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Old October 10th 18, 09:47 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Brian Gaff
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Default Why do people buy 2nd hand Sky boxes?

Of course it is. Also there was a leaked document a couple of months ago
about actually getting rid of dishes and delivering it all via the internet
so all those installers will not have a job. Of course anyone out in rural
land might have something to say, but I gather 5G will sort all this out
like some kind of magic solution.

I have me doubts. Could it be that the new owners of Sky being a cable
operator from the US have blinkered view of the market?
Brian

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Just been onto Sky about getting a new sky + box only to be told that they
don't do them anymore & the only option is Sky Q at 199 or 40 plus 12 per
month just for the privilege of having access to stuff I don't want. Now
that's what I call a rip off.


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Old October 10th 18, 11:08 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Why do people buy 2nd hand Sky boxes?

You can get a used Sky box for less than £20 with remote, mains lead,
and a guarantee from almost any branch of Cash Converters.

If it has an expired subscription card in it then the card can be used
for free-to-air (FTA) to ensure you get the right regions for BBC1 and ITV.

If it hasn't you have two options:

Get a Freesat-from-Sky viewing card which will cost you a once off £25
and get you all of the FTA channels including their HD versions;

Run it without a card in which case you will get BBC1 London and ITV
Central West (Brum.)

In freesat mode you will have to pay Sky £10 per month to be able to
record. If you don't want to record then look for a multi-room box also
at CC. They are about half the size of a full Sky+HD box and much less
than half the weight as they don't contain a hard disc drive.

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Old October 10th 18, 03:28 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Why do people buy 2nd hand Sky boxes?

On 10/10/2018 10:08, Woody wrote:
You can get a used Sky box for less than £20 with remote, mains lead,
and a guarantee from almost any branch of Cash Converters.

If it has an expired subscription card in it then the card can be used
for free-to-air (FTA) to ensure you get the right regions for BBC1 and ITV.

If it hasn't you have two options:

Get a Freesat-from-Sky viewing card which will cost you a once off £25
and get you all of the FTA channels including their HD versions;

Run it without a card in which case you will get BBC1 London and ITV
Central West (Brum.)

In freesat mode you will have to pay Sky £10 per month to be able to
record. If you don't want to record then look for a multi-room box also
at CC. They are about half the size of a full Sky+HD box and much less
than half the weight as they don't contain a hard disc drive.

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Much better is to buy a new Freesat box.

Bill
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Old October 10th 18, 08:05 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Just been onto Sky about getting a new sky + box only to be told that they
don't do them anymore & the only option is Sky Q at £199 or £40 plus £12
per month just for the privilege of having access to stuff I don't want.
Now that's what I call a rip off.


and what do people who can't have Sky Q do?

That's not an ideal question, the MA where I live have said that no
modification can be made to the current satellite feed to the flats (and
they've put a lock on the door to enforce that rule)

you get a standard satellite signal or nothing

(suits me, I have freesat)

tim



 




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