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Old 12-10-13, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First off I would like 2 say hello ta all mods and members as I have not been here fpr a few months.

Here we go, I have just got a 2 tb sly box off a friend and need ta know if I can somehow unsubscribe the box so I can use it for catch up tv and play rec ect... or is it bricked and only worth for fta????????
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Old 12-10-13, 06:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Personally I've never bothered with Sky UK but from what I remember, with the older receivers, you need an active card, to use the record, playback, facilities.
Found this online, but it's from June 2012:
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. The recording and playback functions will also continue to work but again only on the FTV channels. Old recordings made on those channels will replay but previously made recordings of subscription channels won’t play as a valid viewing card is needed to decrypt them.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks mate could not get it 2 play and stuff so I just ripped the 2tb hdd out of it and binned the rest. Nice little free 2 tb hdd,thanks sly......
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I believe to play encrypted content that you need to use the same card that was in the box when it was recorded. Obviously the card needs to be paired to the box, but you can do that online.
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has to be a paired card for use, there was a hack i read year or so ago about how to do it, but cant find it on here no more
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So no way I can use the box with my sky card ? It can be done but sky meed 2 unsubscribe the box so it can use other cards... well thats what ppl are saying...
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I seem to recall that Sky can get your card working, in another receiver, if you tell them your receiver has broken and you've replaced it with a second hand one. But that probably means you will not be able to use your card in your current receiver, unless you later tell them you got it repaired.
Either way it seems a lot of trouble to use a cheaply made receiver.
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