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hi wanting a sky box recordable which you can still record when no subscription

you used to be able to buy a sky box which you could still record after cancelling sky but can not find one .  can anyone help please ,

 

i did look at freesat but none of the boxes have rf 2 out and i need that so we can watch in other rooms 

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I've occasionally seen Sky and Freeview digiboxes in charity shops for a fiver. Might be worth a try.

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If you have your own Sky Box you can pay Sky £10 per month and you can then use it for recording etc.

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What about Humax freesat boxes?  They're usually well equipped.  Can't say about the second RF out though.

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they don't come with rf 2 out  which i need 

 

20 hours ago, ivan edake said:

If you have your own Sky Box you can pay Sky £10 per month and you can then use it for recording etc.

thankyou 

 

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i have 2x old (1st Gen) Sky+ boxes, but the way the sky encryption works now you can only 'record' the freeview unencrypted channels

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I knew I would not be able to record programmes when I cancelled Sky and thought about getting a Humax box, however I don't really miss recording programmes so didn't bother. I can still use my Sky box for Freeview and also get the +1 channels, plus with the on demand and catch up options there are these days can easily catch up on programmes using my TV or on  tablet.

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Recording on a SKY+ box is subscription only.
Suggested above you can get a Freesat recorder box that had 2x RF which allows recording max 2 while watching a 3rd.

 

2x Sat + 1xRF

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/323026787556

 

If you ever saw a Sky+ recorder box recording without subscription, it was an illegal box.

 

 

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On 01/07/2019 at 19:10, walkertelecoms said:

Recording on a SKY+ box is subscription only.
Suggested above you can get a Freesat recorder box that had 2x RF which allows recording max 2 while watching a 3rd.

 

2x Sat + 1xRF

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/323026787556

 

If you ever saw a Sky+ recorder box recording without subscription, it was an illegal box.

 

 

hi i think it was illegal but why , sky doesnt own the box 

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2 hours ago, mjhal said:

hi i think it was illegal but why , sky doesnt own the box 

If the box was able to record and receive encrypted channels without a subscription, then it was illegal as the box had been modified to do such!

You can however record the 'free to air' channels if you have a functional box, but you still need a Sky card for it to work... it was changed a few years ago - once the subscription ends, the card reverts to a 'freesat' card.... - this may be how you were using it :)

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