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    When did you sign up to Sky?

    This is a discussion on When did you sign up to Sky? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; If I remember correctly the original LNB's had an IF of 10.00 whereas the later boxes used 9.75 which meant ...

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      If I remember correctly the original LNB's had an IF of 10.00 whereas the later boxes used 9.75 which meant you had to reduce the signal frequency to get the correct channel (ie 10.750 had to be entered as 10.500 - or was it 11.000!). In those days LNB's were expensive items.

      I also owned, at one point, an Amstrad VHS with built in 40 channel Sky analogue receiver. Cost a fortune compared to todays Sky HD+ PVR's.


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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      I've only been with Sky for about 6 months and I'm looking for a new ISP already.
      I'm happy with the TV service and the telephone but have had constant problems with the Internet service and the customer service has been useless.

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      OMG !! Is it really 19 years since I signed on the dotted?

      Had an Amstrad box (which I paid for), subscribed to movies (still do), loved when there was Screensport and Eurosport, remember chuckling when the squarial lot had to admit defeat, replaced analogue box with digital one (which I paid for) then for a Sky+ box (which I paid for, and a £10 subscription to boot) now I have a HD box (from ebay)(I will not pay for the service because as soon as I start they will give it away!)
      I remember phoning Sky a few years ago and when I read my subscriber number to the representative on the phone she was aghast at how long I had been with them!!

      I suppose I am one of the lucky ones because I have had a trouble free experience with Sky for nearly the full 20 years, my broadband flys and my phone bill has never been cheaper.

      Happy Birthday Sky and thanks for the memories, a little less Football would make things perfect .
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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      I was lucky moved in to a house where Sky was set up I am looking for decoder and will tell you the version I had in1991 I think amstrad but will inform later
      Last edited by steve16751; 12-04-09 at 02:43 AM. Reason: changing date found decoder

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      now sky dont trick you into signing its signatureless

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      I carn't actually remember when i first signed up to sky, i think it was around 98-99. The digibox that i started with was a black pace box. I do remember having problems with the dish, i started with the small skinny dish then sky came out and replaced it for chunky one, sorry i carn't be more technical than that, but i would like to know the difference between the two dishes. I started with the family pack which was i think £13 a month, then later upgraded to sky world.
      Then i upgraded to a thomson sky+ box, now on my second box also has sky multiroom with a second sky+ box, now i have just completed my order for sky HD which will be installed on tuesday 10th. Later i then moved to sky broadband and sky talk when these serivces came online.
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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      The small Sky minidish, first introduced for Sky Digital, has always been a compromise between performance and visual impact, there was a lot of "dish prejudice" at the time, not helped by the large white Amstrad effort that was stuck on many front walls.
      The larger zone 2 minidish has much to recommend it as it provides a lot more signal in normal zone 1 dish locations

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      I ordered my Sky dish and installation from the local Dixons around 1988-89, I received it three weeks before sky started full transmission so I installed it myself, them on the day the installers were due to come I dismantled it so as not to effect the warranty, and let them put it back up, and a right mess they made of it evidently it was their first job, anyway after they went I put things right.

      I do remember that Sky movies was free for over a year, and I think we had sixteen channelís which at that time was brilliant, but you did tend to lose the signal now and again when the satellite drifted out of itís box.

      All in all good fun

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      I first subscribed to Sky about 10 - 12 weeks after they first went alive. There was only the Astra 1A satellite in orbit at that time. The box was a Uniden model UST-8008 and the dish was a Lenson Heath 80 cm one. I still have the LNb that was used and the installer had to run a thin two-conductor cable along with the co-axial cable in order to select the polarity - vertical or horizontal..
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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      22nd July 1996
      then we left and went Cable and wireless

      the left them in '99
      and on
      9th December 2001...signed up to sky digtial
      very exciting!!!

      old black pace box! which blew up

      then we left and went to NTL....

      we left them 2006

      and then we came back

      8th December 2007 to sky

      got installed on 12th December 2007


      got sky bb on 2nd April 2008 and enabled 11th April 2008

     

     
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