Sky Q 1 TB box for £20 contacting Sky Direct
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Sky Q 1 TB box for £20 contacting Sky Direct

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Found 12th May
I had major problems with my sky+ HD box freezing and generally not working properly. I rang sky and they offered me a 1 TB sky q box for £20, a saving of £180. I had to renew my subscription and pay a £10 admin fee. Free installation as well.
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They offered me 2tb sky Q box with multi screen box but had to pay £60 installation , had a phone call last week.
Turn it down and ask for a 2Tb box instead.
They always turn me down when I request sky q box hence why I left, so annoying. Just keep saying we will send out another box blah blah.
Edited by: "Figo_Rulz11" 12th May
I had a mailer from Sky this week offering me the 2Tb box for free and multi screen too. Begrudge £60 for installation though!

Want to offload sports for the moment, as don't really watch the channels. Not sure about movies too.

Worst thing would be not being able to access the hoards of recordings on my current 2Tb HD box. Shame they've never really addressed that when customers upgrade boxes.
Edited by: "gabesdad" 12th May
I got a 2tb for £20, ring them back and ask for 2tb
I have heard that you can ask for a hybrid LMB when they install sky Q and that allows you to continue to use your sky hd box.
MatthewDodd3 m ago

I have heard that you can ask for a hybrid LMB when they install sky Q and …I have heard that you can ask for a hybrid LMB when they install sky Q and that allows you to continue to use your sky hd box.


That’s correct. Make sure you request this when you book the installation as they will try to NOT let you have them
Also worth checking as I’m not 100% but I believe that you need the 2tb box if you wish to output Dolby digital plus/Atmos to an Av amp as the 1tb version does not do this. I will check and update the post.
rofiquel9 m ago

That’s correct. Make sure you request this when you book the installation a …That’s correct. Make sure you request this when you book the installation as they will try to NOT let you have them


You can buy them on Amazon for about £30.
gabesdad36 m ago

I had a mailer from Sky this week offering me the 2Tb box for free and …I had a mailer from Sky this week offering me the 2Tb box for free and multi screen too. Begrudge £60 for installation though!Want to offload sports for the moment, as don't really watch the channels. Not sure about movies too.Worst thing would be not being able to access the hoards of recordings on my current 2Tb HD box. Shame they've never really addressed that when customers upgrade boxes.


I used to use copy+ and ExPVR for this and very successfully on previous occasions. Does it not work from HD to Q?
Edited by: "alexjameshaines" 12th May
herbalmuppet23 m ago

I got a 2tb for £20, ring them back and ask for 2tb


Can I ask. Is it a one off £20 and no extra month amount? Or extra £20 a month. As I was offered the 2gb with multi room, insurance etc for £12 extra a month and one off £60 installation. Refused offer A’s didn’t want to pay £60.
rofiquel21 m ago

That’s correct. Make sure you request this when you book the installation a …That’s correct. Make sure you request this when you book the installation as they will try to NOT let you have them


Incorrect. Hybrids are only for use for people that have existing freesat boxes in place or have a third party subscription (BT Sport, etc) on a multiroom box.

If you have cables going to only one room there is no way an engineer will fit a hybrid lnb as they've been instructed not to use them except for the above circumstances.

If you want one and don't fit that criteria, buy one and give it to the engineer to fit. However, your old Sky box will not play subscription services or recordings once your Q installation is complete.

Also, the reason you can't move recordings from your old box is because the copyright holders (BBC, Fox, NBC, etc) won't allow Sky to do it. Sky developed the technology enough to allow the transfer but the 3rd party content providers wouldn't allow it.
Declined offer - As it’s available for VIP diamond customers
turtles110 m ago

Also, the reason you can't move recordings from your old box is because …Also, the reason you can't move recordings from your old box is because the copyright holders (BBC, Fox, NBC, etc) won't allow Sky to do it. Sky developed the technology enough to allow the transfer but the 3rd party content providers wouldn't allow it.


I recall a Sky engineer many years ago saying something about being able to offload recordings via USB, but obviously that's why it came to nothing. Thing is, as the recordings are tied to an account in effect, not sure how the copyright holders are affected as it's not being given away or being used by anyone else than the person who originally paid for the right to record it.

Copyright/rights holders sometimes are their own worst enemies.
MatthewDodd23 m ago

You can buy them on Amazon for about £30.



