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hi, i,m considering getting freesat installed upstairs. i already have sky + downstairs. i still have the old sky (non +) box. if i use this box upstairs with a sky freesat viewing card will i be able to switch cards between boxes to occasionally watch sky sports etc upstairs?
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Why not run a feed from the main Sky box to the upstairs TV for viewing.
Well you could but it would be a lot of bother as you would have to phone up Sky to re-pair the card each time you switched cards. I wouldn't recommend it.
re getting the card re-paired each time , i take it that each card is registered to one box/
i'm probably going to get bbc freesat anyway , i was just looking for a way to spread the cost and thought i might use the old sky box until i can afford a super duper all singing hd box. is this feasable- i cant find much info on where to get the sky cards.
You will only get one part time BBC channel in HD and a few sporadic HD programmes on ITV, is it worth the expense?
I would keep the Sky Receiver.
Info from Sky;
" Q: I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?
A: All you need to gain access to the free channels available on the digital satellite platform is a Freesat from Sky viewing card, which costs just £20. If you’d like to access the interactive services available, you’ll also need a working phone line. To purchase a viewing card please phone Sky on 08448 244 400. "
I agree, it's what I did 18 months ago and its the best thing I ever did:beer: