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Standard User Skilty
(member) Fri 29-Jan-16 11:23:17
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Sky Q Arrives 9th February


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So it looks like Sky Q will arrive on the 9th Feb for Sky broadband customers and an undisclosed date after that for other suppliers...

Sky Q Costs

plusnet Fibre > Sky Fibre Pro > Pulse8 Fibre XL - 14ms Ping, Sync ~ 65.78/18.73Mbps - BQM

Edited by Skilty (Fri 29-Jan-16 11:27:29)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 30-Jan-16 17:24:45
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I hope you have plenty of money because Sky q is over priced, oh but then so is Sky anyway, but Sky Q is even more over priced.

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Standard User rogerfp
(member) Sat 30-Jan-16 19:06:26
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Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


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That's just your point of view. Whether it's expensive or not is subjective, depending on your personal spending power and whether you think it's worth it for the service/benefits it offers. Subscribing to any service from Sky is not yet compulsory as far as I'm aware. It's the same with Pc's, if you want the latest/fastest tech when its launched, you pay the price. If you can't or don't want to spend the money, that's fair enough. We all have a choice.


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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Jan-16 19:56:44
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I hope you have plenty of money because Sky q is over priced, oh but then so is Sky anyway, but Sky Q is even more over priced.


Completely agree with you there mate. Last year we ditched our £80pm $ky subscription and instead bought a MAG254 IPTV box, and took out a 30 euros pm subscription on NTV.mx for all UK & USA premium channels. So all our $ky & $ky HD channels now come through our 80mbps fibre broadband via iptv and we've given the middle finger to $ky wink
$ky....believe in better and cheaper LOL

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Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Jan-16 22:17:29
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Yeah, I though Virgin's pricing of TiVo upon its release was a wee bit high but Sky's pulled out all the stops and near tripled those costs and added additional limits from what I can tell...

We're basically talking a £12 fee to for the pleasure of Sky Q on top of the normal TV Bundle cost, then minimum upfront cost of £99... with the best of Sky Q coming with an upfront cost of around £250....

I don't have every particular on service, I lost interest nearly immediately after starting to read the news article... the costs are silly and the holding back of info for a nasty surprise such as this is not welcomed...

I might get Sky+ on a Virgin 50% deal but theres tiny chance of that to be fair, has know body told Sky that subscription TV is dead... a combination of the On Demand services including Now TV would come to less than Sky's lowest/middle bundle.... that includes access to their movie platform funnily enough which on TV they charge near £20 in addition to a subscription at minimum of £20 and HD costs extra too.... £10 on Now TV and HD too....

Something up there don't you think!

Standard User Skilty
(member) Sat 30-Jan-16 23:00:09
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For me the extra £12 is what I currently pay for multi-screen (I have two boxes) so from that perspective the cost is flat.

What does bother me is that we are expected to pay a one off fee and yet we do not own the hardware. You leave you have to give it back. I thought I saw somewhere that it is an 18 month contract as well.

What would be perfect from my perspective is that each channel is an app on the new AppleTV and I just pay for the channels I watch.

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Standard User woodroyd
(member) Sun 31-Jan-16 10:14:09
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In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
In reply to a post by zyborg47:
I hope you have plenty of money because Sky q is over priced, oh but then so is Sky anyway, but Sky Q is even more over priced.


Completely agree with you there mate. Last year we ditched our £80pm $ky subscription and instead bought a MAG254 IPTV box, and took out a 30 euros pm subscription on NTV.mx for all UK & USA premium channels. So all our $ky & $ky HD channels now come through our 80mbps fibre broadband via iptv and we've given the middle finger to $ky wink
$ky....believe in better and cheaper LOL

Interesting. Had a quick look and found that I had to use a VPN to connect to NTV.mx and charges show as 39.95 pm.
Also the possibility that they will drop SKYSport.HD which is available on an Ultimate package.
Still, not bad if it is not too technical to set up.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 31-Jan-16 10:54:58
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In reply to a post by woodroyd:
In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
In reply to a post by zyborg47:
I hope you have plenty of money because Sky q is over priced, oh but then so is Sky anyway, but Sky Q is even more over priced.


Completely agree with you there mate. Last year we ditched our £80pm $ky subscription and instead bought a MAG254 IPTV box, and took out a 30 euros pm subscription on NTV.mx for all UK & USA premium channels. So all our $ky & $ky HD channels now come through our 80mbps fibre broadband via iptv and we've given the middle finger to $ky wink
$ky....believe in better and cheaper LOL

Interesting. Had a quick look and found that I had to use a VPN to connect to NTV.mx and charges show as 39.95 pm.
Also the possibility that they will drop SKYSport.HD which is available on an Ultimate package.
Still, not bad if it is not too technical to set up.

Yes its a piece of cake to setup the service on the MAG254. You link your IPTV box to your NTV account via the MAC address, and then enter the NTV server address in the MAG254 and Bob's yer uncle smile

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Powered by Draytek Vigor 130 & Linksys EA8500
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Edited by baby_frogmella (Sun 31-Jan-16 10:56:28)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 01-Feb-16 21:39:19
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That's just your point of view. Whether it's expensive or not is subjective, depending on your personal spending power and whether you think it's worth it for the service/benefits it offers. Subscribing to any service from Sky is not yet compulsory as far as I'm aware. It's the same with Pc's, if you want the latest/fastest tech when its launched, you pay the price. If you can't or don't want to spend the money, that's fair enough. We all have a choice.


I agree we all have a choice, but I would not spend that amount of money on TV. I have Sky now box, that I can dig out in and out when I feel like it and Netflix and that is fine for me.

Adrian

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 01-Feb-16 21:42:21
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Sounds good, still a subscription, i like the netflix idea, which Sky followed with Now Tv and that is to opt in and out when I want to .

I used to have sky over 10 years ago and i can't see myself going back to it to be honest.

Adrian

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