FREESAT receiver

applelover

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Hiya, do I really need a Freesat receiver to watch FTA Freesat channels or can I have any receiver? I thought that when it's FTA it can be watched on any satellite receiver, right? But Freesat has told me that I can their receiver.

And has anyone tried setting it up outside the UK? Is there a way to watch UK channels if I get myself a Freesat receiver?
 

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You can use any receiver. However, make sure you can receive signal. Some transponders are on the UK spot beams.

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get yourself a cheap Star S Reciever to get freesat channels. I might have one for sale, probably sell it for under 30 quid with delivery can have it all setup for freesat aswell
 

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Thanks, but are you really sure? I just read about it on the Internet and it says: You'll also need a Freesat set-top box (What is Freesat? - Which?)
As long as you can receive the UK spot beam then any Free-to-air receiver will "work". But a Freesat box will self-update any time the frequencies change, a FTA box will need to be done manually. And old Sky Digibox will do the same job too, even without a viewing card.
Any reason you don't want a Freesat box? They're cheap enough, especially second-hand.
 

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I have a bricked Skybox f3 if you are interested
lol

You can get a cheap freesat box for less than £20 on ebay!
I bought a Zgemma and instantly regretted it when it damaged my tv so watch who and what you buy - so many dodgy electronics and even worse sellers out there!

I dunno i am thinking about just getting a tv with Freesat built in so i guess that could be an option for you!
Although I have been advised that the VU+ boxes are pretty good so considering that too!
You have checked your tv doesnt have a satellite f-connector on the back havent you?
 
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