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    • qwertyty
    • By qwertyty 17th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
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    free to air channels with sky and moving house
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    • 17th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
    free to air channels with sky and moving house 17th Mar 17 at 10:30 PM
    Hi,

    I cancelled sky tv a few years back, and have been using the free to air channels.
    We are moving out of our rented place to another place, which doesn't have a sky dish. Is there any way to get a dish installed, and use our current sky card and sky + hd box with just the free to air channels?
    Or do i have to call sky and get a new package?

    Thanks.
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    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 17th Mar 17, 11:02 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 11:02 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 11:02 PM
    Just find a local satellite installer who will be able to get you the dish and cabling sorted out. No need to spend money on Sky if you don't need to.

    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 17th Mar 17, 11:39 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 11:39 PM
    do i have to call sky and get a new package?
    Originally posted by qwertyty
    Absolutely not.

    Time to upgrade to a Freesat decoder, which will allow recording of the Free-to-air channels you have been viewing with your old Sky decoder.

    Forget contacting Sky unless you want to re-subscribe to their services.

    http://www.freesat.co.uk/?gclid=CLaC7vja3tICFc-6Gwod5TAErQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
    • artyclarty
    • By artyclarty 18th Mar 17, 10:11 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:11 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:11 AM
    It would be possible, but you would have to ask permission from your new landlord before getting anything installed. Does this new place have an aerial on the roof? If it does, you could just use your TVs inbuilt Freeview (or Freeview HD if the tv is new enough/well spec'd) tuner which gives much the same service as Freesat from sky.
    • qwertyty
    • By qwertyty 25th Mar 17, 12:06 AM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 12:06 AM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 12:06 AM
    Thanks, the Estate agent have said that if I want a dish set up, I cant go via a local installer and have to go via sky (and have to take it down when I move out)....
    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 25th Mar 17, 12:11 AM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 12:11 AM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 12:11 AM
    Thanks, the Estate agent have said that if I want a dish set up, I cant go via a local installer and have to go via sky (and have to take it down when I move out)....
    Originally posted by qwertyty
    How will the agent know.........

    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 25th Mar 17, 8:20 AM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 8:20 AM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 8:20 AM
    Thanks, the Estate agent have said that if I want a dish set up, I cant go via a local installer and have to go via sky (and have to take it down when I move out)....
    Originally posted by qwertyty
    I doubt that's included in your contract anywhere, why would it matter which professional installs it?
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 25th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    • 25th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
    If the new home has an aerial it would be cheaper to buy a Freeview PVR. Then you have a record, pause, rewind facility which the Sky box does not have without a subscription.


    There are some real bargains on the Humax website, including the new boxes with catchup and ability to record up to 4 programmes at once.
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