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    Barbarossa's Avatar mostly harmless
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    Do you really still need a viewing card for this racket, or is that just a load of chav-directed sky marketing pish??

    I read somewhere you need a card with a yellow house on it to watch ITV and Channel 4, wtf?

    Otherwise, am I correct in the assumption that if I've already got a sky satellite dish hanging off my house, and a muddy brown cable snaking its way into my living room, then all I need to do is buy a cheap digibox off of EBay, plug it in, and I'm away??

    Please can someone, preferably a well informed someone, advise me...?

    Thanks.

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    At the moment you still need a card, since ITV, Ch4 and Ch5 are contracted to using Sky for transmission. That will probably change when the contract expires or is bought back. FTV cards are no longer available.

    However, I'm told that if you get a card for one of the porn channels (for the minimum period of course ) then when it expires you can still use it as if it was a FTV card. Don't blame me if it doesn't work or you get callouses.

    Correction: FTV cards are available again, they cost 20.
    http://www.freesatfromsky.co.uk/?pID=6
    Last edited by lynx; 05-15-2006 at 07:06 PM.
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    or if you wish, you could get 2 mixes for a year, at 7.50 for 3 months, 15 for 9 months. you get 10 for signing up online, a nice new shiny digibox. and free instalation with new dish maybe, for 147.50,
    cancel after a year and you'll get your card converted to a freesat one.

    you can see the channel lineup on the link lynx put up. its basically freeview with a little more channels.

    edit: had a look on ebay and the cheapest digibox i could see was around the 30 mark. plus 20 for the freesat card, your talking about an extra 100 for a year, and thats new equipment. and installed,
    Last edited by Livy; 05-16-2006 at 12:21 AM.

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    Thanks for the info.

    I haven't decided what to do yet.

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