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    Can I do this?

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      Can I do this?

      Hi,

      I am currently moving out of parents house into an apartment. At home we have a full Sky subscription, internet, Sky+ & phone, & multiroom.

      What I want to know is, can my parents cancel my multiroom subscription (which is now out of contract anyway), so that I can take the multi-room box to my new apartment with a sky dish (which my friend gave me), and install these so I can at least get free-view channels in my Sony TV (which has a built in freeview tuner)?

      Currently I only get analogue chs in my apt.

      Maybe this isn't even possible and I apologise if it's silly!

      Thanks in advance


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      Re: Can I do this?

      Nothing wrong with that. You own the box. Do what you want with it.

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      Re: Can I do this?

      thanks

      so its possible then?

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      Re: Can I do this?

      Yes, fitting and aligning the dish yourself may be a hard task if you don't have the tools for the job. As far as taking over your box is concerned you can do it and you will receive all the FTA and FTV channels.

      But you will have to cancel the multi-room subscription or Sky will send you letters threatening to cancel as your box will no longer be connected to the phone line at your parents house.

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      Re: Can I do this?

      You may find your apartment has a communal dish and you don't need to do anything with the dish

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      Re: Can I do this?

      Personally I would suggest that you perhaps consider purchasing a Freesat STB instead.

      If you got a Fox Humax STB, you would be able to record Free-to-Air (FTA) channels as well.

      You would need to Satellite feeds to truly benefit from this setup though. Not all flats have this facility.

      Both Freesat & Sky use the same Satellites, so the dish will already be set up correctly.

      Since the Freesat STBs also support things such as BBC iPlayer & DLNA, you would have additional benefits too.

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      Re: Can I do this?

      thanks for the suggestions,

      I dont have a communal areial, each apartment seems to have a dish outside

      So I'm considerinf two options, either cancelling my multi-room subscription and taking the box, along with the dish to my new apt, and getting whatever channels I can.

      OR

      Take out fraasat from Sky, pay a one off payment of 175, get a new box, new dish, installation and keep it forever! Plus I think i'll recieve more channels this way too?

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      Re: Can I do this?

      Freesat with the Fox Humax STB requires no subscriptions, only the purchase of the STB.

      It has nothing to do with Sky.

      As for receiving more channels, take a look at their guide:

      http://www.freesat.co.uk/files/6412/...deNovember.pdf

      There are some channels which are not available with Sky, but on the whole you can receive more channels with a full subscription to Sky.

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      Re: Can I do this?

      thanks!


      but - I still need an outdoor aerial with the Fox Humax STB right?

      See, I have a sky dish that my friend is going to give me for free, so I was thinking, I could just use this? Maybe I cant use this an an aerial?

      That Fox Humax STB looks good tho

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      Re: Can I do this?

      Quote Originally Posted by skyjohnny View Post
      thanks!


      but - I still need an outdoor aerial with the Fox Humax STB right?

      See, I have a sky dish that my friend is going to give me for free, so I was thinking, I could just use this? Maybe I cant use this an an aerial?

      That Fox Humax STB looks good tho
      The Fox Humax Freesat STB is another Satellite STB. Like the Sky+ & Sky+ HD STBs it will benefit from having two feeds from your Satellite dish.

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