Reply # 2070860 9-Aug-2018 17:32
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Ummmmm so what other transmission is there?

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  Reply # 2070864 9-Aug-2018 17:40
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Satellite freeview is only standard definition. Most of the content on UHF freeview is in HD.

On a nice new TV satellite freeview tends to look pretty rubbish.



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  Reply # 2070865 9-Aug-2018 17:42
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Oh that’s a bugger ok thanks good for thought

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