Olympic channels on old sky digibox

jlearmonth

Active Member
I have a Humax which the wife can watch all the Olympics on.
In the spare room I have an old Sky digibox on which I watch the free to air channels (or what ever they are called).
I often use it to watch CBS "Star Trek".
Can I get the new Olympic channels i.e. the BBC Olympic channels?
Had a quick play but no success.
Thanks
JL
P.S. I seemed to be permanently relegated to the back room whilst the Olympic crap is on.
 

logiciel

Moderator
They should be on the EPG, from 450 onwards at a guess.
Why is the thread in the Freesat forum?
 

logiciel

Moderator
Its a free to air channel , I assume.
And a satellite channel.
JL
Correct, and those factors do not make the thread into one for the Freesat sub-forum.
FS is the name of the company of which the sole purpose is to provide an EPG - diffeent from the EPG provided by Sky - for free channels of which the broadcasters choose to pay for the facility and which is available only on machines that they authorise - and those do not include Sky ones.
 

jlearmonth

Active Member
OK sky if you want.
But I defiantly don't want sky just the free channels which I thought the Olympics were !
Tried again this morning, 450 reports in red "Channel unavailable"
Tried a manual tune to some parameter I found on the net.
This resulted in "No Signal".
It's an old (Grundig I think) digibox.
Any ideas, is it possible ?
Then I can get the wife off the Humax Foxsat.
Oops, perhaps I can't mention that in the Sky forum.
Thanks
JL
 

adebig

Well-known Member
Have you got an old Sky card to try in the box, you may be lucky and get the channels restored ?
 

logiciel

Moderator
the free channels which I thought the Olympics were
450 reports in red "Channel unavailable"
Yes, they are.
Is that report on the EPG, or when you key in 450?
 

adebig

Well-known Member
Sky appear to have blocked these channels unless you have a valid subscription card or Freesat from Sky card in the box.
 

logiciel

Moderator
I suppose they could block them in the sense of not putting them on the EPG.
If you have the Add Channels option they're on
10876 V 22000 5/6
10921 H 22000 5/6
11469 H 27500 2/3
 

jlearmonth

Active Member
Magic that was the spell casting I needed.
It's added them under "Other Channels"
And they seem to work.
Yuk I hate the Olympics.

Very many thanks.
JimL
 

davedrizen

Active Member
if you press the red button on BBC1 (ch 101) while the Olymics are on you should get a option "Olympics " press this and you should be taken to a screen where you can choose a sport. Without having to go in to the EPG I have tried this with a sky box without a card and it dose work.
 
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logiciel

Moderator
Good news on two fronts then - success in finding them - and a share of my distaste for running jumping throwing and hitting as public entertainment.
 

jlearmonth

Active Member
No relation.

It's an old Grundig digibox , I don't think it has "Red Button" capabilities ?

It does have a red button though, and a few other coloured buttons !

Still will try it tonight.

Thanks
JL
 

davemurgatroyd2

Distinguished Member
No relation.

It's an old Grundig digibox , I don't think it has "Red Button" capabilities ?

It does have a red button though, and a few other coloured buttons !

Still will try it tonight.

Thanks
JL

All Sky digital satellite receivers have access to interactive options via the red button.
 

jlearmonth

Active Member
Ohhh Ahhh so it does, wonderful !
I shall have a big play.
Thanks to all.
P.S. Is there a button to make it dispense ale ?

JL
 

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