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doogan9 Avatar
7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
I use a Digibox without a Sky viewing card to watch digital TV. The box does not belong to Sky - I bought it. Neither do the programmes belong to Sky. Now I keep getting a message on the screen from Sky saying somehting about getting a new viewing card which I do not want.
Surely it is illegal to put a message on the screen of non-subscribers and interfere with their viewing.
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
you need the skycard to watch channel 4 channel 5 sky three an

and its not illegal its a sky digibox so they can put what ever messages they like on it
#2
Lol the programmes are transmitted by sky and they can put what they want on the screen,
#3
Your best getting a freesat card, pretty cheap, will sort that issue out
#4
Oh! I see - Sky is God lol.
#5
You're using Sky's Card which is Sky's property so they can do what they like, don't like it? remove the card or purchase a new one.
#6
Robotochan
You're using Sky's Card which is Sky's property so they can do what they like, don't like it? remove the card or purchase a new one.


?he said hes not using a sky viewing card?
#7
The message only shows on the screen with one.
#8
Do they own the satellite etc?
#9
Only thing Sky owns is the Viewing Card
#10
you need a sky viewing card even if you only watch the free channels
banned#11
yes it is illegal

you should commence court proceedings immediately against Sky

or get a grip.............
#12
No you don't, you can watch without any card in, but if you go for a freesat card, it will give you them channels too, and no message.
#13
I work on a ship and we have Sky Digital boxes without sky cards or telephone connections with no problems. The choice of channels is limited to BBC1,2,3 and 4, ITV 1,2,3 and 4, Channel 4, E4 and More 4, Film 4, Men and Motors. Movies for Men, CBS Reality, and some other obscure channels. And not forgetting Babestation (always a favourite with sailors!!)
banned#14
pugw$sh
And not forgetting Babestation (always a favourite with sailors!!)


Sailors eyeing up women? Whatever next?!
#15
dimebars
Sailors eyeing up women? Whatever next?!


BG1 Watching 'Loose Women'....
#16
hi,

where can i get freesat card?

thanks
#17
Robotochan
You're using Sky's Card which is Sky's property so they can do what they like, don't like it? remove the card or purchase a new one.


Read first post.
#18
Robotochan
The message only shows on the screen with one.


Wrong.
#19
You lot are no help lol. Next stop - Ofcom.
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#21
doogan9
Wrong.


Press Services,4,5 and look at your viewing card number
#22
dcx_badass
From the super secret website:
http://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk/



You sure their sky boxes? It's probably freesat not freesat from sky which is different.


Got SkyDigibox plastered all over them and they were bought with the intention of supplying Sky to the passengers until the company found out how much it cost!
#23
you can ring ofcom all you like but rember youve brought a sky box and unless you brought it from sky you brought it illegally ( theyre property of sky and therefore should not be sold) you watching the programs and channels that sky provide through there satelites unless of course you using it to watch foreign satelite channels which again is illegal so you carry on
#24
Goodbye to the Sky Supporters Club.
#25
doogan9
Goodbye to the Sky Supporters Club.


i dont support sky i have freesat but as ive already explain the box belongs to sky no matter how you look at it they also provide the satelite that distrubutes your viewing
#26
jamespir
you can ring ofcom all you like but rember youve brought a sky box and unless you brought it from sky you brought it illegally ( theyre property of sky and therefore should not be sold) you watching the programs and channels that sky provide through there satelites unless of course you using it to watch foreign satelite channels which again is illegal so you carry on


Wrong, Sky receivers are the property of the customer after a given period.

Read Sky T&C's for confirmation.

The nag screen will stop after a few weeks, don't worry about it.

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