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Using an old SKY digibox for Freeview ?

I have upgraded to SKY+ but now have a spare digibox. I have heard that that these can easily be used as a freeview box for another TV set.
I have tried connectinbg etc and all connects fine but of ciurse there is no satellite cable for that TV.
Is ther a way to use this box for Freeview channels ?
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You have a smartcard for that box ?, cause without that card, you won't see any of the channels at all.

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Yes, the decoder can be used as a FTA box. Quite simlpy replace a single LNB to your dish, and run another cable to the decoder.

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. . . Off the top of my head, I can't think of any Freeviews channels which aren't available on Sky, so as long as you can still use your TV for Sky, do you really need to spend any money on it?

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