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Old Sky Digital Box to View French TV

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Analogue Echostar SR-200 IP with Telecom LNB to pick up French Television on Atlantic Bird 3

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Bedordshire, England
#1
I have an old SKY digita box and LNB. Can I use these to view the French digital TV, I think from Atlantic Bird 3? If so how do I tune in the Sky box to receive these channels?:cool:
 

Analoguesat

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#2
No - the French channels use a symbol rate incompatible with Sky digiboxes. Buy a proper non Sky box.
 
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My Satellite Setup
Analogue Echostar SR-200 IP with Telecom LNB to pick up French Television on Atlantic Bird 3

Digital - Sky
My Location
Bedordshire, England
#3
Thank you. I thought it was too simple. Can I still use the same LNB?
 

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#4
No, you will need a universal LNB porthos, as the digital channels are on the lower band. You would need to retain your old analogue receiver to receive TF1 and M6 though.