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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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Monday, 21 February 2011
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Ian
10:56 PM

After one year my HD Sky contract can be cancelled.
The box and the installed dish I can keep.
Can I continue to watch BBC, ITV etc? Can I watch them in HD through the box? Can I record them in SD or HD on the box?

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Briantist
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7:13 AM

Ian: Yes, you can watch them.

But no, without a subscription your box will not play/record/pause.

If you want to play/record/pause, get a Freesat+HD box and swap this for the Sky+HD box. These require no ongoing payment to play/record/pause.

Channel 4 HD is coming to Freesat HD in April.

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Thursday, 24 February 2011
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Ed
4:10 PM

can I used my satellite dish as an aerial via my sky box to get the built in freeview working on my tv

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Briantist
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4:17 PM

Ed: No, you can't do that.

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Ed
4:20 PM

Wounded. Do you know if there is anything about anytime+

I need to set it up wirelessly but do not want to be paying £60 for the wireless connector?

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Ed
4:43 PM

My thought was I might be able to do something clever with my wii but if not use a router as a bridge?

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Briantist
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8:13 PM

Ed: If you don't want to pay £60 then run in a cat5 cable. They are very inexpensive. Connect to TV on demand - Sky VOD .

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Esther
9:03 PM

Hi - my mum has quite an old sky dish and has bought a humax sattelite freesat recorder box, would this have worked with the sky ariel leads? The electrician said they would not work and snipped the wires off - but i think he may have been wrong and now she has a box with nowhere to plug in.

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Briantist
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9:06 PM

Esther: Yes, it would have worked perfectly.

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