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Old 05 July 2005, 08:37   #1
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.........does anyone know whether or not if my sky digi card will work in another unit. i.e If I buy another receiver from ebay/loot for my hoilday home and carry my card too and from the same, will it still work. A daft question perhaps however, someone informed me that Sky somehow block the use of your card in another box ! Anyone ????????????
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Hi

We use our Sky Card in our Motorhome, the only channels we don't appear to get are the Movie Channels which we can get at home. The only reason I can see for not getting, is the fact we do not have a tel line plugged in.

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No it wont work. The serial number of the receiver is known to the card and if it does not match the one Sky have on file it gets blocked.

All you have to do is ring Sky and tell them the new serial number from the services menu and it gets updated within about 30 mins.

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Thanks......

1. I have never had my telephone line plugged in and I get everything.

2. Will sky allow me to have two set top boxes for one card ?

Thanks again,
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You have asked us and got a variety of replies.

In order to win this years prize of "Statin The Bleedin Obvious"-have you asked Sky?
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Of course.......

......not, what's the fun in that ? Come on Brian - get with the programme, why go directly to the source when one can get 22 differing responses via the forum

Of course, you are right, when I get home and have the number to hand I will give them a call and post their official response tomorrow.
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Tee Hee, well my GUESS is that the card will work in any Sky box.
In fact I will go so far as to bet 10p on it.
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Bet accepted......

.......10p plus the cost of post etc ....... ohhh - can we stretch to such a sum.... ? I'll defo call now !
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why not.......

.....take the box too??
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Hi,

The answer is Yes and No

Yes, the card will work, but you will not receive any of the premium channels, Movies, Sports etc...

Your Viewing card is paired with your receiver, the only way to continue to receive all channels at another location is to take your receiver with you It should matter if it's not plugged into the phone line for a few days.

You don't need the phone plugged in in order to receive all your channels, however, sky do periodically tell the sat box to call out and pick up software updates etc.

Yes, you could ring sky and ask them to repair the card with the new receiver and get all the channels, however, when you get home, you'd have the same problem again, you'd then have to phone sky back and ask them to repair with your home receiver, I think they might get a bit miffed about that eventually LOL

You could try getting a multiroom subscription, however they normally like both boxes plugged into the phone line.

I did do this for a while, until they cottoned on and wanted to know why the second box was not connected to the phone

Else, if you can do without the premium channels, then you could just take the card and install in another receiver.

Hope this helps

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