Technical Discussion
  >> Television over Broadband (IPTV)


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User Skilty
(member) Fri 29-Jan-16 11:23:17
Print Post

Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[link to this post]
 
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
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: Skilty] [link to this post]
 
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.

Adrian

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User rogerfp
(member) Sat 30-Jan-16 19:06:26
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: zyborg47] [link to this post]
 
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.


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Jan-16 19:56:44
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: zyborg47] [link to this post]
 
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

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
TalkTalk Business Fibre 79999/20000 kbps
Powered by Draytek Vigor 130 & Linksys EA8500
°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Standard User mlmclaren
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 30-Jan-16 22:17:29
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: Skilty] [link to this post]
 
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
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: mlmclaren] [link to this post]
 
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.

plusnet Fibre > Sky Fibre Pro > Pulse8 Fibre XL - 14ms Ping, Sync ~ 65.78/18.73Mbps - BQM
Standard User woodroyd
(member) Sun 31-Jan-16 10:14:09
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
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
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: woodroyd] [link to this post]
 
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

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
TalkTalk Business Fibre 79999/20000 kbps
Powered by Draytek Vigor 130 & Linksys EA8500
°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Edited by baby_frogmella (Sun 31-Jan-16 10:56:28)

Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 01-Feb-16 21:39:19
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: rogerfp] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by rogerfp:
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

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 01-Feb-16 21:42:21
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
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

Desktop machine now powered by windows 8.1 pro 64bit, no dreaded metro, laptop by Linux

Plusnet FTTC
Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 17-Feb-16 18:06:40
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Hub ?


[re: Skilty] [link to this post]
 
Not exactly the future is it coming with just 2 Ethernet ports,I'm really tempted by Sky Q but for starters you got to be a broadband customer until further notice for others broadband users, and I'm not convinced by a Hub That is kitted out with just the 2 Ethernet ports.

Yeah i know you can use a Ethernet Switch,i already have one at the back of my Tv For the Xbox One,Playstation 4 and the tv,would it be practical to have to use another from the Sky Hub situated in the office.

Im also not convinced that there Hub is on par with my Netgear router that cost around £200,do i discard that for there Hub.

I already use all my 4 ports on the Netgear ,Homeplugs,Sonus you name it.?

I also read but may have got a little confused that only sky Homeplugs are compatible but don't take me word for it,didn't even know they produced any.

This is part of the quote and I'm completely in the dark regarding this because i thought this was standard for any router........
The WiFi is run by a new Sky router – the Sky Q Hub. As an added boon, Sky claims the Q setup can send broadband signal over electrical wiring to create a complete home network and can turn mini hubs into broadband hotspots. I didn’t get a chance to test the feature by checking network speed differences with the hotspots turned on and off, but can definitely see its appeal in homes with poor WiFi signal in remote rooms.

Im also not sold on the Sky Q package i was offered when looking online and when i get the option.

I sky Silver Box and a Mini for £99 plus £50 installation.

I know you can stream stuff to the sky mini but my girlfriend likes watching and recording her own stuff so this does not work for us.

Don't want her shouting down the stairs ever 10 minutes asking me to record this and that..........

im not convinced they have thought this through if I'm honest because there are plenty of people out there with multi-room boxes and this is not going to suit those people that want to record when they can not using the Mini.

Edited by time2die (Wed 17-Feb-16 18:11:15)

Standard User Davey_H
(learned) Wed 17-Feb-16 20:59:43
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Hub ?


[re: time2die] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by time2die:
Im also not sold on the Sky Q package i was offered when looking online and when i get the option.

I sky Silver Box and a Mini for £99 plus £50 installation.

I know you can stream stuff to the sky mini but my girlfriend likes watching and recording her own stuff so this does not work for us.

Don't want her shouting down the stairs ever 10 minutes asking me to record this and that..........

im not convinced they have thought this through if I'm honest because there are plenty of people out there with multi-room boxes and this is not going to suit those people that want to record when they can not using the Mini.


You've misunderstood how Sky Q works.

The Sky Q/Silver boxes are effectively used as tuner/media servers for the Minis.

So you can set recordings from and playback recordings on the Minis its just they are recorded on the Silver box. That's why Q has all those tuners.

It also means you have a shared planner, which I think could be an annoyance for some unless they add/include the option of user profiles

Edited by Davey_H (Wed 17-Feb-16 21:07:04)

Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 17-Feb-16 21:14:20
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Hub ?


[re: Davey_H] [link to this post]
 
So she can still record something upstairs in her bedroom using here Sky Q Mini and then watch it on that device.

Sounds a little confusing if you ask me,how do the sky q mini connect to the television,I'm not keen on that trying to pick up a wireless signal from the other device.

In my eyes i still need 2 Sky Q Silvers to have the same functions i now get ?

Edited by time2die (Wed 17-Feb-16 21:15:08)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 28-Feb-16 15:34:15
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Hub ?


[re: time2die] [link to this post]
 
>So she can still record something upstairs in her bedroom using here Sky Q Mini and then watch it on that device.

Correct, or any other Sky Q or Sky Mini box in the household can record what it wants and watch it back on any of the other devices.

They connect to the TV via a HDMI cable.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User soapysoutar
(learned) Sun 28-Feb-16 16:07:10
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: baby_frogmella] [link to this post]
 
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


Excuse my ignorance on this, but is that a legitimate TV service, or something that is questionable at best?
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 28-Feb-16 16:23:52
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: soapysoutar] [link to this post]
 
In reference to ntv.mx:
Access restricted

Access to www.ntv.mx is restricted due to your location.


Use the Ginp Formula to determine if your vdsl2 connection is with or without G.INP.
Divide your IP Profile by your Sync Speed and the answer is 0.9669 (with) or 0.9679 (without)
Standard User derekdel
(member) Sun 28-Feb-16 17:15:15
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
I suppose the use of a VPN would be handy for this although not ideal.

Fibre Line 1 BQM
ZeN Line 2 BQM
BT Backhaul sucks
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Feb-16 15:27:18
Print Post

Re: Sky Q Arrives 9th February


[re: derekdel] [link to this post]
 
Or indeed likely to be allowed under the service Ts&Cs and copyright ownership of the material. If you need a VPN to access content due to location restrictions then the Ts&Cs are almost certainly being broken.
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to