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    1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

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      1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      On July 1st Sky HD is rebranding, as such the Sky HD Box will be changing to Sky + HD Box and HD Subscription will change to HD Mix. New terminology options can be seen below:

      New HD Product Terminology Due July 1st:

      The Sky+ HD product consists of three components:

      • A Sky+ HD box
      • The Sky HD Mix, which has a monthly subscription of 10 and is dependant on a Sky Digital subscription. The Sky HD Mix may also be known as the ‘HD Mix’ or the ‘Sky HD Service’
      • Sky+ subscription, providing Sky+ PVR functionality (currently 0 pm)


      UK Pricing as follows:

      Standard box

      • Standalone standard box - 0 (new customers), 49 (existing customers)
      • Install - 60 (new & existing)


      New customers only

      • Standard box taken with any BB and Talk - 0
      • Install - 30


      Sky+

      • Standalone Sky+ box - 150 (new & existing)
      • Install - 30 (new customers), 60 (existing customers)
      • Sky+ Box is 75 when you take a combination of Sky Talk, Sky Broadband and Sky Multiroom to a value of at least 10 a month so:
      • Sky+ taken with MR - 75
      • Install - 30 (new customers), 60 (existing customers)
      • Sky+ taken with BB Max - 75
      • Install - 30 (new customers), 60 (existing customers)
      • Sky+ taken with BB Mid and Talk Unlimited - 75 ,
      • Install - 30 (new customers), 60 (existing customers)
      • 75 price point only available on first Sky+ box.


      Sky+ HD

      • Standalone Sky+ HD box - 150 (new & existing)
      • Install - 30 (new customers), 60 (existing customers)
      • Further Terms Apply
      • FTA: pricing remains the same


      Republic of Ireland

      • Standalone standard box - €0 (new customers), €0 (existing customers or €69 if already taken)
      • Install - €50 (new & existing)
      • Install - €50 (new & existing)
      • Standalone HD box - €149 (new & existing)
      • Install - €50 (new & existing)
      • FTA pricing remains the same


      Terms and Conditions

      Sky+: Sky+ box 150 with Sky TV [OR Sky+ Box is 75 when you take a combination of Sky Talk, Sky Broadband and Sky Multiroom to a value of at least 10 a month (e.g. Sky Talk Unlimited (5 a month) with Sky Broadband Mid (5 a month); or Sky Multiroom (10 a month); or Sky Broadband Max (10 a month)]. Only one discounted Sky+ box per customer. Additional Sky+ boxes charged at the full applicable standard price. Sky+ box is 199 plus 120 standard installation for non-Sky TV customers. Only compatible with digital satellite. Sky+ can store an average of 40 hours of programmes at a time.1 Sky+ subscription required to use Personal Video Recorder features of Sky+ (free for Sky TV subscribers while you subscribe to any Sky digital package, otherwise 10 a month). Sky selects your equipment.

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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      So even more examples where existing customers get taken for a ride.

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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      umm I saw that as a level playing field bar the install charges. Remember as a new customer you get the discount applied, as an existing customer you have already had the discount when you first connected to Sky.

      What Sky should do is an option to buy HD with a postage / carriage charge for existing customers so that that customer could just swap his or hers Sky+ box for HD.

      No need for an engineer and I don't think anyone would object to a carriage charge.


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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      Now we have new, pointless names complete with a complicated, obscure pricing structure. As an existing Sky TV customer, is obtaining SKY HD cheaper or what? What I do know that it is going to cost me more than a new customer. Is this fair? I think not!

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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      So even more examples where existing customers get fed up with Sky pricing and go over to Freesat.Was hoping for free HD subs sometime this year look like that not going to happen now.

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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      the problem is that Sky+ was charging 10 / month for several years before it got scrapped last summer and I don't suppose that Sky will drop the HD anytime soon.

      Although the boxes have now dropped to 150 so either the cost of the new Thompson or Samsungs are significantly cheaper or that Sky is subsidising them even more, and if that is the case no drop of the 10 HD charge will be in sight as they will want to get something back.
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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      Being really thick..... if i want to upgrade to HD from Sky+ (to go with my nice new 42in plasma that arrives on sat), how much will it cost if i go thru sky (incl installation of swapping over a box!!!). I (obviously) have BB Max and Sky Freetalk.

      Ebay seems to be around 280 (incl p&p).

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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      Reading the above to me would mean:

      Standalone Sky+ HD box - 150 (new & existing)
      Install 60 (existing customers)
      And then the subs at 10 per mth

      Unless I am misreading it.


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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      If the above prices are correct the Sky + HD box is 150 plus 60 install (although I have always manged to wangle out of that)

      so 210 if you can wait until July, they have really dropped the prices to make them comparable to Sky+ boxes.

      Oooo I can see some really ticked off ebay sellers now.
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      Re: 1st July Sky HD will change to Sky + HD.

      Well that's how i read your post, which seems rediculously cheap!!!!

      I assume i'm gonna have to hold off until 01/07 to order it to get that price....... any idea if this will be the new box or still the current model?

     

     
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