Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


691 posts

Ultimate Geek

#86419 6-Jul-2011 13:50
Send private message


Well I am just getting ready for this because in a couple of months I am likely to be moving houses, into a situation that will require me to get Satellite rather than the terrestrial aerial.

Rather than pay for a satellite installation I was thinking of getting Sky installed (free install and cheap monthly fee) and then after the inital 12month period cancel it with the aim to just recieving Freeview.

My questions are:

Will the Sky installation be compatable with the Freeview - what changes (if any) would be required (redirection/alignment/etc)
Is it possible to get the Sky installation completed so that it can receive both Freeview and Sky?

Muchas Gracias; and excuse my complete lack of understanding around the requirements or possibilities here.


Create new topic
674 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #490086 6-Jul-2011 14:53
Send private message

The Sky dish is compatible with Freeview. If you want freeview at the same time as sky (why would you btw) you will need to buy a Freeview Decoder ( You can do the sat installation yourself, it is very easy to do.

Morgan French-Stagg



42 posts


  #490206 6-Jul-2011 18:55
Send private message

Rather than pay for a satellite installation I was thinking of getting Sky installed (free install and cheap monthly fee) and then after the inital 12month period cancel it with the aim to just recieving Freeview.

Just a word of warning Sky have been removing dishes when people have cancelled their subscription to move to freeview.

But othewise the Sky dish will be fine for freeview.


674 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #490384 7-Jul-2011 06:55
Send private message

Yeah, didn't say that as I have only heard it as rumor.

Morgan French-Stagg




691 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #490480 7-Jul-2011 10:51
Send private message

Oh bugger - wonder if this is just scare mongering or reality....thinking it might just be safer to get someone to come around and do an appraisal and install just for Freeview...keep it simple stupid :P

7109 posts

Uber Geek


  #490484 7-Jul-2011 10:57
Send private message

Where are you located in NZ?


691 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #490489 7-Jul-2011 11:05
Send private message

Titirangi, Auckland

Create new topic

News »

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36

GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45

Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56

New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13

Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27

Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08

Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00

Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54

Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26

PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39

NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17

Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09

Kiwrious lab-in-the-pocket kit designed for schoolchildren
Posted 28-Aug-2020 09:03

Fitbit introduces Sense, its most advanced health smartwatch
Posted 26-Aug-2020 10:14

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.