Sky - £20 card??

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  1. Teasy2007

    Teasy2007 Funster

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    Hi, does anyone know about the one off £20 viewing card Sky are selling for motorhomes??

    Does it receive all the free channels including 4 and 5??

    Ginny
     
  2. Geo

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    Yes it do Ginny, If the sky box is left turned off in your motor home 4 and 5 may have to re set ,takes a few mins and you may think you have lost them, but fear not
    If you have sky at home you can use that card in the motorhome too, and if you have a package with sky most of that will work too inc 4 and 5
    Geo
     
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    Try and plug the unit in before leaving home for a few hours then try and plug it in the minute you arrive at your destination.

    Can sometimes speed thing up by taking the card in and out once its plugged in at your destination if it's not working and one other tip is to switch the power off completely if you cant get it the replug it.
     
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    A sky FTV card unlocks
    C4, C4+1, Five, Fiver US, Five US+1, Fiver, Fiver+1, Sky Three, (and in some sky receiver Setanta Sports News, and Fox News)

    You can also watch C4 without a Sky card - use the frequency 10729 V , 22000, 5/6 - channel tagged as 8350 - this is the free C4 version used by freesat receivers.

    If sky cards have been without a signal from the satellite for a few months they "go to sleep". They can be woken up by receiving a signal over 24 hours. However, some FTV cards have been know to die completely after not getting a signal for over 3 months - in which case a new card is requried.

    FTV and SKy cards will work in all Sky recivers. Sky Sports and Movie channels will only work in their designated "home " sky box. There are however some recivers that can have their firmware updated to and can recieve these channels OK. The downside of this is that you loose your friendly Sky EPG.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Teasy2007

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    Thanks for all the information guys, just one further question.

    We have Sky+, but only a single LNB in the motorhome, if I take the Sky+ can I still record programmes, I realise I wont be able to record and watch another channels but will it still work?

    Ginny
     
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    yes you can record onto a Sky+ using only one input

    but in most cases (see how i am covering myself there :Smile:)

    to record the channels / programme you are watching the cable from the dish uses input one.

    to record future programmes (ie things set in the planner) the box uses input 2.

    it will not be able to record two programmes on different channels unless you physically turn to the second channel - not very good if you are out for the night and want to record from 2 different channels.

    mind you saying that, i do not know how the manual record function uses the 2 inputs....i may try that out later...

    hope this helps
     
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    Channel List

    Here is a list of free to view channels those with an Astrix require a viewing card, though Ch 4 may now be available without a card


    • AIT Int'l
    • AnimeCentral
    • BBC FOUR
    • BBC THREE
    • BBC1
    • BBC2
    • BEN
    • BET
    • Channel 4 *****
    • Channel 4+1*****
    • Channel M
    • fame TV
    • Fight Network
    • Film24
    • five *****
    • Fiver *****
    • Fiver+1 *****
    • Five US *****
    • Five US+1 *****
    • Hollywood TV
    • Info TV2
    • Information TV
    • ITV1
    • ITV2
    • ITV2+1
    • ITV3
    • ITV3+1
    • ITV4
    • Life One
    • Men & Motors
    • My Channel
    • Nuts TV
    • OBE
    • Open Access
    • Open Access 2
    • Open Access 3
    • Passion TV
    • propeller
    • Pulse
    • Raj TV
    • Red
    • S4C
    • S4C (Wales)
    • Simply TV
    • Sky3*****
    • Sumo+1
    • Urban TV
    • Zone Reality
    • Zone Reality+1
    • Zone Reality X
    • Zone Romantica
    Movies


    • Film4
    • Film4+1
    • movies4men
    • movies4men+1
    • movies4men2
    • Nollywood
    • True Movies
    • True Movies 2
    • Zone Horror
    • Zone Thriller
    Lifestyle



    • Baby Channel
    • Best Direct
    • Best Direct+
    • bid tv
    • Celebrity Shop
    • Chat Box
    • Create & Craft
    • Dating Channel
    • Entrepreneur
    • Fashion TV
    • Gala TV
    • Gay Date TV
    • Gay Network
    • Gems TV
    • Gems TV 2
    • Golf Pro-Shop
    • Home&Travel
    • Horse & Country
    • i Play TV
    • Ideal World
    • Jewellery Ch.
    • JJB Sports
    • JML
    • JML Choice
    • JML Innovation
    • JML Lifestyle
    • JML Solutions
    • Live Roulette
    • LivinginSpain
    • Luxe TV
    • Mainstreet
    • Max TV
    • O'seasproperty
    • Performance
    • Pitch TV
    • Pitch World
    • Price Crash
    • Price Crash 2
    • price-drop tv
    • QVC
    • Real Estate TV
    • Real Estate TV +1
    • SA Direct TV
    • Shop on TV
    • Simply Ideas
    • Smartlive
    • Smart Shop TV
    • speedauctiontv
    • Stop + Shop
    • Teletext Hols
    • Thane Direct
    • Thomas Cook
    • Thomson TV
    • Travel Ch +1
    • Travel Channel
    • Travel Channel2
    • TV SHOP
    • TV Warehouse
    • TVW Select
    • TVWarehouse 1
    • U Save.TV
    • Vinappris
    • Vitality
    • Wedding TV
    • Wedding TV+1
    • Wine TV
    • YouPlay TV
    Music



