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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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Sunday, 16 September 2012

10:48 AM

stephen: Purely on the technical sense yes! although I would not advise attempting this until after about 3 weeks or so has lapsed after your brother has taken out a multiroom subscription, as what you are suggesting is a violation of your brothers contract with Sky and should this be found out may have repercussions in the financial sense for your brother.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Dennis McDowell
9:03 PM

I am using a Ross Satellite HD Digital Receiver at the moment,what will I have to do when the switch over comes on the24th October in Northern Ireland.
Awaiting your reply.
Many thanks. Dennis

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Dennis McDowell's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
8:58 PM
Ebbw Vale

can i connect my freeview box through sky

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poppy's 1 post GB
9:36 PM

is it possible to take the skybox & card from my multiroom with me in a caravan & recieve all channels?ie movies etc. i subscribe to all chanells except the sports, the multiroom box is not connected to a phone line at home so will it know sky is not at home but in a caravan

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jj's 2 posts GB

11:19 PM

jj: There is nothing to stop you doing what you suggest as the box will receive signals exactly as when located in your bedroom.

Also as the multiroom box is not connected to a phone line then that's a plus point, although even if it was its quite permissible for a box to be unpowered for a week or so if a person is on holiday etc, as people generally turn off power to everything except their freezer.

By the way Sky would not know where any box is being used if its not connected to a phone line, as the phone line is the only form of communication between the box and Sky.

All that said on the assumption that you have a suitable dish installed at the caravan.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB

11:23 PM

poppy: If you are meaning to use the coax lead that would normally be used into the Sky boxes LNB input then no! as Freeview is purely a terrestrial based system via a normal aerial.

If though you are not meaning that then please clarify.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
7:34 PM

many thanks for the info, i thought that would be the case but had`nt tried it. ive bought a dish for the caravan + satellite finder so hopefully it will all work (i will test it out at home before i go away though(

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jj's 2 posts GB
Monday, 12 November 2012
Mrs Lewer
1:21 PM

Hi we currently have multi room from sky we are thinking about getting rid of it the tv we have has got freeview fitted in it but the cable from the airiel on the roof has been disconnected do we have to reconnect it or can we cancel the sky but still get freeview through the sky box if so how is this done .
would appreciate any help don't want to cancel sky incase we are left with no channels.

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Mrs Lewer's 1 post GB
Paul Merritt
7:07 PM

I'm thinking of cancelling Sky. If I did would I still be able to receive Horse & Country channel(free) and would I still have the live pause/record feature? I have a modern Samsung TV. If not then could you please advise what would you suggest?

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Paul Merritt's 1 post GB
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Syd Lyon
12:42 PM

Are there any boxes or devices around that you can connect to your computer in order to receive net TV. Especially European Sports Channels?

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Syd Lyon's 1 post GB
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