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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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Thursday, 11 August 2011
pat quinn
7:35 PM

i have a problem with my sky box which i do not pay any subscripton it will stop workining and the caption stay on but it wont change channels or sitch off i have tried another box with the same results any ideas pat

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pat quinn's 1 post GB
Saturday, 13 August 2011
9:06 AM

I have a sky plus box (not HD) I dont have any subscripton to sky I just get the 3 veiw channels and I have a white sky card in the box.
The problem is the box wont record anything,would this be the card or the box or do I have to get a subscripton from sky?
Can any one help ???

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Colin's 1 post GB

10:15 AM

Colin: You have two choice to record, either pay at least £10 to Sky per month, or go and get a Freesat+ box - see Upgrading from Sky+HD to Freesat+HD | - independent free digital TV advice for details.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

2:36 PM

pat quinn: Did you try using a different Sky remote control?

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 15 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
mr m rathhod
11:20 PM

sky hd subscription finished and cant get any free channels,bbc and itv hd.all i get is no signal message,doe it mean that my box is rsdundsnt or do i need a viewing card from sky.


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mr m rathhod's 1 post GB
Sunday, 21 August 2011
5:53 PM

Is channel 5 hd free on a sky box without a card??

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Derrick's 3 posts GB
Monday, 22 August 2011
5:40 PM

Hi! I find all this changeover business quite confusing! Like many people, I'm quitting SKY because of the disgraceful carryings-on by RM and co and plan to switch to FreeSat (can't get Freeview here) but as we have two TVs, do we need a Freeview box for each one? Presumably we do, as we currently have two SKY boxes. Could you clarify for me please, many thanks.

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Mary's 3 posts GB

5:50 PM

Mary: You can really up to a point adopt the same attitude with Freesat as you do with Sky, as Sky has one advantage over Freesat insomuch that you can use its RF output to feed a TV in another room, albeit watching the same programme, whereas Freesat boxes dont have built in RF modulators to do that.

But what you have said is correct.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB

8:51 PM

Mary: You need NO Freeview boxes at all. If you cancel Sky's subscription service you automatically have "Freesat from Sky" (fSfS). Just continue to use the boxes you already have in the way you have.

Or, you can swap a Sky box for a "Freesat" box, see Upgrading from Sky to Freesat
| - independent free digital TV advice
. It is up to you.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
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