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Recording sky without sky+

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Found 8th Oct 2008
I waana record my sky on a harddrive so i can watch later but dont wanna pay £10 per month for life for sky+ (plus the drive is tiny).

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you dont pay £10 per month anymore. its been free for ages now! you just have to pay to have the box installed unless you know someone who does not have sky!

[FONT=Arial]I use...SKY SCART => PC TV CARD => Vista Media Center and/or WinTV[/FONT] :thumbsup:

I still pay £10 p m

I pay nothing for my Sky+ each month, I paid £50 for the box but I believe you can get it free from various places now. I could not live without it now, I would have paid more had I known how it'd change our lives!!!!

no

you need a sky subscription to get sky+ or you can pay £10 for a sky+ subscription.
if you get sky you can have sky+ for free but only if you get sky

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I've got plain vanilla sky now, and just want the (programmable) record facility w/o giving more of my hard-earned to sky. (No freeview, no cable, under contract to sky).

get a cheap dvd recorder with a hd - maybe this would work, or buy a cheap sky plus box and some cable from ebay?

Sky+ has no monthly charge.

If you already subscribe to sky you could phone them up and ask to cancel as you want to go with virgin or bt vision because you want the free pvr thing from them and hopefully you would get the sky+ for nothing or £50
it works as i did it about 8 month ago

If you are a paying Sky subscriber ( the very basic package included) there is no charge on top and has not been for some time.

If you are viewing sky on a 'free to air' basis and pay no monthly charge currently then you would have to pay £10 a month currently to have the + facility (but watch this space as it the function is free on Freesat and therefore it is only a matter of time before Sky do the same imho).

You have two options, either move to Freesat and get a recordable box or get a DVD/Harddrive recorder and record onto that. The downside to that is that the box needs to be on and tunned to the channel that you want to record in order to do it. But it does work.

I tried the 'cancel sky to get a free sky + box' trick and all they offered was 12 months free phone rental which is not bad but i would have prefered to get the sky + box so i cancelled.

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I tried the 'cancel sky to get a free sky + box' trick and all they … I tried the 'cancel sky to get a free sky + box' trick and all they offered was 12 months free phone rental which is not bad but i would have prefered to get the sky + box so i cancelled.



it sometimes depends if the person at sky sounds like they would be upto giving you something extra or just bluntly cancel your sub,but it is best to say you would think about their offer and phone back and get somebody else instead and try again

Thats right, sky ditched the £10.00 Sky+ subscription charge last year. They still charge £10.00 a month for the multiroom service though
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