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Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get
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You can get the following Freeview channels on with an ex-contract digital satellite receiver (once it is connected). Items marked with a star require either a Freesat from Sky (fSfS) card, or a expired Sky subscription card to view.



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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Briantist
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3:55 PM

John: If you want to record/pause/play Freeview, you need a Freeview+ or Freeview+HD box.

Your Sky+HD box only works with satellite, and only whilst you subscribe.

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nass
6:39 PM

Hey guys really great thread.
on a down note, just lost my job so called sky to cancel.luckly im within my 30 days. thing that surprised me was they will be sending someone out to collect the sky box? i thought virgin only did this?

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nass
6:40 PM

guess going to have to go buy a cheap and cheerfull freesat box to do me over for the time being.

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Briantist
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6:41 PM

nass: You've paid for the Sky box and dish, they are yours.

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nass
6:50 PM

thats what i thought mate. but they told me if you cancel skyhd within 30 days the collect the box.... not sure if they wanted to strong arm me into staying on a contract

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Briantist
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6:58 PM

nass: Oh right, if you haven't paid for the box then you will have to give it back.

Sorry, I should have started the previous reply with "if".

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nass
7:02 PM

no probs mate, thanks for the advice. most likly get a cheap and cheerfull free sat box or pick one up from ebay what do you use?
also im assuming i just plug in the free sat box to the exsisting sky dish cables?

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nass
9:07 PM

cheers mate - hope the sites paying you for the support your providing to everyone ;)

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Briantist
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9:35 PM

nass: Always happy to help.

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