Now I'm Feed-Up, No option but to stick with $ky

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  1. Norman

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    I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I think the increase in the Sky Digital subscriptions has been nothing but astronomical since its launch and I am now sorely tempted to abandon the platform and go Free-To-Air only.

    One BIG problem, I have Sky + and I want to keep its PVR features, but I can’t do this on the satellite platform without still paying Sky £10 per month for the privilege, so I thought I would get rid of my satellite completely and go terrestrial digital with Freeview and buy the new Pace PVR.

    No subscriptions, Sky + functionality, everything I want. Problem is my house isn’t in an area that can receive Freeview – bummer.

    It doesn’t seem right that the government are pushing everyone to go digital but still allow Sky to monopolise the market.
    For many, satellite is still the only option for digital TV and I don’t think having the ability to record one side whilst watching another is something that should be charged for.
    Rant over, let’s go and earn some more money for Mr Murdock.
     
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    I remember reading a report a few months back that said Sky was finding that a lot of subscribers have been downgrading their packages, dropping Sports and Movies, mostly due to the price.

    Sky will surely milk their customers for all that they can (like most businesses), but I think they are coming close to the limit for subscription prices. Right now, the price is just what I'm willing to pay. Another increase, and I might cancel. I'd be willing to guess that there are a lot of people who think the same way.

    Also, as Freeview becomes more viable competition, Sky will have less of a stranglehold on consumers. So, I'm hoping that the days of astronomical sub hikes are behind us.

    Still, I'm not expecting a decrease in sub prices anytime soon. :laugh:
     
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    you should see the prices in Iceland....
     
  4. fancyabrew

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    I totally agree its times Sky's monopoly and its pricing was looked at! Of course Sky will say that they're not a monopoly as there is Cable and Freeview, BUT for large areas of the UK, where I live in Cornwall as an example sky is the only option. No cable as I live in a small village and we can't get Freeview. What makes it worse is still having to pay the bloody TV license every month but that’s another topic for discussion!
     
  5. MartinImber

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    Are you lot sure you cant get DTTV ?

    Ask a local aerial installer,

    What transmitters do you use?

    I can get two transmitters digitally and I am not in a DTTV reception area
     
  6. fancyabrew

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    Yep sure. Our main transmitter is Caradon Hill but our village then gets its signal from a booster ariel on a hill above the village
     
  7. MartinImber

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    Is there no chance of using Caradon hill

    ie big aerial ect
     
  8. fancyabrew

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    nope not really its a fair old distance away and the village is set in a valley
     
  9. MartinImber

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    Sounds like your stuffed:( :( :(
     

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