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Freeview through mini dish rather than aerial?


car nut

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Hi

I've currently got an Amstrad digibox (crap) which I got when I subscribed to Sky, which I no longer do. I'm considering getting a Freeview box but my problem is that I live in a "dip" where the tv aerial suffers interference from passing trains and tree foliage. I watch bbc1+2, itv,c4,c5 through the digibox for this reason.

Is it possible to connect the freeview box to the mini dish?

Thanks

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ade.h

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That's the service that I originally suggested and have been using for nearly a year. It's great value for anyone who can't get aerial reception in their area. Though it beats me why Sky has apparently relaunched it as a "new" service when it first started last year!

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Stuartli

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Don't know if you got the Sky service but its webpage information is misleading, stating that Freeview only offers a total of 58 TV and radio channels.

I receive my DTV Freeview signals from Winter Hill and there are 82 TV and radio channels (including some encrypted TopUpTV channels).

TopUpTV doesn't provide each of its channels throughout the day; if you notice the times they are on air they are interlinked so that when one stops another starts.

Bit like the two BBC children's channels which switch to BBC Three and Four from 7pm.

A Freeview set top box has separate channels for these whilst a Freeview PCI TV card only tunes in one channel to show, for instance, CBBC and BBC Four as appropriate timewise.

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ade.h

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It's worth noting that Freesat does not offer E4 and More4. Fans of The West Wing may be dissappointed!

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