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Can I use my old sky box as a freesat receiver and if yes how do I go about it?

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Just use it as you are doing now without subscriptions, you will be limited to what you can see, ,maybe need retuning, and maybe better with a Freesat box.

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Once upon a time you needed a card to facilitate the free stuff,don't know if thats still the case these days now that its Comsat owned.

 

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1 hour ago, willman said:

Once upon a time you needed a card to facilitate the free stuff, don't know if thats still the case these days now that its Comsat owned.

 

Yes I looked at getting a card for my Sky box, think it was about £20, I didn't bother. I still use my Sky box to watch the Freeview channels because it gives me the +1 option  if there are 2 programmes I like on at the same time. With the catch up services available now such as Freeview play you can catch up with a lot of the channels that is if you have smart TV or something like a Roku box.

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"If you’ve previously had Sky TV, you can simply connect your Sky box to the existing cables in your home, your Sky Viewing card automatically became a Freesat card once your monthly Sky TV subscription ended."

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But yes, you do need a card (even if it's an expired Sky one) to be able to decrypt some of the channels!

You will be VERY limited without a card!

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Just to let you know - Sky box up and running. thanks for all the help

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