Have you Pre-ordered SKYHD

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by John, Mar 24, 2006.

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  2. No , have no intention of the HD upgrade

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  3. No , but will purchase when generally available

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  1. John

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    I have decided to create a little poll , to give a better indication of numbers than just the number of post made in a thread so tick what applies to you
     
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    Tick what?

    EDIT: Looks like John has now added the poll options.
     
  3. Nick_UK

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    Looks like you forgot a tick, John :D
     
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    I pre ordered mine this morning, cannot wait!

    I bought my hitachi 32LD7200 in Dec and have been practically counting down since.
     
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    I'm feeling a sharp pain in the wallet coming on...yes, I've pre-ordered. :clap:
     
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    Good Idea, might stop the "I have pre-ordered" threads from popping up!:D
     
  7. Tarbat

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    Pre-ordered at 8:00am on 24-Mar-06
     
  8. John

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    Didn't have a chance . Was still reading to make sure it made sense :D
    I'm still to go to bed after a night shift . My typing is worse than usual :D
    John
     
  9. Nick_UK

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    I'm one of the angels who fears to tread.

    I'll get it when (a) the price comes down, (b) there's something worth watching in HD, and (c) when the Mk II box comes out with the bigger hard drive, extra connectors, and the bugs ironed out of the software :smashin:
     
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    Didn't even realise the thread had started without the poll :confused: :oops:
    Best leave it to the guys in GenChat from now on :D

    Who voted No , no intention ?

    John
     
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    After waiting in anticipation for so long there was no way I was going to put it off even further:)

    No regrets getting SKY D from launch nor SKY+ and cross fingers I'll fell the same about SKY+ HD.
     
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    I was under the impression that the later boxes will have less connections on them owing to early adopters having only component connections on their AV equipment and sky not wanting to alienate them? (Esp the suckers that bought the overpriced Sky branded plasmas lol)
     
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    The overpriced Sky-branded plasmas will not accept component 720p/50, because they're re-badged Hitachi's, nor will many other so-called "compatible" TV's.

    Anyway, what's the point in paying £300 for the box, and another £10 a month for HD subscription, if you're going to connect it via an analogue component connection ?
     
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    I think the price is quite reasonable. I paid the original £400 for Sky + years ago, and that in hindsight was ridiculous - the only true benefit for home cinema (except recording) was the DD out. The hard disk was small, and the box was noisy as hell. This time, though you're getting a reasonable package in my view. I hope we'll be able to confirm this in May!
     
  15. John

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    Not as many yes's as I thought , although its early yet .
    I'm off to bed , keep the thread going . It will drop down the forum and be missed if you vote , but don't post

    Thanks

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    Oh, I forgot to say - not all material will be available from the component socket, according to Sky, but on launch day it will. Can't say what will happen on day 2 ;)
     
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    I think I'll wait. Well, I don't have my HD plasma yet anyway [coming in April] so I'll wait for HD. I'm never one for splurging on new stuff, and I don't think the Mrs would be too happy me spending £300 of the decorating budget on a new Sky box when there's other furniture to be had.

    I reckon I'm gonna wait till End of year. :suicide:

    But I'm really jealous of all those early adopters being able to watch the World Cup in HD. How sweet would it be seeing the England boys lift the Cup in HD
     
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    I thought the first SKY + box was the best, I have te original downstairs and a second Sky + box upstairs (newer model) and have had endless problems with the newer one, the Pace V1 has never had any problems whatsoever and I got it when Sky + first came out.

    In my experience the later models are cheaply made and prone to failure so early adoption again for me!
     
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    I have a Mk1 and a Mk2 Pace Sky+

    The Mk2 is slightly quicker at changing channels, otherwise there's nothing between them (bar the size and shape).
     
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    I will because my TV has a HD ready DVI input but my projector only has component and until I have saved up enough pennies for a screenplay 5700 or the like, I'll have to make do with 'old analogue' for the BIG screen viewing, not too bothered because Xbox HD still looks better on the projector than RGB on the TV anyway!
     
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    Yep, the use for the 2nd HDMI port on my Pio has just been found.

    Will be buggered when the PS3 comes out :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    I think there should be other boxes. I'm in the no camp at the moment but that partly because HD is about quality and therefore I cant consider ordering it until I know how good it is. It would seem though that if you dont order before April 5 you will have little chance of getting it before the world cup.

    Seems a bit unfair if proper demos wont be available till Mid April. I'll probably therefore wait for 12-18 months to see whether other channels are launched and whether the BBC channel becomes full time.
     
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    Just put my order through! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yep, just placed my preorder now, just got to wait for the Tosh wlt 66`s to come out now..
     
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    i went out drinking last night, and what with taxis and kebabs i got through about 90quid - pretty expensive for about 6 hours entertainment, so i figure 299 and a tenner a month for sky hd isnt actually that bad and if it keeps me indoors a couple of times a month it will soon pay for itself!

    ordered, and can't wait!:clap:
     
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    just preordered mine. was thanks to this thread that i knew that they were taking orders. First week in may eh? can't wait!!
     
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    WOW on a school nite too lol:lesson: :clap: :thumbsup:
     
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    HD or no HD, there's no way I'll be sat in the house if that happens!
    Maybe the day after over and over again while the hangover wears off:clap:
     
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    I've now got to glue my mobile to my ear for the first two weeks in April, but my plasma would never forgive if I didn't let it shine.

    Jerry
     
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    Ordered and told the wife !! Just not told her new sky HD box is black !! Will have to play dumb on that one............. There is only so much truth to be told in a day ;)
     

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