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I know this must have been discussed previously - I can't find where!
Can someone please tell me how to receive Sky in my MH.What do I need? I can receive all the Freeview Channels via my Maxview box, but would now like to achieve!! Sky.
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Very simple really. You need a satellite dish, a means of supporting the dish (tripod) or have the dish mounted on the roof.
Cabling from the dish to the satellite receiver (either Sky [freesatfromsky] or a Freesat receiver or even a free to air receiver). In simple terms pay Sky, don't pay sky but get a 7-day listing of channels on Freesat or lastly get all the free channels (hundreds).
From the receiver you would probably use a Scart cable to connect to the television.
It takes longer to type all of the above than to connect my setup which is:
Multimo dish on tripod.
Pace 12v Sky receiver with two modules selected.
M&S 15in. television
John
p.s. Snelly who is also a member can probably give you far more information. Also some people like to have a dish mounted on the van. A member who is Mr. VanBitz may be able to advise there.
 

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You may have to be a bit "creative" or econmical with the truth if you wish to have a Sky subscription for mobile use - as I don't think they approve of such - so you may want to consider not telling them such.

Also, Sky may cite some kind of copyright infringement issues if you want to travel outside of the UK - assuming you reveal such to them!

As a Sky subscription viewing card is parired to a specific receiver, a common option is to transplant the receiver from house to van and back again as required.
 

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strod said:
.......................As a Sky subscription viewing card is parired to a specific receiver, a common option is to transplant the receiver from house to van and back again as required.
You can use your subscription card in a different Sky box to your home installed box although it will only give you your subscribed channels up to the premium channels. ie You won't receive Sky sports and Sky film channels.
For those you will have to take your home Sky box or find an alternative solution.
 

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strod said:
You may have to be a bit "creative" or econmical with the truth if you wish to have a Sky subscription for mobile use - as I don't think they approve of such - so you may want to consider not telling them such.

Also, Sky may cite some kind of copyright infringement issues if you want to travel outside of the UK - assuming you reveal such to them!

As a Sky subscription viewing card is parired to a specific receiver, a common option is to transplant the receiver from house to van and back again as required.
Hi strod - and Hovis (I DO like your digestives !) - SKY don't mind in the least if you want to use their services in 'mobile use' - they will only have an issue with that if you tell them you will be using it outside the UK as their licencing arrangement is ONLY for the UK, as you mention in your next paragraph.

Although your SKY card IS paired to your digibox receiver, it will actually work in any box EXCEPT for the premium channels. For instance, I subscribe to the basic channels (about £15 a month, I think) which gets me Discovery, History, Science, National Geographic and a few others as well as the standat BBC and ITV channels - all of which work in both my digiboxes. But if I had subscribed to Sports or Films THEY would not work in my motorhome box without ringing SKY to nominate the MH box - in which case it would no longer let me view the premium channels at home, of course.
 

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But if I had subscribed to Sports or Films THEY would not work in my motorhome box without ringing SKY to nominate the MH box - in which case it would no longer let me view the premium channels at home, of course.
...which is what we/they don't like, of course. If you have premium channels, you'd have to ring up every time you're going away to nominate onto MH box, then back again to put onto home box on return. On an 0871 number at 10ppm, waiting 20 mins each time while they pick up c8ppm revenue share on it. Not to mention if you have a multiroom subscription they simply won't do it (*). Given we're away most weekends, that'd cost best part of a couple of hundred quid a year.

(*) well they will, but it's a bit cumbersome to have the box in the MH attached to same phone line as the rest of them in the house....extension cord tends to get a bit long when we've driven beyond the end of our street :wink:

Less hassle to just get a Dreambox from Snelly & take your card with you, leave the Sky box at home.
 

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If you have your telephone service through Sky then the call is free.
You do not need to have a telephone line attached. My son hasn't a landline but has just had Sky HD fitted and pays the relevant subscriptions to Sky who know there is no landline.
 

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Wasn't aware that Sky are giving away free calls to 0871. BT and a few others include 0870, but this is the first I've come across an inclusive 0871. In any case, they're still not the best at answering the phone...only last week Watchdog reported a call that went for 2.5hrs unanswered.

As for phone-line being connected, it's the multi-room which is the issue, not HD. If you have premium channels (e.g. sports, movies) and multi-room, it's a condition of contract that all the boxes have to stay connected to the same phone line. And yes, they do check it. Reason being it's to ensure that you don't take a multiroom subscription (at £10 extra) then lend the extra card to friends or family (who would save considerably more than £10 versus paying for premium channels). If you're caught without all boxes on a multiroom subscription not connected to the same phone line, you'll first get a warning letter then charged for N x premium subscriptions.
 

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Oops, sorry, my mistake...and for my sins I run the numbering committee of the UK telecoms standards agency so should know better...

Sky is of course on 0844 which is 5ppm rather than 0871 at 10ppm (versus 0870 which is evolving to geographic pricing). Saying that, 0871 falls under the remit of PhonePayPlus regulation, which limits the amount of time you can be placed on hold before the call is dealt with. 0844 has no such constraints. Of course, this is absolutely unrelated to Sky moving their numbers from 0870 to 0844 rather than 0871.

Sorry to have drifted off topic!
 

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Rosbotham said:
Oops, sorry, my mistake...and for my sins I run the numbering committee of the UK telecoms standards agency so should know better...

Sky is of course on 0844 which is 5ppm rather than 0871 at 10ppm (versus 0870 which is evolving to geographic pricing). Saying that, 0871 falls under the remit of PhonePayPlus regulation, which limits the amount of time you can be placed on hold before the call is dealt with. 0844 has no such constraints. Of course, this is absolutely unrelated to Sky moving their numbers from 0870 to 0844 rather than 0871.

Sorry to have drifted off topic!
When I've needed to Sky them from Spain, I found a geographical number on SayNoTo0870

I then call for free using a VOIP phone. Free and they don't know I'm not in the UK.
 

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Can I do a "Thread Highjack" (of sorts) please?

I have a Snelly-fitted Maxview. I don't have the proper Sky Channels but just the Free to Air stuff.

However the one channel I can't get ( and would like to get) is Sky Sports News....no matter how many times (and no matter where) I do an "autoscan" it never comes up on the list

I can get SSN at home with my PVR but absolutely no signs on my Maxview in the "wagon" -any ideas where it's hiding please??
 

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Sky Sports News is subscription via satellite but free on Freeview.
AAh!- so to get SSN I'd need to use my Status Directional aerial (with Avtex tellY) and not the "dish"???

Many thanks

:lol: :lol:
 
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