Hi Rolfw, i have a question. If i go to Ireland to get an irish card, i will be able to buy a good Sky digibox Ireland? as far as i red here in the forum, everybody says that the best digibox for fringe areas are Panasonic tu dsb 30 or PAce 2600, and I was wondering if i can get those in Ireland. If I cant find them in Ireland and im so lucky i can get them in Uk, will i be able to use the skydigibox bought in Uk with an Irish Card? Or the skydigibox has to be made for the Irish card system? I still dont understand if the sky digiboxes are different for the irish and Uk market or if it is the smart card which makes the different between the Irish EPG and the English EPG. I hope I was able to explane what my question is.. Thank you so much in advance for any help.. Tony
When sky give you a digibox they post code it...IE If you are in Scotland the box knows that you should have BBC 1 (scot ) and not BBC 1 ( NI ) also the same for the ITV channels...IE ....UTV for NI.....HTV for Wales....LTW for South ENG.
But if you get a box from Ireland you will not get any ITV channels and will instead get RTE, NET2, TV3, and TNG. And as the box was post coded for IRE it is set so as not to clear any ITV channels.
An Irish card can be paired to a uk box but a call would have to be made to SKY. You would have to call from an Irish number they might ask where you got the box as when you give the box S- number they see right away that it was at one time a UK box.
Also the EPG is differant for each POST CODE area....IE 101=RTE but in the UK 101=BBC1.