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Posted 1st JanEdited by:"MrHappyGilmore"
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Nope.
furbars01/01/2020 12:06

Nope.


Bummer.

Can you replace it with a freeview pvr and use the sky dish to plug into it?

Don't have an aerial
Yes you could just use a free sat box
This may clarify things.
When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.
The OP is asking about skyQ once cancelled I believe the equipment has to be returned to them.
furbars01/01/2020 12:13

This may clarify things.When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box …This may clarify things.When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.



But the OP has Sky Q, which is loaned by Sky not owned by the OP. Sky will send a box for it return or if not a bill to cover the cost of it.

The channels you list are FTA and not encripted, there are about five FTV encripted channels.
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 1st Jan
MrHappyGilmore01/01/2020 12:08

Bummer.Can you replace it with a freeview pvr and use the sky dish to plug …Bummer.Can you replace it with a freeview pvr and use the sky dish to plug into it?Don't have an aerial



No, as above a Freesat box would be required but if you have Sky Q with a Sky Q two port LNB it won't work, the LNB will need to be changed to a four port normal Sky LNB or six port Hybrid Sky LNB.
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 1st Jan
Even if you purchase the Sky Q box, the PVR function will be disabled without an active Sky subscription (which also includes playback of previously recorded content).
drivel01/01/2020 12:24

Even if you purchase the Sky Q box, the PVR function will be disabled …Even if you purchase the Sky Q box, the PVR function will be disabled without an active Sky subscription (which also includes playback of previously recorded content).



How, Sky do not sell them currenrlty.
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 1st Jan
OBH6UK01/01/2020 12:35

How, Sky do not sell them currenrlty.


You don’t buy the q box you rent it
eslick01/01/2020 12:40

You don’t buy the q box you rent it



Actually it a loan!

See drivel post above.
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 1st Jan
I’ll be requesting my box in June. Reading the comments can I go back to Freesat easily if I currently have Sky Q?
OBH6UK01/01/2020 12:49

Actually it a loan!See drivel post above.


Rent or loan it’s the same thing you have to give it back. You never own it, loan us just a fancy way of renting it
Edited by: "eslick" 1st Jan
Craig201801/01/2020 13:51

I’ll be requesting my box in June. Reading the comments can I go back to F …I’ll be requesting my box in June. Reading the comments can I go back to Freesat easily if I currently have Sky Q?


If you class changing the LNB to one that that is Freesat-friendly: easily revert from Q to Freesat = yes.
AndyRoyd01/01/2020 14:29

If you class changing the LNB to one that that is Freesat-friendly: easily …If you class changing the LNB to one that that is Freesat-friendly: easily revert from Q to Freesat = yes.



Or request a Hybrid LNB, but apparently Sky are getting tight on issuing them.
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 1st Jan
OBH6UK01/01/2020 14:29

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why the aggression I replied to your comment about Sky selling them. They never sold them they always gave them away for a fee call it a loan or renting it makes no difference. But getting annoyed about it wow.

Happy New Year to you.

OBH6UK01/01/2020 12:35

How, Sky do not sell them currenrlty.

eslick01/01/2020 14:33

why the aggression I replied to your comment about Sky selling them. They …why the aggression I replied to your comment about Sky selling them. They never sold them they always gave them away for a fee call it a loan or renting it makes no difference. But getting annoyed about it wow. Happy New Year to you.



Annoyed, not likely have better things to do than waste time on you. Next time have the courtesy to read the whole thread and quote the actual poster posting incorrect information which was not me!
OBH6UK01/01/2020 14:41

Annoyed, not likely have better things to do than waste time on you. Next …Annoyed, not likely have better things to do than waste time on you. Next time have the courtesy to read the whole thread and quote the actual poster posting incorrect information which was not me!


You can read the whole thread and still leave a comment about Sky not selling when some one makes the statement you did. Wasting time seems to be something you enjoy as we shouldn’t be talking about it now. It was a simple reply and didn’t need the grief you are giving. I actually agreed with you originally, sky do not sell them unless you think I said something else, no idea why you feel the need to keep wasting both of our time.

OBH6UK01/01/2020 12:35

How, Sky do not sell them currenrlty.

You could with the old standard sky boxes so possibly. However you may be best investing in a Freesat recorder by humax
ndyanem01/01/2020 16:08

You could with the old standard sky boxes so possibly. However you may be …You could with the old standard sky boxes so possibly. However you may be best investing in a Freesat recorder by humax


I think you still have to pay a subscrition if you want to record anything (was £10 pm).
landros101/01/2020 21:06

I think you still have to pay a subscrition if you want to record anything …I think you still have to pay a subscrition if you want to record anything (was £10 pm).


With the old sky boxes nope same with the bt boxes, it just works like a freesat box with blocked channels
ndyanem01/01/2020 16:08

You could with the old standard sky boxes so possibly. However you may be …You could with the old standard sky boxes so possibly. However you may be best investing in a Freesat recorder by humax


Or wait for the 3rd Gen ones - Humax don't make Freesat boxes any more, so they're starting to get a bit more difficult to find. Unfortunately the new ones aren't out yet, despite them supposed to being available in 2019.

forums.digitalspy.com/dis…sat
Edited by: "alg" 1st Jan
alg01/01/2020 22:50

Or wait for the 3rd Gen ones - Humax don't make Freesat boxes any more, so …Or wait for the 3rd Gen ones - Humax don't make Freesat boxes any more, so they're starting to get a bit more difficult to find. Unfortunately the new ones aren't out yet, despite them supposed to being available in 2019.https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/2335469/humax-stopping-freesat



argos.co.uk/pro…476
ndyanem01/01/2020 22:52

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/4252476


Also there are other brands available, just look at amazon. Or if your tv has freesat built in then a usb drive will also work
ndyanem01/01/2020 22:55

Also there are other brands available, just look at amazon. Or if your tv …Also there are other brands available, just look at amazon. Or if your tv has freesat built in then a usb drive will also work


I didn't say they were not available - just more difficult to get. Argos don't have them in stock anywhere near me. I've had one of these for over 3 years, plus a Manhattan non-PVR one in the bedroom as our aerial is awful, and we had a satellite dish from sky.

I'm relatively happy to move to catch up for most things, but my wife records lots of stuff. And our TV does do Freesat recording, but it's a single tuner, and there was something about only recording while turned on.
alg01/01/2020 22:50

Or wait for the 3rd Gen ones - Humax don't make Freesat boxes any more, so …Or wait for the 3rd Gen ones - Humax don't make Freesat boxes any more, so they're starting to get a bit more difficult to find. Unfortunately the new ones aren't out yet, despite them supposed to being available in 2019.https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/2335469/humax-stopping-freesat


What are 3rd gen ones meant to do different?
MrHappyGilmore02/01/2020 05:37

What are 3rd gen ones meant to do different?


Nobody really knows, as the announcement was quite sketchy.

But supposedly support for 4k, mainly for things like Netflix, new EPG, and possibly support for SkyQ type LNB.

Latest news I have seen is someone called Dotscreen doing the EPG - prnewswire.co.uk/new…tml
eslick01/01/2020 12:40

You don’t buy the q box you rent it


Yep and the check of it I wanted some mini ones for the kids rooms they wanted another £99 for each one. If I'm paying that much per box it should be mine to keep.

The worst part is they are not even reused just bined by sky once sent back under so called recycling yer right.
Edited by: "larrylightweight" 3rd Jan
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