Evidence?
gabesdad6 m ago

I recall a Sky engineer many years ago saying something about being able …I recall a Sky engineer many years ago saying something about being able to offload recordings via USB, but obviously that's why it came to nothing. Thing is, as the recordings are tied to an account in effect, not sure how the copyright holders are affected as it's not being given away or being used by anyone else than the person who originally paid for the right to record it.Copyright/rights holders sometimes are their own worst enemies.


I've heard the same about transferring the content but never seen anyone do it. I assume the licence agreement with Sky and the content provider is for the viewing and recording of services to a PVR and excludes the transfer of content. Presumably they think it harms other revenue streams like DVD/blu-ray/Play Store rentals etc.
2tb records more channels and has 4K content as well
I bought a 6 way hybrid off amazon for around£28. Uses 2 for the sky q then the other 4 to sky plus hd boxes/freeview in other rooms and TVs.
MatthewDodd52 m ago

I have heard that you can ask for a hybrid LMB when they install sky Q and …I have heard that you can ask for a hybrid LMB when they install sky Q and that allows you to continue to use your sky hd box.


Why would you still want that?
I have been wait8ng for Sky Q, but refuse to pay £6 extra / month (as it would work out for me) and £155 for one-off installation i.e. 2tb + multi-room. It is the installation fee that is my big issue here, but wouldn’t mind the extra £6 / month.
The other thing that bothers me is that i will then be locked into an 18 month account and will they put the sub up to maximum after 12 months? I currently pay £40 for everything, plus multi-room on a 1-month rolling contract. I accept they always push it up a bit, but don’t want to be stung to the tune of £100 / month for 6 months!!! Anyone got experience of this?
Sky Q is still not as good as sky+ mine is very glitchy and freezes every couple of weeks. I'm now on my 4th box and had the same issues on all of them. Never had any problems with sky+
Also I don't see the point it being able to record so many channels simultaneously. Everything is available on demand so it seems a bit unnecessary these days
Yes as I thought. Dolby Atmos and Dolby digital plus only available on 2tb boxes. Screenshot of mine below
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Dr_lovegod22 m ago

Why would you still want that?


You might have a freesat box in one room just for the free channels and you may want to continue to use that along with Sky in another room. Not everyone wants/needs Sky multiroom and the associated cost.
nitro22819 m ago

Sky Q is still not as good as sky+ mine is very glitchy and freezes every …Sky Q is still not as good as sky+ mine is very glitchy and freezes every couple of weeks. I'm now on my 4th box and had the same issues on all of them. Never had any problems with sky+Also I don't see the point it being able to record so many channels simultaneously. Everything is available on demand so it seems a bit unnecessary these days


I haven't used Sky Q but it does seem it might have come a little too late with so much now available via IP - I guess the 4K Sky Q provides a high quality source of programming for those that want it but I almost never have a recording clash, two recordings at once is fine when catchup solves the problem.

Sky's next box needs (and I suspect will) be more IP focused and will surely have to be fully functional without a dish and become the go to media box that neatly brings together all the various subscription and free services. I know netflix is a major competitor but it's better to accept and work along with, than be driven out of business by them.
Sky won't be driven out of business by Netflix fgs lol
spannerzone9 m ago

I haven't used Sky Q but it does seem it might have come a little too late …I haven't used Sky Q but it does seem it might have come a little too late with so much now available via IP - I guess the 4K Sky Q provides a high quality source of programming for those that want it but I almost never have a recording clash, two recordings at once is fine when catchup solves the problem.Sky's next box needs (and I suspect will) be more IP focused and will surely have to be fully functional without a dish and become the go to media box that neatly brings together all the various subscription and free services. I know netflix is a major competitor but it's better to accept and work along with, than be driven out of business by them.

smallsteve35 m ago

I have been wait8ng for Sky Q, but refuse to pay £6 extra / month (as it …I have been wait8ng for Sky Q, but refuse to pay £6 extra / month (as it would work out for me) and £155 for one-off installation i.e. 2tb + multi-room. It is the installation fee that is my big issue here, but wouldn’t mind the extra £6 / month.The other thing that bothers me is that i will then be locked into an 18 month account and will they put the sub up to maximum after 12 months? I currently pay £40 for everything, plus multi-room on a 1-month rolling contract. I accept they always push it up a bit, but don’t want to be stung to the tune of £100 / month for 6 months!!! Anyone got experience of this?


