Cancelled Sky

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When you cancel your Sky subscription the card with continue to provide FTA content. If you take the card out of the box you'll get hardly anything...

No need to invest in a cheap Freeview box tbh.
 
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Danger Phoenix said:
She said she couldn't get anything with that card :confused:

Strange that - I've been using cancelled subscription cards in 2 seperate boxes for a good while now. Both are 100% perfect for FTA.

Another way was to ring up one of the pr0n channels and they send you Sky card which you can then use for FTA. Think I had to pay about £10 though.
 
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postmanfw said:
Cancelled mine over 3 years ago and still get all the free channels using same card it first came with. Never had it connected to phone line though.....could that make a difference?

I don't connect any of my 3 boxes to the telephone line either (1 box has a subscription).

This might be the difference love :D
 

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Danger Phoenix said:
She said she couldn't get anything with that card :confused:

She will get BBC channels completely regardless as they arnt even encrypted, you dont even need a card inserted for them to work. The other FTV channels should work with her ex-sub card. They have worked with every ex-sub card ive ever seen certainly.
 
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Tesla said:
As Jez has said, there must be a fault somewhere as you can pick up many channels, including BBC with no card at all.

Quoted for the truth.

Channel 4 and 5 are examples of FTA channels that won't work without a card.
 
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FunkyT said:
Channel 4 and 5 are examples of FTA channels that won't work without a card.
That's because they are not FTA, they are FTV.

FTA = Free-To-Air- -> Anybody can watch them with just a receiver as they are unencrypted.

FTV = Free-To-View -> Anybody can watch them but they're encoded so decoding equipment is required. The idea behind this is that in the case of Ch.4 and five, the decoding equipment (i.e. card) is only available to residents of England. So although the signal is broadcast over most of Western Europe on people living in England can watch it. However, it's not hard for a Spanish bloke to get a card but this shouldn't be discussed.

There are talks of offering a full FTA package of the Freeview channels but nothing is supposed to happen before June next year! GET A MOVE ON!
 
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Out of interest, does anyone know why the other main channels are encrypted? Anyone can get hold of an ex-sub card for pennies which will decode them, i cant see the point.

edit: i see your edit. Rather pointless even so due to your last point. Oh well.
 
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Jez said:
Out of interest, does anyone know why the other main channels are encrypted? Anyone can get hold of an ex-sub card for pennies which will decode them, i cant see the point.
Just edited above post.

There are plans to FTA the "Main Freeview" channels, just no deadlines!
 
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