What Can I Do With An Old Sky HD Box?

Can I use an old Sky HD box?

Can I use my old Sky Box for Free to Air TV.

Our answer; You can of course use your sky box to receive free to air TV channels if you so decide.

There is a helpful video on the subject there and should answer all your questions on moving from sky to free to air using the sky box itself..

Can I still watch recordings on my old Sky box?

There is no way to transfer recordings from your Sky+ HD set-top box to the new Sky Q hardware. So you’ll need to make your way through any leftover seasons you’ve got saved on your Sky+ HD box, and find time to watch that year-old film, before your Sky Q engineer knocks on the door.

Does your sky box still work without subscription?

When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.

How long do Sky Recordings last?

In most cases, you will find that you now have more time to watch before the downloads expire. However, on Q, you can only tell if the expiration date is 30 days or earlier. So if you don’t see an expiration date in Recordings for your downloads to Q, then you have at least 31 days to go.

Can you use an old sky box for Freeview?

It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way. You will continue to get the full Sky EPG listings; you just will not be able to watch subscription channels. … If you have an HD-Ready TV and a standard Sky box, this is a good option.

Can you still use your Sky box to record without subscription?

Re: Can i record now I have no subscription In addition, you won’t be able to play back any existing Recordings or access online services. Without a subscription, a Sky box becomes a basic Freesat decoder.

Do you still get Freeview if you cancel sky?

If you cancel your Sky subscription then you can keep the box as you own a Sky+ box and it will continue to receive the free channels but you will be unable to record them or watch any recordings back you might have made.

Can I use my Sky box as a Freesat box?

Can I use my Sky box (or another receiver) to get Freesat? If you have a Sky box and dish, you’ll be able to receive around 200 free-to-air channels without a subscription.

Do I have to return my Sky box?

You need to return your equipment within 60 days of your service(s) ending, or within 30 days if we’ve cancelled your services because you’ve fallen into debt – although sometimes we might ask you to return it sooner.

Can you transfer recordings from Sky Box to external hard drive?

It is not possible to transfer the content of your Sky+HD box to a computer or external hard drive. You can however transfer the content to a video/DVD recorder.

Can I watch recorded sky without signal?

Re: no signal need to watch recorded programs Your box needs a signal from the dish for you to be able to watch your recordings, so on the meantime for live TV and Catchup services you could use the Sky Go app.