Sky+ HD worth the extra £10 a month

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Found 4th Nov 2009
Been offered sky+ hd off sky as a retention for nothing (new 12 month contract) and the £10 HD fee. I got sky+ at present and a full HD tv. I'm a full subscriber movies and sports. But not sure if the £10 is worth it, I ain't over fussed about HD and not sure if I'm bothered about paying £10 for no real extra content. On the other hand I could do with the extra storage space on the HD box, and I'm not convinced my sky+ will live much longer (freezes often, jitters in playback). Anyone offer some decent advice?

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It looks great in hd, especially the football but i cancelled my hd sub a while back, couldn't justify paying the extra £10

saying that i now have the full hd sub through my dreambox :whistling:

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souljacker;6782831

It looks great in hd, especially the football but i cancelled my hd sub a … It looks great in hd, especially the football but i cancelled my hd sub a while back, couldn't justify paying the extra £10saying that i now have the full hd sub through my dreambox :whistling:


I need to look at getting a different dish, I got someone out to look a couple of months ago but next door have a stupid tree making an install very difficult (apparentley)

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Yeh.... Buy a Dreambox! :w00t:

Whilst I watch pretty much everything now in HD ('cos I can), I really don think its worth an extra £10pm.

Just get a new Sky+ out of them (if you really want to get stuck with another 12 month contract) or wait until it does go kaput!

PS.... did you manage to get to the PO?

Yes its worth it if you get all the channels , if you get it you will need to put a bigger HD in as HD recording takes up so much space, a film takes up about 9%

I have one and got a 640gb drive in mine now, i dont subscribe to HD as my contract is up and i dont have the full package so not worth it, just get the free channels which is enough for me, C4, BBC, Luxe and ITV HD

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guv;6782842

Yeh.... Buy a Dreambox! :w00t:Whilst I watch pretty much everything now … Yeh.... Buy a Dreambox! :w00t:Whilst I watch pretty much everything now in HD ('cos I can), I really don think its worth an extra £10pm.Just get a new Sky+ out of them (if you really want to get stuck with another 12 month contract) or wait until it does go kaput!PS.... did you manage to get to the PO?


Yeah posted yesterday PM. Winds me up paying sky all the cash I do a month

Sloth/Mod

Yes.............Nat Geo HD and Discovery HD are worth the money alone. They also show different programs so you get some extra content.

Also the football is a lot better as i've noticed in SD the grass on bigger screen HDTV's looks a bit odd.

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Paddy_o_furniture;6782857

Yeah posted yesterday PM. Winds me up paying sky all the cash I do a … Yeah posted yesterday PM. Winds me up paying sky all the cash I do a month



Cheers matey. Let me know the postal cost... :thumbsup:

There is an alternative to a motorised dish.

Just use the one you have and put up another one elsewhere not in the line of site, for 13 and 19E. That will pull in a huge amount of whats available.

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Syzable;6782876

Yes.............Nat Geo HD and Discovery HD are worth the money alone. … Yes.............Nat Geo HD and Discovery HD are worth the money alone. They also show different programs so you get some extra content. Also the football is a lot better as i've noticed in SD the grass on bigger screen HDTV's looks a bit odd.


I never watch them channels, I watch stuff about the SAS, Wars and Pirates (the y'argh type) etc on those channles before the kids channels. Never watched Nat Geo
I was debating off loading the movies as you get them from other places easily. It's the £10 a month thats putting me off big time.

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guv;6782888

Cheers matey. Let me know the postal cost... :thumbsup:There is an … Cheers matey. Let me know the postal cost... :thumbsup:There is an alternative to a motorised dish.Just use the one you have and put up another one elsewhere not in the line of site, for 13 and 19E. That will pull in a huge amount of whats available.


Your gonna have to help me sort out an alternative. I know we have been through it before like. Wait until you get the stuff then remind me of the postage cost for the telco stuff

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Paddy_o_furniture;6782897

I never watch them channels, I watch stuff about the SAS, Wars and … I never watch them channels, I watch stuff about the SAS, Wars and Pirates (the y'argh type) etc on those channles before the kids channels. Never watched Nat GeoI was debating off loading the movies as you get them from other places easily. It's the £10 a month thats putting me off big time.



I agree movies are a waste of time and money is better spent elsewhere. I must admit to being an avid viewer of Nat Geo. :oops: My mind is now full of useless info that will never be needed unless i go on eggheads :lol:

I don't think i could go back to Sky Sports SD now though as the footy really does look a lot better. Pop into a Currys or something and look at one of the demo's to see what you think.

