What all should i get?

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  1. buns

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    I ahve decided its about time i got something to go above terrestrial tv.....but i dont know what!

    I am still in my parents abode, they have sky digital. To my knowledge it will cost me a small fortune to get sky into my room separately because sky will not give me a free digibox, is this right? and on the digibox thing, how can i make sure to get one which is fully capable, ie dolby digital-esque?

    is on digital just crappy and crap? Is it worth the £100 for one of the pre pay package jobbies?

    whats about ntl and various cable?

    any and all wisdom appreciated!

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    Get your parents to convert to Sky+ and pay the additional £10 for Sky+ and £12 to have the second digibox in your room.
     
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    Dont even think of using ntl it is probably the worst company i have ever dealt with. I am currently looking for the best digital service. Is Sky cheap and high quality?

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    to do the sky digital upgrade.....does that mean that both digiboxes will be able to watch independentally? Do i need a separtate subscription for each box?

    And whats this about me using the second one!? I would use the sky+ box! i would be paying 4 it after all!

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    This is what you do. Put an A on your address and it becomes a flat and therefore a new address to SKY. What you need then is an lnb lead from the existing SKY dish but this means you need a DUAL lnb fitted to SKY dish and obiviously the extra cable. The snag is getting the DUAL lnb on a sky dish because of the collar but a good sat shop should help. Check the pages of What Sat for a dual, should be around £45.00. The problem with a new installation is the phone line but if you have a phone socket in your room then that is it. So 50 +45 + SUBSCRIPTION and away you go. Say if you want to go down the secondhand route and I will explain.

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    the only way you are gona get dd through sky when it apears is to get a sky+

    the cheepes way to go about it would be to sort it through your parents

    get them to order sky+ and the updated subscription package so the old box can be used . it is only an extra 12 quid . then when they come to install it have the sky+ installed in your room (they have to run new cable anyway)

    this way there will be no aditional instalation cost for the old box

    then all you would have to pay is the £300 for the box £50 install £10 sub for sky+ and the £12 for you channels rather than paying a full sky subscription on top . this is well worth it if your parents have the movie chanels ect.

    like i said the only real down side is that t would all have to be done through your parent account with sky . you pay them they pay sky

    this is the way i would do it

    if allternatly you are not too bothered about sky+ you could go pick up a cheep second hand box and get your parents to update there sub package to include a second box for the extra £12 a month <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
  7. buns

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    the sky+ thing is nice..... but when i ask the question if i will actually use the hard disk abilities, I have to say NO! I am not huge on watching tv anyhow, but terrestrial sucks! So of the options there, the extra £12 a month sounds good, using only a cheap 2nd hand box. I presume this method involve me physically installing the thing, with the various lnb connectors and such mentioned?

    I think im wrong, but did i hear tell of a regular sky box which has the optical out which woiuld allow dd? Where can i get hold of both new and second hand boxes?

    many thanks

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    you are probably talking about the sony box .

    it dose have an optical out but a few people have contacted sony and been told that the out will not be able to be used with dd when available

    don't think that becouse a box has a didgi out that it will work with DD . if the software is not in place then it just will not work (a lot of cd players have didgi outs but it dose not meen you can get a DD stream out of it

    some people still say that it may work but it is just as likely that it won't

    hopfully they will bring a regula box out that will suport it . but as things stand at the moment the only way you will be asured of compatability is with sky+
     

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