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gooligan


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20/01/2011 20:21

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Using a HD box (50 from ebay) and a freesat card (20 from Sky)

Just rang Sky via Skype and activated the card,card activated in 30 mins and these are the channels available

(Not sure about BBC 3 and BBC 4 because the programmes dont start for another 40 minutes)



BBC 1

BBC 2

ITV

ITV HD

CHANNEL 4

CHANNEL 4 + 1

FIVE

SKY 3

BBC 3

BBC 4

ITV +1

S4C

MORE 4 +1

CHANNEL 4 HD

FILM 24

BBC ALBA

FIVE HD

FIVE USA

FIVE USA +1

FIVER

FIVER +1

ITV2 +1

TRUE ENTERTAINMENT

SKY 3 +1

FILM 4

FILM 4 +1

TRUE MOVIES 1

TRUE MOVIES 2



VIVA

CHART SHOW TV

THE VAULT

FLAVA

CHANNEL AKA

BLISS

SCUZZ

DANCE NATION

NME TV

WTF



LIVERPOOL FC TV



SKY NEWS

BBC NEWS

BBC PARLIAMENT

CNN

CCTV NEWS

RUSSIA TODAY

FRANCE 24

AL JAZEERA

NHK WORLD



CBBC

CBEEBIES

POP

TINY POP

TINY POP +1

POP GIRL

KIX



QVC

BID TV

SHOP ON TV

V CHANNEL

ENTREPRENEUR



gooligan


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Message Posted:
20/01/2011 20:22

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Forgot to add loads of radio stations as well.



judyr


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Message Posted:
20/01/2011 20:26

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Nothing wrong with your signal for BBC etc?



gooligan


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Message Posted:
20/01/2011 20:57

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Not so far on the HD box but trying to watch the snooker on Sunday night was impossible on the Sky+ box,currently waiting for Iceman to weave his magic and fix it.



kavenkoy


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Message Posted:
20/01/2011 21:20

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i gooligan



the 20 activation is that a one off payment or monthly?

how much does a jodrell bank dish cost ?



can you get the same on smaller dish with hd box ?



kav



gooligan


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20/01/2011 21:28

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Hi Kav,



The 20 is a one off payment,you can order one here



https://mysky.sky.com/replacecard/



My dish cost 2300 but that was a few years ago,info on the 1.8m dish here



http://www.cyprus44.com/forums/41687.asp



kavenkoy


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Message Posted:
20/01/2011 21:40

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thanks gooligan



kav



gooligan


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20/01/2011 22:10

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Just to confirm BBC 3 and BBC 4 do work.



atumpy


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Message Posted:
20/01/2011 23:36

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Hi what a bout an Aerial



judyr


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20/01/2011 23:39

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Sorry i am a bit confused. What is the freesat card? I have a sky HD box with a sky subscription in the Uk but for the last few months i have had a problem with the normal BBC and freeview channels.



mmmmmm



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21/01/2011 01:05

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Hi Gooligan



this link:



https://mysky.sky.com/replacecard/get-a-card



will take folk STRAIGHT to the Freesat from SKY card ordering page....



Bear in mind



1/ you MUST supply a UK address...



2/ not wise to connect from a Cyprus IP addy.. better connect to a UK VPN, first ! ;)



3/ Even if you took out the card / don't have one - you'd have got the BBC stuff and ITV 1 and ITV HD1 and channel 4 - you CAN get FIVE - without a card - by adding 10773 H 22000 5/6..



Channels like

FIVE USA,

FIVE USA +1,

FIVER,

FIVER +1

Channel 4 HD

and Sky 3

'appear' if you have a valid Freesat from SKY card and the ITV you'll see depends on the postcode from which you order



Bear in mind that IF you order from ( say) a WEST region ( Bristol / Glos area ) you'll be fine for BBC / ITV on a 4.2m .. but if you try channel 101 on a N.Ireland card you'll get no sat signal received on BBC1 and ITV1 .. :(



Many regions will require you to go to 974 (BBC Lon) and add ITV1 freq 11973



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
21/01/2011 01:07

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(cont)



bear in mind this applies to a well installed 4.2m...



on a 1.8m you WON'T get BBC1-4, BBC Radio 5 live / sports extra and unless you are lucky - will need to manually ADD CHANNELS to get ITV1 on 11973 V 27500 2/3



david9


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Message Posted:
21/01/2011 09:00

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With the freesat card and a 4.2 dish can you record?



mmmmmm



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Message Posted:
21/01/2011 10:03

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re msg 13



David9



NO.. :(



You have to have a SKY+ subscription - if you have a 4.2m - get a Humax HD Foxsat PVR - tune it in to a region where Five is in clear..( They ask for a postcode in set up) e.g West region ( Bristol) ...

Tuning into London will mean FIVE is scrambled ! :(



david9


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Message Posted:
21/01/2011 11:16

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mmmmmm-----Thank you for that , do you know if they can be bought here or would it need to be UK



mmmmmm



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21/01/2011 13:45

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Hi David9



I can get one for you in the UK... check out sites like richersounds and kelko for Humax foxsat PVR HD and se what price you can get.. they are *quality* receivers.. just no good for subscription stuff



Geoff


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Message Posted:
29/01/2011 13:19

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Thanks Gooligan, most useful. Few queries:

1. Does a SKY HD box just take an HD card, or a normal SKY card, ether, or has 2 slots for 2 cards? (I've never seen a SKY HD box, excuse my ignorance.

