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This website is here in the memory of Robert Evans, founder of Robs Satellite TV, who died on 21st July 2013, aged just 49.
His memory lives on in his creation, this website, and his work continues here and on the new site, helping people to learn about Satellite TV and to exchange information.
The community is still strong, we (Rob and I) had decided to move from webs.com to add new features to the website and make it better. Please go there and register. Regards, Paul Evans (Nephew of Rob).

This page may have been updated on the new site!
http://robssatellitetv.com/skyandfreesat.htm


SKY AND FREESAT

Sky Box - Adding Channels

                                                                                                                                                              
HOW TO ADD CHANNELS TO A SKY BOX
(Frequencies for the free to air channels are available on a separate page on this site, called free to air frequencies)
 
SKY AND SKY+ STANDARD DIGIBOXES 
 
  1) press services on your sky remote control
                               
 
  2) press 4 for system set up
                                
 
  3) press 4 for add channels
                                 
 
This next menu is where you enter all the frequency details   
                                 
 
  4) key in the frequency of the channel required, full stops are irrelevant, just input the frequency numbers,
       then press the down key
 
  5) use the left/right keys to toggle between H (horizontal) or V (vertical) then press down key again
 
  6) use the left/right keys to toggle the Symbol Rate (27.5 or 22.0) then key down 
 
  7) use the left/right keys to toggle the FEC (1/2 2/3 3/4 5/67/8)
 
  8) once all the information has been entered, press the down key to go to find channels, then press select to start the search/find channels,           after a few seconds a list of channels will appear, each frequency has more than one channel on it so don't worry when a long list of                   channels appears
 
  9) scroll through the list of channels using the up/down keys, then using the yellow button to place a tick beside the channels you would like          stored, when you have finished ticking, press select, the channels you ticked are now stored and you will see the following menu.
                                 
 
Repeat the procedure by pressing select for other channels/frequencies of interest, when you've finished press the sky button to exit all menus 
 
To view channels stored, press services then 7 for other channels, then select the channel you wish to view by using the up/down and select buttons, pressing the channel down button takes you back to the regular sky channel/epg list
                
                                   
 
SKY+ HD BOXES
 
  1) press services  on your sky remote 
 
  2) press the left key twice until you see the options menu,
 
  3) press the down key on the remote until the middle menu,
 
  4) press the left key four times until add channels is highlighted
 
  5) press down key again, then the input boxes for the frequency details to be keyed in appears
 
  6) key in the frequency of the channel required, full stops are irrelevant just key
       in the frequency numbers  
 
  7) use the left/right keys to toggle between h (horizontal) or V (vertical) 
 
  8) use the left/right keys to toggle the Symbol Rate 
 
  9) use  the left/right keys to toggle the FEC (1/2 2/3 3/4 5/6 7/8 9/10)
 
10) once all the information has been entered, press yellow to search channels, in a few seconds a list of channels will appear, don't worry,            more than one channel broadcasts on the same frequency
 
11) scroll through the list of channels, then using the yellow button to place a tick beside the channels you would like stored, when you have            finished ticking press select, the channels you ticked are now stored
  
Repeat the procedure for other channels/frequencies of interest 
 
To view channels stored, press services, then press the down key, then press the right key four times, other channels should now appear, press the down key again, choose the channel you require, press select to view, pressing select again to view full screen
                          
                         
If you have a FREESAT receiver you need to use the NON-FREESAT mode (please check the instructions that came with your receiver, I will try to post the tuning details for freesat receivers here in the future.
 
If you have any other receiver you will need to consult  the instructions that came with your receiver as all receivers have different menu layouts and it would be immposible to list them all here.
 
 
If you are using using a Sky Digibox with the old blue card still in it or you are using your receiver without a card in it and you can't get CHANNEL 5, ITV, ITV+1, CHANNEL 4, CHANNEL 4+1, E4, E4+1, MORE 4, MORE 4+1, these channels are broadcast free to air too, it may only be that your viewing card is set for the encrypted versions of these channels,  check out the frequencies page on this site and follow the instructions given above to add these channels.
 
MORE TO COME ON THIS PAGE REGARDING SKY AND FREESAT  IN THE NEAR FUTURE
 
copyright ROB THE SATMAN 2011 
 

Sky Box - What More Can It Do


THE DIGITAL SATELLITE  RECEIVERS EVERYONE IN THE UK AND IRELAND ARE  MOST FAMILIAR WITH ARE THE SKY DIGIBOX AND THE FREESAT RECEIVERS.
SKY RECEIVERS ARE NOT SUITABLE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT RECEIVING OTHER SATELLITES, SOME FREESAT RECEIVERS  ARE CAPABLE OF RECEIVING OTHER SATELLITES IN NON FREESAT MODE
 
A SKY BOX IS A DIGITAL SATELLITE RECEIVER WITH DRAWBACKS, SO IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT RECEIVING CHANNELS FROM OTHER SATELLITES I WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU PURCHASE A FREE TO AIR DIGITAL RECEIVER, BY THIS I MEAN A NON SKY, NON FREESAT, NON CANAL PLUS, E.T.C, DIGITAL RECEIVER.
 
A SKY RECEIVER IS SO LIMITED IN WHAT IT CAN DO REGARDING RECEPTION OF OTHER SATELLITES, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE OTHER SATELLITE ON A SKY DIGIBOX, BUT YOU ARE LIMITED IN 3 WAYS.                                                  
 
1) THE SKY BOX WILL ONLY STORE A MAXIMUM OF 50 CHANNELS I ITS OTHER CHANNELS SECTION
 
2) THE SKY BOX  WILL ONLY ALLOW TRASNSPONDERS WITH A SYMBOL RATE OF  22.000 OR 27.500 (MEANING YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STORE SOME CHANNELS, ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE MAIN CHANNELS  OF INTEREST USE THESE SYMBOL RATES)
 
3) SKY BOXES DONT SUPPORT DISEQC SWITCHING (THIS MEANS THE BOX CAN'T SWITCH BETWEEN 2 DIFFERENT SATELLITE DISHES,THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE MANUALLY) 
 
 
MORE TO FOLLOW

 

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