Dual Sky And Freesat Multiroom For Smart Cost Savings
ONE Satellite DISH - TWO DIGITAL TV PROVIDERS – sky and the ITV / BBC freesat service
Are you considering a Sky Multiroom Installation or perhaps you already have one? At a cost of around £10 extra per month per sky Multiroom, plus the purchase of a second receiver, it doesn’t come cheap. Combining your standard Sky subscription with a contract-free HD Freesat installation would, in the long run, save you money and still give you the choice of programmes you want.
You will need to purchase a Freesat HD tuner and arrange for your existing satellite dish to be upgraded but after that the installation costs you have NO recurring subscription costs for the extra rooms, however long you continue to use it. In less than a year you could be saving money, not spending it!
Find out more about installing multiroom or dual tuners at our freesat installation website: Freesat Plus Humax.
Have a look at the low costs for a multiroom Sky/freesat installation upgrade. Remember you still have Sky but you can have freesat from the same dish at the same time.
You know where to find us if you need some advice on your shared satellite dish installation.
Some common freesat – sky satellite dish reception questions and answers
- Q. For some reason I can't get the BBC HD channel. I've got Freesat. Could anyone help?
- A. Please do a retune of your freesat set top box or TV. If this does not cure the problem, please contact the freesat set top box or TV manufacturer for further guidance.
- Q. If I cancel my sky subscription, can I use my sky box and sky dish to receive freesat?
- A. Yes the sky dish should receive the freesat signals via a freesat box.
- Q. I have television with built in Freeview, no aerial but a sky dish. Can I plug the dish in to receive Freeview?
- A. No; Freeview signals come via a suitable TV aerial and freesat signal come via a suitable satellite dish.
- Q. I have a TV with built in Freeview (not freesat) and it is “HD ready”. This gives great picture but limited channels. Can I get HD on the BBC and ITV or is that only available on freesat?
- A. In order to receive the Freeview HD channels you will need a Freeview HD set top box unless your TV has a built in Freeview HD tuner. In addition your local TV transmitter needs to be transmitting the Freeview HD channels – check on www.digitaluk.co.uk.
- Q. Can I buy a splitter which enables me to run one coaxial cable but split it at both ends (one at inputs and one at TV / sky box / freesat)
- A. No such physical splitter is currently available to reliably 'split' a Sky / freesat signal to more than one room.
- Q. We've got Sky+ in our front room and were hoping to get Freesat in the bedroom, but when we plug the cable into the Bush Freesat box it loses all power.
- A. This is normally caused by a “short circuit” between the inner and outer parts of the coax cable.
- Q. I have sky in my living room and want to buy a freesat box for my bedroom, how would I connect the freesat box to my TV? I don’t have a TV cable in my bedroom. Is it possible to run a scart from the sky to the bedroom and pick up the sky in bedroom with freesat.
- A. You could try one of the 'wireless' devices available on the market. The device plugs into the back of your set top box and via the transmitter and a receiver on your TV in the bedroom allows you to watch the same sky channel at the same time on both TVs.
- Q. I currently watch digital TV via Freesat from Sky. Can I use my existing set top box to receive the new ITV / BBC Freesat service?
- A. All you need is a new Freesat set top box: your Sky dish should work perfectly with the new service. Freesat recommends that you check, however, when you're buying the freesat set top box from you chosen freesat retailer. Please also be aware that if your Sky dish is still under warranty then your warranty will become void if you connect different equipment to it.