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    Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

    This is a discussion on Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010 within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Personally speaking I couldn't care less what Sky charge for their HD channels as I saw the light some time ...

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      Personally speaking I couldn't care less what Sky charge for their HD channels as I saw the light some time ago and dropped the subs. Dot Cotton is still the same in SD or HD and I'm more than happy with SD. I can of course still get the terrestrial HD channels but to be honest I rarely think to even look on the EPG. SD on a Plasma panel is more than good enough for our household thanks very much Sky.


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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      It's all personal choice. In my opinion SD on my Plasma is just far too inferior to HD. I rarely watch SD channels these days.

      As I say tho, what one person thinks is value for money, another won't.

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
      I can of course still get the terrestrial HD channels
      Not with a Sky+HD box you can't. Do you mean FTA HD channels?

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

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      Not with a Sky+HD box you can't. Do you mean FTA HD channels?
      Absolutely the free ones e.g. BBC and C4 etc. To be honest almost 90% of my viewing over any one month is from the main channels in any event with the Beeb taking the lions share.

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      It's all personal choice. In my opinion SD on my Plasma is just far too inferior to HD. I rarely watch SD channels these days.

      As I say tho, what one person thinks is value for money, another won't.
      I think distance is the key though, well I don't think it is fact. Sit beyond 8 feet and the extra detail of HD is lost, that is fact 1. - fact 2. sit around 10 feet away and any artefact's/smearing etc. with SD are virtually imperceptible to most people. Fact 3 - we sit 12 feet away from our Panny Plasma - result - can't see the detail of HD and SD looks just great, ten pounds saved.

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      Unfortunately most people have to sit the distance that their lounge allows.

      However, watch footy on ITV1 then watch footy on ITV HD and I'll be surprised to find anyone that cant tell the difference between sd and hd.

      The 4th fact based on the above is that SD looks good if it's a good transmission. ITV v ITVHD is a great example of how good HD can be vs SD.... but watch some SD movies on sky and there can be little difference as the sd is of such a good quality.

      We can go on forever, but it is all personal choice. For example, the recent Glasto footage was a great example of how quality can be different. I was watching a band that was on BBC3 which then continued on BBCHD. On BBC3 it was stereo, but in HD it was Dolby Digital. Now the difference in sound (in my opinion) was amazing, but there will be plenty of people who wouldn't think it was any better. It's all down to personal taste, choice and what you as an individual consider value for money.

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      As an existing Sky HD subscriber, I was concerned to receive - today - a mail from Sky entitled "Important changes to your HD service".

      The rumours are true. Sky are removing HD channels from the standard HD subscription unless you also subscribe to the underlying SD pack (so, Variety for Sky 1 HD, Knowledge pack for Discovery HD / Nat Geo HD). So far I have been unable to establish what will be included within the 10/month HD subscription although I suppose BBC HD, ITV1HD and Channel 4 HD would be a safe bet?

      Existing customers who are within their minimum contract terms can keep their current HD channels (i.e. avoid needing additional subscriptions) but you have to ring them up and tell them you still want them!! Madness!!

      Number given for doing that was 08442 41 41 41. At which point they'll probably try and sell me goodness knows what else ...

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      I take it you don't get the Sky magazine as we got this with our last magazine, basically from October you have to subscribe to the relevant SD pack to receive the HD version, so if you don't that the Knowledge pack then you will lose History HD and Nat Geo HD. T

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      Re: Rumour: Changes to Sky+HD Subscriptions from 1st October 2010

      Quote Originally Posted by skypaulusplus View Post
      so you pay the tenner still, so thats a ripp off,
      It is a rip-off. I've written a letter of complaint to them. Don't think it will do any good but it's good to get this stuff off your chest. Also, they won't be surprised when I cancel my HD pack subscription at the end of September.

      We're going to be getting LESS channels for the SAME money. How's that good value?

     

     
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