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    First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

    This is a discussion on First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Nice idea, but perhaps this might be something for a future STB ? Sky protect their encryption systems very very ...

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      Nice idea, but perhaps this might be something for a future STB?

      Sky protect their encryption systems very very jealously. If you were to stream something to another device, then that device would need the software to decrypt any recordings. The alternative would be for the STB to decrypt them on the fly.

      Another issue would be licensing. This is something frequently used as an excuse for a lot of things and is why, for example, you can't watch The Simpsons on Sky Go.

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      I thought I had read somewhere that Sky were going to allow one sky box to watch what was recorded on another sky box?
      Ideal for multi room users.

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      Mmmmm just logged in and looked at box upgrades, it sort of indicates I could get a standard box for free or a 2TB box for 49 but where I try to add either to my basket it says opps your gift has come out of your basket please check your order again???

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      Mmmmm just logged in and looked at box upgrades, it sort of indicates I could get a standard box for free or a 2TB box for 49 but where I try to add either to my basket it says opps your gift has come out of your basket please check your order again???
      To get a free standard box you would need to add an 11.25 per month Multiscreen subscription.

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      To get a free standard box you would need to add an 11.25 per month Multiscreen subscription.
      I already have multiscreen subscription.

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      I already have multiscreen subscription.
      In which case the offer is probably not available to you, unless you wanted to add a second Multiscreen subscription that is.

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      Same Ol Same Ol then! Shinny new toys for new customers, nothing for loyal customers who pay 70 a month and have been with Sky for 15+ years. Martin Lewis is quite right when he says there is no loyalty bonus from any company these days, Switch Switch Switch!! I really must give Virgin Media another look :-)

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      There is a lot to be said in favour of haggling. You might want to check out Martin Lewis' tips then give Sky a call.

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      Quote Originally Posted by Koala5 View Post
      Same Ol Same Ol then! Shinny new toys for new customers, nothing for loyal customers who pay 70 a month and have been with Sky for 15+ years. Martin Lewis is quite right when he says there is no loyalty bonus from any company these days, Switch Switch Switch!! I really must give Virgin Media another look :-)
      One of the biggest issues IMHO with Sky is that there is no simplified 'upgrade path' every few years for all their customers.

      I am not sure how VM handles things, since they continue to own their STBs, but could someone confirm if they offered free STBs to ALL their customers when they introduced the new Tivo?

      I wonder how people would react to a fee of say 3-5 per month per STB were added to your Sky bill to cover the cost of a box upgrade say every 4 or 5 years?

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      Re: First look: Sky gives glimpse into its new EPG

      With the way technology is evolving now, I'd prefer it done a similar way to how mobile networks do it. A one-off payment up front for equipment (this could be also be on a sliding scale as well similar to how EE sell their handsets, the more you pay up-front for the hardware, the less you pay every month). That equipment is then upgraded at the end of the contract if required via the same up-front payment method. If an upgrade is not then required you would just continue to pay the same monthly cost.

      Get rid of this 'you can have a free XXXX or reduced cost XXXX when you buy YYYY package but new customers get the XXXX for free anyway when they sign up' nonsense.

     

     
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