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    Do I need a Sky Card?

    This is a discussion on Do I need a Sky Card? within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi all. Just a quick one. My mum has just moved in to a new property with a sky minidish ...

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      Do I need a Sky Card?

      Hi all. Just a quick one.

      My mum has just moved in to a new property with a sky minidish installed. I have an old Amstrad box and am wondering if I connect it, she could watch free to air channels. There isn't a card for it though.

      Do you still need a card to watch free to air channels, or not? I've seen the Sky package in Argos for 75 which I might get, but wanted to try this option first.

      Any help greatly appreciated, thanks.


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      Re: Do I need a Sky Card?

      well ,it should be ok, to get channel 4 stuff a card in, any card, e.g. clubcard. five +somechannels need a card

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      Re: Do I need a Sky Card?

      bbc channels don't need a card nor do the shopping channels and many more unsure about 4 and 5

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      Re: Do I need a Sky Card?

      Ring Sky and get a FTA card 20 one off payment.

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      Re: Do I need a Sky Card?

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Ring Sky and get a FTA card 20 one off payment.
      No need- Channel 4 and 5 (and all their subsidiary channels) are now Free to Air which means you don't need a card for them either. As far as I am concerned, these channels were the only remaining reason to but a 20 card from Sky if all you want is freesat. Set it up and try without the card - If you find there are some "free" channels you were expecting to get but cannot, suggest you post back.

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      Re: Do I need a Sky Card?

      actually, c4+5 dont apper on the epg if no card oblect is inserted, and five still wants a REAL viewing card in to watch. and sky3

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      Re: Do I need a Sky Card?

      Thanks all.

      I'm gonna hook up a SKY + box tomorrow and see what I get. I'll hunt through the free to air channels and post box what I can't get. Worth knowing about the 20 card if needed.

     

     

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