This is probably not the best NG for this message If anyone can point me to
the appropraite one let me know
I took out a basic SKY subscription when I bought my digibox a couple of
years ago however I do not really find anything of worth from SKY and they
have been increasing the payments reqd too often lately for my liking
So if I were to cancel my subscription would this affect the operation of my
system as regards picking up the free to air channels and the operation of
the various menu choices etc. Would I just lose the SKY stuff or is there
any other implications Note I also use the digibox to connect to another
broadcasts on a separate satellite
He doesn't need to take his card out. His subscription card will revert to
a FTV card if he cancels his sub. It will be good for C4, C5 and ITV for a
few years yet. The BBC channels are FTA as is CNN, Euronews, $ky News and
some others. Practically all his radio is also FTA [free to air].
I'm making the assumption here that since he currently has a $ky sub, he
now has a series two card (the darker blue one with the cartoon house on
The BBC subsidised them until the BBC went FTA. After that they were no
longer free. Indeed as it stands at the moment, they won't be available at
all after the end of the month. But that deadline has already been extended
I have a number of systems including a fully motorised large dish (analogue
and digital), four $ky boxes and three other digital receivers.
On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 23:15:04 +0000, Simon Gardner wrote:
The site is very vague when it comes to some one who doesn't have or
want a Sky subscription in any shape or form. From the FAQ:
"This offer is also available to anyone requiring a card for the first
time and who doesn't wish to subscribe to a pay service."
So that would mean everyone who doesn't have a P2 (modern, yellow
house) card has to pay the £23.50. I guess very few people go out buy
a digital satellite reciever and install it themselves so most people
will have a P2 card by default (from $ky).
What happens after Jan 31st or end of 2005 is not covered at all. I
might, just might, get a digital sat setup sometime but I sure as hell
don't want to have to provide the damn thing with a phone line and pay
a sub to $ky. What does someone without a $ky card or sub do to get a
FTV card after Jan 31st?
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a card swap in 2006 that
"breaks" the current FTV system so those not with a $ky sub will need
to pay for a new card (again).
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
The $ky boxes are all second hand (last lot I bought were <GBP>50 each) and
provide the UK TV reception here, plus I'm a newsaholic and also watch
foreign TV a fair bit. Whilst I don't personally have a $ky sub, I do sub
for a basic French service.
 If there's something big going down - like a war - I'll have four news
channels on simultaneously. Not all of them will be UK ones. Generally one
TV will be on News 21 constantly - whatever's happening.
On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 16:18:59 -0000, "Mike Saunders"
Presumably you will be cancelling your Sky sub after the 12 months .
Cancelling your sub will NOT affect you being able to get any of the free
You will be able to get the BBC channels without doing anything
To get Ch 4 and 5 you will need to get a card-I foerget exactly where -but
it csts £23.50.
You say you use the didgibox to get programmes from another satellite -do
you use a motorised dish ??
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