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Hi , my ,dad and sister all have sky boxes but no longer subscribe to sky Can they get a freesat card from sky just use to get the free channels etc as the cards that they have in the boxes at the … Read More
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Hi , my ,dad and sister all have sky boxes but no longer subscribe to sky

Can they get a freesat card from sky just use to get the free channels etc as the cards that they have in the boxes at the moment no longer work for certain free channels

Any help much appreciated
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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Freesat is different from the Sky FreeToView setup . You could buy a Freesat box from somewhere like Argos and plug it into the Sky cable , as both SKY & Freesat are beamed from the same satellite @28.2* .There is NO subscription for Freesat but I dont think you get all the same channels as Freeview .[through your TV ariel]
You can of course , buy a FTV card from Sky [about £19.50] and use your existing Sky box's. But again Sky dont give you same channels as Freeview , 1 or 2 are missing , Dave is one of them , but you get a few extra ones .
Heres a summery :
Sky box using satellite dish = £20 FTV card
FreeSat box using the Sky dish = no card or subscription to buy .
Freeview using terestrial arial=no card or subscription .
#2
If they have an aerial ( not arial or ariel ) they would probably be better off using Freeview, it has a better channel line up IMO.
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dcx_badass
Yes, I think it's £20 and this is freesat from sky, and nothing to do with freesat.


ricko
Freesat is different from the Sky FreeToView setup . You could buy a Freesat box from somewhere like Argos and plug it into the Sky cable , as both SKY & Freesat are beamed from the same satellite @28.2* .There is NO subscription for Freesat but I dont think you get all the same channels as Freeview .[through your TV ariel]
You can of course , buy a FTV card from Sky [about £19.50] and use your existing Sky box's. But again Sky dont give you same channels as Freeview , 1 or 2 are missing , Dave is one of them , but you get a few extra ones .
Heres a summery :
Sky box using satellite dish = £20 FTV card
FreeSat box using the Sky dish = no card or subscription to buy .
Freeview using terestrial arial=no card or subscription .


thankyou guys:thumbsup::-D
I think a FTV card from sky will be the best option as they like the sky tv guides etc.
Do i just ring the normal sky number?
#4
peardrop21
Do i just ring the normal sky number?


http://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk/faqs-freesat.aspx#q3
See answer to question "I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?"

Seems to have had a price hike - now £25
#5
thanks ev1 ,well i went fort the sky cards.Just got off the phone .They were £20 each but their system crashed as payment was going through so they had to redo it so now have to wait 7 days for £60 refund
#6
When you get your cards ,stick em in the recievers and give Sky a ring ,you have to quote the card number , they match this with the reciever and activate your card . I had to do this with mine .

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