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Sky box - Can I record without subscription ?

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4y, 11m agoPosted 4 years, 11 months ago
Hi everyone, hope someone can help me here. I have cancelled my sky subscription and would like to know if theres anyway I can still use the box to record. I am no genius but thinking there must be a way round this ??

Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.
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4y, 11m agoPosted 4 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Nope
#2
nope, you will only receive freeview channels but the record function is disabled
#3
No. You can't even watch what you had recorded when you did have the subscription. I had sky+ and cancelled.
#4
As above, it isnt possible.

You need a Sky+ subscription.
#5
robston78
nope, you will only receive freeview channels but the record function is disabled


Freesat programs surely
#6
Get a freesat PVR
#7
sancho1983


Freesat programs surely

no, you can record NOTHING, the record feature is disabled if you cancel the subscription

They will charge £10 a month just for this pleasure, so might be better to invest in a freesat box that records


Edited By: Cartoonhead on Jan 01, 2012 15:10
#8
sancho1983
robston78
nope, you will only receive freeview channels but the record function is disabled


Freesat programs surely


Neither actually, you will get " Freesat from Sky " channels.

There are 4 systems available, Freeview via an aerial, Freesat from a dedicated receiver, Freesat from Sky from a Sky Receiver, and FTA Free to air from a standard FTA Receiver.
#9
Recording without a sub never seemed to work until we had a HD box installed, somehow the old Sky+ box still is able to record despite only having a old sky/freesat card in it. Strange.
#10
Cartoonhead
sancho1983


Freesat programs surely

no, you can record NOTHING, the record feature is disabled if you cancel the subscription

They will charge £10 a month just for this pleasure, so might be better to invest in a freesat box that records



Umm, I know I was pointing out that you won't receive freeview channels, but freesat ones. But as inactive pointed out It's slightly different to that as well
#11
tvfan
Recording without a sub never seemed to work until we had a HD box installed, somehow the old Sky+ box still is able to record despite only having a old sky/freesat card in it. Strange.


same with us. we have an old sky+ box and it does record. well.. frozen on red light since june but im looking to replace the hdd and hopefully should be right as rain. but back to main point- lord knows how, but it does record. ive never had a sky+ subscription and the box was purchased 2nd hand
#12
I have been thinking about cancelling my subscription for a while now , but held back as I didn't want to fork out on a free sat box and didn't want to lose the recording service. I'd this is true that I may be able to record without subscription I'll cancel tomorrow! Anyone else any experience on this? I have just the standard sky+ box.
banned#13
Dealmaker
I have been thinking about cancelling my subscription for a while now , but held back as I didn't want to fork out on a free sat box and didn't want to lose the recording service. I'd this is true that I may be able to record without subscription I'll cancel tomorrow! Anyone else any experience on this? I have just the standard sky+ box.


you won't be able to.
#14
Thank you for this thread and replies.

I am considering canceling sky as well.

Anyone remember On Digital? I had it years ago and it was excellent.

I've been with Virgin for a few years, then Sky and its all Crap really.
#15
Dealmaker
I have been thinking about cancelling my subscription for a while now , but held back as I didn't want to fork out on a free sat box and didn't want to lose the recording service. I'd this is true that I may be able to record without subscription I'll cancel tomorrow! Anyone else any experience on this? I have just the standard sky+ box.


It will cost you £10 per month sub if you want that on sky+, alternatively look at my recommendation above
#16
Cancelled mine 3 weeks ago and my sky sub ends next week, I've had 5 years at half price just keep cancelling every year and either get offered half price or I wait for a offer, not too bothered if it ends or not, I don't have sport or movies but not willing to pay £26 a month for it , I await your call sky
banned#17
blaster
Cancelled mine 3 weeks ago and my sky sub ends next week, I've had 5 years at half price just keep cancelling every year and either get offered half price or I wait for a offer, not too bothered if it ends or not, I don't have sport or movies but not willing to pay £26 a month for it , I await your call sky

50%?

You must like chucking your money away!

Shirley you mean 75%? X)
#18
blaster
Cancelled mine 3 weeks ago and my sky sub ends next week, I've had 5 years at half price just keep cancelling every year and either get offered half price or I wait for a offer, not too bothered if it ends or not, I don't have sport or movies but not willing to pay £26 a month for it , I await your call sky

£26pm WOW - I pay £32 for everything including HD pack...

I could of haggled further but happy to pay £32

Edited By: ed1980 on Mar 13, 2013 16:40
#19
They've literally just rang me back. Offered me basic package and hd for £26 with no 'contract' term.

I politely told him that was terrible and the only way I'd stay is if it was £12 per month.
banned 1 Like #20
I miss MC in these threads! X)
banned#21
Who?
#22
ed1980
blaster
Cancelled mine 3 weeks ago and my sky sub ends next week, I've had 5 years at half price just keep cancelling every year and either get offered half price or I wait for a offer, not too bothered if it ends or not, I don't have sport or movies but not willing to pay £26 a month for it , I await your call sky

£26pm WOW - I pay £32 for everything including HD pack...

I could of haggled further but happy to pay £32
#23
surely if i OWN the sky box i should be able to record any programs i receive through the box ...how can sky disable a function on a recordable box i own?

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