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# 252858 14-Jul-2019 13:06
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I said goodbye to Sky a wee while ago now. At the time I simply just unplugged the decoder and gave it back to Sky. The dish and cabling to it were untouched.
Can I now use that same dish and cable and plug them directly into a new smart TV and then be able to receive all Freeview channels?
In time to watch the cricket final tonight?

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  # 2276301 14-Jul-2019 13:22
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You can, assuming DVB-S tuner and noting that all satellite freeview is standard definition (all channels are 576i) so not much of a pleasure to watch.

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  # 2276302 14-Jul-2019 13:22
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if you TV supports a satellite connection (DVB-S/2) then you should be fine but most will only support a terrestrial connection (DVB-T)


you would need to get a satellite decoder to make it work.


but bear in mind satellite freeview is not HD, its only 720p. IMO better to get a UHF aerial installed


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  # 2276304 14-Jul-2019 13:23
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only if your tv has a freeview satellite decoder (which most tvs don't).
Most TVs have a freeview terrestrial decoder.
You'd need to purchase a separate satellite decoder if you are not in a freeview HD area.

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