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Old 24-08-07, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just read a post - bit worrying now.... what is the difference between FTA and FTV channels?? does this mean i wont able to get BBC1 - 4 Itv 1- 4 and all the other UK freview channels on the set up in the previous post, SL65/12 Dish 60 cm, and 35 Cm I assumed that they were the same, if not then i am stuffed!!! coz that was the idea in the first place - getting the BBc - ITV and the ftv channels as getting a signal in the IOM is virtually impossible on a normal aerial in some locations - namely mine!..... oh dear :spite:
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Old 24-08-07, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll get all the BBC and ITV channels, Film4, SkyNews and quite a few other good channels, but not Channel 4, FIVE, E4, more4, Sky Three, FIVE Life, FIVE US, UKTV etc. etc.

For a full list of what you can see, take a look at www.ftasat.co.uk. It's a bit out of date ( ops: sorry, haven't had much time lately...) but everything marked FTA is viewable with your box.
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And no Jeff Stelling on Saturday afternoon (Sky Sports News), although if Rupert gets his way Jeff's days are numbered on digital terrestrial too.
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Just read a post - bit worrying now.... what is the difference between FTA and FTV channels?? does this mean i wont able to get BBC1 - 4 Itv 1- 4 and all the other UK freview channels on the set up in the previous post, SL65/12 Dish 60 cm, and 35 Cm I assumed that they were the same, if not then i am stuffed!!! coz that was the idea in the first place - getting the BBc - ITV and the ftv channels as getting a signal in the IOM is virtually impossible on a normal aerial in some locations - namely mine!..... oh dear :spite:
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and if you want channel 4 and channel 5 you need a _Sky digibox, and a Freesat from _Sky card (20 one off fee)
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and if you want channel 4 and channel 5 you need a Sky digibox, and a Freesat from Sky card (20 one off fee)
That will be news to the thousands of folks using dragon cams, trex cams and dreamboxes with their sky cards
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Old 27-08-07, 05:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Shhh!

You'll need a Sky digibox...
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That will be news to the thousands of folks using dragon cams, trex cams and dreamboxes with their sky cards
Ahem, yes.
I was trying to keep it simple, and possibly cheap,as a fleabay 2nd hand_skybox would do.

Also I thought there were problems with the keep alive signal on the Trex/Dragon,
and I read somewhere that if the encryption changed, all the non-sky receiver setups would go black forever.
Don't know if this is true or not.
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Who knows. If it happens, you'll hear about it PDQ I imagine

If and when Sky do a card swap (this card issue can't run for much longer, surely) it would be stupid of them to not at least try and address the Dragon/Vantage/Dream issue.

And I agree, I think the O/P needs a practical solution.
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Perhaps they'l bring out an NDS Cam. :roflmao:
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