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Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?

Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?

Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Free
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Yes, but only "sort of".

Freeview is the name of the (BBC-backed) digital TV system that uses hilltop transmitters to <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconrooftop aerials. It is run separately from the "Sky" <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconsatellite-to-dish service. free-to-VIEW is a term for satellite channels that need a viewing card to watch, but not to collect a subscription. free-to-AIR channels are ones that can be received without needing a viewing card or subscription.

The free-to-AIR satelite service backed by the BBC and ITV is called <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconFreesat. The free-to-VIEW service operated by Sky is called fSfS or Freesat from Sky.



As long as you have finished your first year, you can leave Sky when you want. To do this just give Sky a call and tell them you don't want to subscribe any more.

If you stop subscribing you will be able to watch the hundred or so free-to-air channels listed on <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconfree channels list. This service is called <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconFreesat from Sky (fSfS).

Some of the channels on the Freeview service are subscription only on satellite, specifically: 4Music, Challenge, Dave, Dave ja vu, Quest, VIVA and Yesterday . See these links to <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconcompare the TV channels on Freesat-from-Sky and Freeview, and to <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconcompare radio stations on Freeview and fSfS. Many homes have free satellite and Freeview to get the full range of channels.

You will still need to keep your Sky viewing card. If you stop subscribing on a Sky contract, you can keep using that card to watch 5USA, 5* and PICK TV, the so-called "free-to-view" channels. (All ITV channels are free-to-air).

It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way.

You will continue to get the full Sky EPG listings; you just will not be able to watch subscription channels.

If you want to go for <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAIAAACQkWg2AAAAAXNSR0IArs4c6QAAAARnQU1BAACxjwv8YQUAAAAJcEhZcwAADsMAAA7DAcdvqGQAAAAYdEVYdFNvZnR3YXJlAHBhaW50Lm5ldCA0LjAuM4zml1AAAAExSURBVDhPY3DuDCUJMXj1xTx884RIBFTM4NMX+59oAFSM0PDuy/sXH15B0OtPb7/+/AZk/PrzGyj18dunlx9fAxkoGoqXN8AdGjcr78Tdc0DG8TtngFKVq9vS5pcCGSgavv/6cfzOWaCi/dePfvv5HWiqa1fYihMbgFIR0zIm7ZoDZKBoAILzD6/ATQWChNkFHVunfPr+2aUrbO+1I0ARqIbT9y6kLygDOhpNQ9e2qZkLyy8+ugYURPHD5cfX69Z1f/v1HU3Dlgu7ffpj153ZBnQSRASqAcIBAjQN9149BHLLVjY3b+yHiBDQ8PfvX78J8a5d4evPboOIENAABEDjgSK3XtyDcNE1fPj26citU2+/vIfy//+/++oBUOTP378QLroGggCkgeTEB3QiCagzFAAXQjtWLaZMHgAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconHigh Definition, HD, you can <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconswap out your Sky box for a Freesat one very easily.

A card is not needed to watch BBC services, but it is needed to get the correct BBC ONE and BBC TWO regions on 101 and 102.

Another option is to disconnect your Sky Digibox altogether and <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link iconUpgrade from Sky to Freesat - ukfree.tv. If you have an HD-Ready TV and a standard Sky box, this is a good option.







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Kenyon
Sunday 19 October 2014 7:17PM

Hello again, thanks for that, the signal strength is around 50% and quality around 80% (pretty much as good as it has ever been) I have BBC news all the ITV channels and Ch4 plus one but not CH4... :-( and 4 seven it is bizzare.. will have another look tomorrow

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jb38
Sunday 19 October 2014 7:34PM

Kenyon : I also meant to add, check the "F" connector on the LNB to make sure that its not internally contaminated with water etc, as this is liable to cause problems by intermittently shorting out the band switching tone, or the voltages associated with polarity switching, if indeed not the actual signal itself.

All that said, on the assumption that have already tried disconnecting the power from the box for about 30 seconds or so before powering it up again, this being purely for the purpose of reloading the channels into the boxes memory.

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Kenyon
Sunday 19 October 2014 7:50PM

Thanks again jb,
I have redone the end at the LNB after noticing that it was a bit green. Yes I have done the usual disconnect an power up. Like I say I will play again tomorrow, subject to weather, I have checked again for proper alignment figures which I think should be 142 degrees 24 elevation and 15 degrees slew. it was a bit trial and error in the wind before so hope to get it sorted one way or the other tomorrow


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jb38
Sunday 19 October 2014 10:55PM

Kenyon: OK thanks, although it has to be said that 50% is at the lower end of what is considered as being an acceptable signal strength level, as anything much lower is liable to be bordering near to the boxes threshold level for reception, this always resulting in odd glitches in the picture now and again.

That said, the fact of the quality being so much higher does indicate that all is OK with your alignment, and that the apparent lower than normal signal strength level is purely down to the boxes less than enthusiastic level measuring system, as this varies from brand to brand..

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Suzette
Monday 20 October 2014 4:19PM Crediton

I am planning to swap my old TV for a flat screen TV. I am currently subscribed to a SKY package comprising TV, telephone and broadband. TV areal blew down years ago (no loss as very poor reception due to "valley" location), therefore satellite dish with SKY. Checked Freeview reception and it seems my postcode will not cover me -- EX17 4BS. Reading your comments about satellite dish TV channel availability it looks like I will be able to receive those "free to view" channels if I end my subscription to SKY (which I can do -- with one month's notice -- apparently). Or should I opt for your suggestion:
Another option is to disconnect your Sky Digibox altogether and upgrade from Sky to Freesat - ukfree.tv. If you have an HD-Ready TV and a standard Sky box, this is a good option.
Many thanks Suzette Hawkins

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Kenyon
Monday 20 October 2014 6:56PM

JB38 All seems sorted now. it must have been an alignment issue, just wasn't quite there. a bit of a tweek and hey presto. That said my signal strength is still just over 50% but as I seem to remember it was never much more than that before .
Thanks for your assistance.

