MaxView and Sky

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  1. CG235

    CG235 Read Only Funster

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    Hi All

    I have just fitted a Maxview 65 twin cable Sat Dish with the intention of using my Sky+box whilst abroad. However Sky now tell me that this is a no-no!

    Have I just wasted extra money on the twin cable bit or is there a way around this?

    What are the best options for this dish?

    All advice gratefully received!!!

    Regards

    Clive
     
  2. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Using any sky box anywhere other than the UK is a No No
    It hasnt stopped anyone yet:RollEyes:
     
  3. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    actually, speaking to sky the otherday, using a sky box anywhere other than your front room is a no no. Strange that? mine worked perfect in the French Alps last week:BigGrin:
     
  4. Larrynwin

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    Somebody in a recent similar thread said that for a fee sky had paired a viewing card with a second receiver to enable the user to take it on his travels
     
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    the sky viewing card you refer to costs £20 and only gives access to the non-paid for channels that you pick up on sky so doesnt give you sky movies, sky sports etc.
     
  6. Satandpcguy

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    The use of a Sky card outside the UK and ROI is against the terms and conditions of the Sky contract, so of course they are going to say, when you call them, you cannot use it abroad.

    As mentioned, it has not stopped people doing so, but if Sky find out that your box is walkabouts then the card will be deactivated (ie if youc all them and say my card is 123456789 and I am in Spain!)

    Multiroom cards require to be connetced to a UK phone line at all times of the contract, stops you from giving the cheap discounted card to someone else!

    As are new installations, that are discounted by Sky.

    But in some cases it is possible to PAY and extra sum on top of the installation fee to "forgo" the telephone connection, as they do acknowledge that not all rooms or homes have land line connections.
     
  7. clayx

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    when away i always take my sky+ box (pay more than enough for it, they know what they can do with their contract). plug it into my free standing max view dish and happy days, the only problem with single cable is that you cannot 'tape' one channel and watch another but if you are not using the box then you can select and 'tape' a prog.
     
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    dick turpin

    Sky have to be the worst company we have ever delt with, their public relations is a disgrace, hence we packed them and their contract up 3 years ago.

    My friend phoned them to tell them his father didn`t want their services anymore, they told him he couldn`t just stop paying, well actually my father has just past away that`s why we don`t need sky tele anymore.
    To his amazment the sky rep on the phone told him they would just keep taking the direct debit, David realising he hadn`t given his name ot details said yeah ok goodbye.

    We have got by with freeview and freesat since then with no worries.

    At least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask!!
     
  9. madbluemad

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    Never again would I entertain SKY. Unless of course I'm in some pub or club watching a footy match for nout.

    Jim
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