    • before
    • Bedroom TV
    • Bliss
    • Bubble Hits
    • Channel U
    • Chart Show TV
    • Clubland
    • Fizz
    • Flaunt
    • MusFlash
    • NME TV
    • oMusic tv
    • ROCKWORLD TV
    • Scuzz
    • The Vault
    Special Interest


    • AAG
    • AAJ TAK
    • Aapna Channel
    • Abu Dhabi TV
    • ARY QTV
    • ARY Oneworld
    • Audi Channel
    • B4U Music
    • Bangla TV
    • Brit Asia TV
    • Celebrity Shop
    • Channel 'S'
    • Channel S ATN
    • Channel S NTV
    • DAYSTAR
    • DD-India
    • DD-News
    • DM Digital
    • DM Gold
    • EWTN
    • Faith
    • Genesis
    • Geo News
    • GEO UK
    • GOD Channel
    • GOD Europe
    • Gospel Channel
    • Inspiration
    • Islam Channel
    • KICC TV
    • LOVEWORLD TV
    • Mana Telugu
    • MATV National
    • mta-muslim tv
    • Music India
    • Noor TV
    • PCNE Chinese
    • Peace TV
    • Psychic TV
    • PTV Global
    • PTV Prime
    • Record TV
    • revelation
    • Sunrise
    • SupremeMastr
    • TBN Europe
    • Teachers TV
    • UCB TV
    • Venus TV
    • Wonderful
    • Word Network
    • Zee Music
    • NDTV Imagine
    • Glory TV
    News and Docs



    • Al Jazeera Eng
    • BBC NEWS 24
    • BBC Parliament
    • Bloomberg
    • Business Chnl
    • CCTV-9
    • CNN
    • Community Chnl
    • EuroNews
    • France 24
    • Russia Today
    • S4C2
    • Setanta Sports News*****
    • Sky News
    Kids


    • CBBC Channel
    • CBeebies
    • CITV
    • POP
    • POP+1
    • Popgirl
    • Tiny POP
    • Tiny POP +1
    • jazeerachildren
    • PLUS ALL YOUR FAVORITE RADIO CHANNELS FREE
     
  8. Teasy2007

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    I think we will take it to Lincoln and try it out there, we are going back to France and Spain in the Autumn and I want it sorted for then.

    We have just bought a Horizon digital satellite meter. Do you know how this works? I tried to download the regions but was unsure what the website meant by selecting a region and then naming it. Does that mean we have a uk one which automatically tracks Astra 2 in the Uk and one for France and Spain etc. I am afraid I chickened out of downloading them in case I messed things up!

    Ginny
     
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    its been a while since i have seen an horizon meter.......

    just looking at the download site for horizon, it looks like you can also download updated digital terrestial data, and by selecting the region you can specify which TV transitters you want to search for also - for the UK i recognise Crystal Palace and keithly transmitters.

    i dare say also in the download will be an updated transponder list for satellite searching - selecting europe as your region will download the main european satellites, selecting africa will downlaod the main african satellites.
     
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    Couldn't you give us the full list Geo:Wink::Laughing::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


     
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    SKY card

    :thumb:Give ROADPRO a call, they have a web site and are very helpful. See them at most camping shows
     
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    quiet day i see geo:Rofl1::Rofl1: and i bet you are bushed:Smile:never mind pam will look after you in her usual way:Rofl1:
    ruth
     
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    Bushed? I bet he has RSI after that wee list! :Rofl1:
     
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    not fully up-to-date....try channel 888 - awareness.
    they have live streaming of their fishtank :Eeek:

    a new depth of tv low?:BigGrin:
     
  15. Geo

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    Not a bad effort from memory though:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
    Psst Ruth I nicked the list of an ebay add shhh:Eek!:bet he nicked it from elsware:thumb:
     
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    sky card

    HI...SKY CARD WILL RECEIVE CHANNEL 4 AND 5............BUT......IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO SKY AT HOME...TAKE YOUR HOME SKY CARD WITH YOU AND PUT IT IN YOUR MOTORHOME SATELLITE SKY RECEIVER....YOU WILL GET ALL THE BASIC CHANNELS,AND THE FAMILY PACKAGES.....BUT NOT FILMS AND SPORT CHANNELS....RE:Eeek::Wink:GARDS MIKE
     
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    All this SKY in the motorhome confuses me :Sad:

    Are you saying that if I get a dish I can take my sky box with me on my trips and I will be able to use it just like it was at home? :thumb:

    It's actually a Sky+ box but i guess that wont stop it working as a regular Sky box?
     
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    Yes no problem we do that all the time even to Ireland, France and Spain!:thumb:

    Regards Pat
     
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    Yes, we do it all the time & have done since our first motorhome trips. :thumb:
     
  20. gazza

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    Sorry for being thick, but I have a spare sky plus box so if i use this and take the card out of my home sky+ box will it work ? (I know i dont get full plus functionality). Not sure if the card needs to be paired to the new box ??
     
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