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    can i use my old skybox as freeview?

    This is a discussion on can i use my old skybox as freeview? within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; i have recently upgraded to sky+ and i was wanting freeview for my daughters bedroom so i was wondering if ...

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      can i use my old skybox as freeview?

      i have recently upgraded to sky+ and i was wanting freeview for my daughters bedroom so i was wondering if their is some way to use the old box as a freeview box,i have plugged the sky box in but i cannot get it to work i have taken the viewing card from the sky+ to the old box but nothing seems to happen apart from it displaying no signal,any help would be appreciated


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      Re: can i use my old skybox as freeview?

      I assume you are trying to plug the sky box in through the aerial? Sky does not have a receiver for the aerial connection, it must have a cable to the satellite dish. If you can run (or have run) a cable from the satellite dish to the box then you could get sky to provide a "free satellite" viewing card.

      Or you could get multiroom which for 10 a month will provde all of the channels you get on your main sky box to the one in your daughters bedroom (you may have to pay for installation).

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      Re: can i use my old skybox as freeview?

      hi ithompson72 cheers for the reply,i think i may aswell sell the box for a few pounds and buy a freeview box,it seems less hassle,thanks anyway.

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      Re: can i use my old skybox as freeview?

      i am trying to use an old sky box that i have as my latest one is faulty,i have tried to tune the box in so that i could change my card over to it.The problem is that i can only get the first 9 chanels to tune in.any sugestions please

     

     

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