Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Alan A, Aug 22, 2005.
Six channels ? Can't wait
I can, just for the sport it is worth it, and all the shows on Sky One too.
Thats actually pretty poor if i'm honest. I personally thought there would be a lot more channels and if im honest the entire service through HD technology. I guess that shows how much i know about it. It seems like it will take time to take off the ground if thats all they can offer.
Im trying to figure out which plasma to buy at the moment and HD seems a little overkill atm. And this sort of confirms it esp. since i dont subscribe to the movie channels and recently ditched the sports in favour of pub viewing
Thanks for the info Alan
I would take it that channels such as The Discovery channel would be in addition to this line up, as its oinly talking about SKY produced ones?
In addition to my thread about the Panny PE50 or PV500 this puts me at ease slightly about my decision. If they can only provide a small handfull of channels in HD format it doesnt really justify my getting a HD TV i guess. The BBC and other broadcasters are talking about getting all streams in HD by 2010 (which probably wont stick) and may conicide with the switching off of analogue TV. For people like myself i get more pleasure out of DVD's so im really eager to see a HD DVD player and im sure they wont be round anytime soon. Therefore the remainder of the balance is in Sky's hands and i dont think 6 channels will entice me to spend an extra half a K. Some good quality cables will last a long time and by the time HD is more maintsteam i will be looking to buy a new TV anyway
Am i slowly beginning to convince myself?
stuff filmed in HD looks great on an SD screen anyway...........check out things like home and away on channel 5 (don't watch it just look at the quality of the piccy which is many times better than the quality of the acting)
The things I watch on TV are sport and a few shows, I don't think I have watched a film on TV since DVD came out, I can't see that changing with Sky HD, as soon as a disc format is released I just won't watch any films on TV.
Sport and a few shows in HD will do me fine.
i agree.........any film worth seeing you will own on dvd anyway......they take ages to get onto sky
It looks like Sky want to see what the interest is before they announce the price. The more interest shown = the higher the price will be.
I thought it worked the other way around? The more people likely to buy a product the cheaper it will be. There's no point pricing it out of the market, companies already made that mistake with broadband
At first i thought the same as you oldskool, then i remembered $Ky have no f competition.
Your right OldSkoO1 it should be the other way around, but as the number of subscribers to Sky increased, so did subscriptions - and not inline with inflation or because of improved content.
I'm sure I read National Geographic and Discovery are going to be HD.
Apart from Movies and sport, there isn't much worth watching, IMO, so it's about what I expected.
A lot of american progs will be HD as it's becoming standard, I think.
The person who said it won't happen for ages is mistaken, I think.
The difference between 405 and 625, looking back is stunning.
People are so much more savvy nowadays (more money too) and will go for HD, pronto, the same as plasma has caught the manufacturers by surprise, IMO.
Hi, Well i went into a sat shop today and asked if they know anthing about sky hi def, he said from what he was told by a sky rep, is that the scubscription is staying the same, But you will have to buy the new sky box at a cost of £400.
But i dont belive that!!!
Yes Splinter i was told that by my local powerhouse!!
They said £400 for the kit £80 for instal , and another £50 a month on top of what u already pay!!!!!
He probably told you that you would have to regas your plasma more often too as you would be using more of the pixels!
If they charge an extra £50 I will eat MAWs socks!
Given that MAW's socks spend time in his rigger's boots that is likely to be an unpleasant meal
(no offence, MAW)
I would imagine that around £400 for the box is probably correct if Sky's previous pricing is anything to go by. £50 per month thereafter does seem very steep though...
Retail on the box is not yet fixed, but between £380 and £500. Rahmorak, I'm sure I can find you some used socks... but you are right. They get around this by making HD shows PPV, so perhaps just 1 sock will do.
Well I for one will not pay £200, let alone £400 and I certainly will not be paying any extra to watch HD.
I bet the vast majority will think like me, in that the sub is too high already.
I really think Sky should give better option packages.
I don't see why I should have to pay for tosh I will never watch.
Looks like I'll be hanging back until prices drop off.
Couldn't agree more Badger0-0.
I cancelled my subscription 18 months ago after it had increased 50% in under 3 years. I get a letter rom Sky every few weeks offering one month free or half price for three months. I received another today.....not sure what the offer was this time as it's now in the recycle bin.
anyone tried the im going to cancel phone call for 6 months half price recently ?
i got 3 months at half price but then i am ex-staff so they are quite wise to the rouse...... you just have to be defintaly cancelling your subs then when they come back with your switch off date and cancellation final bill, give it the mmmm i am not sure what to do know routine unsure etc then silence and they should buckle... remember he who speaks first loses the deal
giong to push for sports and movies for 3 months half bat when my discounted period expires as ntl are doing sport free for a yeear
we will see
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