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).
Might be a daft question but am upgrading to sky+ Hd after old digibox broke down but I don't have an Hd television and all sky sports channels are Hd will I be able to watch them .I never gave it a thought when arranging this update I don't want to be paying more and not getting the channels I watch the most.
Briantist: Yes! many thanks for pointing this out, apologies for aspersions relating to your site.
Although its rather puzzling as to how the colon appeared at the end of the URL, especially as the offending URL wasn't actually typed in but via "copy and paste" from address bar. Anyway, I will watch out for this potential problem in the future.
My contract with sky ends 27 March. I have a BT TV box which I have not connected yet. Should I disconnect the Sky box before connecting the BT box please. Also will I be able to record on my DVD player please.
ann: The only programme channels affected by cancelling your subscription are those dedicated to a Sky package, you can test this out for yourself by removing the viewing card and running through the programmes that you normally view, any dedicated to a package will trigger a "please insert card" message,
The other thing that should be pointed out being, that you will lose the ability to record or playback anything recorded on the hard drive, as Sky will disable access to this side of the box.
jeannette: You can leave the Sky box as it is. Just because your contract ends, it doesn't mean the box stops working - only that you cannot record, access what you've recorded and the channels available will be rather more limited.
The BT box is a rebadged Humax PVR, and works via Freeview, so they work entirely seperately.
If your DVD Player is only a player - then no, thats impossible (thats what the BT box will do). If you have an old style DVD recorder, then possibly. It will need either a Freeview tuner built into it (and connected to the aerial) or could be used via the Sky box (connected via a scart) and uses the Sky box as a sort of digibox. Unless you really need something on disc, I wouldn't bother.