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    How Cheaply Can I Get Sky HD TV?

    Evening All

    I wonder if any of you battle hardened Sky TV gurus can help?

    I am a non Sky subscriber and never have been one. I am considering hooking up to Sky for their HD service.

    Their online calculation page is showing the package I would be considering is: £50PCM + £279 one off costs. This is for the broadband @ up to 8mb + Freetime Sky Talk + 2 Entertainment mixes and Sky Sports + HD box and subscription.

    Just wondering what sort of discount/referral/freebies/free months/whatever I could reasonably be expected to wring out of Sky for this sort of package?

    Please note, at the moment I'm not looking for any sort of personal reference(though I may be at some point), just an idea of what I might expect to get if I decide to go for it.

    Many thanks for your any suggestions.

    Heraldic

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    Changing the subject a little but just a word of warning if you were considering V+/Virgin.

    It sounds great as it is much cheaper on paper, you don't have to buy the box outright and you don't have to pay BT for line rental. I should be paying approx £50 per month for V+ XL TV package, 2MB internet and all my calls (inc. line rental).

    The reality is in the 6 months I have been with them they have only got one bill right, typically I am paying approx £70 a month.

    The V+ picture is great when it works you only get BBC HD, but it looks like it is upscalling SD. It has been plagued with sound and picture glitches ever since I got it though and two engineers have failed to fix the problem.

    Worst of all though is the customer service - foreign call centres, hours on hold and broken promises.


    I am just waiting for the SKY HD box to come down in price then I am switching to SKY, so I will be keeping an eye on this link.

    Original Poster

    [SIZE=2]Thanks for that Jon. Wasn't planning to go for Virgin anyway but best to be forewarned.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Anyone any thoughts on the original post?[/SIZE]

    If you're in the market for a new telly as well then Curry's are selling LG's for £300 off marked price if you get a Sky HD box, which as if by magic costs £300. Meaning in essence you pay full whack for the telly but get a free box.

    But I wouldn't bother if you're not looking for a tv also.

    Original Poster

    Just bought a new TV thanks, hence the desire to try out the Sky HD service. Thanks.

    Banned

    My friend has just had the engineer in putting Sky+ in. The engineer makes commision on sales of HD boxes he can flog to customers having the sky+ installation. However as he knew my friend, he recommended not taking up the HD service with Sky for another 14 months!

    The reason he gave was that for the £299 for the box + another £15 per month for the service you only (currently) get 5 or 6 channels. In 14 months Sky have a roll out plan to add over 30 more channels to the HD list. At this time the cost of boxes will come down to around £80+installation fee

    Use the HD on DVD's in the mean time

    Go though paypal, currently £135 cashback for new sky members, then when your registering say a friend recommended you and you both get £50 worth of M&S vouchers.

    Quidco also gives £135 back...

    Yeah I did mean quidco, dunno why I said paypal :lol:

    UltimoScorpion

    My friend has just had the engineer in putting Sky+ in. The engineer … My friend has just had the engineer in putting Sky+ in. The engineer makes commision on sales of HD boxes he can flog to customers having the sky+ installation. However as he knew my friend, he recommended not taking up the HD service with Sky for another 14 months! The reason he gave was that for the £299 for the box + another £15 per month for the service you only (currently) get 5 or 6 channels. In 14 months Sky have a roll out plan to add over 30 more channels to the HD list. At this time the cost of boxes will come down to around £80+installation feeUse the HD on DVD's in the mean time



    Thats basically what i was told by engineer last month :thumbsup: i do like them when they are honest which is not often :whistling:

    Chaos

    MinstrelMan

    Go though paypal, currently £135 cashback for new sky members, then when … Go though paypal, currently £135 cashback for new sky members, then when your registering say a friend recommended you and you both get £50 worth of M&S vouchers.



    Don't think you can do this. To get the quidco cashback you have to go through the online ordering process (naturally). As far as I'm aware, there's no point during this process at which you can mention being recommended by a friend.

    To do the recommend a friend / MS voucher thing, you have to order by telephone.

    I'd also be reluctant to risk screwing up my quidco cashback by trying to get vouchers too.

    I went for SKY HD about a year ago. Not really worth the money at the moment, not enough content. Would wait if you can. I know how it is though, shiny new TV, want to see what it can do. Would be cheaper to get a HDDVD player and watch a few films.

    the porter

    just do it the way i did it get the free sky+ box from reccomend a friend … just do it the way i did it get the free sky+ box from reccomend a friend thingy get it installed then straight away sell the sky+ on ebay £80 to £90 then buy a hd box of ebay if u search u should get 1 for around £150 dont pay any more swap the boxes bobs your unkle fannys your aunt



    If planning to do this, and joining sky before friday - I have a code that will get you free sky+ box and installation (I would get £50 of m+s vouchers and need your name, address and sky account number)
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