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Freesat from Sky cards need updating

Sky are changing their viewing cards again, and this means that you need to get a new card

Sky are changing their viewing cards again, and this means that
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If you are a Sky subscriber, please visit Home - Sky Viewing Help for details..

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.



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.

1
USING YOUR SKY DIGIBOX
2
TELEPHONE NUMBERS
3
PARENTAL CONTROL
4
SYSTEM SETUP
5
FAVOURITE CHANNELS
6
OTHER CHANNELS

Now press button 4 for System Setup.

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SYSTEM SETUP
1
PICTURE SETTINGS
2
SOUND SETTINGS
3
LANGUAGE & SUBTITLES
4
ADD CHANNELS
5
SYSTEM DETAILS
6
SIGNAL TEST
7
SYSTEM TEST

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.

Frequency (GHz)
10.773
Polarisation
H
Symbol Rate (Mbaud)
22
FEC
5/6
Find Channels
R Reset Symbol Rate & FEC settings

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.

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NEW CHANNELS
BBC One London
BBC Two England
BBC Four
CBBC
CBeebies
FIVE
tick
Y Store Channel
Press SELECT to continue

Now press SELECT.

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ASTRA CHANNEL SCAN
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Channel line-up complete
Press SELECT to continue

Now press SELECT.

To watch FIVE

To watch FIVE, press SERVICES then selection option 6 from the menu, and select FIVE from the list.

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USING YOUR SKY DIGIBOX
2
TELEPHONE NUMBERS
3
PARENTAL CONTROL
4
SYSTEM SETUP
5
FAVOURITE CHANNELS
6
OTHER CHANNELS


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