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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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Saturday, 30 July 2011
9:33 PM

I am moving about 30 miles away from where I live now , so will be canceling my Sky subscription. Can I take the dish with me and install it in my new home and recieve free view ?

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Lyn's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 31 July 2011

10:50 AM

Lyn: If referring to Satellite "free to view" from Sky, basically yes! (not Freeview as thats via a normal aerial)

That being said provided that you are outside of the main contract period with Sky and working on a month to month basis as far as being able to cancel your subscription is concerned.

You should also note that if you do install the Sky dish at the other location it can also be used with a Freesat box as well as the Sky one, that is if the LNB on the end of the dish arm is changed to a dual or quad block and another cable installed from one of its outputs to the Freesat box position.

Note:- A free to view card from Sky (@ £25.00) will be necessary to be able to view some channels including 5* (star) and ITV in certain area's.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 5 August 2011
8:56 AM

i have a 3mtre dish in spain and bring my sky digi box and card it wont work i want to watch sky sports. i have the full pacakage in the uk wot do i need to do get it in spain mainland

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nice's 2 posts ES flag
Sunday, 7 August 2011
5:47 PM

I have an old skybox and card plus 2.4dish.we do not subscribe anymore.but when i have put the tv on we receive freesat for a couple of hours during the day and then it says ring up sky to reconnect which we dont wan to do ,we live in the moraira are spain

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barry's 1 post ES flag
Monday, 8 August 2011

11:41 AM

nice: Yes, if you take the box and card with you it will work in Spain with a 3 meter dish. The dish must be aligned to the "Astra 2" satellite cluster, which is not the standard in Spain.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
2:02 PM

Thanks briantist?
so all i need to do then is then get the satelite aligned to astra 2 satellite cluster is this easily done

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nice's 2 posts ES flag
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
10:47 PM

I want to cancel my subscription to sky. I have a sky plus box.I understand i will not be able to use the sky plus features but if i keep the box connected as it is will i still receive channels ????? if so which ones
sorry if I am asking you to repeat info i am a little confuses!!!

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hayley's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
12:38 AM

ok loking to get tv whilst camping, i have an lcd screen ex computer setup and a sky+ box. By adding a portable dish am i complete, bar cables of course. I am still wit hsky so have 2 no. viewing cards.

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andy's 1 post GB flag
Mike Dimmick

1:31 AM

hayley: yes, it will still receive channels. It basically becomes a 'Freesat-from-Sky' service. You can compare the channels on each free service at Compare Freesat and Freesat-from-Sky TV | - independent free digital TV advice

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
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