It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way.
You will continue to get the full Sky EPG listings; you just will not be able to watch subscription channels.
If you have an HD-Ready TV and a standard Sky box, this is a good option.
Can I use a skybox for Freesat?
If you have a Sky box and dish, you’ll be able to receive around 200 free-to-air channels without a subscription. More details on our Sky Freesat page. Most of the channels on Sky’s Freesat service are the same as those on the BBC/ITV Freesat service, but not all of them. Freesat transmissions are not encrypted.
Can I use my Sky dish for Freeview?
Yes you can, a working satellite dish will be able to receive Freeview via Satellite when used in conjunction with an approved Freeview Satellite Digital Receiver or Recorder. Note that the LNB (Low Noise Blocker, which is round or oval and sits in front of your dish) may need to be replaced / adjusted.
Will a sky box work with a normal aerial?
You can use a Sky box connected to any TV to receive Freesat. A SCART cable, set up for RGB, will typically offer the best picture quality. This does not make use of the TV’s tuner and does not require an aerial.
What are the Freeview channels on Sky?
Sky’s basic offering – Sky Entertainment – includes 250 free-to-air channels including all the familiar terrestrial TV favourites; BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 (including HD) are all available, as you’d expect.
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