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    Freesat + Quest channel?

    This is a discussion on Freesat + Quest channel? within the Freesat forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi Just wondered if I bought a freesat viewing card for my spare sky box (none sub), would I get ...

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      Freesat + Quest channel?

      Hi

      Just wondered if I bought a freesat viewing card for my spare sky box (none sub), would I get access to the 'Quest' channel?, which is available FTV on freeview

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      According to the Wikipedia page, sadly the answer appears to be no.

      Freesat from Sky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      If your TV cannot already receive Freeview, then it might be worth looking into this as an option.

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      Thanks Scubbie. It was for the spare sky box in the kitchen (no aerial feed) to have a decent channel to watch, without costing much/anything. Main viewing room is well covered with freeview & sky+ sub. Shame.

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      Why not connect the TV with a Magic eye to your main box and get rid of the spare box altogether.

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Why not connect the TV with a Magic eye to your main box and get rid of the spare box altogether.
      I thought about that, but then the OP has issues getting Freeview connected anyway.

      Perhaps a Video Sender would be the better choice? The OP could always connect the Video Sender to a Freeview STB connected elsewhere too.

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      We normally use the two boxes for different viewing at the same time. Freeview + video sender doesent sound like a bad idea though. Had one in the early days and have to say it was very hit and miss. Are they much better now for signal and resulting picture quality?.

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      Picture quality will depend on the units and how they are positioned. I would suggest that some research would be in order to find out which would offer you the best picture in your case.

      They do have the advantage of built-in IR Senders back to the STB, although many do not work with the Sky STBs.

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      Thanks. I see Argos do quite a few so I might take the no risk approach and get one from there to test it out.

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      Re: Freesat + Quest channel?

      No problem.

      Maplin also has quite a large range available now, although their returns policy is good, they might get a little funny after returning a number of them.

      Personally I would pop in and ask some questions first to see which is suitable for your needs.

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