Question: Can I Replace My Sky Box Myself?

Sky no longer carries the older models of set-top boxes, such as the original Sky+ box; so, if you have an original Sky+ box, Sky will not be able to offer a replacement box to you.

But remember If you do buy a replacement box yourself, make sure you remove your Sky viewing card from your old box.

Can I buy a Sky+ box and install it myself?

No, you actually own your Sky box and dish from day one. Another myth that a lot of Sky subscribers believe is that Sky and Sky+HD boxes can only be purchased directly from Sky, this is in fact simply not true. Your completely free to purchase a box from wherever you choose and install it yourself.

Can I upgrade my Sky box for free?

Upgrade to our Sky Q experience, so you can record and store more than ever before. Watch Sky on TVs and tablets around your home with our Sky Q Mini boxes. They’re wireless, so there’s no mess and no fuss. We’ll loan you one Sky Q Mini box per TV at no charge.

Can I replace my Sky HD box with a Sky Q box?

Sky Q 1TB and Sky Q 2TB box

The current Sky Q 2TB box replaces the traditional Sky+ or Sky+HD box under your TV. The Sky Q 2TB version has a 2TB hard drive, hence the name, which can store up to 350 hours of HD recordings.

What happens if your sky box breaks?

According to Sky’s terms and conditions, you’re only covered for repairs to your set-top box for the first 12 months. That means that if your box stops working during this time, Sky will send out an engineer to fix it or if there’s something wrong that can’t be fixed, it should replace it.

Will a sky box work without a card?

A large number of digital TV channels can be viewed on a Sky Digibox without a Sky subscription or a viewing card, as the signal is not encrypted – see Sky’s Free to Air channel list. If you have an old Sky box and a satellite dish, you should be able to watch these free-to-air channels.

What can I do with an old sky 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).

Will a second hand Sky+ box work?

Yes It will do. You just need to call sky and ask them to pair the card. To do this you need to give them the box serial number and viewing card number (available through pressing services and then selecting system details). Also ask them to switch on sky + on your second box so you can record and pause etc.

Is Sky q free for existing customers?

You have to sign up to a new 18-month minimum term for the Sky Q Experience and pay the standard full price for the Sky Q Experience (unless you have any offers). We will loan you one Sky Q box, one Sky Q Mini and any other relevant kit, for no cost, for the time you have a Sky TV subscription.

Can I get Sky Q for free?

Customers who have been with Sky for longer than 15 years will be able to access a new preview channel Sky Atlantic VIP and get a free set-up for Sky Q – which allows users to record up to four things at once and offers viewing in up to five rooms.

Can you copy recordings from a sky box?

The first is to use the Sky+ box’s analogue video and audio (AV) output to copy the programs to a DVD recorder or your computer. The alternative method is to copy the programmes from the hard drive in the Sky+ box to the drive in the Sky+ HD box using your PC and a free Windows program called Copy+.

Can I keep my old Sky Box with Sky Q?

Sky will NOT allow both a Sky Q and Sky HD subs on the same account This was introduced many years ago to stop people getting two separate subs and selling/giving one away to someome outside the UK easily.

How do I transfer recordings from Sky Box to new Sky Q box?

Unless it’s Buy & Keep, you won’t be able to transfer any recordings on your Sky+ box to your Sky Q box. Some shows might be available on Catch Up TV, Sky Box Sets and on demand movies, but we’d advise you watch any recordings you’d like to see before your Sky Q install date.

How do I know if my Sky box is faulty?

If the red light on the front of your Sky box is on, but you are unable to receive the green light that indicates the box is active, this is described as being ‘stuck in standby’. Try the following: Turn off the box mains. Wait a few seconds after the power-light of the box has gone off.

Can you use the hard drive from a sky box?

You can, but you shouldn’t. At least not for backup purposes. The drives used in PVR/DVR settop boxes, not just sky boxes, are not designed to be used for data – they have no error checking.

How do I do a full reset on my Sky HD box?

  • Turn on your Sky + box.
  • Press the “Services” button on your Sky+ remote.
  • Select the option “System Setup”
  • Access the hidden menu by pressing “0 then 1 then select” on your Sky+ Remote.
  • Select “Full System Reset” – (Please ignore all other options under this menu)

Can I get Freesat through my old Sky box?

Can I use my Sky box (or another receiver) to get Freesat? If you have a Sky box and dish, you’ll be able to receive around 200 free-to-air channels without a subscription. Freesat transmissions are not encrypted.

Can I use a sky box for Freesat without a card?

Freesat is satellite TV, is free, and needs no card. Without a card at all a Sky machine gets almost all the free satellite channels.

How can I get Sky Atlantic for free?

Get Sky Atlantic with a Sky TV package

Sky’s basic TV package, Sky Entertainment, offers 320 channels, including Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Living, FOX, Comedy Central and the Sky Sports Mix channel, which offers subscribers “a taste of Sky Sports” for free.