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What to do with old Sky box?

JackL

Established Member
I expect this has been asked before but cant seem find it.
I am having Sky+ installed next week and do not know what to do with old box.
Can it be used without a card in another room? does it have to be linked to the dish or can it work as a straight digibox.
If it has to be linked to the dish what are the chances of the installer fitting the cable for me and what would i expect to pay him. Is a cup of coffee enough.;)
Cheers
JackL
 

PD_BARBS

Established Member
You could probably use it in another room to pick up the freeview channels, but will need to purchase a freesat card at around £20, and also have it connected to the dish.
 

SamRadford

Prominent Member
You can use it without a card and get all FTA channels.
 

TaylorMUK

Established Member
Or you can get a few £££ by selling it on eBay
 

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