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    What is skybox f3

    Hi all I'm new to the forum. Can't seem to find if this has been posted before but I'm thinking of buying a skybox f3.

    What I would like to know is if I can run this in place of my sky TV box and through their dish with existing cables and also what channels do you get?

    Your help would be appreciated greatly.



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    Re: What is skybox f3

    easy answer yes you can connect to your fixed dish with same cable and lnb but if lnb and cable are old would be worthy of replacing them in case of signal issues .
    as for channels you will get the freesat channels (the same as you get when remove your viewing card from your sky box) but minus the 7 day tv guide and if you have the + box minus the recording ability to watch one channel and record another
    to get the sly channels you need a subscription

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    What is the benefit of having a skybox f3 instead of a sky TV box? By the sounds of it nothing. I have now cancelled my sky and got Google TV (which is disappointing at the mo) and was hoping the f3 would give me something extra that the non subscription sky couldn't give

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    The benefit is the sky f3 and many other sat recievers have c & n line compability.think thats all the info allowed on this forum. Google should give you more idea.

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    Re: What is skybox f3

    thinking of f3 box for mrs TL, but need to ask, if more than now n next epg available ie: like commando on DB. (would be nice)!! keep her a bit quiet for a while, and i trying to win her over to my hobby gently, ican then play with TM5402 without the question "why are we looking at the tuning screen again" LOL....oh the question is in the first line, thanks peeps, TL.

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    Re: What is skybox f3

    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    thinking of f3 box for mrs TL, but need to ask, if more than now n next epg available ie: like commando on DB. (would be nice)!! keep her a bit quiet for a while, and i trying to win her over to my hobby gently, ican then play with TM5402 without the question "why are we looking at the tuning screen again" LOL....oh the question is in the first line, thanks peeps, TL.
    i only ask about 7 day epg cos there are conflicting views on this. TL.

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    Re: What is skybox f3

    I am still waiting for my F3 to arrive (Like you I am a newbie), but from what I have read, the epg depends on what the satellite is sending out, if there is a 7 day epg being broadcast by the sat you are pointing at you will get it, if there isnt a 7 day epg, you will only get "now and next"

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    I have my f3 setup and I can only get now and next epg. not too bothered as its only a second box to go in the bedroom but it would p**s me off if it was my main box.

    Also setting up your list of favourites is a painful task as you have to enter each favourite category manually using the remote.

    That said for a budget HD box it is very capable, the wifi dongle works well and I have thrown a few mkv files at it on USB and all played fine.

    Pie

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    Re: What is skybox f3

    so would anyone else recommend this box? just for starting out..?

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    Re: What is skybox f3

    Quote Originally Posted by zero_87 View Post
    so would anyone else recommend this box? just for starting out..?
    yes mate ive only just started out and i have 2 of them, simple to setup when u no how the epg is only now & next but i just get a tv mag lol. picture is great aswell and all for 50 too. i have 1 hardwired and 1 wireless, no probs with the hardwired 1 but sumtimes the wireless 1 freezes for a few sec but works fine 95% of the time.

    thanks u.s



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