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09 Oct 2006 00:00 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4017 posts Send private message

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TV seems to be a big subject when it comes to people moving to Spain.  It seems everyone wants to make sure they don't miss their favourite programs!

Use this forum to discuss any issues regarding TV in Spain.  Post questions or just useful comments.


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09 Oct 2006 19:12 by anneking Star rating. 14 posts Send private message

Is it possible to use a Sky+ Box / card in Spain?



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09 Oct 2006 20:57 by terri Star rating in Salisbury / Mijas. 27 posts Send private message

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we took ours and it was fine but as we don`t have the sky+ box so we couldn`t used that facility


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10 Oct 2006 13:35 by KP Star rating. 229 posts Send private message

Yes, we use a sky box and card bought and registered in the UK, the holding address is a UK one.

 




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10 Oct 2006 14:22 by JC1 Star rating in Manchester and La Du.... 963 posts Send private message

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kp

does it work with uk box and card...i took out just my card and it didnt work in my friend's box...so the cards and boxes must be linked someway..

 


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10 Oct 2006 17:26 by jennie Star rating. 16 posts Send private message

Are you still paying the sky subscription?  I was thinking of upgrading to Sky+ and taking the old box.  Will that still work?



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10 Oct 2006 18:58 by anneking Star rating. 14 posts Send private message

KP

Can you tell me if you are using a basic sky box and card or Sky+ box and card. If sky+ then do you have your own satellite dish or communal dish.

I have 2 sky+ boxes and cards which are registered and paid in UK (multi room) and was planning to use of the the sky+ boxes and cards when in spain however not sure if they could be used with a communal satellite dish.

Thanks




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10 Oct 2006 23:11 by terri Star rating in Salisbury / Mijas. 27 posts Send private message

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We tried using an old box from uk but didn`t work , I think it depends on make & model. we use anew pace box provided in spain which gives us the free to view channels and we take our sky+ cards which gives us same channnels as Uk just have to remember to take it home. we have a community satelite dish but had to pay someone to sort it out.

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15 Oct 2006 17:18 by nick.linda Star rating. 57 posts Send private message

Query?  Does anyone know, if you take over a tv set and digi box receiver from England to Spain, will they work OK in Spain



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16 Oct 2006 13:41 by Lady Dallowa Star rating. 29 posts Send private message

I receive over 30 channels here in Spain via a digi box we pay for here, we have at least 20 English TV channels including Sky channels, movies, sports, BBC & ITV, even get premier football free of charge plus UK radio stations all for 15 euros a month, I have heard of people that have bought their sky cards over from the UK and have actually been told by sky the it is illegal to remove the card from their box in the UK and take it abroad and if they continue to do so it will be blocked !! Apparently if you bring a UK digital TV to Spain as long as you have a Spanish video recorder the tv can be tuned via the recorder. Hope this info is of some help !!



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17 Oct 2006 11:45 by gouldingay Star rating in birmingham/almoradi. 37 posts Send private message

hi

can you tell me were you bought your digi box from in spain and who installed it for you please

from chris and dave




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17 Oct 2006 13:34 by davro Star rating in Bolton. 7 posts Send private message

Hiya

We'd also like to know the details of your digibox and the price if possible

Thanks

Roase & Dave




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17 Oct 2006 13:57 by Lady Dallowa Star rating. 29 posts Send private message

Hi, my villa is situated in Southern Costa Blanca, there are numerous companies operating all over the Costa's but it is very easy to find installers they advertise in the local free papers and the Costa Blanca News, it really depends on where you are situated, we even have a nightly television programe and radio stations which are dedicated to the local areas these also give a lot of very useful information. Your best bet is to pick up one of the freebees in your area !! 



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17 Oct 2006 16:25 by 3sl Star rating. 12 posts Send private message

Sky + will not work in spain as it has to be connected to a phone line



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18 Oct 2006 18:00 by lisa_xx_44 Star rating. 1 posts Send private message

I have been living in Spain for 4 years & brought a Sky + box with me I have been using without a phone line connected & without any problem. we now have 2 at home in fact.



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26 Oct 2006 20:44 by Smiley Star rating in San Pedro de Alcanta.... 2502 posts Send private message

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We too have Sky Plus and works superbly. Connected to the Sky Dish via the conventional aerial socket not down the phone line. Re the legality of using Sky in Spain it is in fact under the radar (forgive the pun) as far as Sky are concerned. Be careful not to use any pay per view options - they can cause problems I am told because you will have to give them the card number and then I am told you need to give a UK phone number or something. I have never tried to use it personally because I dont want to lose Sky but I have friends who have had their card cancelled. Also before investing in Sky confirm it will not contravene any community rules. Community presidents (especially Spanish) can sometimes get a bit stroppy about this if the dish is in plain view.

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06 Nov 2006 11:39 by cathkyn Star rating. 5 posts Send private message

I had a problem with my last communication.  Do you need a T.V licence in Spain?



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10 Nov 2006 17:11 by Smiley Star rating in San Pedro de Alcanta.... 2502 posts Send private message

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