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Guitar+Man
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Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

I currently have a Sky+ subscription that I'm thinking of cancelling. If I buy a FreeSat from Sky card will I still be able to use the box for recording programmes?
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Will276
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

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Hello there,

 

In order to use the Sky+ features you must have the Sky+ subscription on your account.

 

You get this free when you subscribe to a Sky TV package, but if you cancel your TV package you must pay £10.25 per month for the Sky+ subscription.

 

So yes you can use the record, live pause and fast forward ect but it will cost £10.25 per month.

 

Hope this helps.

Will :-)
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Andy+K967
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

Most of the other Freesat Boxes available from other manufacturers allow you to record/pause tv for no extra charge and are HD. Why should I pay SKY £10.25/month to be able to record?

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caesarome
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

 


Andy+K967 wrote:

 Why should I pay SKY £10.25/month to be able to record?


If you subscribe to any tv package, even the cheapest option at £19 per month then you don't have to pay the £10.25 a month fee to use the recording facility.

 

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whysthat
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

From what I've read further down you cant, which I think is a rip off. See the question posed by Andy+K967.

 

Why should someone pay to use the record facility on a sky+ box if they dont want to pay for a subscription, and have had a sky+ subscription for the full contract period+some?

 

How about someone giving a genuine honest answer to the question and not a polititians style answer!



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caesarome
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?


whysthat wrote:

How about someone giving a genuine honest answer to the question and not a polititians style answer!




What are you on about ?

 

The answer I posted above is correct, it is not my fault that you are not happy with it but that is what you have to do if you want to use the recording facility. If you want to complain then contact Sky and don't have a go at people who are just trying to help.

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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

 
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hadouken-andy
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

Hi barry+ford,

 

So the community offer assistance, it would be great if you could pop up a quick post detailing your query in more detail. 

 

As soon as we have this we can do our best to help :smileyhappy:

 

Cheers

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maggie11
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

if i canceled my tv viewing "SKYplus" and start using a Freesat card, my payment will go down to £22.75 a month.............this is only a reduction of £12 a month.........It's hardly worth the bother, and if i cant record, pause, or rewind i wont be too happy at all....

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caesarome
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

If you cancel your tv subscripition then you will not be able to record, pause etc as you have to be a paying subscriber to be able to do this. The only other way around it is if you do cancel you can pay £10.25 a month and sky will enable the recording, pause, rewind functions on your box.

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cicely
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

I currently have a Sky subscription using two SKY+ boxes and one multiroom. If I simply cancel the multiroon so that the service in that room reverts to Freesat, will I still be able to use the SKY+ facilites (record, live pause, etc...) in that room.

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Kenneth+M
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?


cicely wrote:

..... will I still be able to use the SKY+ facilites (record, live pause, etc...) in that room.....


Unfortunately not.

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zaax
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Re: Will Sky+ work with a FreeSat from Sky card?

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No. But if you get a FREESAT+ box you can do that for free, which is the route I'm am going.

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