Changing from sky to freesat using existing sky equipment

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ambrymann

New Member
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My Satellite Setup
using existing sky dish and HD box, (Sky account cancelled)
My Location
Nottingham, England
Hi
I have recently cancelled my sky account and want to use the existing dish and HD box to receive freesat, I have been told its as simple as removing the sky viewing card, switching the box off then back on after 30 seconds and you are now viewing using freesat, I have done all of the above but when switched back on the on-screen set up is still as it was when I had a sky account, the only difference is I obviously can't get any of the dedicated sky channels as I am no longer with them, Can you tell me if this is correct or am i doing something wrong, should I notice a difference in the on-screen info or is it meant to still look like i'm running with Sky

Thanks in advance
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
It'll still look and feel like Sky.

You'll just have restricted access to Channels but will get all the unencrypted ones.

It isn't Freesat as such, as that uses proprietary boxes with a dedicated EPG and other features.
 
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ambrymann

New Member
Messages
3
My Satellite Setup
using existing sky dish and HD box, (Sky account cancelled)
My Location
Nottingham, England
It'll still look and feel like Sky.

You'll just have restricted access to Channels but will get all the unencrypted ones.

It isn't Freesat as such, as that uses proprietary boxes with a dedicated EPG and other features.
Thank you Lazarus, That has put my mind at rest
 
statalite

statalite

Member
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460
My Satellite Setup
Nova-HD-S2, Dr HD D15, V7S
Zone 1 @ 28.2°E with cable tied LNB @ 19.2°E
Channel Master 1.0m (to be setup)
Free sat v8 finder V-71HD
My Location
UK Midlands
The card can also be left in for any free to view channels and regionalisation.
 
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ambrymann

New Member
Messages
3
My Satellite Setup
using existing sky dish and HD box, (Sky account cancelled)
My Location
Nottingham, England
would sky not see that as me using their services, would that not generate a charge?, Just checked on my 'my sky' account on-line, and i definitely haven't got an account with them anymore
 
PaulR

PaulR

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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
Wirral, NW UK and Vaucluse, France.
No charges for using your box as you won't be using their services. You'll be viewing channels that don't cost anything to watch.

For absolute certainty you can remove the telephone or network cable now.
 
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