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Using Sky without a card? Let's call that Sky No Card

Since the launch of Freesat, UK Free TV has called the service you get with a Sky box and no viewing card (or an expired card) fSfS (for Freesat from Sky). To avoid confusion, a few changes have been made.

Since the launch of Freesat, UK Free TV has called the service
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I have made a change to the name used for the service provided by a Sky box and no viewing card.

This was called fSfS on UK Free TV. You can get this service still - from:

FREESAT from Sky - Call now to order for £175.

However, the name is a little confusing, because there is also the service freesat:

freesat - Subscription free HD Satellite TV through a Digital Box.

So, to make things clearer, the Sky service is now called "Sky No Card" on UK Free TV, and the other service "Freesat".

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Monday, 19 January 2015
5:34 PM

chris woods: Motors TV can be viewed on any normal (SD) Sky box on guide number 447 fitted with a standard non subscription card of the type mentioned, the HD qualification only applying to reception on Freeview due to the programme being transmitted on the COM7 multiplex which is an HD transmitter.

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
S Evans
11:20 AM

I have a sky q tv, line, broadband contract. When it expires I would like to use the system to access free sat only. I see this is possible but how do I actually make the change? Do I just wait till the contract expires and the free sat channels will stay and I can watch as normal? Or do I need to do something to make this happen?

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S Evans's 1 post GB
1:35 PM

S Evans:

Firstly, if you want 'true' Freesat (as opposed to Freesat from Sky) you will need to have the LNB on the dish changed as a Sky Q LNB is not usable for anything other than Sky Q box, plus you will need a Freesat box. I have not yet tried getting Freesat from Sky using a Sky Q box, so I don't know what will work. Perhaps some other contributors know?

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MikeP's 1,987 posts Gold Gold PT
4:19 PM

S Evans: You will be required to return the SkyQ box when your subscription ends, otherwise Sky will charge you for its replacement cost. As MikeP mentioned, you will need to get the LNB on your dish changed for a standard one in order to use a Freesat box (the wideband LNB fitted for SkyQ is not currently compatible with any other receivers).

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StevensOnln1's 1,639 posts Gold Gold GB
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