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    Price changes from 1st June 2015

    This is a discussion on Price changes from 1st June 2015 within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Sports and/or movie lovers who want it in HD can't sub to the basic original bundle either. Minimum requirement for ...

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      Re: Price changes from 1st June 2015

      Sports and/or movie lovers who want it in HD can't sub to the basic original bundle either.
      Minimum requirement for being allowed to pay the 5.50* extra is a family bundle sub.

      They know what they're doing.

      * Just checked & it's still 5.25 not 5.50.


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      Re: Price changes from 1st June 2015

      Okay, so why am I paying 10 for HD then and not 5?.... I've clearly fallen asleep at some point. I thought the 5HD was if you wanted HD but didn't have sports/movies so you didn't pay the full HD whack for a fraction of the channels.

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      Re: Price changes from 1st June 2015

      You're on the legacy pack Red. That also gives you access to the F1 channel.

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      Re: Price changes from 1st June 2015

      Legacy 'Variety HD'.
      Variety bundle
      10.25 HD pack (covers standard channels & premium (sports / movies) channels)
      Boxsets
      F1 channel

      Current 'Family'
      Variety bundle
      Access to HD variants of variety bundle
      Boxsets.

      Basically, they split the old HD pack in two:
      5 for standard channels & 5.25 for premium channels.
      Which is a good thing for those who don't subscribe to sports or movies.
      It's just that rather than actually have a separate 5 HD pack to cover standard channels, they (stupidly IMO) created a bundle called 'family' which costs 5 more than the variety bundle.

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      Re: Price changes from 1st June 2015

      Something else worth considering is what you're currently paying for the variety part of your sub Red.

      Being on a legacy pack means it'll be less than the normal price of 30 (from june) because of the september 2011 price freeze.

      So for example, if it were 25.75 (it won't be that low) & you didn't have sports or movies or care about F1, then one would assume there'd be no difference if you ditched variety HD in favour of the family bundle:
      Variety 25.75
      HD pack 10.25
      = 36

      Family bundle is 36

      But it's not that simple.
      Because variety to family is considered as an upgrade, you'll retain the price freeze 'discount' you currently have - ie the difference between 30 (from june) & what you're paying now (from june).


      I'm on the legacy variety HD sub without sports or movies & thanks to a 4 discount on my 10.25 HD pack + price freeze benefits, believe me, being a serial penny pincher i've had to work it out.
      Turns out i'm paying 3.75 above standard to have HD, boxsets & F1!
      If i ditched my variety HD sub in favour of the current family bundle i would save 2.25 but lose the F1 channel.
      Last edited by gymno; 17-05-15 at 09:08 PM.

     

     
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