Question: What Do You Do With An Old Sky Box?

How can I get a better deal from Sky?

16 top Sky haggling tipsDo a channel audit.

Timing is crucial.

Benchmark the best deal.

Tell ’em you’re happy with Freeview.

Use Sky’s price promises against it.

Get through to the retentions department.

Use charm, chutzpah, cheek…

and a smile.

Use the phrases that pay.More items…•.

Can I transfer recordings from my Sky box?

Standard Member. Exporting of recordings as data files from your Sky+ box is not supported. The USB sockets on Sky boxes are non-functional and you can’t copy off recorded programmes from Sky+ onto a USB stick, or stream off content as data to a PC.

Can you sell a sky box?

Sell it! Provided you’re out of contract with Sky and the box is yours to sell, then you could consider selling it on eBay, where they can earn some decent money. If a Sky box breaks, they’re expensive to replace and many opt for a second-hand box as an alternative.

What channels do you still get when you cancel sky?

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.

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 transfer my sky recordings to a new 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.

Can I use my old Sky dish for Freesat?

Moving to Freesat is very simple, especially if you have an existing satellite dish. Even if you’ve not used it for a while, you just plug your satellite cables onto the back of one of our boxes and you’re good to go.

Is now TV better than sky?

Sky TV have the biggest range of premium TV channels, but Now TV can offer contract-free access to some of Sky’s content. … However, this comes with higher monthly payments and an 18 month contract. For those on a budget who want more flexibility in their pay TV packages, Now TV may become the better option.

Can I still watch recordings on my old Sky box?

When you want to watch a recording on your Sky+HD box remove card from Sky Q box located on the side of your Sky Q box. … Return your card to Sky Q box and do the same and pair your viewing card back to your Sky Q box. You now have access to all your Sky Q recordings.

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

Sky boxes can now record without a sky channel subscription, previously £120 a year just enable recording.

What can I do with my old Sky HD box?

Your old Sky box will still work as a Freesat from Sky box to receive free channels on it, but you won’t be able to pause, record or watch any old recordings on the box anymore. Alternately you can give it to friends or family who want a Freesat box, or sell it on eBay (don’t expect to get much for it).

Do you need to return your 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 I 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.

Does your sky box still work without subscription?

Re: Cancelling sky subscription and keeping equipment 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.