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    SKY HD Box & Freesat?

    This is a discussion on SKY HD Box & Freesat? within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I have a spare sky hd box (890 i think) and want to give it to a mate at work ...

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      SKY HD Box & Freesat?

      I have a spare sky hd box (890 i think) and want to give it to a mate at work who canny afford sky.

      I don't have a spare viewing card, will he need one to view freesat? I've search this but can only find answers really from 2012!

      Any help appreciated.

      Ta


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      Re: SKY HD Box & Freesat?

      Without a valid viewing card the box will default to London SD for the EPG and channels that have regional variations. Although with the spot beam antennae on the latest Astra satellites there are fewer encrypted free channels than there user to be there are still a few free to view channels (eg Sony) that require a viewing card. Also without a viewing card it is not possible to setup parental control.

      A Freesat from Sky viewing card can be purchased from Sky for a one off payment of 25.

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