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Do Sky boxes work without subscription?

Do Sky boxes work without subscription?

If you don’t want to subscribe to Sky, your existing Sky box and dish should still be able to tune in to over 200 free-to-view channels after you cancel your subscription.

Will Sky replace a faulty box?

If you have a Sky Protect plan, Sky will send an engineer to replace or fix any faulty equipment within 2 days. This covers all types of Sky Q box, including the Sky Q Mini. If you don’t have Sky Protect you will have to call Sky directly to order a new box and to schedule an appointment with an engineer to install it.

What can I do with an unwanted Sky box?

You can also send us old equipment to recycle if it doesn’t need to need to returned. We can reuse most parts of your old products and any we can’t reuse, we’ll recycle. If your Sky TV or broadband equipment has been loaned to you s part of your subscription, when you leave, you’ll need to return it to us.

Can I use old Sky box for Freeview?

Many homes have free satellite and Freeview to get the full range of channels. You will still need to keep your Sky viewing card. It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way.

Can I still use my Sky box if I cancel sky?

Re: Will Multi-Room box work once I cancel Sky Subscription You have to return all your Sky Q boxes if you cancel your subscription, they are only loaned to you.

Is Netflix free with Sky signature?

The Sky Ultimate TV add-on gives you an inclusive subscription to Netflix to go with your Sky Signature package (worth £5.99 per month). You can watch Netflix through your Sky Q set-top box, or using any other device that’s compatible with Netflix.

What happens if my sky box breaks?

Re: Sky box broken If the hard disk has failed, Sky will replace the box, rather than repair it. Or you could obtain your own replacement box, possibly more cheaply, from eBay etc. Just be sure to choose only a DRX890 or DRX895 model.

How long do sky Q boxes last?

The 1TB box that’ll still enable you to store up to 500 hours of Full HD content and is also compatible with 4K Ultra HD.

What happens if I don’t return my Sky box?

If you don’t return this equipment within the time frame given, you’ll have to pay a Non-Return charge. We’ll contact you to let you know if you need to pay these charges and how much they are. Good to know: Not returning your equipment, and then not paying subsequent bills can affect your credit score.

Do I own my Sky box?

“Sky Q boxes and any other equipment we designate as Sky-owned will remain the property of Sky or another company in the Sky group of companies at all times (unless agreed otherwise) and are loaned to you at no cost.”

Can I still use my Sky box if I cancel Sky?

Can I use my old Sky Box with Sky Q?

The Q LNB is not compatible with previous Sky boxes or most other satellite receivers, like Freesat boxes. If you want to continue using the old box then you will need to ask for a Hybrid LNB to be fitted which allows a mix of Q and other boxes to be used.

Why are there so many dodgy sky boxes?

There seem to be more and more people using these dodgy skyboxes for illegal but cheap access to Sky sports etc. Surprised to see a group on Facebook, and people openly discussing it on the manx shops page.

Is it illegal to use a Sky Box?

Are these things legal now, or is it simply that people don’t realise it’s illegal and it will all kick off when the service gets pulled and people are left with boxes that don’t work? I wouldn’t. There’s every chance the server will be pulled; they’re doing something that isn’t legal. You’ll most probably have to faff around finding new servers.

Do you have to have a Sky Box to use Freeview?

It may not offer the same sports or movie range as Sky, but it still gives you a huge selection of channels for no cost at all (other than the charge for a TV licence). With the addition of a Freeview PVR, you can pause, rewind and record live TV, as well as setting a planner and series-link. These are all features you would get with a Sky box.

How much does Sky Box cost a month?

Been paying about 100 euro a month for Sky, with Sports and movies. Anybody have another alternative which I won’t have to send outside the country for? Ebay, order from the UK.