Newbie... Some Questions

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#1
Hi all.

this is my first new post. great forum by the way!

i have ordered Sky+ in ireland (south) and it will be installed in 9 days.
i live in ireland. i have been told by my call centre operator that i could receive Channel 4 as i already do with irelands NTL. although i would have to do so via the "other channels" option.

my questions...

1. is she right? will i get Channel 4?
2. can i get all these channels you guys are discussing on this forum? if not, then what equipment do i need before i can. i am especially interested in premiership football as i subscribe to the sports packs and prem plus.

any info you can give me would be gratefully appreciated. apologies if these questions have been addressed before but i am a complete newbie to satelite TV.
 

rolfw

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#2
Don't think that you'll get channel 4, as that is the UK package, you will of course be able to see the BBCs and ITV though. The record function does not as far as I know work with "other channels".
 
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#3
Thanks for your reply rolfw

So with a sky+ system and standard supplied dish I can only expect to receive sky's offerings.

to receive other channels not offered by sky, what do i need to do?

1. change my dish?
2. change my box?
3. change my card?

or all of the above!!!

what kind of money should i expect to pay and what results might i expect to receive?
 

jimbo

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#6
Im pretty sure C4, and C5 are blocked to Irish cards.

BBC1 & BBC 2 should be on the epg somewhere in the 200's, BBC3 & BBC4 are not on the epg, so will have to be added manually into other channels.
 

devonbrown

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#7
you can buy a british sky card on Ebay for about £30. Thats what the last one I sold fetched
 
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