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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 16-Feb-16 19:12:04
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SKY Q


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Anyone ordered sky Q yet?

it is another £12 per month, which sort of works as the other 1/2 was asking for SKY in all of the rooms.

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Standard User simon194
(experienced) Tue 16-Feb-16 19:34:20
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I have. Only £1.50 extra because I have sports,movies and multiroom as well.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 16-Feb-16 19:50:21
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Did you have to pay a one-off charge, £99 or something?


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Standard User kingbiscit
(member) Wed 17-Feb-16 08:41:10
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For £99 you get a Sky Q silver box and one mini. I have also ordered two addiontal minis at £99 each. Love the fact I can have upto 4 minis and you don't pay an extra monthly charge per mini. Also love how the mini doesn't need cabling in to the dish.
Standard User Mitchy_mitch
(experienced) Wed 17-Feb-16 13:32:52
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So don't you need to pay for multiroom anymore?
I have 3 x Sky+ HD, so i am paying for 2 x multiroom.
Might have to go and read the faq's.
But while i am here, does anyone know how many cables the main box needs?

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Standard User craski
(member) Wed 17-Feb-16 13:43:16
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The fact sheet on their website gives the following for physical connections
2x F-connectors (Satellite in 12V, 300mA)
2x USB (USB 2.0, max 500mA per port) for future use
2x HDMI
HDMI Out (HDMI 1.4b output with HDCP 1.2 will be
updated after launch to support Ultra HD)
HDMI In (HDMI 1.4 input (YUV & RGB) with HDCP 1.2)
for future use
Optical S/PIDF (Digital Audio)
1x 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet RJ45 port
Mains (Mains input 230V 45W)

https://corporate.sky.com/documents/sky-q-2015/fact-...

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Standard User Mitchy_mitch
(experienced) Wed 17-Feb-16 14:00:57
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Thats good news. I was kinda expecting more cables being drilled through walls from outside to indoors. I've got an octo lnb & a quad lnb with cables all hidden behind new walls, so its not a mess, but i would not have needed any of it. I've only done it all with the past year.

The big but is, a new 18 month contract.

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Standard User craski
(member) Wed 17-Feb-16 14:10:20
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I havent read all the small print myself yet but In one of the earlier news articles I read on Sky Q, it suggested that the box will be leased and not owned. Not sure if that was true or still applies but was in the back of my mind to check before committing.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 17-Feb-16 15:35:22
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The box is leased, stop paying subscription they want it back, advantage no paying extra if it breaks, downside if you are tight for money for a while and downsize you lose access totally and would need to get FreeView or FreeSat

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Standard User craski
(member) Wed 17-Feb-16 16:36:02
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Sky doesnt have a great reputation with major new hardware releases in my experience. The original Amstrad Sky+ box was a disaster of a thing but knowing you could buy your own Pace box removed that concern of an installer turning up with wrong type of box or one of the dreaded refurbished boxes. Sky+HD had similar issues albeit I think that Amstrad now manufacture pretty much all of the Sky+HD boxes as far as I understand it. I think I'll wait and see how the early Sky-Q adopters get on before I commit.

Also I think Sky have moved the Sky Formula 1 HD channel.
Currently I get it is part of the family/HD bundle but now I think it is only part of sports so forces you to take all sports channels to get the F1.

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