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Anyone know will getting Sky HD box from ebay works?

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i'm planning to get a sky HD after installing Dixons's Pay Once Watch Forever sky deal. I intend to buy Sky HD box from ebay and replace it with the Sky Box.. Anyone know will it works? Read More
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
i'm planning to get a sky HD after installing Dixons's Pay Once Watch Forever sky deal. I intend to buy Sky HD box from ebay and replace it with the Sky Box.. Anyone know will it works?
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
You have to subscribe to Skys HD service, pretty sure of that. So don't bother.
#3
I dont think you will be able to straight swap the boxes as you need your set-up to include sky plus which your hd box will have but a normal sky box doesnt.
#4
I bought a SKY+ box on ebay and a dual LNB to replace a normal digibox. Fitted it myself and everything worked OK.
#5
bryanspink
I bought a SKY+ box on ebay and a dual LNB to replace a normal digibox. Fitted it myself and everything worked OK.


Good for you but this is a thread about a Sky HD box
#6
donbreach
Good for you but this is a thread about a Sky HD box


Thanks for all reply. I don't wish to subscribe to SKY HD, but I just want to replace the box as bryanspink did, to receive free HD content (BBC, Channel 4, ITV). I did a calculation and I could save about £80 if I bought the Sky HD box from Ebay.


1year with Tiscali 8mb unlimited broadband+Pay once watch forever + Sky HD box from ebay
-25(quidco)+30(tiscali installation)+(15*12months) +75(powf) =£260 + £210 = £570

1year with Sky TV 1mix+HD subscription+16mb unlimited Broadband+Talk+BT line rental
-130(quidco)+229(installation&box)+(36*12months)+(12months*10 BTline rental) =£651
#7
You need to ring sky to pair your card up with the new box plus i thought BBC HD was the only free hd service that you can get .
#8
Moved to Misc...
#9
donbreach;1464216
Good for you but this is a thread about a Sky HD box


a sky HD box is the same as a sky+ box with HD capabilities, dont need to be so patronising, and yes it will work but you'll only get the free to air HD channels such as BBC HD @ the moment, why dont you get wait till freesat if you are only wanting a pay once watch forever package from sky.
#10
kk_cheung
a sky HD box is the same as a sky+ box with HD capabilities, dont need to be so patronising, and yes it will work but you'll only get the free to air HD channels such as BBC HD @ the moment, why dont you get wait till freesat if you are only wanting a pay once watch forever package from sky.


A Sky + box is a Sky + box...
A Sky HD box is a Sky HD box... just cos it does the same thing as the Sky + box with added HD compatability doesn't mean jack, they are two entirely different boxes, and I was trying to make it clear for everyone. Just cos somebody managed to fiddle with the Sky + box doesn't mean it will work with a Sky HD box.
#11
I'm not sure if the SKY HD box will pick up the FTA HD channels without a paired card (which costs £10 pm).

Your best getting a Technomate HD box, and you'll be to able to pick up about 50 HD channels (FOC) from europe (in English - inc the BBC etc channels you listed above)
#12
ChrisUK
I'm not sure if the SKY HD box will pick up the FTA HD channels without a paired card (which costs £10 pm).

Your best getting a Technomate HD box, and you'll be to able to pick up about 50 HD channels (FOC) from europe (in English - inc the BBC etc channels you listed above)


Chris, I visited http://www.satellitesuperstore.com/hdtv.htm and saw there are quiet a number of choices. In order to receive other HD channels, do I need a different dish or Sky mini dish is enough?
banned#13
kk_cheung;1464573
a sky HD box is the same as a sky+ box with HD capabilities

My dvd recorder is the same as my dvd player but with a record button :-D
#14
I did a bit of research on this before christmas as I intend to update my AV setup soon (this is really only for those with a "proper" Sky sub).

As far as I can tell the best place to get a Sky HD box is from [url]www.satbuyer.co.uk[/url] (near ebay prices with a warranty) and the dual cables/lnb's from http://www.satelliteonline.co.uk/ .

I think if you connect the HD box phone sky and get them to pair it as a sky+ box, it works without them demanding you take an HD sub (also Sky+ is free to sky subscribers). You would then get whatever free HD content that is available on Sky (BBC and maybe C4).
#15
yeah, i brought a sky hd box of ebay and plugged it in. Had to ring sky to get my viewing card paired with my box but that was it. I get BBC HD and Channel 4 HD for free.
#16
engowen;1466608
Chris, I visited http://www.satellitesuperstore.com/hdtv.htm and saw there are quiet a number of choices. In order to receive other HD channels, do I need a different dish or Sky mini dish is enough?


You'd need a bigger dish mate - smallest I'd go is 80cm - 90cm for more choice.

The good thing about that is that you can "patch" it - pm me for more info.
#17
hussainbs
yeah, i brought a sky hd box of ebay and plugged it in. Had to ring sky to get my viewing card paired with my box but that was it. I get BBC HD and Channel 4 HD for free.

Hi Mate,

Can you tell me i was thinking of getting an Sky + HD Box from Amazon and was thinking of plugging it in and getting the FTA Channels is this possible without a SKY DIsh?? i want m Sky running off an indoor Aerial as its for my Bedroom! this indoor Aerial can pick up allHD Channels so would you think this might work??
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badman360
hussainbs
yeah, i brought a sky hd box of ebay and plugged it in. Had to ring sky to get my viewing card paired with my box but that was it. I get BBC HD and Channel 4 HD for free.

Hi Mate,

Can you tell me i was thinking of getting an Sky + HD Box from Amazon and was thinking of plugging it in and getting the FTA Channels is this possible without a SKY DIsh?? i want m Sky running off an indoor Aerial as its for my Bedroom! this indoor Aerial can pick up allHD Channels so would you think this might work??

Wow, this is an OLD thread, the guy who you are replying to is probably dead by now mate
#19
badman360
hussainbs
yeah, i brought a sky hd box of ebay and plugged it in. Had to ring sky to get my viewing card paired with my box but that was it. I get BBC HD and Channel 4 HD for free.

Hi Mate,

Can you tell me i was thinking of getting an Sky + HD Box from Amazon and was thinking of plugging it in and getting the FTA Channels is this possible without a SKY DIsh?? i want m Sky running off an indoor Aerial as its for my Bedroom! this indoor Aerial can pick up allHD Channels so would you think this might work??

Yeah your aerial will pick up satellite signals.................................
#20
bassman_uk
badman360
hussainbs
yeah, i brought a sky hd box of ebay and plugged it in. Had to ring sky to get my viewing card paired with my box but that was it. I get BBC HD and Channel 4 HD for free.


Hi Mate,

Can you tell me i was thinking of getting an Sky + HD Box from Amazon and was thinking of plugging it in and getting the FTA Channels is this possible without a SKY DIsh?? i want m Sky running off an indoor Aerial as its for my Bedroom! this indoor Aerial can pick up allHD Channels so would you think this might work??


Yeah your aerial will pick up satellite signals.................................


:D:D:D

Made me laugh.. (_;)

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