Is multi-room a rip off?

Faust

Well-known Member
I was just skipping through a Sky Flyer today when one item caught my eye and it's one that rankles me most about Sky and their business models. I accept that they are in business to make money, and they have made quite a bit out of me over the years. However, just a mention of the word "multi-room" and I see red. Of all their services I see this one as the most blatantly profiteering. I am already paying Sky for my programmes including Premium services and yet the sheer cheek of asking me to pay yet more money just to watch channels I've already paid for in a different room in the house is the straw that broke the camels back as far as I'm concerned. Yes I know nobody's forcing me to take multi-room but I do feel there's a principle here. What do others think? :mad:
 

ijd

Novice Member
YES, is the short answer.:nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:
it is wrong for all the reasons you have just stated.
 

Starburst

Novice Member
They only followed the cable companies lead:)
 

cerebros

Active Member
I agree
 

ijd

Novice Member
well the cable companies rip people off as well.
bbc dont charge 2 licence fees if you have more than one set
 

Starburst

Novice Member
well the cable companies rip people off as well.
bbc dont charge 2 licence fees if you have more than one set



True but the BBC did propose it:)

No argument it is simply a revenue generating tool, it's a shame it wasn't around back in the analogue days when I paid for two subscriptions, it would have been much better value.
 

jay61076

Novice Member
Sky doesn't stop you watching the same programme in a different room e.g. by scart or TV link they only charge if you want to watch one channel in one room then another in a different room which then requires a different box for each room.

Not defending sky but it's the same with all the PPV providers and at least sky are only charging £10 as some of the others charge £15
Such is life
And at least you can so no to sky you can't to licence fees
 

SamRadford

Novice Member
How can it be a rip off?

If you have a £36 package and want the same £36 package in the bedroom, Sky allow you to add that £36 package for a total of only £46 per month instead of £72. You save £26 a month so how can that be a rip off?

Sky isn't forcing you to watch TV in the bedroom.

Have you ever tried to insure and tax two cars in the same household? How much discount did you get?
 

Faust

Well-known Member
How can it be a rip off?

If you have a £36 package and want the same £36 package in the bedroom, Sky allow you to add that £36 package for a total of only £46 per month instead of £72. You save £26 a month so how can that be a rip off?

Sky isn't forcing you to watch TV in the bedroom.
I can think of much better things to do in the bedroom rather than watching t.v. - sleep for one :rotfl: However, joking apart, if you think it's good value to pay for something and then be charged an extra premium for using it again a matter of feet away then you just be content telling yourself that. :rotfl:
 

ijd

Novice Member
How can it be a rip off?

If you have a £36 package and want the same £36 package in the bedroom, Sky allow you to add that £36 package for a total of only £46 per month instead of £72. You save £26 a month so how can that be a rip off?

Sky isn't forcing you to watch TV in the bedroom.

Have you ever tried to insure and tax two cars in the same household? How much discount did you get?
DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE DUAL TAX/INSURANCE SCAM>
I CAN ONLY BLAADY DRIVE ONE AT A TIME
 

SeaneyC

Active Member
If you think it's good value to pay for something and then be charged an extra premium for using it again a matter of feet away then you just be content telling yourself that. :rotfl:
You're not using it again, you're using something completely different (different channel) in a different room, which means that it will be a different person watching something else!

Unless of course you have multiroom so you can watch 2 screens with different channels at the same time. :rolleyes:

I don't understand why everyone thinks Multiroom is such a con, if you want control of the channels from the box on a different screen in a different room then use RF2 with Sky Eye! Or did they put that into the boxes because multiroom is obviously such a "con". :boring:

Personally speaking, I find Sky to be a complete con overall, I pay through the nose to subsidise a hugely unentertaining, hugely un-professional professional sport (The premiership) but i can't grumble, because in return i get many other more entertainments. It's part and parcel of what you sign up for, and if you don't want it, you don't have to sign up!
 

pcdoc

Novice Member
Well I think it's a 'con' because when all said and done we pay a monthly charge for mainly repeats, when a programme is on for an hour theres nearly 20 mins of adverts so you are lucky to get more that 40 mins of the programme, so to provide you with a card (you have to supply the 2nd box or buy it) to descramble a signal thats already being received cost £10 a month is plain money grabbing. Sky is making money hand over fist from us silly ******* (swearword deleted. JayCee. Moderator) and we keep paying and some of you even upgrade. I (if it wasn't for SWMBO) would cancel it because all that seems to be happening atm is programmes that were aired and repeated many, many, many times months/weeks ago on 1 channel are just sold off to another one and so the vicious circle begins again.
 

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