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Paddy_o_furniture;6782925

Your gonna have to help me sort out an alternative. I know we have been … Your gonna have to help me sort out an alternative. I know we have been through it before like. Wait until you get the stuff then remind me of the postage cost for the telco stuff



I can certainly advise on what to buy and configuring etc, but the positioning part, I'm a bit stuck! And hey, Ive just had to put up a new dish 'cos the old one has been blocked by a conker tree that wasnt there 15 years ago!

Speak to Souljacker and ChrisUK about the snide DM800 if its deffo HD you want!

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Syzable;6782942

I agree movies are a waste of time and money is better spent elsewhere. I … I agree movies are a waste of time and money is better spent elsewhere. I must admit to being an avid viewer of Nat Geo. :oops: My mind is now full of useless info that will never be needed unless i go on eggheads :lol:I don't think i could go back to Sky Sports SD now though as the footy really does look a lot better. Pop into a Currys or something and look at one of the demo's to see what you think.


Cheers will look at a demo somewhere.
guv;6782992

I can certainly advise on what to buy and configuring etc, but the … I can certainly advise on what to buy and configuring etc, but the positioning part, I'm a bit stuck! And hey, Ive just had to put up a new dish 'cos the old one has been blocked by a conker tree that wasnt there 15 years ago!Speak to Souljacker and ChrisUK about the snide DM800 if its deffo HD you want!


I'm not sure if I want HD if they hadn't of offered it for free I wouldn't of considered it. Will do, think I'll get xmas out the way before any outlay

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Paddy_o_furniture;6783020

I'm not sure if I want HD if they hadn't of offered it for free I … I'm not sure if I want HD if they hadn't of offered it for free I wouldn't of considered it. Will do, think I'll get xmas out the way before any outlay



No worries. You would basically be looking at about £90 more for HD going the snide route.

Worth it stobbs - you get a good selection of channels and watching the toon in hd is great

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dandoc2;6783171

Worth it stobbs - you get a good selection of channels and watching the … Worth it stobbs - you get a good selection of channels and watching the toon in hd is great


I tend to watch newcastle on teletext these days, far more entertaining. You stalking me? Can't stand FIFA 10 btw

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Paddy_o_furniture;6783199

I tend to watch newcastle on teletext these days, far more entertaining. … I tend to watch newcastle on teletext these days, far more entertaining. You stalking me? Can't stand FIFA 10 btw



Ooooooooo..............Posh (my home team) on Saturday. 2-0 to us. :-D

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Syzable;6783238

Ooooooooo..............Posh (my home team) on Saturday. 2-0 to us. :-D


Not gonna happen, 1-0 to us

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Paddy_o_furniture;6783270

Not gonna happen, 1-0 to us



I hope not..........we need the points. I'm hoping Geogie Boyd is on fire but i get the feeling we may get a bit of a lesson after bragging so much about the Carling Cup win. :oops:

Get it !! Well worth the money I think, plus you can re-tune and also get ITV HD for nowt.

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Syzable;6783283

I hope not..........we need the points. I'm hoping Geogie Boyd is on fire … I hope not..........we need the points. I'm hoping Geogie Boyd is on fire but i get the feeling we may get a bit of a lesson after bragging so much about the Carling Cup win. :oops:


No idea what that muppet Hughton was playing at then.
kyalion;6783353

Get it !! Well worth the money I think, plus you can re-tune and also get … Get it !! Well worth the money I think, plus you can re-tune and also get ITV HD for nowt.


Gonna go watch a demo before making a decision. TBH it's only football, [SIZE=1]wwe,[/SIZE][SIZE=3] things about fatties that the wife likes to watch and the kids channels. So not sure whether the extra sub is worth it[/SIZE]

souljacker;6782831

saying that i now have the full hd sub through my dreambox :whistling:



guv;6782842

Yeh.... Buy a Dreambox! :w00t:



ummm.... what's a Dreambox? :oops:

Syzable;6783238

Ooooooooo..............Posh (my home team) on Saturday. 2-0 to us. :-D



Don't you start, i support Newcastle and all of my students are Posh fans and that's all i've heard for weeks!!! :-D

Paddy_o_furniture;6783392

No idea what that muppet Hughton was playing at then.Gonna go watch a … No idea what that muppet Hughton was playing at then.Gonna go watch a demo before making a decision. TBH it's only football, [SIZE=1]wwe,[/SIZE][SIZE=3] things about fatties that the wife likes to watch and the kids channels. So not sure whether the extra sub is worth it[/SIZE]



No need to be ashamed of WWE, you should be proud

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sancho1983;6783403

Don't you start, i support Newcastle and all of my students are Posh fans … Don't you start, i support Newcastle and all of my students are Posh fans and that's all i've heard for weeks!!! :-D



Well hopefully you get some more ribbing next week.

