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SKY TV Pay Once Watch Forever Sky TV Receiver - £75
SKY TV Pay Once Watch Forever Sky TV Receiver - £75

SKY TV Pay Once Watch Forever Sky TV Receiver - £75

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Back in stock again on the Dixons website, normally £150 on the Sky website. Good alternative to Freeview if you are in an area with poor on no reception. 5% quidco also possible.

For £75 this pack gives you over 200 digital channels & 4 months of 4 Sky Entertainment Mixes*. Installation must be booked with SKY before the 18th to ensure installation before Christmas!

* over 200 channels
* No monthly fee
* No contract
* 4 months free of 4 Sky TV mixes
* Standard installation & set-up

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Any idea which channels will be provided. First time I saw it, I thought it was illegal. Could save a few £s.

Error;1381589

Any idea which channels will be provided. First time I saw it, I thought … Any idea which channels will be provided. First time I saw it, I thought it was illegal. Could save a few £s.



I believe it would be these:

freesatfromsky.com/?pID=3

I'm no satellite installer, but I think they might be struggling to get it in before christmas

sprouty76;1382325

I'm no satellite installer, but I think they might be struggling to get … I'm no satellite installer, but I think they might be struggling to get it in before christmas



It never specified which year :whistling:

OK lets see how long it takes them to install it from now.

Only consider this if you can't get Freeview, it definitely offers quantity over quality. My parents live in a remote area of Devon where Freeview isn't available, they subscribed to Sky for 15 years before getting sick of it, and cancelled a while ago.

The vast majority of free channels on sky are terrible, and you don't get lots of things that are free on Freeview, like E4/More4/Dave...

oops, double post, sorry!

I would encourage those considering buying this, to hold back until the launch of Freesat from the BBC in the spring. Like freeview, only with 80 channels including HD and without subscription. Definately something to put a flea in the ear of Sky. More info [url]www.freesat.co.uk[/url]

I got this for my brother for Christmas.
Sky are already trying to charge him £19 a month for the "free 4 month trial".

The 10% off deal finished YESTERDAY at 6pm, so will show as expired.

Also I'm sure Argos are only £74.99 for this unit - 532/1502

Why has this been voted HOT when it's available for the same price everywhere else? Are people actually checking that vouchers e.t.c work before rating these deals?!

£71.25 at currys with 5% off
(+ 5% quidco too)
Total £67.69 only 19p more than OP

If you already own a sky box dish etc.you can get this for £20 off sky.

Do you require a BT phoneline for this offer?
]Quidco pays £125 for each [COLOR=red]new[/COLOR] confirmed subscriber to SKY digital.
So the 12 month (full) subscribtion may be a better deal.

glynsmith;1382455

I would encourage those considering buying this, to hold back until the … I would encourage those considering buying this, to hold back until the launch of Freesat from the BBC in the spring. Like freeview, only with 80 channels including HD and without subscription. Definately something to put a flea in the ear of Sky. More info [url]www.freesat.co.uk[/url]




Exactly, at least this way you're not tied into Sky - the 4 months free from Sky is an appetiser to entice users into subscribing.

At least the freesat service offers free to air HD content with no subscription.

The channels are naff.

No Dave, no E4...

I also really wish someone would put Eurosport on either FreeSat, this or Freeview. Pretty much the only reason I have VM TV is for Eurosport.

Free terrestrial TV in countries like Italy and Germany is so much better, you get MTV and all sorts for free, where as we have to pay a licence fee for five ****** channels.

As original poster said, if you can't get freeview then this is not a bad offer.

I agree the channels are not as good as freeview or virgin though.

Also, if you already have a sky box and card, then you can recieve these channels with no monthly fee or one off payment, or purchase a viewing card for £20. Packages can then be added or removed on a month by month basis.

So again, can be useful if you CAN'T get Freeview.

I've had this for about a year since we cancelled sky, the channels are pretty disappointing to be honest

ukmax2k;1382753

Do you require a BT phoneline for this offer?]Quidco pays £125 for each … Do you require a BT phoneline for this offer?]Quidco pays £125 for each [COLOR=red]new[/COLOR] confirmed subscriber to SKY digital.So the 12 month (full) subscribtion may be a better deal.



You don't need the phone line to be BT, any line will do, or you can pay an extra £25 and not have it connected to the phone at all.

I got this package last time it was on offer, and it's far better than freeview. By the time the four month subscription runs out e4 and more4 will probably be part of their free line up, and while most of the channels extra that you get are poor, there are some excellent ones. Picture quality is better than freeview, and the box responds far more quickly than any freeview box I've ever used. The box also seems more stable, with the picture rarely (if ever) stuttering or breaking up.

bought from sky for £75 2 mths ago:thinking:

Took this up last time it was offered, cost me £8 for a one hour continous phone call where they passed from department to department to set it up -they had never heard of the Dixons offer!!!! or so they said!!, also they insist on bank details and have set up a direct debit - why if its a one off payment of £75?? Should I just cancel it??

glynsmith;1382455

I would encourage those considering buying this, to hold back until the … I would encourage those considering buying this, to hold back until the launch of Freesat from the BBC in the spring. Like freeview, only with 80 channels including HD and without subscription. Definately something to put a flea in the ear of Sky. More info ]www.freesat.co.uk


Everything available on" BBC Freesat" should be available on "Freeview from Sky" along with a few others. The only way it won't be available is if the BBC decide to scramble the channels in which case you'll have to pay £150+ for a special BBC Freesat receiver.
When you consider it costs £150+ to have a freeview aerial installed it's easy to see what value the Sly £75 option is.

