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Hi All, Am moving into a new flat shortly and noticed that the existing tenants have sky (the sky+ box under the TV gave it away!). I wouldn't mind having HD channels to watch on my Panny 42 and… Read More
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Hi All,

Am moving into a new flat shortly and noticed that the existing tenants have sky (the sky+ box under the TV gave it away!).

I wouldn't mind having HD channels to watch on my Panny 42 and even the World Cup this summer.

Should I get Sky HD or do people recommend Virgin instead or should I opt for a HD freeview box, something liek Foxsat? Am I right in assuming it can be easily plugged into existing Sky cables (when sky + box disappears?)

What are peoples thoughts on the subject.

Thanks in advance,

J
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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#1
It's swings and roundabouts I suppose. Virgin don't charge a monthly fee for HD but you can count the number of HD channels on the fingers of one hand. Sky on the other hand charge a monthly fee of £10 / month but have about 34 HD channels currently available. Whether you'd want to watch many of them is probably debatable but there's something for everyone.
#2
If you aint bothered about HD go with the freeview hd (if you have freeview hd box - Ithink)

but if you want sky at the mo they are doing a deal where friends and family can get free install free hd box and 6 months free hd (dont worry Iaint a rep) if you want a refer code pm me your email
#3
i would recommend Freesat which will give you HD without extra cost - you always get a good signal and you can use the existing Sky dish connection.
#4
zackariah
If you aint bothered about HD go with the freeview hd (if you have freeview hd box - Ithink)

but if you want sky at the mo they are doing a deal where friends and family can get free install free hd box and 6 months free hd (dont worry Iaint a rep) if you want a refer code pm me your email


so how much would that cost per month? how much is it to add movies HD and/or sport?
#5
doogan9
i would recommend Freesat which will give you HD without extra cost - you always get a good signal and you can use the existing Sky dish connection.


is it a case of plugging the leads that currently go into the sky+ box from the dish into a humaz foxsat type box instead? is it worth getting one with a hard drive or just grab a basic receiver?
#6
luvadealme
so how much would that cost per month? how much is it to add movies HD and/or sport?


Not sure how much it cost per month probably 30-40 (dont quote me) but if you get the friend deal you dont pay for hd channels for six months
#7
Sorry about late reply - yes, just plug in to Freesat the same as for Sky. If you need a method of recording then better with hard drive but cost is a lot more. Personally I am still using a VHS recorder because of its versatility - taking the tape to another room when I want to.


luvadealme
is it a case of plugging the leads that currently go into the sky+ box from the dish into a humaz foxsat type box instead? is it worth getting one with a hard drive or just grab a basic receiver?
#8
Having only used the V+ box for HD i'd have to highly recommend this as it Upscales to 720p / 1080i but for some reason not 1080p not sure what sky does - i'd have to presume that it would also upscale but it also has the £10/m extra for HD channels which Virgin are getting more of soon since they have signed a deal with sky.
#9
Thanks for your advice guys, am still thinking. Thinking now that freesat might be good enough just so I can watch the footy in HD. Less of a commitment than the other options as well.
#10
another thought, if the current tenant, threatened to leave sky, would they get offered a good retention deal? I.e better than new subscribers?

Also do you have to commit to another 12 months with these retention deals?

Thanks,

James

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