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Sky dish + Freeview = ??????

TheWakeUpCall

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If you have all the sky equipment, including the box then you can buy the freesat card from sky for about £40 i think.

But bare in mind that freesat is missing most of the channels that makes freeview great, and doesnt replace them with anything good really (imo).
 

pinkhelmets

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you dont have to have a freesat card with a sky digibox, but if you choose then it costs £20. I have the oposite view to TheWakeUpCall's post above, i would swap E4 & More4 for the tons of extra on satellite anyday. Each persons view is different, but it still dont mean you can use a 'Freeview' terrestrial box with a sky dish :).
 

magistral

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I didn't think that you had to pay for freesat cards. Has that changed recently ?

When I got mine it was free, although I think the BBC were dishing them out then. I've got both freesat via a Sky digibox and Freeview (built into TV). Their channel line ups are similar. You need to look at the lists to see which suits you best. I keep the freesat as its connected to my Tivo for recording programs.

Mike
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I also use a Sky digi box connected to a Tivo, it's more reliable than the 2 Freeview boxes I've owned.

I bought my box off ebay from a seller in the west country, I live in the south, and apart from getting west country BBC1 and ITV1 it's great.

You can use a digi box without a card but won't receive ITV, CH4, Five and others.
 

pinkhelmets

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you will receive itv without a card.
To confirm guys, a freesat card costs £20 (has done for couple of years at least) and currently gets you these channels extra- Channel4, Five, Five Life, Five US, and Sky3.
 

Mujja

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oh! I thought ITV was missing, I'll check when I get home.

BTW, where can I get a freesat card for £20 from. When I called Sky last year I'm sure they wanted £20. I just need a new card for local news as right now I have to watch west country news :)