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Master Geek

#115555 29-Mar-2013 19:56
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I have cancelled my sky subscription. Is it possible to still watch normal free view channels on it, such as tv1? Ie use the pvr as a free view box.

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  #789387 29-Mar-2013 20:04
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I've had no luck with this; I have an old Pace box (not sure of the model offhand) and I remember asking on here about a year ago and nobody knew how to get it going :(

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  #789396 29-Mar-2013 20:25
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You don't own the decoder anyway so need to return it to Sky.


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  #789501 30-Mar-2013 07:59
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Thanks. Wasn't aware so will do that and try to get a freeview box off trademe. I noted that hd freeview is only available on UHF. So that dish on the roof is going to be a display unit only over the next few months :-)

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  #789503 30-Mar-2013 08:28
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You can buy a sat box and plug it in to your sky dish and receive freeview channels, the signal comes from the same satallite...but freeview (DVB-S) is only SD not High Def. If you want High Def, then a DVB-T box is required and a UHF aerial pointed to your local transmitter. Not all channels are HD either and not all the programming on HD channels are HD.

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