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Sky+ HD 10th October at Ideal Home Expo

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Theriomophic, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Theriomophic

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    I was walking down Bromley High Street on Saturday and I was accosted by a Sky Salesman in one of their demo vans.

    I said "I already had it and was waiting for the the HD box"

    and he told me "we are taking orders for it now and will be out within a month."

    I said to him "I don't think so" in which he replied "why is it already on our contracts" which he showed me a contract which had which service - Sky HD or Sky +!

    It cost £399 and they are apparently demoing it at the expo next month in Olympia.

    I personally think he is bull***tting, and although I can vouch that it is on the new contracts, someone else here would now about it before me :D.

    T
     
  2. richard plumb

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    in that case I'll stop avoiding the sky blokes in the shopping centre.

    BTW, is the Comet leaflet the same thing as signing up on the sky HD website? What is there to do that is more concrete?
     
  3. Abbs985uk

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    Well for what its worth I had sky + installed and the standard confirmatory letter made reference to HD Sky as well as sky +

    Guess sky are really gearing up for an imminent launch, although £400 for the box is way too high!
     
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    I can't believe people are still bitching about the price of the box. :nono:

    If you think £400 is too much for the Sky HD box, then you're not an early adopter, and you've no place in the UK HD market at its launch.

    Leave it 5 years and then buy a HD box for £49.

    I paid £600 for my TiVo....way before that I paid £1000 for a Panasonic NV-F100 SVHS VCR....and before that £600 for a Panasonic NV-F70 VHS machine.

    That price-point put into context means the asking price for a Sky HD box, (with the extended feature set),.....is an absolute bargain.
     
  5. Howard Pitfield

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    I too think that a HD PVR at £400 is not bad, I have a Free To Air HD digi sat box on order (DSR 9005) without PVR at £265....so Sky+HD seems OK at that level. Mind you, if they sell it at £300 I'm not arguing.

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  6. StooMonster

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    If you had Sky+ installed at launch it would've cost you £400 plus installation.

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    i cant wait and will gladly pay £400
     
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    £400 for half a dozen HD channels and even on those not all material will be HD, not on my Xmas list then.
     
  9. JUS

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    bragging about the amount of money you've wasted :smashin: .....me too me too...I paid £600 for a Nicam stereo VCR....£1k for one of the first prologic amps :thumbsup: £300 for a xbox on launch only for m$ to drop it by £100 a few weeks later. :clap: ...and to top it off I paid £23k for one of the first Alfa GTV's in the country only for it to be worth £9k 3 years later. I can't wait to throw some money sky's way as well :clap: bring it on.... :D
     
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    Ive been after Sky+ for a while, might be tempted to go for Sky HD as Sky+ is included, I just wonder wether the wife will let me spend £400 on it, after spending money on new plasma and xbox360.
     
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    Has a few pages on upcoming HD and mentions the Sky box. Murdoch Jr has hinted £200-300 as a price point for the box.

    £199 with no extra subscription if you are already a full package subscriber and available in time for Christmas....too much to ask!

    To be honest I'd pay £400 for the box IF it has a sufficiently large enough hard drive (500gb+ minimum, if not 1000gb - this would be 127 hrs of HD) and there was no additional subscription if you have premuim channels.
     
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    which expo? any links?
     
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    I've got one of those! Love it too!!!! :hiya:
    (OT I know - but GTV owners are a bit like that...)
     
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    But the £400 is for the hardware. The HD channels available is a seperate issue that you determine depending on the additional monthly premium. If the HD box comes with a decent size HDD, say 500GB, then £400 would seem reasonable to me, (compared to DTV boxes with 80GB HDD going for £200).
     
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    Considering existing Sky customers can upgrade to Sky+ for £49 and there's talk of Sky giving Sky+ away for free incl subscription I would still have to say that £400 is too much for an upgraded PVR that will only be used to show a limited service in the short term. Also I've heard that HDD is more likely to be only 160Gb.
     
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    talking of what the HD box is going to cost will make more sense when sky say what HD content we are going to get for our money. the world cup next year in HD makes my mouth water. :clap:
     
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    Battlestar Galactica series 2 for me :) They have it on the comet showreel (badly compressed, but its still there). I have the first 10 episodes downloaded from the US, but I'm trying to resist in case Sky have it in HD.
     
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    Couldn't wait myself :D season 2 is good :smashin:

    I think £400 is fair for first dibs for the new Sky HD system, you can easily pay that for a decent satellite receiver.
     
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    cheers
     
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    in Home Cinema Choice magazine it says that people should go into Comet and register now in order to ensure you get the first generation HD box....?

    I've not heard this elsewhere.......is this true...?
     
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    One of my cats sleeps on top of the Sky+ box, with buttons on the top of the SkyHD box I could have my channels changed by moggy. This is not good.

    Wish it was white / silver too. :)

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    If the intital launch is restricted then being on a register list would I assume get you first refusal but if it's a full on nationwide launch then being on the registered list may just mean you get a box a few weeks earlier than others might.

    It's likely that signing up on the SKY HD website is just as good.
     
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    Yeah, I'd rather pay half that, but I've been waiting for this for too long, and I would be spending just as much on a D-VHS player and a Sky+ upgrade AND a hard disc upgrade anyway.

    Nick
     
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    Any idea whether you'll be able to subscribe without buying the box?
     
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    Why would you do that? Honest question. Don't we need the box in order to get SkyHD? Or will there be other 3rd party boxes we could buy? Never heard.

    Personally i'll wait to see what kind of content, and if the quality is good enough, before committing to SkyHD.
     
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    demos will be at the what hi-fi show in November.....
    I'm still contemplating the trip.....
     

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