nowtv box with extra (read below) £20 @ Argos
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nowtv box with extra (read below) £20 @ Argos

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Found 25th Jun 2014
argos selling these boxes each at a price of £20 where you can choose from:

5 day sky sports
5 months sky movies
6 months entertainment pack

(each box you select will come with some the 1 you picked, not all 3!!)

free reserve and pick up instore!

^^
Sorry, out of stock at 9 nearest stores..if you can get one then well done you!
- chapchap

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Does the 5 months sky movies pass include all movie channels and are they in HD?

MrGamer123

Does the 5 months sky movies pass include all movie channels and are they … Does the 5 months sky movies pass include all movie channels and are they in HD?



Yes, you get all the movie channels and on-demand content. It's not in HD though:

watch.nowtv.com/movies

calmacuk

Yes, you get all the movie channels and on-demand content. It's not in HD … Yes, you get all the movie channels and on-demand content. It's not in HD though:http://watch.nowtv.com/movies



OK thanks, what is the quality like? I cancelled my sky package and went with virgin media TV XL recently which includes all channels apart from movies and sports. This could be a way to get movies cheap for 5 months, only thing though I cant watch movies if the quality is bad..

ordered both Hot from Me

Quality is Very good to be fair

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MrGamer123

OK thanks, what is the quality like? I cancelled my sky package and went … OK thanks, what is the quality like? I cancelled my sky package and went with virgin media TV XL recently which includes all channels apart from movies and sports. This could be a way to get movies cheap for 5 months, only thing though I cant watch movies if the quality is bad..



They are not that bad, I'm quite fussy about picture quality, The quality on the Now TV box is acceptable.

On the plus side it's also quite easy to load Plex onto these and they are a cheap way for SMART features.

Hot!

When your special offer runs out, sideload the plex app and you have a media streaming device!

engadget.com/201…ex/
Edited by: "sossige" 25th Jun 2014

Sports passes are £10 each (full price, offers occassionally for less) so hot for that, thanks OP.

Can the passes be used as a "normal" one, ie, via iPad, etc., or does it have to be via the NowTV box? Ta

If you buy one,does the 5 months film pass need to be activated straight away ?
Or can you wait a few weeks,even months before activating,without losing the pass.

Does the movie 5 month pass start when you buy or do you activate it,if I bought two could I activate second one after first expires

Nice one op, just reserved a movies one.

Can these Now boxes be "hacked" at all...

EDIT... Seems easy enough to get Plex on it


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Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 25th Jun 2014

Cumbrian Hammer

If you buy one,does the 5 months film pass need to be activated straight … If you buy one,does the 5 months film pass need to be activated straight away ?Or can you wait a few weeks,even months before activating,without losing the pass.

I believe it is a voucher so only starts when you activate it

Anyone know what the Entrainment package consists of?

brightsky

Does the movie 5 month pass start when you buy or do you activate it,if I … Does the movie 5 month pass start when you buy or do you activate it,if I bought two could I activate second one after first expires

Voucher inside box to redeem your relevant NOW TV pack. Simply enter the voucher code at sign up. Voucher expires 1 year after date of purchase. Month Passes automatically renew at end of offer period unless cancelled

Got two boxes, might use this to get another box AND cheaper subs
(which you can use on 4 boxes, 2 simultaneous watching...)

kpkiller

Voucher inside box to redeem your relevant NOW TV pack. Simply enter the … Voucher inside box to redeem your relevant NOW TV pack. Simply enter the voucher code at sign up. Voucher expires 1 year after date of purchase. Month Passes automatically renew at end of offer period unless cancelled

So you could 3 and have 15 months for £60

Very nice, have a little heat!

DonkeyKonk

Can these Now boxes be "hacked" at all



The only slight "hack" is to add plex, then you can use it to freely stream all movies from your PC.

Oh look, Rupert Murdock hasmanaged to find another way to get users hooked to his sky platform before he start ripping them off, well done Rupert

Thanks

Thanks.

kpkiller

Voucher inside box to redeem your relevant NOW TV pack. Simply enter the … Voucher inside box to redeem your relevant NOW TV pack. Simply enter the voucher code at sign up. Voucher expires 1 year after date of purchase. Month Passes automatically renew at end of offer period unless cancelled



Firstly thankyou for info now can I cancel after two months leave off for two months and then reactivate,
I ask as I spend two months in uk and two months working out of uk

Good find

these boxes show ITV Encore?

