My grandparents took the Freesat From Sky option, so yeah, they're still on an old box.
There's two versions of that though - a normal Sky+HD box becomes a (chunky) Freesat From Sky box when you cancel your subscription - and then there's another box that they farm out if somebody specifically requests Freesat From Sky - looks very similar to the Sky+ HD box but is just different enough to be noticeable.
I’m surprised they don’t just send out a regular box in the hope of customers eventually subscribing to something. Is the EPG
the same or do they remove the subscription channels?
Freesat from Sky through the Sky+HD box is as you'd expect, only without any of the Sky+ stuff, on-demand or anything. I believe Freesat from Sky uses the same EPG or at least the same data only without the premium channels.
Yeah, I know, thanks. I've been alive for the past 20 years too.
Cool, glad to hear it