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Old 23-06-2005, 10:18 AM
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Default How to find the FTA channels?

I know FTA and FTV options have been discussed before and I've searched for and read thru them, but as I'm not technically minded, Im still stuck!

Sky digital service was terminated today - we thought it'd be better for the kids - faces similar to this at the moment - to enjoy the summer away from the TV! We would, however, like to view the FTA channels and any other available with the Sky dish and digibox we have.

My question is - is there a list of numbers you can use to find these channels? Is it a matter of trawling through hundreds of numbers to find a signal? What are the FTA channels available in Ireland - I can find lists thru Google for the UK, but not for Ireland. Do I have to remove the Sky card or should I leave it in?

Sorry - complete novice - any help and advice greatly appreciated.
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Old 23-06-2005, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

To make it easier for you try this link and go to the forum and then Satellite


http://myhome.iolfree.ie/~icdg/forum.htm

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Old 23-06-2005, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

This sticky provides a good clear walkthrough.

Congrats on giving Sky the boot; the kids will grumble for a while but they'll be better off for it (no ads on the Beeb, for a start!)
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Old 23-06-2005, 02:13 PM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

Thanks for the info. Dr. M and Jools600, will try it out this eve and see what we can find.
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Old 26-06-2005, 07:04 PM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

So how did you get on, delgirl...?
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:01 PM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

are those lidl sattellitee any good?
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Old 21-07-2005, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

buy an active sky yellow house card on ebay for about 50 euro and you will receive all the freeview channels including bbc 1 and 2 , itv , and channel 4 or 5 . simply insert the card in your digibox and the channels will appear within 10 seconds . its great and no sky bills ..
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Old 21-07-2005, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

[are those lidl sattellitee any good?]

Bought one in Lidl last January and get all the BBC channels 1,2,3,4, 24 hour news along with a number of other channels.

The backup service is very good also, a couple of months ago we lost our BBC
channels and when we rang the helpline we were told that Sky had scrabbled them and were advised on what to do to retrieve them.
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Old 30-07-2005, 11:25 PM
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

I have FTA but cannot get E4
Is it receivable in Ireland ?
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:20 PM
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E4 is not a FTA channel and is likely to remain so until at least 2008
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Old 03-08-2005, 12:21 AM
GreatDane GreatDane is offline
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Default Re: How to find the FTA channels?

Quote:
Originally Posted by franmac

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The backup service is very good also, a couple of months ago we lost our BBC
channels and when we rang the helpline we were told that Sky had scrabbled them and were advised on what to do to retrieve them.
What happened / what did you do ?

btw - www.digitalspy.co.uk is quite handy for channel listings, frequencies etc

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