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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, 14 June 2011
5:01 PM

I am in cyprus, and can get connected to a dish, I also have a sky box. How do i get free channels

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John's 1 post CY flag
8:48 PM

I have decided to upgrade to sky+ and multiroom. I understand sky will fit a quad lnb. Will they provide a new box for the multiroom as I want to use my existing box to pick up freesat from sky

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Ken's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 25 June 2011

5:54 PM

I would like to see everyone stop subscribing to sky TV and stand up to this corporation.
It is an absolute disgrace what they are charging people.
The Pub Licencing Trade are having to use Italian Sky because the UK Government refuse to address it. UK Citizens are in debt and the likes of this is adding to it.

They charge a fortune to watch TV and even charge a fortune if you put more than one Sky box in any room of your house.
The subscriptions can easily top £1000 per year per household.

They even charge a subscription to record TV Programs.

BskyB call pirates Criminals and prosecute these people.
What the hell are they?

Why can't people see it.
The UK Government will never address it.
Rupert Murdoch owns much of the Media and the only way to get all these problems addressed is for everyone to stop subscribing to it!

Look at the money wasted in producing Plastic Cards that are designed to stop you watching TV unless you pay a fortune.
It's just unbelievable?

People have signed petitions - The pub licenseing Trade have taken their case to Europe - The UK Government have done reviews and years down the line people are still being ripped off,

There are too many channels - many of which are low quality all in on this pay £1 per month extra on top of your subscriptions all getting paid out of this vast pool of Money and i cannot understand why people cannot see it. All that should be charged for are the movie channels and live sports - the rest should be free - and if these channels can't fund themselves - then they should drop out. CBS are living proof that they can support themselves and i admire this channel

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Michael's 368 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
10:13 PM

i have sky+hd box less than 12 months old.i recently canceled sky hd subs and bought skyfreesat card .i now get bbc london when i live in west yorkshire wf1 and i dont get chan5 (105) or 5hd anymore which i previousley tell me i needed to update software so i followed there instructions ,no joy ,they now tell me my box must be faulty ,which i find very strange as worked ok 1 day then cancle and now doesnt work .i can find chan5 if i manualy search ,but this does not help me get the card to work .please any help ?

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neil's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Mark A.

4:48 PM

Michael: (25/06/2011)
What are you talking about.
Rupert Murdock said on Wogan in 1989 that Sky TV was free and would always be free.
Don't you believe what he says?

See BBC - Programmes - Adam Curtis, Terry Wogan interview with Rupert Murdoch 1989 (RH163LB)

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Mark A.'s 374 posts GB flag
Thursday, 14 July 2011
3:58 PM

I have a sky+ HD box, dish and viewing card, I'm about to cancel my contract,My question is, once cancelled, will I be able to use what i have to obtain Sky freesat in my bedroom? If not, what else do I need?

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Steve's 1 post GB flag

4:41 PM

neil: When you purchased the Sky Freesat card Sky should have authorised it along with the code applicable to your particular area of residence, as this effectively instructs the Sky box to tune to a particular transponder number that caters for your area when on certain channels.

The fact that you get London suggests that they didn't do that as London is a default setting, I would keep on at them as when I first obtained my card I was getting the incorrect news service, however this was sorted out by them altering my card via a download, this not taking effect until a few hours later.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

4:45 PM

Steve: If you are viewing Sky Freesat in your bedroom via the Sky boxes analogue RF output socket, then nothing will change in this respect.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 22 July 2011
7:02 AM

I am thinking of cancelling my Sky Subscription (been a customer since 1987) as the costs are now so huge.
Just to confirm, will me expired cards (I have two Sky+/SkyHD boxes) provide me with the same channels as FreeSatFromSky cards would?
Thanks in advance

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Micky's 1 post GB flag
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