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    Access recorded Sky programmes after house move with new Sky installation?

    Hi

    I am moving house in a few weeks. For various reasons Sky have screwed up the house move, as we also had TV . broadband but will not be taking this with us. I have therefore had to cancel my Sky subscription and will potentially start again at the new property as a new customer. However we have a Sky box full of recorded films etc. Would I be able to switch the new box I'll get with the old one, and then view the recorded items, or will the fact I have a new viewing card prevent me from seeing the recorded items. They are mainly on free-to-air channels so not affected by any subscriptions.

    Thanks in advance

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    I'm not sure but what I think might happen is when you plug your old box in you will probably be able to view the non subscription stuff but as its a old viewing card it might not show the live channels until you put your new viewing card in.
    I may be totally wrong lol

    You can only view your recordings if you have an active subscription, If you get a new box and new card you could ask sky to link your new card to your old box, Then you would be able to view your recordings.

    I'm not 100% about the ftv channel recordings but I doubt they'd work because recording features are disabled etc..

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    shauneco

    You can only view your recordings if you have an active subscription, If … You can only view your recordings if you have an active subscription, If you get a new box and new card you could ask sky to link your new card to your old box, Then you would be able to view your recordings.I'm not 100% about the ftv channel recordings but I doubt they'd work because recording features are disabled etc..



    thanks - that sounds logical - my only issue was I was planning to start a new subscription and benefit from any discounts etc!! That may have to change ....

    aing69

    thanks - that sounds logical - my only issue was I was planning to start … thanks - that sounds logical - my only issue was I was planning to start a new subscription and benefit from any discounts etc!! That may have to change ....



    You could still start as a new customer, and activate the box online.
    Edited by: ".MUFC." 8th Jan 2015

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    You could still start as a new customer, and activate the box online.



    Thanks - sounds like that maybe a plan!! Hopefully going online wouldn't necessarily link up the old and new accounts - I guess if it goes in my partners name we can cite divorce as the reason for a new account if questioned!!

    aing69

    Thanks - sounds like that maybe a plan!! Hopefully going online wouldn't … Thanks - sounds like that maybe a plan!! Hopefully going online wouldn't necessarily link up the old and new accounts - I guess if it goes in my partners name we can cite divorce as the reason for a new account if questioned!!



    Don't worry about it, It's your box to do what you like after your contract is terminated, You're basically taking a new contract out etc, Unlike Virgin where the box remains the property of them.

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    shauneco

    Don't worry about it, It's your box to do what you like after your … Don't worry about it, It's your box to do what you like after your contract is terminated, You're basically taking a new contract out etc, Unlike Virgin where the box remains the property of them.



    Cool - thanks

    So I start again - new contract, put the viewing card in the old box and hopefully view the existing content once linked up online.
    Plus I will end up with an extra, new HD box

    I'm not up on what else is possible - can this be used elsewhere in the house, or is it effectively dead because there is no viewing card?

    If you have some sky points in the house you'd be able to use the new HD box in the house as a receiver. However the recording functions would not work without you paying for multi room and linking the card with the box.

    You could however ring sky to get you're old sky card changed to a freesat (Sky) one, this will allow the box to receive all the free to air channels on freesat and i think maybe some more, you wouldn't be able to record however without paying more to sky (i think its £10).

    This information is from memory a while back so they may have updated there procedures.

    Dan

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    smith2001uk

    If you have some sky points in the house you'd be able to use the new HD … If you have some sky points in the house you'd be able to use the new HD box in the house as a receiver. However the recording functions would not work without you paying for multi room and linking the card with the box.You could however ring sky to get you're old sky card changed to a freesat (Sky) one, this will allow the box to receive all the free to air channels on freesat and i think maybe some more, you wouldn't be able to record however without paying more to sky (i think its £10).This information is from memory a while back so they may have updated there procedures.Dan



    Thanks - so we have two living areas downstairs - one is wired for Sky (dual inputs) and the other just an standard aerial (Co-axial?) socket (apologies for non-techy, probably mixed up descriptions!!) Was planning a magic eye type feed from the main sky box to the other room, so recorded programmes can be viewed in either room (but not different ones in different rooms!) Can the Freesat signal feed via the co-axial socket or do I need a specific 'Sky' socket to feed the second box to make it a freesat receiver?

    thanks in advance

    aing69

    Thanks - so we have two living areas downstairs - one is wired for Sky … Thanks - so we have two living areas downstairs - one is wired for Sky (dual inputs) and the other just an standard aerial (Co-axial?) socket (apologies for non-techy, probably mixed up descriptions!!) Was planning a magic eye type feed from the main sky box to the other room, so recorded programmes can be viewed in either room (but not different ones in different rooms!) Can the Freesat signal feed via the co-axial socket or do I need a specific 'Sky' socket to feed the second box to make it a freesat receiver?thanks in advance



    You will need a single feed cable from the dish for the Sky Receiver to function as a Freesat from Sky box.

    Your dish LNB will probably have 4 outputs, so there should be 2 unused.

    Original Poster

    smith2001uk

    you wouldn't be able to record however without paying more to sky (i … you wouldn't be able to record however without paying more to sky (i think its £10).



    As a one-off payment or a monthly sub?

    thanks

    aing69

    As a one-off payment or a monthly sub?thanks



    it was a monthly sub, it maybe be more now but back in the day i knew the Sky+ features cost £10 extra, it was just included in your normal £23 or more sub. they may even say you have to have multi room if you want recording features.
    Edited by: "smith2001uk" 8th Jan 2015

    aing69

    As a one-off payment or a monthly sub?thanks



    You would probably be better off getting a non-Sky..... Freesat Recorder, you can then record channels without a monthly Sky Charge.
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