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    old sky box and card for freeview

    This is a discussion on old sky box and card for freeview within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; we used to have multiroom but canceld it last year, as the 2nd box never got used much. But i ...

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      old sky box and card for freeview

      we used to have multiroom but canceld it last year, as the 2nd box never got used much.

      But i was just setting it up, to get the freeview channels, but the only channels that work are the bbc and itv channels.

      is it possible to switch the old card thats in the box to a freeview card.


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      Re: old sky box and card for freeview

      Leave the box powered up with the card in, the rest of the freeview channels should appear, sometimes takes overnight. I have a similar issue at my caravan using old box as freeview, everytime the power is switched off for a few weeks I have to wait a while for the channels to come back. Starts with just BBC and ITV then channel 4 and 5 and the rest eventually come on.

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      Re: old sky box and card for freeview

      the sky box has been on for over a week now and the following channels which from the freeview website should be free pop up with a message saying Sky Subscribers can get the for 1 exta per month.

      Dave
      Dave +1
      E4
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      and 2 of the music channels TMF and the hits i think

      but these all come up with messages that they are not available etc.

      all of the other freeview channels work apart from the ones listed above,

      anyone know why, or who i can fix/sort/receive the channels since they from the freeview website are freeview channels

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      Re: old sky box and card for freeview

      You can't get Freeview channels without an aerial and a Freeview receiver. You have a SKY DIGIBOX so you are limited to the offerings of "FreesatFromSky", as listed here:
      freesat from Sky - A new way to get free digital satellite TV

     

     

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