I received a flyer from sky this week offering sky q at no extra monthly cost, it is also available on the website. You pay a setup fee of £60 for a 1tb box and one mini box.
turtles112 m ago

Sky won't be driven out of business by Netflix fgs lol


Netflix UK has about 6 million subscribers, Sky is about 11m, while it might not drive them out of business, they are very serious competition and far more flexible, no equipment to worry about being installed, 1 month commitments, getting bigger and bigger worldwide everyday.

Sky are not the massive monopoly they once were and have come to commercial agreements with Netflix - link - so things are changing.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 12th May
Th3.Ripper15 m ago

I received a flyer from sky this week offering sky q at no extra monthly …I received a flyer from sky this week offering sky q at no extra monthly cost, it is also available on the website. You pay a setup fee of £60 for a 1tb box and one mini box.


I checked out the deal ‘at no extra cost’, but in the smallprint of the offer i received it stated this was only the case if you were paying full price already for multi-room, which i am not.
They offered me this, but then said I had to go with an 18 month contract rather than my current 12, meaning I would have 6 months potentially having to pay full price. I left it
spannerzone20 m ago

Netflix UK has about 6 million subscribers, Sky is about 11m, while it …Netflix UK has about 6 million subscribers, Sky is about 11m, while it might not drive them out of business, they are very serious competition and far more flexible, no equipment to worry about being installed, 1 month commitments, getting bigger and bigger worldwide everyday.Sky are not the massive monopoly they once were and have come to commercial agreements with Netflix - link - so things are changing.


So you agree they won't drive Sky out of business then? Odd comment to make in your original post.

Sky have Fox, Comcast and Disney all wanting to buy them. Sky will be fine.
turtles14 m ago

So you agree they won't drive Sky out of business then? Odd comment to …So you agree they won't drive Sky out of business then? Odd comment to make in your original post. Sky have Fox, Comcast and Disney all wanting to buy them. Sky will be fine.


yes sure I agree, I was wrong, you are right, not a threat, probably a passing fad.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 12th May
bignoel20101 h, 20 m ago

Sky 6 Way Hybrid LNB for Q/HD …Sky 6 Way Hybrid LNB for Q/HD https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/7555564149/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_nVP9AbRJQFQK9



That is NOT a Q box. It is just a part of it to connect. Pl read carefully.
Ordered with installation £20 including a new LNB, well timed as my HD box is so noisy
Edited by: "stbk" 12th May
cherylpeattie2 h, 11 m ago

Can I ask. Is it a one off £20 and no extra month amount? Or extra £20 a m …Can I ask. Is it a one off £20 and no extra month amount? Or extra £20 a month. As I was offered the 2gb with multi room, insurance etc for £12 extra a month and one off £60 installation. Refused offer A’s didn’t want to pay £60.


Sorry what I got was a 2tb box for free and my 1st multi room box for £20 one off payment, I haven't paid any installation fee, I pay £58 for everything and I have 2 multi boxes
kkthomask22 m ago

That is NOT a Q box. It is just a part of it to connect. Pl read carefully.


ThomasWeatherall1 h, 3 m ago

They offered me this, but then said I had to go with an 18 month contract …They offered me this, but then said I had to go with an 18 month contract rather than my current 12, meaning I would have 6 months potentially having to pay full price. I left it


good thinking, I have now just cancelled as sky have said this would be the case!!!
I have just finished chat and they have offered to continue my recently agreed discounts for a full 18 months and still only charge for the installation, may be worth a chat online.
Abarry293 h, 31 m ago

I bought a 6 way hybrid off amazon for around£28. Uses 2 for the sky q …I bought a 6 way hybrid off amazon for around£28. Uses 2 for the sky q then the other 4 to sky plus hd boxes/freeview in other rooms and TVs.


I've just had sky q installed. One 2tb box and 1 mini box. The last sky installation I fitted myself with a quad LNB with 2 feeds downstairs and 2 upstairs. I've noticed the engineer has snipped the 2nd feed that went upstairs and replaced the box with a mini.

If I was to buy a 6 way LNB and reconnected the second feed that went upstairs, can I connect the old sky + box to that moving the mini in my kitchen effectively having 6 feeds even though the mini is wireless?

Thanks
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