2. I have a normal SKY box here with a normal SKY card (uk address etc. Will THIS card work in a SKY HD box?

3 . When you say you got your freeview card from SKY (HD or SD, see Q1 above) was it a replacement card (if so replacing what?), or a first time purchase card?

Thanks,

Geoff

Famagusta City



Texas


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Message Posted:
29/01/2011 14:08

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Geoff.



1.

Sky cards work in a "standard", "plus" or "HD" receiver. Basically there is no difference. You only need one card.



2.

If you buy an HD box, you will need to telephone Sky and they will ask you for info re: your new receiver. Then your existing card will work. Make sure you do not let Sky see your TRNC number that you dial from!



3.

Gooligan will answer this one, but a friend had a dish installed and connected it to his old sky box. As his card was registered to his old UK address, and it was not the new white card, he could not use this card, so therefore, he ordered one of these twenty pound jobbies. I think used another UK address.



gooligan


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Message Posted:
29/01/2011 14:26

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Geoff,go to https://mysky.sky.com/replacecard/ and click on 'get a card'

Then where it says Enter you sky viewing card number,click on Dont have a viewing card....thats underneath the box and then fill in the details,you must have a UK address and cards take about 3 days to come.

If you have a Skype account you can set it up so that it shows,ie a UK mobile number when ringing the UK and use that to ring Sky.



Geoff


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Message Posted:
29/01/2011 15:34

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Texas and Gooligan: Many thanks for that, I found my old reesat card and have ordered a replacement which wlll go to my daughter's UK address, and so out to me. I am trying to source an HD box, in which I can then use the Freesat card to get the channels you listed in your original posting. I gather the HD box (once paired to the Freesat card) will receive SD and HD Freesat channels - Correct??

OR, I could I suppose upgrade my existing subscription card to include HD services (for extra 10 pcm) and use THAT card in the HD box, and use the Freesat card in the standard (SD) SKY box, with a twin LNB to watch one and tape another - Correct??

I think I am getting there.

Incidentally, my old (blue) Freesat card was bought in 2007 at the then special price of 8.

Geoff

Famagusta City

p.s. I have a 2.4m dish. The HD box is to get some channels I cannot get on SD because the SD version is on the 2D satellite, whereas the HD versions are on 2A/B/C



Texas


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Message Posted:
29/01/2011 16:17

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Geoff



I don't think your old blue card will work, especially as you have now ordered a replacement, which will be white.



If you buy an HD box and want to watch programmes in HD, you will have to pay Sky their minimum subscription, about 20 plus 10 for HD, per month. HD is a minimum term of 1 year with a minimum package, even if the box is not subsidised. Also, unsubsidised boxes do NOT need to be plugged into a UK landline!



Try here for HD box: http://www.satbuyer.co.uk/amstrad-drx895-sky+hd-digibox-1-5tb-p116.html



Geoff


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Message Posted:
29/01/2011 16:44

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Hi Texas.

Correct, the old blue SKY Freesat card won't work anymore, which is why I have now ordered a free (white) replacement as per you/Gooligan's kind instructions.



In addition, I ALREADY have a regular white SKY Subscription card that I am using here, 24 pcm.



Both cards are on UK addresses, different ones.



I checked SKY's website about upgrading my existing white card to HD, and they want to charge me 10.25 pcm for it, but also another 10.25 pcm for the SKY+ facility, which would bring my monthly sub up to 45.



How can I get SKY to upgrade my card to HD, but NOT also buy the SKY+ upgrade? I cannot apparently do it on line, can I do it by phoning them? If so what number do I call?? (noted about withholding my TRNC number if/when I do that.

Thanks for your patience,

Geoff

Famagusta City



Texas


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29/01/2011 17:30

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Geoff



Until you have an HD box, do not upgrade your "Channels" to HD. (It's not the card that gets upgraded).



I suppose Sky cannot understand someone wanting HD without Sky plus. Someone else may know if they charge 10 for HD and 10 for Sky plus. I am not sure.



Below is an extract from my next bill. As you can see, there is only one charge for both Sky+ and HD:



Sky+ Subscription 28/01/11 - 27/02/11 0.00

Sky+HD Pack 28/01/11 - 27/02/11 10.25





I also think you want to have 2 boxes working off the same dish at the same time with different cards? This will not be a problem, but you can get a "quad" lnb, which means the HD box (with Sky+) will enable you to record two channels at the same time (cannot spell simultaneously!) or record one and watch the other AND also have a "feed" to your other basic box, as well as a spare for a neighbour!



Texas


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29/01/2011 17:33

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Re-reading your email I think that asking for each item seperately would incur the charges you mentioned. However, if you combined them, I believe that they would only charge you once, i.e. 10.25 for both Sky+ and HD.



Geoff


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Message Posted:
29/01/2011 18:38

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Thanks Texas. I was not going to upgrade yet, I was just checking the whole thing out first before I spend any money!

I have now got the picture, thanks tio you and Gooligan - once again many thanks both for all your help and advice.

Very Best Regards,

From,

Geoff

in Famagusta.



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