AndyToys;1383528

Everything available on" BBC Freesat" should be available on "Freeview … Everything available on" BBC Freesat" should be available on "Freeview from Sky" along with a few others. The only way it won't be available is if the BBC decide to scramble the channels in which case you'll have to pay £150+ for a special BBC Freesat receiver.When you consider it costs £150+ to have a freeview aerial installed it's easy to see what value the Sly £75 option is.



Although there isnt a lot on at the moment, there is the bonus of HD which will be available straight away. IIRC Sky ask you to pay more for their HD service.

In my opinion this is a list of channels i never watch on sky apart from channel 1 itv etc

Does anyone know if you can use this as an additional dish? I have Sky at the mo, but no aerial, so cannot get a second TV set up without paying Sky £10 extra for multiroom.

AndyToys;1383528

Everything available on" BBC Freesat" should be available on "Freeview … Everything available on" BBC Freesat" should be available on "Freeview from Sky" along with a few others. The only way it won't be available is if the BBC decide to scramble the channels in which case you'll have to pay £150+ for a special BBC Freesat receiver.When you consider it costs £150+ to have a freeview aerial installed it's easy to see what value the Sly £75 option is.



You don't know how much the freesat service will cost yet, or what channels they will offer, no one does, so you can't really compare, can you?

The other fact is that you can't get HDTV through this sky offer, which is the main benefit of the freesat service.

Windy;1383862

Although there isnt a lot on at the moment, there is the bonus of HD … Although there isnt a lot on at the moment, there is the bonus of HD which will be available straight away. IIRC Sky ask you to pay more for their HD service.


Presumably if the "BBC Freesat" HD broadcasts are FTA they will be receievable on any HD sat receiver?

moob;1384205

You don't know how much the freesat service will cost yet, or what … You don't know how much the freesat service will cost yet, or what channels they will offer, no one does, so you can't really compare, can you?-The other fact is that you can't get HDTV through this sky offer, which is the main benefit of the freesat service.


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Similarly, you don't know what Sky will be offering as part of their service, come March! I mean, how do you know HDTV will be available without an extra charge..?
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If the rumours are to be believed, the service will be FTA meaning it can be received on any FTA receiver or any Sky box (With a bit of manual tuning). HD channels would need a HD receiver.
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However, the "BBC Freesat" receiver would provide a proper EPG.
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If the service is scrambled then it will only be receivable on a "BBC Freesat" box. This I'm assuming will cost in the region of £150 initially, based on previous digital TV services. I don't believe they will go this route as it will restrict audience share.

killhope;1383453

Took this up last time it was offered, cost me £8 for a one hour … Took this up last time it was offered, cost me £8 for a one hour continous phone call where they passed from department to department to set it up -they had never heard of the Dixons offer!!!! or so they said!!, also they insist on bank details and have set up a direct debit - why if its a one off payment of £75?? Should I just cancel it??



Are you sure it was for a direct debit? maybe they take the bank details for pay per view channels, in case you use them ?
Don't actually know, just guessing....

Don't bother with Freesat, it is extremely poor for what it is. At £75 I don't think that is a representation of good value at all.

Original Poster

TomWilko;1385027

Don't bother with Freesat, it is extremely poor for what it is. At £75 I … Don't bother with Freesat, it is extremely poor for what it is. At £75 I don't think that is a representation of good value at all.



Hmmm, I had a freeview aerial installed last year, cost me £90 and sometimes I get all the channels with regular breakups in signal but most days I just get the likes of Dave and Sky Sports News, the rest of the channels show "bad signal", so i have to switch over the the grainy analogue signal to see the programs.
As my area wont be fully switched over to digital until 2012, I think this is my only solution until then for a decent signal, I also want to be able to subscribe to sentana sports, their freeview signal is barely registering on my freeview tv or pvr.
With the 10% discount code on christmas, i managed to get it for £67.50 installed which is a lot cheaper than the aerial install I had done. I am really only after the basics for my mum anyway, im fed up hearing "that tv signal is off again!"

The worst thing is the hardback book sized packaging they send you, it contains a single sheet of A4 paper tri-folded and has the order number printed on it.

What a complete waste of resources.

Original Poster

MadBob, did you phone sky up yet to get your installation arranged? I'm still waiting on my card being delivered from Dixons - its in the post.
Ive read reports of people being asked for Direct Debit info to get set up, despite this being a no commitment package but others being able to get it installed without giving these details. What have people's experiences been of this?
Also, a friend was saying its best to try and offer the installation guy 50 quid or so to get set up with sky plus if he has a spare one in the van, worth chancing your arm?
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