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Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Johndm, Jul 27, 2003.

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  1. Johndm

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    Taken from Mediabullt web site..

    EXCLUSIVE
    27/07/03 Sky+ Dual Recording takes a step further
    A source at Sky has mentioned to Sky Digi Online that Sky+ users will have their £10 access fee dropped as from 1st October 2003. Also, Dual recording will become a reality in Mid-August. Sky will also be launching three new Sky+ boxes from October time, with a push towards Sky+ as the default reciever in the maketplace in time for the Christmas sales. More on this as we get it in the coming weeks.
    News Feed: Simon Ough Source: undisclosed News Break: 01:14
     
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    oh that would be brill!! would have more dosh to buy more ifi gear. does thi apply to all sky+ owners
     
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    hope this isn't a wind up!it would be great news,the first time sky has done anything nice for theire customers,being disabled and on a pension(poor old sod)i have to watch the pennies,but sky+ is great ,couldent do without it.

    yay!great,wonderfull,smashing.

    sorry,time for my pills.:clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    great news .

    Has Starburst heard anything as he knows everything about Sky ?
     
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    :blush:
    It's not that I know more than anyone else I just happen to be more active in other forums and newsgroups so tend to pick little things up and then spread em around as and when needed:)

    It would certainly be good news if the report is accurate but at best mediabullet and other sites of that ilk are at best a news portal and at worse a rumour mill, nothing wrong either way as long as you except a report can be inaccurate even with the best intentions.
    I can't say I have much confidence in an report that has a "Undisclosed source":)
    The dual recording has been on the cards for over a year and has long been suspected of making it's debut on the pre-xmas promotions. There has also been rumours of a price cut in the SKY+ subscription which would make sense as competition in HD recording is increasing. A total removal of the subscription with no catches would be surprising but most welcome:)
    Three new SKY+ models is unexpected. There is the Amstrad version which could appear before the end of the year and there has been talk about a broadband enabled unit for use with ADSL and Cable modems. There could be a grain on true though as PACE have a twin tuner unit which could be easily adapated to match SKY's requirment for a premium SKY+ unit (Think Pace TWIN but with Videoguard and satellite hookup).
    SKY+ as the default STB is very hard to accept unless it becomes part of a subsidised install along side the current standard digiboxes. I fail to see how this could happen in the next year or so unless all current manufactuers either make a SKY+ unit or pull out of supplying SKY altogether.
    The bit plus in supplying subsidised hardware is you get a large customer base pretty quickly but the down side is that you are limited to how the hardware can develop if you continue in the subsidised model. SKY+ has done this by being a premium product that is sold retail, this has prevented normal digibox users from feeling ripped off with second rate hardware.

    I hope the report is spot on but the cynic I am can't help but see the cracks :)
     
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    well ive read your posts for over a year and theve always been spot on .

    as you say I hope the report is true just didn`t want to get to worked up yet .

    lets hope we can get something back guys .
     
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    A sky engineer on a recent visit to retune my set top box (not sky+) told me to wait until after Xmas before upgrading. He seem to think that the £10 subscription would be going then. He said it would be a one off £100 installation fee. He sounded quite confident.
     

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