do i need to subscribe

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#1
hi new to all this, i was thinking about getting a 500s and was wondering for it to work do you need to be subscribe to SKY. i have a dish and all wired up for sky but dont have sky do i need to subscribe for it to work or just plug it in and search for channels.
 

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#2
Hi,
It depends if you want to watch _Sky or not.
If you do, then the answer is yes.

If you don't then you will be able to watch just all the 'free to air' (FTA)
channels on 28.2E ( the satellite that _sky uses), if you don't move your dish.
So, YES, it will work without a _Sky subscription


The receiver will require non-factory software for a _Sky card to work in it.

The same goes for a card to view the 'free to view' (FTV) channels;
sold by _SKY for £20 one off fee.
 

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#3
If you are thinking the DreamBox will give you all the sky pay channels free then you are going to be seriously disappointed. You need a sunscription card, and get the channels appropriate to the level of sub on the card.

UNLESS you find a card share group in which case you can get all the channels free. --> NO asking for card share groups on this forum tho - you will get thrown off if you start asking.
 

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#5
Not a chance. You're out of reach of that provider.

Llew
 

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sam0321 said:
can i have sky with DreamBox in india.
Can you receive Hot Bird in your area ? Maybe you would need a very large dish.
If this is possible, then you might be able to watch Sky Italia with a subscription. (Not directly from the provider)

Check the channels list on Lyngsat for this package.
 
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#7
thanks you for replys
yes was hoping for all FTA + Pay Channels ,i`ll get a card or subscribe.
 
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