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    Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

    This is a discussion on Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription.. within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; I've been with Sky for about 6 years now. A few days ago I bought a SkyHD box to install ...

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      Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      I've been with Sky for about 6 years now. A few days ago I bought a SkyHD box to install myself as a second box to I could get multi-room. I phoned Sky today and told them I'd bought a box myself and simply wanted a second card for multi-room. He then started going through the usual small print about contracts lengths and costs ect and he mentioned "You're new HD subscription will be a further 10 per month". At which time I told him I didn't want SkyHD at the moment, just multiroom (something that by the sound of his voice was a quite asounding thing for me the say..). I told him that I'd only bought a HD box for free HD channels now and for the future, at the moment I only wanted normal multi-room.

      He then tried to tell me that there were no free HD channels. I mentioned BBC and Channel four and he said "No they're part of the 10 HD subscription". I told him I'd just been watching BBC HD through the new HD box with my old none HD card, to which he replied "yeah but it won't have been in HD".. I thought of laughing there and continuing to argue, but instead just said "Either way I don't want an HD subscription at the moment". At this point he changed tack in his quest for me to sign up to SkyHD. "I'll have to check if this is possible.............. no sorry I just can't send you a second card if you don't take a SkyHD subscription" "Its something to do with HD mixing (What the **** are you on about I thought...)". "We have special HD cards now and I can't send you one without an HD subscription, if I sent you a normal plus card it wouldn't work with your box". I was just about to say, "well I just used my old card in the HD box and it works fine", when the line went dead, the ****er hung up on me!


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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      the lads right to an extent you want hd channels you pay the 10quid extra sky dont do free hd channels you said today you were watching both bbc hd and channel 4 hd ? bbc hd programs start after 8 pm its previews till that time and channel 4 hd very few programs are in hd i found about 2 a week

      Your viewing card will work on the hd box mine came from a sky+ box b4 the hd its a multiroom subscription your after using the hd box shouldent really be a problem but like he said if you want the hd side of it its the 10extra
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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      He isn't right at all. BBC HD and channel 4 HD are free to air channels, you don't need any Sky Subscription what so ever to view them, let alone a Sky HD subscription (a free to air card will do it). From the BBC website:

      Sky: as BBC HD is a free-to-air channel you do not pay a subscription for BBC HD on Sky's HD service. To get Sky's HD service you need a Sky HD box and a satellite dish. Sky's HD service offers 15 other HD channels and a choice of on-demand HD programmes.
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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      This is something I was looking to do, buy a 2nd hand hd box just to view the fta hd channels, not for multiroom though, I will need to ring sky up to pair the box with the card to allow me to get non fta channels. Dont think I'll bother if this is the trouble you get.

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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      Actually I can get the free to air HD channels without a paired card (I'm using the card from my Sky+ box just for the moment). But you do need a paired card for Sky+ to work on any subscription channels (Sky One, Sky Sports, UK Gold ect).

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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      Thats why I'd neet to get it paired as I have subscription channels

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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      Hmm, well I think I heard something about using a call back feature to pair a card with a box. I think it was by making three call back requests in a row and it automatically pairs your card with its current box, might be rubbish but its worth a try I suppose.

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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      Hmmm, by chance where did you get ur boxd from and how much? Was it off ebay?

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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      I bought it off ebay for 135. Not much cheaper then Sky now offer it, but this way I don't have to pay the 60 installation, I can just install myself.

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      Re: Multiroom with new HD box not possible without SkyHD subscription..

      Do you pay a normal subscription then

     

     
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