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    Farewell Sky+HD

    This is a discussion on Farewell Sky+HD within the NOW TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Back in December, we decided to ditch Sky+HD and roll our own "Fluid Viewing" solution (as an alternative to going ...

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      Farewell Sky+HD

      Back in December, we decided to ditch Sky+HD and roll our own "Fluid Viewing" solution (as an alternative to going down the Sky Q route).

      I've finally got around to starting to document what we are doing and our experience of (partially) cutting the cord.

      If anybody is interested in reading more, go to and start at "Farewell Sky+HD" which was posted on 21/12/2015.

      Further posts "coming soon" will cover the pros and cons, the costs, the equipment etc.

      In the meantime, please feel free to ask me any questions in this thread about using NOW TV and what we are doing.
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      Re: Farewell Sky+HD

      Yup, much better, I left underpowered Roku quickly though. NUC is tiny low wattage, has no moving parts. A core I5 and 16 gig ram ensures I can watch/stream anything including 4k @60hz. Also it can run any OS, I stuck with win 10. Combined with a Free view Play box for all Freeview channels pumped to my home network via IPTV gives me everything and much more than even Q can provide.

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      Re: Farewell Sky+HD

      I ditched the movies and went down a PLEX route. Took 6 months to rip everything but it was the best thing I've done. Okay, will take a couple of years to recoup the hardware outlay but I now get value for money on movies. I look out for ebay deals to on new films. Picked up The Martian for 9 this week and Everest for 6.50.
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