Regards

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jb38
Monday 20 October 2014 7:58PM

Kenyon : Good news then!!, and as far as the 50% signal level is concerned, if you have previously been enjoying glitch free reception at that level, then there is no reason to suppose that you will not continue doing so, because I am quite sure that if a higher level was possible, you would have noticed this at some point during your alignment exercise.

Thanks for the update.

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MikeB
Monday 20 October 2014 8:57PM

Suzette: The choice is yours, but of course most people want to record and watch at their leisure, so the Freesat option is a good one (and yes, Freeview isn't really an option for you). A Humax Freesat PVR is currently ?179 <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAYAAAAf8/9hAAAA1ElEQVQ4y2P4jwZ+/vr5/9nbZ3D+nWd3/uMDDOgC339+/y+RavX/6qMb///////fpT7s/7azB3AawMSABbz+/Ilh0aHNDAwMDAyvPn9iWH9qFwMuwIRL4t+/fwzEACYGCsGoAVQwgIUYRZvPHWDQL/aE83dUz2OQFJIkzgVOWqYM5kpaDIqiMnBct7wHtwu+fP8CkWCGSPUnNxHnhT9//zBsPLmNYdHhLQwMDAwMztpGpAUiCzMLw9svnxi2XjjOkObgw2CvY0NcKKLnrufvnv8nBQAAmKHh8ugfYksAAAAASUVORK5CYII=" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.johnlewis.com link icon" link iconhttp://www.johnlewis.com/…2135 , and is the one we recommend at work. Since Sky will charge you ?10 a month to record, its basically paid for itself in 18 months.

Since that box has both scart and hdmi connections, you could swap it out right now, without changing your TV.

When you do want to change your TV, my advice would be to measure the width of your existing TV, and its depth - you will be surprised at just how big it is. If its a 28-32in deep TV, then your a 40-42in TV (remember the new TV will be much thinner, and will be pushed back still further). As for distance, try this guide - <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQAgMAAABinRfyAAAACVBMVEUAAADEDhwEAgSet+1jAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAAEJJREFUCNdNyqENgDAQAMDrU0aoZxN+BEZlBAzTYPAlKQaBvORKSyOSEhDapsqh6qewE6xCeYR6+14/hDl/nK7FeAHmww3DIJ3CgwAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.which.co.uk link icon" link iconWhat size TV should I buy? - Which? Technology - it agrees with what I've always said, about three times the size of the screen away from the TV is where you should be.

You should have Freeview HD as standard, and I'd go for one of the major brands (Panasonic, Samsung, Sony or LG) - they do good stuff! Expect to pay around ?299 for a basic 40in <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAYAAAAf8/9hAAAA1ElEQVQ4y2P4jwZ+/vr5/9nbZ3D+nWd3/uMDDOgC339+/y+RavX/6qMb///////fpT7s/7azB3AawMSABbz+/Ilh0aHNDAwMDAyvPn9iWH9qFwMuwIRL4t+/fwzEACYGCsGoAVQwgIUYRZvPHWDQL/aE83dUz2OQFJIkzgVOWqYM5kpaDIqiMnBct7wHtwu+fP8CkWCGSPUnNxHnhT9//zBsPLmNYdHhLQwMDAwMztpGpAUiCzMLw9svnxi2XjjOkObgw2CvY0NcKKLnrufvnv8nBQAAmKHh8ugfYksAAAAASUVORK5CYII=" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.johnlewis.com link icon" link iconBuy Samsung UE40H5000 LED HD 1080p TV, 40" with Freeview HD | John Lewis - the more you pay, generally the more equipment (like smart and wifi) you get (the very decent LG42 580 is ?379), and around the ?450-500 mark you'll go up to the mid level, which has a better picture. The Samsung 40 6400 is excellent value at ?449 currently.

Some TV's will have Freesat tuners, but I'm seeing a fair number with generic sat tuners (Sony and LG) - so you will get the channels, but you'll have to hunt around for them.

A great way to compare TV's is to go to a proper shop (not a supermarket or a catalogue), ask questions, and ask them to put on some film credits. They are black, white and they move. A great test for the black/white levels and how well it handles movement - which is what your paying for. Hope you get something thats perfect for you.

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Kim
Tuesday 21 October 2014 9:03PM

Hi
I am a Sky subscriber, I have Sky downstairs and have just cancelled Multiroom for upstairs (I have a second Sky Plus box upstairs).

I want to convert the second box to Freeview/FreeSat. MR has been cancelled, but cannot see any Freeview/Sat channels.

Not sure if having the MR/second box option has throws a spanner in the works. Can I have Sky downstairs and Freeview/Sat upstairs.

If so how do I do this?
Many thanks in advance.

R
Richard
Tuesday 21 October 2014 10:11PM

Ferom Jan 1st next year SKY will be obliged to pay vat collected from ROI suscribers to Irish Revenue.This is in response to a new EU directive that vat must be paid where a ompany has a presence in billing area.Vat is 23% in ROI .Sky will probably absorb the increase to remain competitive with UPC cable and Eircom.

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