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i have recently moved from belfast to england
i have discontinued my sky subscription
my problem is that i am getting belfast free to air ' Ulster TV' instead of normal free to air as available in england
i have a pace digibox
please tell me how to configure the digibox to get normal FTA channels a sone would in england
 

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#2
Don't think there's much you can do I'm afraid, as only Sky can change what the card selects as its default channel group and they are unlikely to do anything with an ex-subscription card.
 

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prasadb said:
please tell me how to configure the digibox to get normal FTA channels a sone would in england
If your card has been cancelled it's a problem.

You could try this:

h**p://www.satalogue.com/section13/page3.htm
 
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thanks for the replys

will buying a new sky card off ebay help ? (keeping the same receiver)




gameboy said:
If your card has been cancelled it's a problem.

You could try this:

h**p://www.satalogue.com/section13/page3.htm
 

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Why not wait and see if you can buy one from Sky direct.
 

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prasadb said:
will buying a new sky card off ebay help ? )
The cards you buy will be the same as the one you have (cancelled) but free-to-air.

You could sell your card on eBay if is of no use to you.

Sky cards are matched to the box they are registered to (subscription cards). I am told they have your postcode included so that they can receive the correct news for your area on BBC and ITV but not sure if that is true.
I know that if you point a digital FTA receiver at Astra 2D you receive all the different BBC regional channels.

London also has it's own channel if you are interested (amazingly called the London channel).
 
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i just want the FTA - not the subscription

does sky direct sell FTA cards with no subscription ? am getting an FTA card on ebay for 36 quid.

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Why not wait and see if you can buy one from Sky direct.
 

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It looks like Sky will be selling their own, although not guaranteed yet. You have to beware when buying cards on eBay, as not all of them work and it may not be for the region you want.
 

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prasadb said:
Does sky direct sell FTA cards with no subscription ?
Not yet but soon.

The cards on eBay are the same as the one you have.
 
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hi
does that mean they will still give me belfast channel (ulster TV) if i keep the same receiver (but with a new FTA card) ??

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Not yet but soon.

The cards on eBay are the same as the one you have.
 

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prasadb said:
does that mean they will still give me belfast channel (ulster TV) if i keep the same receiver (but with a new FTA card) ??
If you mean the new Sky card then yes if you get the card sent to your Belfast address.

The eBay cards are pot luck and as Rolfw says may be dodgy at best!
 
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i am living in england and i dont want belfast channels.
will the new card help ?

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If you mean the new Sky card then yes if you get the card sent to your Belfast address.

The eBay cards are pot luck and as Rolfw says may be dodgy at best!
 

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#13
The receiver doesn't know where you are, the address from which the card is ordered will determine the ITV version.
 
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#14
sounds encouraging - then maybe i should give it a go with a card from ebay?!



rolfw said:
The receiver doesn't know where you are, the address from which the card is ordered will determine the ITV version.
 

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#15
I would seriously wait a week or so and see if the Sky ones become available.
 
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