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Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by Dave H, Sep 7, 2001.

  1. Dave H

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    Thats it I have had enough of sky,after eight years loyal service I am ringing them and telling them to cancel my subscription.<br />I am sick of my panny digi box crashing all the time or one hour into the movie(Bone collector) I still haven't seen it,and the sky + thing really p.i.s.s.e.s me of if they think they are going to charge me three hundred pound for a box then fifty pound for installation then an extra ten pound a month on top of thirty two pound they can go to hell(or back two australia preferably).<br />It has really got on my t.i.t.s lately I worked out that I can buy three DVDS a month with what I am going to save, and with DVDS at least it is in 5.1 and they don't talk all over the of the credits at full volume( they really ruined Meet Joe Black) I could have strangled that stupid woman?<br />anyway rant over sky can cram it up their arse as the saying goes <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

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  2. rdg

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    I am very close to doing this myself at present, mainly through the interminable hasslesof getting Sky+ installed.<br />I am wondering though, if there are any legal minds out there, whether some of Sky's activities could be construed breach of contract, as I am heartily sick of their monopoly which few seem to be able to challenge. Perhaps even their 'Customer Services' department could be challenged by the Trades Description body - do they really offer a service?
     
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    You will find it is a case of maximise the profits by sending out substandard and cheap boxes, then charge the earth for subscriptions, thank god a couple of years back when Sky digital first came out, I cancelled my installation, because of the the time I would have had to wait.

    Hearing all of the horror stories you've all had, makes me glad that I did. I am hearing that cable and ITV Digital is not that much better either!! Then you have to pay an extra £109 a year for a TV licence, that really does take the biscuit (I chose to use a safer word there!!)

    I am sticking with analogue terrestrial until I have no choice but to switch.
     
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    Having had a second botched Sky+ installation (dish too high on first floor flat....) I am just wondering what the digital output is like on the Nokia ITVDigital Box. They may be bad, but Sky is in a different league of awfulness, and an output I can use with my processor is what I most want.<br />Any advice?
     
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    I think with Sky, its one of those things whereby if you get a good one (and by that I mean - working box, good installation etc) then you are going to be VERY happy with the whole service (like me!).

    However if you get a "bad one" or (i.e. crappy box that is buggered, crap service, and ****ty installers) than its going to be VERY bad...

    If you had a Silver Panny digi box which was installed by independents - then I presume your view on sky would be very different <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> ... Sky have such a good product however thanks to cuts in other places, people are not able to get full use of it - which is a shame!

    Regards<br />Patrick
     
  6. Dave H

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    cancelled today :D
    next month I am ordering three DVDS from Ezy Dvd instead!
     
  7. Stuart Wright

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    I think the quality of programmes on the 5 terrestrial channels isn't actually that bad.
    To the extent that if channels continue to get pulled from the analogue cable service (Sci-Fi went end of Sept.), I'm going to cancel cable TV and live with 5 channels.
    4 of which don't have any on-screen logos, by the way.
    I would suggest that people really into home cinema who might be watching one or two movies a week should maintain somewhat of a TV-less life most of the rest of the time.
     
  8. Jim Robson

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    Spectre, you obviously don't live in the lovely new City of Brighton & Hove, as we still only have 4 terrestrial TV channels, believe it or not! OK, I personally have Sky Digital AND ITV-Digital (only for F1 Grand Prix) and *can* watch Channel 5 (is there anything good on this channel??) but others are stuck with only 4 channels. :(

    I'm not a great recorder but I would like Dolby Digital 5.1 via SkyPlus so I've worked out that it will cost over £50 per month (inc TV licence) for this pleasure (I'd need a Movie channel sub too) and that's not including £50 installation and the £300 cost of the SkyPlus system!! If I didn't suffer from such terrible ghosting on analogue terrestrial TV I might be tempted just to have the 4 vanilla channels for £9 per month TV licence.

    Regards

    Jim :D
     
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    Well there is the option of Free-to-air digital TV with an IDTV

    10 channels - no subscription
     
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    Forget buying from Sky.
    Buy a box yourself (I got mine from Currys), then either install it yourself or get a local independent to install it. You only have to call Sky once (to get your subscription upgrade to Sky +, which they do instantly with no hassle) and don't have to sit at home waiting for a non-existent engineer to turn up.
     

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