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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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Friday, 3 February 2012

5:30 PM

Pic: You should try re-setting your box by removing the mains lead for about 15 seconds or so before re-connecting again, then once it starts to respond to the remote control again let it go through the usual "searching for listings" procedure.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
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Sunday, 12 February 2012
8:50 PM

hi, can anyone tell me, if i cancel my sky plus subscription and just have the freesat, would i still be able to use the pause live & record? fed up paying a fortune for crap telly.....

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julie's 1 post GB flag

11:26 PM

julie: Basically no, as Sky de-activates the recording side of the box as they have permanently control of its access with this including play back as well, so anything stored will in effect be lost unless its downloaded into a DVD recorder or whatever beforehand.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
11:46 AM

Hi, can anyone help??
I want to put a sky+ box in a different room when i cancel the subscrition and use it to recieve whatever chanels you get free. do i have to run both dish cables to new room or will it work if i only extend one cable? Not bothered about recording or anything.

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jon's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 16 February 2012
4:56 PM

Why cant i get free HD on my HD tv?
I have a dish but can only get the picture in HD if my card is inserted to the Sky Plus box.

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DAI's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
6:41 PM

Please help. I have a sky hd box in Spain. I can get itv on 12207. I cannot get radio 2. Do you know what I have to do to be able to listen to radio 2.

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Neil's 2 posts ES flag
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Malcolm K
9:47 AM

Although I no longer subscribe, my Sky+ box epg still shows all the subscription channels. Is there any way of changing the epg so I only see the free to view channels?

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Malcolm K's 1 post GB flag

10:25 AM

Malcolm K: No! you cannot alter anything on a Sky EPG list as its standard for everyone whether or not they subscribe.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Mike C

11:04 AM

Strange - last night Sat 25th Feb - had Freeview HD on the box through my Technomate 6902 - all ok early evening on all 4 terrestrial UK channels - looked in on them again later in the evening after 8 : 30 pm - no sound on any of these HD channels and the strength down to @ 50% vs 90 % earlier.

Tried them again this morning - all ok ! ?

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Mike C's 64 posts GB flag
Sunday, 4 March 2012
8:55 PM

The channel listing is wrong. VIVA is not just available on Freeview, but on Sky for free & it's available on Virgin Media too, (I don't know if it's free on Virgin though)
but still, get the listing right. Oh & I noticed some are not listed. :/

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Brettpigeon's 1 post GB flag
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