Sky HD pricing is....

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by John G, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Laskina

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    £299 for the box. £10 extra per month.

    Went to the Ideal Home Show today, the guy from the Pioneer stand (great with loads of plasmas showing Euro HD) said Sky (on the stand next to them) planned to make a big announcement on HD this Friday.

    So I went to the Sky stand and ask and the Sky bloke, he said £299 for the box plus £10 a month. Gave me his number and said call him Friday to order.

    Thats what happened - so take it as you like :)

    Nick

    BTW the show was *****, except for the Pioneer stand there was hardly any gadgetry at all :(
     
  2. ollie501

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    That sounds about right... new customers get reeled in with free installations, whereas loyal customers who have paid them good money for years, get stung for yet another f:censored:g installation fee.....
     
  3. mark800

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    Good stuff. Shame he didn't mention £60 installation :)
     
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    Price and subs seem right, and concur with other threads. Let's hope we can order on Friday.....maybe
     
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    I'm not sure on the specifics. As I said above, the document never went into detail about what the installation entails. A roumer I have heard though is that the Sky dish will be either upgradable OR upgraded in this installation to be capable of running 4 Sky+ boxes from it though.

    Take that with a grain of salt though as it was not included in the document!
     
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    I will give them a call on Friday to see what they have to say. Probably have to wait 2 months for an install date :D
     
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    That's how it's always been with Sky though. The sad thing is, is that they know it too.
     
  8. birdseed

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    Iwilliams, i share your cynicism.
    I used to work in sky cust services in 1999/2000 ( i can be pretentious and say the turn of the century!) when sky digital was being released. Install times were months, and as a result engineer visits were months.

    I had one customer get sky dig fitted, it failed 2 minutes after the eng left and when i tried to rearrange for the eng to come back, she was at the back of the queue and had to tell her it would be eight weeks before i could get anyone back! You can imagine her reaction.
    i was told by our "team leader" we didnt have access to eng mobile phones.
    It later turned out that was rubbish and on later occasions would be able to get in touch for them to go back.
    useful to know for when the deluge of failed installations begins!
     
  9. jonhobbs

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    Don't suppose you fancy passing it on do you ?
     
  10. Noggin1980

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    yeah, if he was telling the truth he will be thrilled to gets loads of people ringing on Friday, if he wasn't then he deserves lots of irate people bugging him.

    Post it up.;)
     
  11. Nick_UK

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    Weren't you a new subscriber once ? Or did you insist on paying the full price ?
     
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    I think you'll find that is against forum rules, especially if it is designed to cause harassment.
     
  13. RyanK

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    My god i hope it`s true :lease: :lease:

    if it is i`ll be on the telephone tomorrow!!
     
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    Fits with what I've been told too, the price, a forthcoming announcement. At long B:censored:y last!
     
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    different to whats was told at the villa road show then, months away
     
  16. hurdy

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    think it fits in exactly with what was said at the villa park roadshow myself ;)

    plus comet are taking orders from tomorrow
     
  17. Noggin1980

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    Well it wouldn't be to cause harrasment, if he said friday and people ring him friday, either he was telling the truth and he will get plenty of sales, or he wasn't telling the truth and he would have to deal with frustrated people.

    I put the wink smily next to post it up though to show I wasn't really serious.
     
  18. RichardBoult

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    No expert here but doesn't this come from the part in the presentation that says new cabling will be installed and a quad lnb (or octo where necessary).
     
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    It won't be harrassment...it'll be lots of commission!
     
  20. ollie501

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    Yeh, and I got stung for an installation charge. Plus two more for the priviledge of moving house, and yet another one when I upgraded to Sky+. I think they've had more than their fair share of installation charges out of me.:mad:
     
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    I've just been reading through the presentation, and it looks like:

    The HD box is compatible with existing LNB and cabling.

    If you currently have a Sky+ box, and are simply replacing it, it's just a question of unplugging it and connecting the HD box.

    If you don't have a Sky+ box, you will need additional cabling - as you would if you were installing Sky+ - i.e. two feeds from the dish.

    Again, if you don't have Sky+, you'll probably also need a quad LNB. If you do have Sky+, the existing quad LNB will work with the new system.

    They will only install an Octo LNB if absolutely necessary. They made this extremely clear! (They're obviously quite pricey...)


    So, if I get charged £60 for someone to come out and plug in my new box, I'll be somewhat peeved. I'm hoping the full £60 (if that's what it is) will only apply for advanced installations...
     
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    As much as I would like to believe this, it seems to be just one more thread speculating on a date/price, based on information handed out by some employee that may or may not know the details.

    Fingers crossed we hear something tomorrow, but I am not holding my breath.
     
  23. mark800

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    I think it's a bit more than that, but we'll see. Not long to wait to find out!There are other threads confirming the same from others too.
     
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    I agree-I went to the Ideal Home Show a few weeks ago, & the guy in the (nice!) white space suit in the Sky HD 'pod' told me that James Murdoch was having a meeting that weekend to decide price/launch details etc! :rotfl:
     
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    Yes but that charge would also include any work the installer deemed fit upto changing the dish/lnb and cabling and even if the system was upto spec (as most of them are) the whole install would then be covered under the new warranty.

    Some will regard that as acceptable others will not but one thing is for certain if SKY don't install it they won't accept liability for any dish/lnb/cabling issues over the next 12 months.
    Mind you that may not be a bad thing as the standard of service is quite variable from SKY installers:)
     
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    Phoned Comet, and they havent heard anything.
     
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    Dont think this is true, after ringing sky to try the im gonna cancel trick (which worked btw :clap: )
    She told me that from Monday they are working on a temporary system as the main system is being upgraded and wont be available for 4 days, she even said that due to this the engineers wont be working at all.
    She then went on to say that her manager thinks that after the new system is in that they will then start taking orders.
     
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    i phoned up sky in regards with any more information regarding ordering, pricing etc, and they are still in the dark, they were told it would be sometime in april but as it end of march now they have no idea if this will be the case, they are still very much in the dark, and no news on pricing. so who knows, would be great if u can start ordering tomorrow but cant see it happening as there is no information anywhere.
     
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    Strange that - I called them last night twice (to make sure). The first operator took my details and the second told me that I would have to go instore on Friday to do the same.
     
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    Don't think this means much, Comet have been taking pre-orders for a while, but they havn't up to now given any delivery dates AFAIK.
     

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