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Bannon

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With my well cheap second hand Sky box I would love to get all those additional free channels without paying them twenty quid for a subscription card for the privilege but that's my choice along with not paying them ten quid for being allowed to use the record facility.

So what are my options.... freeview?

I am in an area of Wales that can only get a signal from a relay station and one that does not carry the full range of freeview channels and just why I have yet to find out. Maybe it has something to do with capacity or power output?

I had thought of buying a freesat recorder box but apparently I would still get the same amount of reduced channels as they are encrypted by Sky - so what's the answer?

Wait until I can afford a smart TV I suppose..... or not as I have a sneaky suspicion I will be in the same hole with no Red Dwarf for example from that Dave channel!

Grrr.
 

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Dave is available on their streaming system.

As for the others, what do you think you are missing from the line up ?

'Freesat from Sky' isn't the same as Freesat.
 

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Bannon said:
With my well cheap second hand Sky box I would love to get all those additional free channels without paying them twenty quid for a subscription card for the privilege but that's my choice along with not paying them ten quid for being allowed to use the record facility.

So what are my options.... freeview?

I am in an area of Wales that can only get a signal from a relay station and one that does not carry the full range of freeview channels and just why I have yet to find out. Maybe it has something to do with capacity or power output?

I had thought of buying a freesat recorder box but apparently I would still get the same amount of reduced channels as they are encrypted by Sky - so what's the answer?

Wait until I can afford a smart TV I suppose..... or not as I have a sneaky suspicion I will be in the same hole with no Red Dwarf for example from that Dave channel!

Grrr.
Anywhere that is served by a relay station will only get "Freeview Lite" You get 3 muxes not the full 6 carried by the main transmitters. The missing muxes carry the UKTV channels.

The only way to get Dave on satellite is to subscribe to Sky - its not carried on Freesat.

Also if you have an old Sky box you already get all the channels that Freesat carry.
 
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