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Monday, 31 January 2011
Briantist
6:44 PM

Des Collier: Other places for non-branded generic free satellite receivers are B&Q and Lidl.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011
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William Harkin
11:03 AM Helensburgh

Hi.
Why can't I install updates,eg windows vista service pack 2, on my Vision + BT box.
All I seem to get is FAILED,in my update page

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Briantist
12:46 PM

William Harkin: Probably because a BT Vision box doesn't run Windows I would have thought.

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Richard
4:02 PM Peterborough

Briantist: I would've thought that much was obvious!! What I was trying to get at, was is it possible to view some, non-subscription/free-to-air channels by going into 'non-Freesat mode'??

I thought FTA meant channels that are not usually 'free-to-view', but otherwise free as part of a package (e.g. sky). So, no charge to watch them, but you would usually be tied into another form of subscription.

For instance, the channels cited (fiver/five usa), what is their carriage status on freesat/sky?? I'm not aware, because I usually watch freeview only.

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Briantist
4:08 PM

Richard: The Freesat EPG has all of the channels that are free-to-air, with the exception of Sky News. How to get Sky News on a Freesat box | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

Fiver and Five USA (plus Sky3 and Sky3+1) are Sky encrypted channels, you need either a subscription or "Freesat from Sky" card to watch then.

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Richard
6:19 PM Peterborough

Right, that's pretty much what I thought.

Do freesat boxes have a slot installed??

I realise that many people do not want to subscribe at all (even for the 'freesat from sky' cards), but it would offer a bit more choice if you wanted that.

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Briantist
6:32 PM

Richard: No, Freesat boxes do not require a card slot, it would add to the price.

Also the NDS Datacom encryption used by Sky only works with their own hardware.

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Rob
6:07 PM

I have an technika HD freeview box when i retuned to get new channels the freeview HD box says Service not Running when i switch it back on to Hannington Transmitter the hd channels comes back.. but not working on london.... will there be a software update or time for a new box?

its Technika STBHDV2010

thanks for your time

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