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Erinbrooke
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Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

Hi all,

 

I am hoping someone can solve my problem here Smiley Sad

 

I have a Samsung smart TV with built in Freesat. We do not have subscriptions to either Sky TV or BT Vision. We watch TV via Freesat, this means the Sky dish cable is connected directly into the back of the TV.

 

I spoke with BT yesterday who confirmed my old Sky viewing card is still active and that I could access BT Sport via my old Sky box which I still have from my Sky subscription which I terminated 2 months ago.

 

My problem is that I cannot work out how to connect the Sky box to the TV without losing Freesat.... Man Sad

 

My instinct would be to connect the Sky dish cable to the Sky box then run an HDMI cable to the TV, but that loses the Freesat signal to the TV...

 

Can anyone help me?

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Re: Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

You really need another cable from the satellite dish.
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Erinbrooke
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Re: Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

There is two cables from the dish at the wall (I assume for HD recording) but the company that connected my TV only connected one to the TV.

 

Could the Sky box be used as a Freesat box without a Sky subscription?

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Re: Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

If there are 2 cables you can plug one into the skybox and use it to watch BT Sport over "Freesat From Sky".

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Erinbrooke
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Re: Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

Oh..! That sounds interesting but far too easy for it to work for me...LOL Normally solutions for my proiblems are a lot more complexed!!

 

I will give it a whirl. Man Wink

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Re: Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

Yeah, there's a bit more to it. You may need to switch your skybox into single cable mode, which is in Services,0,0,1,Select - Single Feed Mode
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Erinbrooke
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Re: Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

Then just run an HDMI cable to the TV?

 

I assume then my TV will still get a feed from the dish for Freesat?

 

Will I just need to change the 'source' on the TV when I want to watch BT Sport via the Sky box?

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Re: Watching BT Sport via a Sky box in conjunction with Freesat.

Yes to all 3 - what you say should work, as long as there is a cable from the satellite dish to the TV and another cable from the satellite dish to the Skybox.
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