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    "Freesat From Sky" and pairing viewing card

    This is a discussion on "Freesat From Sky" and pairing viewing card within the Freesat forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Channel 516 will not work with a Freesat from Sky viewing card. Use channel 501 for Sky news. Do channels ...

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      Re: "Freesat From Sky" and pairing viewing card

      Channel 516 will not work with a Freesat from Sky viewing card. Use channel 501 for Sky news.

      Do channels 157 and 323 work?

      With a new 25 viewing card the PIN will be the last four digits of the viewing card number.

      Does channel 117 appear in the All Channels and Entertainment tabs of the TV guide?


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      Re: "Freesat From Sky" and pairing viewing card

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Channel 516 will not work with a Freesat from Sky viewing card. Use channel 501 for Sky news.

      Do channels 157 and 323 work?

      With a new 25 viewing card the PIN will be the last four digits of the viewing card number.

      Does channel 117 appear in the All Channels and Entertainment tabs of the TV guide?
      Yes, I think I was confused about Sky News. The HD channel is a paid subscription service, not FTV.

      157, 181, 323, 324, 447, 538 and 564 (every FTV channel) all work.... just 117 doesn't.

      Channel 117 appears on the All Channels and Entertainment tabs of the TV guide, but clicking on it just gives the "card must be paired" message.




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      Re: "Freesat From Sky" and pairing viewing card

      If your Sky box is connected to your telephone line or the internet you could try a new install.
      Press:
      services, left arrow, 001, select, 6
      ensure "New install" is highlighted then press select.
      Follow on screen instructions which usually involves pressing select a few times.

      Alternatively go to Activate my channels and follow on screen instructions.

      If it is not successful straight away leave the card in, with the box switched on or in standby and check again after two hours.

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      Re: "Freesat From Sky" and pairing viewing card

      I finally managed to pair my card! Had to connect it to my LAN with an ethernet cable, then selecting London Live the box allowed me to pair the card on-screen, without having to call anyone.... just press "select". London Live appeared immediately.

      Unfortunately even "new install" didnt fix my PIN-locked box problem.
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      Re: "Freesat From Sky" and pairing viewing card

      Quote Originally Posted by sadio_mane View Post
      Unfortunately even "new install" didn't fix my PIN-locked box problem.
      Glad to hear that you found a way of pairing the viewing card. This should be useful for anyone else who finds themselves in a similar situation.

      As far as I'm aware the only way of unlocking the PIN with your existing viewing card would be to re-instate your Sky subscription which will cost at least 22.50 (one month legacy package) as a cut price deal would normally require committing to a new 12 month contract. The alternative would be 25 for a new Freesat from Sky viewing card.

     

     
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