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Looking to replace SKY

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
hey as the title says. im sick of paying £50 a month for SKY because we only really watch the freeview channels and sky sports and record the soaps etc. so iv been trying to find alternatives such as a Freeview recorder. Im trying to get a setup were i get all the features of sky+ ie: recording, pause live tv etc and sky sports. iv read that sky sports is £32 a month through TopUp TV which is pretty scandelous. so im wondering is there are any good deals on freeview recorder preferably HD.
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
i am as well - got freesat+ box - just waiting for o/h to set up

cancelled sports at end of season - cancelled movies few weeks ago - till paying too much

going to go with post office for phone and internet - will have a look at quidco see if theres any cash back

was wondering whether we will be able to use sky satellite dish
#2
If you can get freeview via your current terrestrial aerial, you should be able to grab a £200gb PVR box for £50, they are tumbling due to FreeviewHD only being 10months old, FreeviewHD being new has a hard premium on it.

Ultimately though if you want the footy, you want Sky Sports, so there's no real getting away from it, wanting football = paying Sky
#3
I have a humax freesat HD pvr. Although its free, the user interface is nowhere near as good as sky. The remote is a real pain as you have to be directly in front of it & it lags so badly you end up pushing buttons twice & going past the channel you want.
I know it sounds like minor niggles but I find it really annoying & I'm just waiting for the next sky deal to go back to them...

Have you tried ringing sky to cancel? Usually they offer a discount to stay on.
#4
inb4 guv :p
#5
You can get Sky sports 1 and 2 from BT now
#6
Well if you have an xbox 360, you can get many sky subs for £10 ish maybe £5 on its own as it comes with extras. Not bad for £5 a month although the quality is near SD but deff watchable.
#7
phone them up get put through to cancellations and you may get a 6 month half price deal, i phoned up to see if their was any deals for existing customers and got 25% discount for 6 months. was not going to leave but just sick of all the deals that were for new customers only.

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