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Discussion topic: Have warning on screen losing sky channels soon

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This message was authored by Stephen461 This message was authored by: Stephen461

Have warning on screen losing sky channels soon

Get sky tv through a grundig box since 1998 been no problems until now 

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This message was authored by Annie+UK This message was authored by: Annie+UK

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ALL Sky SD owned channels are soon to change their delivery protocol to one that only the HD boxes can process so ALL older SD only boxes will be defunct for these channels

 

Either replace your incompatibile boxes with a second hand Sky+HD box (DRX890 or DR895) or upgrade to Sky Q/Sky Glass/Sky Stream

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This message was authored by Stephen461 This message was authored by: Stephen461

Re: Have warning on screen losing sky channels soon

Thank you 

This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

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@Stephen461 wrote:

 since 1998 


That being a quarter of a century ago would be the clue; )

Note that Sky will only advise moving to the Q platform (or streaming) because those are their current platforms: if you don't wish to do so then you'd need to source a late model (c2015) Sky+ HD box second hand, as @Annie+UK indicates.  These are around £30 on eBay: it's unclear if Sky intends to keep them in support until satellite television is no longer a thing.

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This message was authored by HeathHayle This message was authored by: HeathHayle

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@Annie+UK wrote:

ALL Sky SD owned channels are soon to change their delivery protocol to one that only the HD boxes can process so ALL older SD only boxes will be defunct for these channels

 

Either replace your incompatibile boxes with a second hand Sky+HD box (DRX890 or DR895) or upgrade to Sky Q/Sky Glass/Sky Stream


is there any non free channels thats arent sky owned channels that will still work or will all pay channels stop working?

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This message was authored by nigea99 This message was authored by: nigea99

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@HeathHayle wrote:

@Annie+UK wrote:

ALL Sky SD owned channels are soon to change their delivery protocol to one that only the HD boxes can process so ALL older SD only boxes will be defunct for these channels

 

Either replace your incompatibile boxes with a second hand Sky+HD box (DRX890 or DR895) or upgrade to Sky Q/Sky Glass/Sky Stream


is there any non free channels thats arent sky owned channels that will still work or will all pay channels stop working?


I have not read anything specific from other providers such as UKTV (Alibi  Gold, Eden (the subscription channels) , Drama, Dave,  W, Yesterday (Free)) but I think it may only be a matter of time before they switch also

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