going from cable to sky: advice please

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  1. ultimatenyle

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    telewest are p!sh.
    p!sh service
    p!sh channels
    p!sh prices
    p!sh p!sh p!sh

    so i'm gonna go for sky - are they any better?

    am i better to get an independant installation or sky?
    what should i look out for and what choice of box do you get?

    i have a tosh 32" widescreen and marantz av amp so would like to get the best out of the system

    any other advice or suggestions ?

    cheers
     
  2. juboy

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    Yes, but far from perfect.
     
  3. Azrikam

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    Sky can be incredibly frustrating, but you'll get an absolute ton of channels, and a few of them even show good programming. (!!!)

    One thing, though. I'd steer clear of Sky Sports and Sky Movies unless A) You're really into sports OR B) You're really into watching the same crap movies over and over again.

    But, for all its negatives, Sky is worth it for a handful of channels. (Discovery, History, CNX, Paramount, E4, etc)
     
  4. AV Junky

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    Better channel selection certainly. Many members would say better AV quality as well, but have only used Sky myself so can't compare. There are reports from some members of cable companies not even transmitting in stereo on some occasions!

    You gets what your given as far as the box is concerned. May be possible to get an independent to supply you with a particular brand of box (possibly requiring the passing of 'brown paper envelopes'). In theory, all the boxes cost the same price. But since the Panasonic box has a reputation for being the best it seems to be less common. Suspect that many dealers keep the Panny boxes in reserve for private sales.

    Also bear in mind that the Grundig model is the only one fitted with an s-video connection, if you have need of it.
     
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    How many would one have to eat and how long does it take to get them from 'end to end'? :D
     
  6. AV Junky

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    :rolleyes: :D
     
  7. Reano

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    I have made the same switch after being a Telewest customer for years. Sky is far superior! I also found that the sound quality of a digital interconnect was much better than using the phono's for both sky and Telewest cable box!
    However I have kept my cable phone package and 1mb broadband :D
     

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