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# 251600 2-Jul-2019 17:26
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I can’t remember what it’s called, but there’s a little black sky box plugged into my tv. It allows me to watch the same single sky channel that currently being watched on a separate tv in the house.

Anyway we never used it. Decided to remove it.
Does it need to be returned to Sky? Can’t even remember if we pay anything per month for that service.

Thanks.

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  # 2268660 2-Jul-2019 17:37
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It's most likely an RF modulator. Sky seem to have moved away from using these (they only work with analogue TVs), and I was lucky the installer still had one in his van when we were moved on to the new decoder. They usually record what cables are provided to you when installers visit, but I have no idea if they would want that back. I've put mine aside in a box in case they ask for it when we stop using Sky. Then it will probably be binned as it's not much use anymore. Sky now runs though a h.264 encoder and is available through the house via tvheadend.


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  # 2268677 2-Jul-2019 18:16
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For what it's worth, I still have my old MPEG-2 decoder box and they've never asked for it back. I got a letter several months ago saying it would stop working, but that was pretty much the extent of it.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2268737 2-Jul-2019 19:38
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Sounds like you are describing the RF modulator. It will have a 2 digit digital display. You almost certainly paid about $50 to sky and therefore you probably own it. I would suggest that you sell us on trade me for perhaps $30 to $40 or offer it here to geekzone members. I'm sure somebody will make use of it. I still use mine to distribute a security camera signal around the house.

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