Following Getting rid of Sky services Page 20

  • Blackmarsh63 20 Jul 2017 22:00:49 1,248 posts
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    @Addy_B Can you send me details of your provider please. Do you get commission haha.
  • Addy_B 20 Jul 2017 22:02:36 3,306 posts
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    @Blackmarsh63

    Lol no unfortunately. I probably could maybe get an extra month or something free if I mentioned it but I'm not bothered about that.
  • Frogofdoom 20 Jul 2017 22:09:47 7,501 posts
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    Thanks mate
  • Dougs 21 Jul 2017 06:08:23 85,219 posts
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    Iptv services are a bit of a no go for me, but pm me the details anyway and I'll take a look!
  • greg_wha 21 Jul 2017 06:24:40 1,090 posts
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    I'm guessing IPTV isn't legal?
  • Dougs 21 Jul 2017 07:14:39 85,219 posts
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    Nope...
  • Spectral 21 Jul 2017 07:25:13 5,943 posts
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    greg_wha wrote:
    I'm guessing IPTV isn't legal?
    After looking around a bit it seems to be the modern equivalent of the dodgy sky cards that did the rounds before they tightened up the enctyption.
  • Dougs 24 Jul 2017 10:09:00 85,219 posts
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    So, thinking a bit more about Sky's football....anyone fancy splitting a NowTV sports monthly pass? Seems a new dedicated account is the easiest way. 2 devices each, 2 streams can run concurrently...17 a month is just about affordable imo.

    I can even provide a new box if you don't have a spare device and don't want to keep logging in and out etc. Just a thought....
  • sherpa1984 24 Jul 2017 12:30:35 754 posts
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    IIRC NowTV is capped at 720p which is real lowball even for Sky...
  • Dougs 24 Jul 2017 12:45:43 85,219 posts
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    Yeah, but I have an 8 year old 720p telly, so it's OK for me!
  • THFourteen 24 Jul 2017 12:51:27 47,896 posts
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    Sky isn't 1080p either is it? Unless it is on the new box?

    Mine only does 1080i or 720p
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 24 Jul 2017 13:46:15 1,426 posts
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    Yeah, sky sports is 1080i.

    I use an NBC Sports Live Extra subscription which is 1080p, generally costs around 30 for the login and 3ish a month for a suitable DNS service.
  • Frogofdoom 24 Jul 2017 13:57:16 7,501 posts
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    Might change next year though as nbc are charging US customers for the service
  • Dougs 24 Jul 2017 14:03:54 85,219 posts
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    I assume Crispy is using a knocked off account. Needed a cable sub for NBC the last few years. They recently announced a Premier League Pass for some games:

    http://www.nbcsports.com/gold/nbc-sports-gold-packages-prices

    Probably just the Sky games. I doubt you'll be able to purchase with a card etc outside the US though.
  • Frogofdoom 24 Jul 2017 14:11:49 7,501 posts
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    I was using my friends account last year for nbc. Not sure what i will do now though as he got rid of his cable package. Sportsmania is amazingly good but im not sure how much longer it will last.
  • Dougs 24 Jul 2017 14:35:14 85,219 posts
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    Eventually all of those services will go under. No doubt replaced by another, so it's a bit of whack-a-mole for the PL etc but I'd rather not be paying for hooky stuff. Eventually the PL and providers will cotton on to what fans want.

    Edited by Dougs at 14:35:53 24-07-2017
  • Frogofdoom 24 Jul 2017 16:20:47 7,501 posts
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    Its them having record of you paying as well which worries me. I doubt it would come to anything but im paranoid enough as it is.
  • Dougs 24 Jul 2017 16:38:29 85,219 posts
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    Yeah, I'm quite sure they would handover any details at the drop of a hat!
  • THFourteen 24 Jul 2017 16:39:20 47,896 posts
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    and there's no chance of claiming "someone else musta used my wifi guv" when your bank details are all over their shit
  • Dougs 24 Jul 2017 16:43:06 85,219 posts
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    Not that anything realistically would happen, the police don't have the resources to do much more than go after the source, but still.
  • Murbs 11 Aug 2017 14:58:40 23,869 posts
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    Right. If I cancelled sky TV I assume I can: carry on with my Sky BB & phoneline and catch up with the likes of GoT with a NOW TV box... Amiright? One of you here must have done the same...
  • Dougs 11 Aug 2017 15:23:18 85,219 posts
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    Yup. Have done exactly the same for the last 18 months or so.

    Cheapest way I have found is buying boxes bundled with the Passes. Sometimes you can pick up a 6 month entertainment or 4 month movie pass for 18. Even at 25 for a 5 month pass (at Currys) is much cheaper.

    Edited by Dougs at 15:24:45 11-08-2017
  • sport 11 Aug 2017 15:31:58 14,213 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Yup. Have done exactly the same for the last 18 months or so.

    Cheapest way I have found is buying boxes bundled with the Passes. Sometimes you can pick up a 6 month entertainment or 4 month movie pass for 18. Even at 25 for a 5 month pass (at Currys) is much cheaper.
    Quick Question Dougs, when you cancelled Sky, could you still use the sky hd box to view freeview channels? i.e. did all channels stop working?
  • Murbs 11 Aug 2017 15:35:41 23,869 posts
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    Cheers Dougs. Will give Sky a call shortly; we're well out of contract.

    Grabbed a box w/ 3 month entertainment pass from Sainsbury's earlier for 13. Sure I've got a 1 month pass knocking about from when I bought my PS4 too.
  • Murbs 11 Aug 2017 15:36:05 23,869 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Quick Question Dougs, when you cancelled Sky, could you still use the sky hd box to view freeview channels? i.e. did all channels stop working?

    Ooooh! Great point!
  • Spectral 11 Aug 2017 15:38:23 5,943 posts
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    Its been a few years since I left so would be better to wait for confirmation from someone more recent but when I left the box continued to work to watch the free channels. However it disabled the recording options.
  • Dougs 11 Aug 2017 15:41:55 85,219 posts
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    Murbs wrote:
    sport wrote:
    Quick Question Dougs, when you cancelled Sky, could you still use the sky hd box to view freeview channels? i.e. did all channels stop working?

    Ooooh! Great point!
    You can still use it but it's not quite freeview - you get the main channels but there are a few missing -the likes of Dave etc mainly. And no Sky+ unless you pay them a tenner a month. It's amazing how quickly you transition from broadcast to on-demand. Never watch live tv bar the odd bit of news and sport.

    http://www.sky4me.tv/sky-free-channel-list
  • Spectral 11 Aug 2017 15:44:21 5,943 posts
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    I've been umming and arring over getting PCI-E decoder card for the freesat channels for in my media pc. Anyone tried it?
  • Murbs 11 Aug 2017 20:50:58 23,869 posts
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    Well that went better than I thought it would.

    Now back on an 18th month contract of sorts... For 10 a month I get to keep the DVR functionality for the freeview channels. To counteract that I'm getting half price fibre for the same period. So in effect when my SKy TV package ends in 31 days I'll be paying less than I would have if I'd cancelled my Sky TV contract altogether. So from mid-September it's 34 a month for basic DVR, 40Mb unlimited internet, phone and with Now TV with entertainment option for another 8 per month max.

    Happy with that.
  • sherpa1984 11 Aug 2017 21:42:26 754 posts
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    Hmm would you not have been better off buying a standalone DVR freeview box? Paying 180 to make use of a hard drive that was yours anyway when you ended the TV contract seems pricey.

    Also Now TV being 720p in this day and age is really shitty from Sky.
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