how can I watch High def freeview without sky hd box

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Found 29th Aug 2008
I've got the sky freeview coming and you get bbc HD channels etc for free but sky just told me I need a HD box which they said is £399 at the mo. which is a bit steep. they tried to rope me in to the 12n month HD with £10 a month, contract and everything, cut throat bstards.

How can I watch the HD channels in HD without the sky box?

11 Comments

You cant

get freesat HD

freesat.co.uk/

could use a free sat box, they start at about £70
the sky one is £400 because it has a recordable hard drive inside
simalar products from Humax is roughly the same price "icorder"
:thumbsup:

Original Poster

mcallim7;2847927

could use a free sat box, they start at about £70the sky one is £400 b … could use a free sat box, they start at about £70the sky one is £400 because it has a recordable hard drive insidesimalar products from Humax is roughly the same price "icorder":thumbsup:




the freesat service hasnt been released yet? the sky one has so can I buy the freesat box and still access all sky free channels including the HD ones? (200 as opposed to 80)

lol
freesat was launched ages ago (6th May to be exact)
you can buy recievers almost anywhere now
but the other peron is right, wanting to watch HD freesat you have to buy a seperate reciever the sky one is useless
Unless you pay the subscription they wont give you the HD channels, and you also have to pay for the HD box
also IF you have sky HD, even with a subscription you CANNOT watch ITV HD, its ONLY available on freesat recievers

Original Poster

karenhornby;2848016

lolfreesat was launched ages ago (6th May to be exact)you can buy … lolfreesat was launched ages ago (6th May to be exact)you can buy recievers almost anywhere nowbut the other peron is right, wanting to watch HD freesat you have to buy a seperate reciever the sky one is uselessUnless you pay the subscription they wont give you the HD channels, and you also have to pay for the HD boxalso IF you have sky HD, even with a subscription you CANNOT watch ITV HD, its ONLY available on freesat recievers



bums!!!!!

Looks like I may have made an error in judgement!

Humax HD freesat- £229.99 fitted at curry's! Thats steep! humming and haaaahing!!!!

Either get a Freesat HD box or buy a Sky HD box and get them to twin (card and box) it as a Sky plus box.

You are NOT required to take out a Sky HD sub to receive BBC HD no matter what the people at the Sky call centre say.

Satbuyer.co.uk sell both types of boxes (SKY and Freeview) . £150 for freeview HD box , £259 for Sky HD. If you have Sky+ installed you should only have to swap around the cables, if not (but you do have a Sky dish) then you will need some cables from satelliteonline.co.uk (they have an Install kit with fittings) If you wish to run the second cable yourself.

Original Poster

Ungreat;2848121

Either get a Freesat HD box or buy a Sky HD box and get them to twin … Either get a Freesat HD box or buy a Sky HD box and get them to twin (card and box) it as a Sky plus box.You are NOT required to take out a Sky HD sub to receive BBC HD no matter what the people at the Sky call centre say.Satbuyer.co.uk sell both types of boxes (SKY and Freeview) . £150 for freeview HD box , £259 for Sky HD. If you have Sky+ installed you should only have to swap around the cables, if not (but you do have a Sky dish) then you will need some cables from satelliteonline.co.uk (they have an Install kit with fittings) If you wish to run the second cable yourself.



Thats what I'm talkin about!!

hopefully the price will drop a bit too.

Cheers

Thru currys window?

Original Poster

kungfu;2848176

Thru currys window?



are you suggesting a ramraid?

ludichris;2848184

are you suggesting a ramraid?



More of a portable chair and a flask of coffee really :thumbsup:

Isn't it great.

Sky now have competition with Freesat.

Sky is good but the pricing is a 'RIP OFF'

To have access to more content you have to pay a lot more money but guess what, you can only watch one programme at a time, so the other content you are paying megabucks for are wasted. PLUS ... you pay for content and then SKY show really long advertising segments. Surely when you pay for TV we shouldn't have to watch any adverts.

SKY is a 'rip off'' I can't wait til they have recordable Freesat, then SKY ditched!!!!!! Even if you want to pay for HD content, it's dearer for a current customer than for a new customer. Where is the loyalty / reward scheme for long time existing customers?

DOWN WITH SKY! DOWN WITH SKY! DOWN WITH SKY! DOWN WITH SKY! DOWN WITH SKY!

Brilliant rant?

:x
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