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Sky sports on Foxsat?

Discussion in 'FOXSAT-HDR Freesat Recorder' started by adam, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. adam

    adam New Member

    Okay, so I hear Sky are taking over most/some of the live F1 races next year.

    I generally use watch Freeview, but I have a Foxsat HDR box in my media room which currently gets hardly any use. I don't currently have a Sky subscription, so when it is used, it's on Freesat.

    If I were to pay for a Sky subscription, could I use my Foxsat to watch/record Sky sports (by plugging the sky card into the foxsat), or would I have to use (yet another) STB?

    Thanks.
     
  2. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    In a word NO. In fact the Foxsat-hdr won't take any sort of card as you need a CAM (Conditional Access Module) installing into the CI slot (Conditional Interface) before you can slot in a card.
     
  3. adam

    adam New Member

    That's a shame. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    You can get Sky Sports 1 and 2 through the Top Up TV service on the DTT platform if your Freeview box has a CAM slot:-

    http://www.topuptv.com/skysports/

    However, expect F1 to be shunted around the other Sky sports channels which are not available this way especially if it clashes with any footy.
     
  5. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    I think one of the fta German channels on 19E carries the grand prix transmissions. A second dish on 19E connected by a diseqc switch with the audio in English from BBC radio may crack the problem. Not in HD though.
     
  6. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    Or learn the dark art of avoiding the result and wait a few hours for the delayed re-run on the BBC.
     
  7. Bobdisk

    Bobdisk New Member

    A CAM (Conditional Access Module) to fit the Hummy is not that expensive, about £30. You can then put a legal Sky card into that. I am looking into changing/putting up another dish for other satellites for more services, including RTL on 19.2 where they do free coverage of F1. A CAM will also take subscription cards from other stations, so you could end up with a wide range of services for a bit of work.
     
  8. grahamlthompson

    grahamlthompson Well-Known Member

    You need a working sky box to keep a sky card alive, you have to put the card in overnight about every 3 weeks or so. afaik there are only a couple of CAM's that work with a sky card and they cost a lot more than £30.00

    Here's one of them

    http://www.pulsat.com/products/Diablo-CAM-2-{47}-Diablo-CAM-II.html
     
  9. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    I have since learnt that a standard CAM slot will not be suitable for getting Sky Sports through TUTV. You need a CAM+ slot (presumably Sky do not think the standard slot is sufficiently secure). AFAIK the Humax Fox T2 is the only PVR with a suitable slot.