Trying basic Sky for the first time - any tips?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by PeterC, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. PeterC

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    I'm about to stump up £150 for a basic Sky set-up and their free to view
    sat card. Any tips on dealing with Rupert's splendid workers
    and what digibox am I likely to end up with?
    Thanks
     
  2. nig28

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    Hi

    I thought you could get sky installed for free!

    Nigel
     
  3. Roger G Cam

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    Yes - Don't - get a Sky+ instead!

    (Sorry - I know that isn't what you want to hear).

    Roger
     
  4. Steve999

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    Hi Peter,

    My Sister had the Freesat £150 package a couple of weeks back and was supplied with a Thomson DSI4212 box. I recently bought one of these for another relative and found it to be an excellent box with fast software and good picture quality. Looks very attractive and seems to run very cool as well.

    I think, however, that you will most likely be supplied with a Pace DS430N - another excellent bit of kit.

    Steve
     
  5. Starburst

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    You can if you take out a channel subscription pacage for a minimum of 12 months. Many people don't want to do this and therefore SKY offer a non-subscription deal (with a little push from the regulator as well).
    The £150 buys you a digibox with full installation and a fta/ftv (freesat) smartcard, the hardware has a 1 year warranty and the card has a five year warranty.
    I don't think there is a phone requirment either for the £150 deal.

    Until such time as DTT has upto 99% coverage this could be the only way to get decent access to "free" digital telly.
     
  6. PeterC

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    Thanks for the advice folks.
    A Thomson DSI4212 or Pace DS430N should do nicely.
    I'll give Rupert a bell
     
  7. Toyotasupra

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    I (which may be totally unsuitable for you) would subscribe to the £15 a month package and get the installation and equipment etc free with the first month half month. That works out at £172.50 for the year only £22.50 more than you where going to pay. Then cancel your contract after a year and you'll still have access to the free channels you mention. Just an idea???
     
  8. Nick_UK

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    Sounds good to me. Sky would also guarantee the box :smashin:
     

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