Freesat from Sky cards need updating
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If you have a Freesat from Sky system provided as part of the Digital Switchover Help Scheme or "Freesat from Sky" or "Pay Once Watch Forever" deals, you will be sent a replacement card.
- The cards cost 20 each. Visit sky.com/replacecard Get a replacement card to pay. If you bought or replaced your current viewing card before 1 May 2006, you have to pay, but they are free if you bought or replaced your viewing card after 1 May 2006.
- If you do nothing, you will no longer be able to receive FIVE USA, FIVE USA+1, FIVER, FIVER+1, Channel 4 HD and Sky3.
- In some regions (Anglia West, Central South-west, Meridian North, Meridian South-east, Tyne Tees South, East Yorkshire) you will need to reset the box to get ITV1. Follow these instructions to reset the box with the card removed.
- FIVE can still be watched, but you will have to do this via the "other channels" system.
Another option, from around 50 is to change your box for a new Freesat box, see Upgrading from Sky to Freesat. This requires no card and most of the channels on Freesat from Sky and does provides all the public service channels including those from ITV, Channel 4 and FIVE.
Freesat HD boxes are around 150, and this provides BBC and ITV HD, and is expected to have Channel 4 HD and FIVE HD very soon. Freesat+ boxes provides the facilities of Sky+ without any subscription, and cost from 250.
To add the free to air FIVE to an existing Sky box
First press the SERVICES button on the remote.
Now press button 4 for System Setup.
Now press button 4 again for Add Channels. From this screen press 10773to change the Frequency value, and then use the green arrow buttons to change all the values so they are exactly as shown, and the 'Find Channels' box has the highlight.
Now press SELECT. After about ten seconds the following screen appears. Use the green arrow buttons and the yellow button to put a tick against the line marked FIVE, as shown.
Now press SELECT.
Now press SELECT.
To watch FIVETo watch FIVE, press SERVICES then selection option 6 from the menu, and select FIVE from the list.
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