Sky Q - Are you getting it? Page 18

  • Reviewer_ 7 Mar 2016 09:03:53 359 posts
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    griff_dai wrote:
    Honestly guys, once you use this (for those of us that pay for SKY and are happy with the service) you will find there is no way back.......It is TV made easy....so fluid (I know I know) but it is.

    It's like they have had Johnny Ive in and he created the whole eco system....the search function is excellent. Everything is excellent.

    Those on the fence, do it, it's amaze balls :)
    I honestly have never thought of watching TV as difficult.
  • Fourwisemen 24 Mar 2016 18:45:43 819 posts
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    Any users out there?.. My install is on Sat (sorry to the haters) and wondered if you can AirPlay Video aswell as Audio to the Sky Q boxes?
  • Vice.Destroyer 8 May 2016 22:14:27 7,255 posts
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    What a difference a few months makes. I am now of the opinion that my money is better spent on other stuff. Sacking Sky (87p/m) and switching to BT for broadband and telephone. And getting Now TV. Along with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. And..., whisper it, Kodi.
  • hillbilly66 8 May 2016 22:19:25 3,150 posts
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    absolutely doing the same. The business model of having to keep outbidding blind figures for football rights and thinking it's just fair to keep passing this directly on to us. They can bollocks. My contract for both BT and sky is up in August. 60 quid for Q lol
  • Dougs 9 May 2016 06:37:37 89,892 posts
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    Vice.Destroyer wrote:
    What a difference a few months makes. I am now of the opinion that my money is better spent on other stuff. Sacking Sky (87p/m) and switching to BT for broadband and telephone. And getting Now TV. Along with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. And..., whisper it, Kodi.
    Not going to say we told you so but...! :)
  • Dirtbox 9 May 2016 07:09:32 91,175 posts
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  • Bowzer43 9 May 2016 08:00:39 1,891 posts
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    Vice.Destroyer wrote:
    What a difference a few months makes. I am now of the opinion that my money is better spent on other stuff. Sacking Sky (87p/m) and switching to BT for broadband and telephone. And getting Now TV. Along with Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. And..., whisper it, Kodi.
    Indeed when you figure you're paying over 1000 a year for stuff you can get at half the price (and increase your viewing options) it's just bonkers.

    As long as you have a decent Internet connection, the alternative is far superior. Although I have to agree with Dirtbox BT isn't necessarily a better bet, well worth shopping around for the best deal.
  • Vice.Destroyer 9 May 2016 10:47:45 7,255 posts
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    Well, the talk with the Sky guy went well. He talked me down to 35 a month. Keeping Broadband and telephone. Free to air channels. Sky+ recording facility. HD on the free to air channels. It might be a pound more or less than with BT. But I don't have to pay the one-off charges or deal with a potential service disruption during the changeover. Now just have to explain to my son that he needs to watch more Cbeebies than Disney channel. On 9/6, I'll look into getting NowTV, so I can keep the two or three channels I love in the package that is being cancelled.
  • Dougs 9 May 2016 14:06:35 89,892 posts
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    Your son would still be able to watch the Disney Channel through NowTV. Except as of June it will cost 3 instead of being included in the Entertainment bundle.
  • nickthegun 9 May 2016 14:10:08 78,293 posts
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    Not really that arsed about losing the kids stuff. It's all on Netflix anyway.
  • Dougs 9 May 2016 14:15:52 89,892 posts
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    It's essentially laziness on my part. Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly are the most watched of the kids stuff, which aren't on US netflix and I can't be arsed to go through the rigmarole of casting from a pad or whatever.
  • Not-a-reviewer 9 May 2016 14:32:42 5,765 posts
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    They're on amazon prime video.
  • Bowzer43 9 May 2016 14:42:13 1,891 posts
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    They're also on Channel 5, just record them and keep them for playback.
    They soon move on to TMNT, blaze etc.

    Or buy them cheap Android tablets and you'll free up the tv for your own stuff!
  • mrpon 9 May 2016 14:49:43 35,324 posts
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    And YouTube.

    Hi Dadsclub! ;)
  • Bowzer43 9 May 2016 14:57:43 1,891 posts
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    Buying a couple of second hand N7 2013 tablets was the best investment ever for my twins!

