[Crew] So... how does Freesat actually work....

Nan0byte nanobyte at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Dec 14 19:43:25 GMT 2006


Q did you buy your card from Sky or another party?


Minus Q wrote:
> On 14/12/06, Binary Sheep <binary.sheep at gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> From what i have seen i think they update your skybox down the Sat Connection.
>> And tell the sky box to allow this sky card to work.
>>     
>
> I'd be surprised if they updated a single box over a satelite
> connection used for talking to *all* the Sky boxes... then again I
> don't suppose there's any way to pass a message otherwise.  I presumed
> that Sky would give me some kind of activation code over the phone.
>
>   
>> Although i have three sky cards and they all work fine in my sky box.
>> If i can find it and you want it i have a walk through guide on how
>> the inside of a sky box work some where.
>>     
>
> Thanks for the offer, but that's fine, I was just after a high level view.
>
>   
>> Out of curiosity when you do get your sky card and you put it in for
>> the first time (before registering with sky) could you email me the
>> message you get on screen if any.
>>     
>
> Certainly.  I can't get my dish fitted until really early next year,
> so I'll get the details to you then....
>
>   






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