How long does Sky box receive basic channels after cancelling sub?
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When we cancelled our Sky subscription we were told (I forget by whom) that the box would still receive free to air channnels for two or four years (I forget which). The box has stopped receiving a satellite signal so can someone please tell me how long free to air continues after a sub ends, and how to double-check what is going on with the box? Thanks.
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Regardless, fully functioning ex-subscription Sky decoders will provide Free-To-Air channels indefinitely.
The only thing that will happen is incorrect regional TV channel assignment to the registered postcode on the viewing card if/when $ky swap the cards out for their subscribers. That's pretty infrequent, but the boxes will work without a card inserted anyway.
Note the latest $ky Q boxes are owned by $ky and only rented (like Virgin cable boxes) to the end user. So these might be taken back by $ky in the future or, potentially, disabled?:eek:
About 50 years ago, when I was a kid, my grandparents' TV stopped working. My father said "give it a whack on the side", the equivalent in those days of restarting or twiddling wires. And hey presto!