    Although really hate hobby kids on YT, bloody nasal American voice going on and on.

    /dad's club! :D
  • Dougs 9 May 2016 15:29:38 89,892 posts
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    Oh, I know I can get them elsewhere (Inc on UK Netflix which I do sub to) but it means a different device to the PS3 which is the main telly box thingy, because of the DNS shenanigans. And the YT ones are quite repetitive.

    As I say, it's mostly laziness. And the general principle dammit!
  • gareth886 10 May 2016 05:37:21 2,870 posts
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    So...this Kodi business. Does anyone have any device recommendations, something that is eay to set up.

    Worth mentioning that I am overseas in Australia, and already using SmartDNS. Ideally I'd like to be able to access all the UK TV streaming services, BBC iPlayer, All4, ITV Player, Channel 4, NowTV (possibly), and Netflix & Hulu.

    Currently I can access most through a combination of PS3/PS4 but I really would like them all on 1 devices without too much of a faff around. BBC can sometimes be troublesome on PS4 and Channel 4 and 5 don't seem to work at all (or have severe buffering issues).
  • Dirtbox 10 May 2016 05:39:27 91,175 posts
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  • CompetitiveDad 10 May 2016 10:08:59 8,155 posts
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    I picked up a Fire stick too been very impressed so far. Bonus that you can install Kodi from the fire stick as well.

    Edit. Maybe you can do that with other devices to.

    Edited by CompetitiveDad at 10:11:18 10-05-2016
  • crashVoodoo 10 May 2016 16:44:54 6,323 posts
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    I currently have an Appletv for kodi duties as it was the quietest and easiest solution 3 to 4 years ago.

    However it's fucking dire having to deal with iTunes when it decides the springboard is corrupt and you can't access it anymore via putty.

    So fire stick... Easy, cheap and 1080p?
  • hillbilly66 10 May 2016 16:51:50 3,150 posts
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    Think so. The 70 quid amazon box is 4k, and wired.
  • AceGrace 10 May 2016 16:52:41 3,189 posts
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    NVidia Shield TV. Best all around TV box! ;-)

    Edited by AceGrace at 16:53:10 10-05-2016
  • Fourwisemen 15 Jul 2016 18:29:23 819 posts
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    Ultra HD launches for silver Q boxes in August and have to say I'm surprised at no extra cost. Bonus. I half expected a sly tenner to get ultra HD.
  • M83J01P97 15 Jul 2016 18:48:33 7,606 posts
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    That's the Sky way though isn't it? Free to drag in early adopters and then they will introduce a charge further down the way as and when more people switch over.

    They've been doing it for years on their various new boxes and packages and so on.
  • nickthegun 15 Jul 2016 19:13:48 78,293 posts
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    Having a poverty model box that doesnt support it is kind of shitty, though.
  • Vice.Destroyer 2 Oct 2016 21:18:31 7,255 posts
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    They have dropped the price of the Q boxes now! If all avenues for accessing illegally accessed shows disappears, I will be going back to Sky.
  • Deleted user 2 October 2016 21:20:50
    Why? NowTV motherfucker. Sky Q is for mongs
  • nickthegun 2 Oct 2016 21:30:13 78,293 posts
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    Sky Q is now costing me less that now tv, incredibly.
  • Trowel 16 Oct 2016 19:42:32 22,625 posts
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    Sky Q full TV package for 30 a month, new customer offer via MSE - includes sport and movies, excludes broadband and line rental. Decent. Think that's finally going to move me from Virgin.
  • nickthegun 16 Oct 2016 20:26:44 78,293 posts
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    Try CPW before you sign up. I signed up at 21 for what I assume is the same package. I decided to bin virgin after the most recent price hike and was literally just looking for broadband since I stream everything. Vodafone were winning until CPW came up with phone, unlimited calls, sky q box sets package and unlimited fibre for peanuts.

    Just got to remember to bin it after 364 days otherwise it shoots up to 60 something. Its a weird looking bill, though. 10 for line rental, 11 for broadband and 0 for the TV.

    Edited by nickthegun at 20:27:05 16-10-2016
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