- Cancelling SKY, Can I use the Box as Freesat ?
As title suggests, never watch anything but BBC, CH4, and occasionally Film4.
I realise that i will not have the recording facility, but thats no big deal.
So if i cancel my subscription with Sky will the box (Thomson) be able to be used as a freesat box, or will there be a bit of tinkering required
Over to the STW maseeevPosted 6 years agoChrisAMember
You don’t need another card, your sky box will default automatically to freeview when you cancel your subscription and your notice period runs out.
If you have a sky box, it needs a card in it to work, in my experience, the card needs to be paired with the sky box and only sky can do that, so just be careful what you buy. It shouldn’t be necessary though if your just cancelling your subscription.Posted 6 years agounovoloMember
SKY engineer here, without a subscription your box will become effectively a freesat box.
Your current card will just have the subscription channels disabled on it ,so any free to view channels will be available still.
Also by keeping your current kind in you still be able to view Channel 5(not available when you remove the card) and also the regionalised programmes like BBC and ITV will be correct for your region still ie.Granada for the Nth West,Central for down south etc.
You may notice 1 or 2 channels that are not available that you would get on freeview or a Standalone Freesat box.
If you have had your Sky box for 12months or more it is now yours,Under 12 months and Sky may send a engineer for it.Posted 6 years ago
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