Sorry, another question.

Presume it's 5x1 day sky sports, rather than 5 consecutive days? Just thinking about getting it to watch a few Premiership games next season.

Thanks,

bouncy99

Oh look, Rupert Murdock hasmanaged to find another way to get users … Oh look, Rupert Murdock hasmanaged to find another way to get users hooked to his sky platform before he start ripping them off, well done Rupert



Rupert Murdoch does not own Sky.

sossige

Hot!When your special offer runs out, flash the firmware and you have a … Hot!When your special offer runs out, flash the firmware and you have a media streaming device!http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/08/sky-now-tv-plex/



you side load the app not flash the firmware

calmacuk

Yes, you get all the movie channels and on-demand content. It's not in HD … Yes, you get all the movie channels and on-demand content. It's not in HD though:http://watch.nowtv.com/movies


Are you sure they aren't HD?
I'm sure when I had mine playback was in 720p which is much better then SD, but admittedly not 1080p

David_e

Sorry, another question.Presume it's 5x1 day sky sports, rather than 5 … Sorry, another question.Presume it's 5x1 day sky sports, rather than 5 consecutive days? Just thinking about getting it to watch a few Premiership games next season.Thanks,



Only one pass for 5 consecutive days, disappointed as well!

"This Sports bundle includes a NOW TV Box and one Sky Sports Day Pass. This gives 5 days access to all 6 Sky Sports channels, no contract."

Reserved one with the movie pass cheers

brightsky

Firstly thankyou for info now can I cancel after two months leave off for … Firstly thankyou for info now can I cancel after two months leave off for two months and then reactivate,I ask as I spend two months in uk and two months working out of uk


I don't think so - it will be 5 months running from the date you register the voucher - no holidays as such.

I find that my Now TV box sometimes gives a purple screen when I try to watch a programme, with normal sound in the background. That is frustrating if you want to watch a film on it say one evening. Now TV blamed it on my HDMI cable, but I tried a couple of it was the same.

Thanks, already got one box but at this price worth getting a second.

HudlUserDOTcom

Rupert Murdoch does not own Sky.

he used to, but ok to cover my bases, Damm you James Murdoch, lol

When the 5 months entertainment pass has finished, do you need to do any cancelling with Sky - or does it just then act as a pretty basic catch up tv device?

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MarkShopper

I find that my Now TV box sometimes gives a purple screen when I try to … I find that my Now TV box sometimes gives a purple screen when I try to watch a programme, with normal sound in the background. That is frustrating if you want to watch a film on it say one evening. Now TV blamed it on my HDMI cable, but I tried a couple of it was the same.


it would be the cable or a loose component within the box, alternatively it could be the hdmi jack on the actual box.
i had the same issue turns out it was the loose connection on the box, i rang them up and they asked for me to send it to them for inspection, sent me a new one with 3 days skysports.... sold it on ebay LOL

HudlUserDOTcom

Rupert Murdoch does not own Sky.


he as good as owns sky,he owns 39% of it & if he gets hisv way he'll increase this stake

MarkShopper

I find that my Now TV box sometimes gives a purple screen when I try to … I find that my Now TV box sometimes gives a purple screen when I try to watch a programme, with normal sound in the background. That is frustrating if you want to watch a film on it say one evening. Now TV blamed it on my HDMI cable, but I tried a couple of it was the same.



This is what you need hotukdeals.com/dea…393

It is dynamic HD ie it checks your net speed to determine quality of stream. If you got fast net then it'll be near enough HD quality. Bear in mind it can only output 720p max anyway, but I'll be using the sub on my bt freeview box and roku anyway.

Pretty certain there is a single voucher for 5 days sky sport, but you activate each 24hr period seperately.

You cannot take a "holiday" mid subscription. In fact, you need to leave cancellation until the last month or you'll lose the offer - i had 3 months free movies and cancelled in 1st month and had a job trying to get them to reinstate for the following 2 months.

Also worth noting that 1st months movies is normally free, so possibly don't activate your movie sub until after the 1st month.
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