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Sky Satellite

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Sky Satellite

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:15 am

Ok Guys and Girls

I know there was a guide on here before the forums got whiped

I am looking at either buying sky and getting the card before I come out

or

whatever is the best thing to do

Thanks in advance

 

guyauk
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Re: Sky Satellite

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:40 am

Have you got a card already? If so just keep a UK bank account open for your subscriptions ... you can take your existing box and just buy a new dish.

If not, there are plenty of people over there selling SKY, but you need to shop around as prices vary tremendously

For info

www.simplydigital.co.uk/

 

Mitzyboy
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Re: Sky Satellite

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:40 am

thanks Mitzyboy

My rental agency said that if I buy in UK it might not work in spain due to the connections

Ever heard of that happening? Or am I worrying about nothing?

 

guyauk
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Re: Sky Satellite

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:31 pm

Hi

Like miztyboy said I think your best bet would be to register with sky before you leave, set up a direct debit from your bank account or credit card and bring your viewing card and digibox with you, and then buy a 1.5 dish here and pay someone to set it up for you, all in all should cost you around 200-250E max...and it should work fine as sky is British and loads of people have it out here, I had my digibox and viewing card sent over and it worked fine as you connect it to your tv through a euroscart cable.

If you buy the full sytem here from a sky dealer you could pay a lot more from 600+ maybe even a 1000, and your not guranteed all the channels, I know of people who have bought viewing cards here and a couple of months later lost their channels and could only receive the free channels.
But if you are only after the free channels that is another option buy a second hand digibox and you wont need a viewing card.

 

Raquel
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Re: Sky Satellite

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:19 pm

- guyauk

thanks Mitzyboy

My rental agency said that if I buy in UK it might not work in spain due to the connections

Ever heard of that happening? Or am I worrying about nothing?



No, never ...... but you will need a bigger dish in Spain. But the main problem for you I'm afraid is that if you get an account from SKY direct you will have an initial 12 month contract, during which time your box will need to be connected to a UK landline. So I don't think this will be an option for you I'm afraid. You will either have to buy from another company or buy when you are in Spain.

 

Mitzyboy
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Re: Sky Satellite

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:37 pm

- Mitzyboy

- guyauk

thanks Mitzyboy

My rental agency said that if I buy in UK it might not work in spain due to the connections

Ever heard of that happening? Or am I worrying about nothing?



No, never ...... but you will need a bigger dish in Spain. But the main problem for you I'm afraid is that if you get an account from SKY direct you will have an initial 12 month contract, during which time your box will need to be connected to a UK landline. So I don't think this will be an option for you I'm afraid. You will either have to buy from another company or buy when you are in Spain.



Hi, What happens is they will install it in the UK house and once the're gone you un-install it Very Happy well thats what we done, it was only set up for a day and no need to use the landline.

 

Raquel
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Re: Sky Satellite

Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:34 pm

- Raquel

- Mitzyboy

- guyauk

thanks Mitzyboy

My rental agency said that if I buy in UK it might not work in spain due to the connections

Ever heard of that happening? Or am I worrying about nothing?



No, never ...... but you will need a bigger dish in Spain. But the main problem for you I'm afraid is that if you get an account from SKY direct you will have an initial 12 month contract, during which time your box will need to be connected to a UK landline. So I don't think this will be an option for you I'm afraid. You will either have to buy from another company or buy when you are in Spain.



Hi, What happens is they will install it in the UK house and once the're gone you un-install it Very Happy well thats what we done, it was only set up for a day and no need to use the landline.



No so nowadays I'm afraid. I was threatened with disconnection after I upgraded in June last year to multi room, because it meant I had taken on a new 12 month contract. A month after setup I got a letter saying they were getting no call backs from the box, and about a month after that they increased my subscription by half and said they wouldn't reduce it until I plugged my box back to the telephone line. I eventually discovered that it was important to them because they discovered a lot of people were taking their boxes to holiday homes abroad and this was their way of stopping it

 

Mitzyboy
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