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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 10:19 am    Post subject: Sky Plus box...  Reply with quote    

Is it any use at all without a sky subscription?
I was told it could be used for freeview, but it just sits, apparently looking for a Sky signal.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is it a HD box?

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think you can and may have to, buy a one off thing to make it freeview.

robkb



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think you have to get a Freesat card for the viewing card slot. Which is probably more expensive than just getting a cheap Freeview box.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

robkb wrote:
I think you have to get a Freesat card for the viewing card slot.

Assuming that you are correct, does it have to be freesat? There is an aerial socket: can it not get the signal through that?
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Which is probably more expensive than just getting a cheap Freeview box.

Possibly, but it should be a bit better than a cheap freeview box: it does have a hard drive.

robkb



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="Hairyloon:1365984"]
robkb wrote:
I think you have to get a Freesat card for the viewing card slot.

Assuming that you are correct, does it have to be freesat? There is an aerial socket: can it not get the signal through that?
[quote]

Dunno, my knowledge of this is sketchy at best and dates back to before the analogue signal was switched off. Plug it in and find out - after all, what's the worst that can happen?

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
it does have a hard drive.


Won't work unless you have a Sky subscription.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 13 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We cancelled our sky subscription and all the free channels continued to work after the cut off period.

Didn't get a new card, and the pause and record functionality were disabled.

We have sky back now because they offered us the full package for a fiver a month.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 13 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="robkb:1365987"][quote="Hairyloon:1365984"]
robkb wrote:
I think you have to get a Freesat card for the viewing card slot.

Assuming that you are correct, does it have to be freesat? There is an aerial socket: can it not get the signal through that?
Quote:


Dunno, my knowledge of this is sketchy at best and dates back to before the analogue signal was switched off. Plug it in and find out - after all, what's the worst that can happen?


You start picking up Parliament TV, or Crossroads reruns?

Henry

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