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26 Apr 2013 17:39 by OMARELL Star rating in Baldock Hertfordshir.... 48 posts Send private message

Moving to Spain end of May planning to take my SKY HD BOX.Currently under contract with SKY.Will it work with my Community Dish.At the moment I have Free view .There are Sky channels on it but no no access with the current set top box.



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26 Apr 2013 17:46 by Johnmcmahon Star rating. 317 posts Send private message


it's the same satelite....


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29 Apr 2013 08:30 by lscott88 Star rating. 4 posts Send private message

 Yes it should work, you should be able to just connect the cable to the box and you don't need a card in it either

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29 Apr 2013 08:42 by rockinrodders Star rating. 81 posts Send private message

If you want the Sky channels that you're paying for on the contract then you'll need to bring the card as well, otherwise you'll only get the same free channels you already get on your freeview box.

We've got a Sky HD box working fine with our community dish and it just plugged in and worked straight away including the HD channels. If I take the sky card out of the box then most of the channels don't work.

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29 Apr 2013 08:49 by bobaol Star rating. 2256 posts Send private message

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 You don't need the card to access the Free to Air channels that Sky puts out.  If you wish to continue getting the Sky pay channels, you will need the card which is matched to your HD box and you will also need a UK address to have the card and bills sent to.  Sky will not provide the service in Spain so never phone them if you have a problem or the service will be terminated (it is against their T&C of use).  

I used a Sky box at first, without card, simply to get the channels.  I changed after a while and bought a HD satellite receiver over here for around €60 with a USB record facility and now get all the channels that freesat offers not just the ones that Sky does (although there's not a great deal of difference).  The other benefit is that, during bad weather, if a channel drops out there are plenty of others to choose from which may not be affected.  For example, we have ITV 1 HD for London, during the recent heavy storms it dropped out and I chose another ITV 1 HD which was not affected and I couldn't do that on the Sky box.  The downside is that there is no EPG on my new box which Sky has.


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