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sancho1983;6783410

No need to be ashamed of WWE, you should be proud


I've watched it since 1989 when my dad first got sky, 16 channels on an Alba box, used to be on eurosport back then with the PPV's on sky movies.

as far as Im concerned no, the OH would beg to differ........but like Sy he watches a lot of Nat Geo, footy, etc

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Might see If I can get a new sky+ instead of the HD as I'm not convnced I'm bothered about it. An extra £120 a year for something I'm not convinced I would use.

Paddy_o_furniture;6783417

I've watched it since 1989 when my dad first got sky, 16 channels on an … I've watched it since 1989 when my dad first got sky, 16 channels on an Alba box, used to be on eurosport back then with the PPV's on sky movies.



I've watched it since WM7, didn't get Sky until about 94 though.

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bitseylango;6783436

as far as Im concerned no, the OH would beg to differ........but like Sy … as far as Im concerned no, the OH would beg to differ........but like Sy he watches a lot of Nat Geo, footy, etc



He can come on eggheads with me then. :-D

Syzable;6783411

Well hopefully you get some more ribbing next week.



Most of them are season ticket holders too!! They gave me some stick after the Carling Cup game

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sancho1983;6783465

I've watched it since WM7, didn't get Sky until about 94 though.


Was better back in those days, WM6 Hogan vs Warrior is the 1st PPV I remember watching. Used to have prime time wrestling on a friday on eurosport with heenan and monsoon.

Syzable;6783483

He can come on eggheads with me then. :-D



yes........take him with you.....pleeeeeeeeeeeease!:-D

Deadliest Catch is flavour of the month at the moment! All I hear is " FFS did you see the size of that wave?!!!!" :roll:

tbh i only watch it out of habit now, nowhere near as good as it used to be, perhaps i preferred it when i thought it was real!!

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sancho1983;6783558

tbh i only watch it out of habit now, nowhere near as good as it used to … tbh i only watch it out of habit now, nowhere near as good as it used to be, perhaps i preferred it when i thought it was real!!


Aye, I was gutted when I found out it wasn't real. When I do watch greased up men in spandex it tends to be on Bravo for TNA now instead

DM800 around £170, plus small montly sub = 100 HD channels all "free"

Sloth/Mod

bitseylango;6783537

yes........take him with you.....pleeeeeeeeeeeease!:-D Deadliest Catch is … yes........take him with you.....pleeeeeeeeeeeease!:-D Deadliest Catch is flavour of the month at the moment! All I hear is " FFS did you see the size of that wave?!!!!" :roll:



Deadliest Catch is awesome. :w00t: I'd be sooo sick if i was on those boats. :-D Last week was sad as well when that lads sister died :cry:

Whale Wars is fun as well.............Haven't decided yet who is worse, the Japanese or the Sea Shepherd. lol

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ChrisUK;6783585

DM800 around £170, plus small montly sub = 100 HD channels all "free"


Is it a PVR? Debating something like this after xmas

Paddy_o_furniture;6783578

Aye, I was gutted when I found out it wasn't real. When I do watch … Aye, I was gutted when I found out it wasn't real. When I do watch greased up men in spandex it tends to be on Bravo for TNA now instead



I remember my dad used to take the mick out of me for watching it, he watched Austin/Hart at WM 13 and told me that Austin used a blood pack, even though you could see it pumping out. I believed him though!!

Can't seem to get into TNA. load of ex WWE guys

ChrisUK;6783585

DM800 around £170, plus small montly sub = 100 HD channels all "free"



Have just googled that and see it's a Sattelite PVR, can you give me any more info about it?

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Paddy_o_furniture;6783605

Is it a PVR? Debating something like this after xmas



Yes, but its no sky+.

You can set the timer with the EPG, but the guide itself isnt all that and it only has one tuner, meaning you cant record one channel and watch another. You can record and watch a recording though.

Syzable;6783590

Deadliest Catch is awesome. :w00t: I'd be sooo sick if i was on those … Deadliest Catch is awesome. :w00t: I'd be sooo sick if i was on those boats. :-D Last week was sad as well when that lads sister died :cry:Whale Wars is fun as well.............Haven't decided yet who is worse, the Japanese or the Sea Shepherd. lol



are you sure you and my OH werent seperated at birth? :?

you sound so similar its frightening
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