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Old January 24th 14, 11:11 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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A friend wants to know if he took his viewing card to another sky box in
another postcode district would he receive all the channels on his package?
The second box has only basic package associated with its viewing card.
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Old January 25th 14, 05:54 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:11:56 +0000 (UTC),
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A friend wants to know if he took his viewing card to another sky box in
another postcode district would he receive all the channels on his package?
The second box has only basic package associated with its viewing card.

He'll get all the "free" channels appropriate to the postcode that the
card was set up with along with any paid-for channels which are not
locked to the first box.
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Old January 25th 14, 10:55 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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Charles Ellson wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:11:56 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

A friend wants to know if he took his viewing card to another sky box in
another postcode district would he receive all the channels on his package?
The second box has only basic package associated with its viewing card.

He'll get all the "free" channels appropriate to the postcode that the
card was set up with along with any paid-for channels which are not
locked to the first box.


Thanks for that. Would you explain meaning of channels bring "locked to the
first box"? Essentially, my friend is hoping to be able to view Sky Sports
when on holiday in accommodation which has a Sky box with basic channels.
Not sure if this is basic Sky package with a viewing card, or the "free"
channels viewable without one.

George
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Old January 26th 14, 05:44 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:55:52 +0000 (UTC),
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Charles Ellson wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:11:56 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

A friend wants to know if he took his viewing card to another sky box in
another postcode district would he receive all the channels on his package?
The second box has only basic package associated with its viewing card.

He'll get all the "free" channels appropriate to the postcode that the
card was set up with along with any paid-for channels which are not
locked to the first box.


Thanks for that. Would you explain meaning of channels bring "locked to the
first box"? Essentially, my friend is hoping to be able to view Sky Sports
when on holiday in accommodation which has a Sky box with basic channels.
Not sure if this is basic Sky package with a viewing card, or the "free"
channels viewable without one.

The experts with current information have mostly wandered off
elsewhere (e.g. to DigitalSpy) so I'm having to do this to the best of
my recollection which was that "ordinary" subscription channels ($ky 1
and similar) just need a paid up card to make them work even if you
have borrowed a friend/neighbour's card but the more expensive sports
channels require the card recorded as supplied to a particular box
thus preventing e.g. your local pub landlord borrowing your card to
show a football match without him having to take out the more
expensive commercial subscription. The quick way to find out if any
channels are tied to your own box is just to put the card in a
friend's box and see which channels (if any) don't appear; AFAIAA
there should be no adverse effects.
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Old January 26th 14, 12:31 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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On 26/01/2014 06:44, Charles Ellson wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:55:52 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

Charles Ellson wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:11:56 +0000 (UTC),
wrote:

A friend wants to know if he took his viewing card to another sky box in
another postcode district would he receive all the channels on his package?
The second box has only basic package associated with its viewing card.

He'll get all the "free" channels appropriate to the postcode that the
card was set up with along with any paid-for channels which are not
locked to the first box.


Thanks for that. Would you explain meaning of channels bring "locked to the
first box"? Essentially, my friend is hoping to be able to view Sky Sports
when on holiday in accommodation which has a Sky box with basic channels.
Not sure if this is basic Sky package with a viewing card, or the "free"
channels viewable without one.

The experts with current information have mostly wandered off
elsewhere (e.g. to DigitalSpy) so I'm having to do this to the best of
my recollection which was that "ordinary" subscription channels ($ky 1
and similar) just need a paid up card to make them work even if you
have borrowed a friend/neighbour's card but the more expensive sports
channels require the card recorded as supplied to a particular box
thus preventing e.g. your local pub landlord borrowing your card to
show a football match without him having to take out the more
expensive commercial subscription. The quick way to find out if any
channels are tied to your own box is just to put the card in a
friend's box and see which channels (if any) don't appear; AFAIAA
there should be no adverse effects.




certainly when i subsribed to sport and movies i found that while my
card would unscramble general scrambled channels on another box, they
would not unscramble the premium ones - i.e sports and films.
those were box specific locked.

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