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      Re: Sky Q

      Then it a goodbye to Sky. I cannot see anyone willing to pay 54 for sky basic or 88.50 a month with movies and sports for 18 months! Then cancel it and sent both silver and mini boxes back to sky. What a let down by sky. Totally conned really. Sadly the boxes never be owned!


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      Sky Q

      I guess that's what they're rather hoping. That once you have it you won't want to send it back. On the plus side if you don't own it then it's not gong to go out of warranty like the older kit, therefore if it goes wrong sky will have to fix or replace it in order to continue to deliver the service you are subscribed to

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      Re: Sky Q

      Quote Originally Posted by Sibling Chris View Post
      I guess that's what they're rather hoping. That once you have it you won't want to send it back. On the plus side if you don't own it then it's not gong to go out of warranty like the older kit, therefore if it goes wrong sky will have to fix or replace it in order to continue to deliver the service you are subscribed to
      This will bring Sky in line with Virgin Media (VM). Sky Q already leap frogs VMs claim on providing the greatest number of simultaneous recordings. With the launch of Sky Q, VM may have to change more or their marketing literature:

      It’s good to know that someone like you switches to Virgin Media every minute. Possibly because we give our customers nice things like free servicing and repairs – so no nasty charges for call outs unlike other providers. In fact, if you do switch to us, we’re so sure you’ll be chuffed, we expect you won’t want to use our 14 day money back guarantee.
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      Re: Sky Q

      Quote Originally Posted by snooker147 View Post
      Then it a goodbye to Sky. I cannot see anyone willing to pay 54 for sky basic or 88.50 a month with movies and sports for 18 months! Then cancel it and sent both silver and mini boxes back to sky. What a let down by sky. Totally conned really. Sadly the boxes never be owned!
      Why?

      The Sky+ HD STB will continue to be sold alongside Sky Q.

      In case you're worried about future development, last November on a visit to the Osterley Offices I spoke with one of the key people involved in the development team. He assured me that they have a plan that will see the firmware on the Sky+ HD STB continue to evolve for several more years to come. So of the changes, provided that they work, will see similar features that are going to be available on the Q range, available too on the Sky+ HD range.

      Of course I can't see them adding support for the new look & feel of the EPG, 4K support, voice control (later this year) and apps (i.e. YouTube). However there are other things which they could be looking at.

      Please don't think that the Sky+ HD range is going to be forgotten. Far from it.

      Sure the Q range will offer the ability to share content via a tablet, pause on one TV and pick up on another, record 4 different channels (Q Silver) simultaneously, whilst being able to what any other 5 channels at the same time with the help of 2x Q Minis and 2x Tablets with the Sky Q App.

      You can still use Sky Go on a number of devices to watch a good variety of channels. Both the Xbox One and PS4 allow you to watch content from Sky too.

      Personally I started putting together something else that requires my financial commitment for this year. I started to do this before the press launch. I'm having to juggle my funds already to ensure that I can do what I am hoping to be able to do. I simply don't have enough to spare for the down payment which is required for Sky Q.

      Instead this means that I'll be in a position to continue to help with the beta testing of the Sky Q range.

      So if you do wish to leave Sky, please don't do it out of spite because you can't afford the premium product Sky Q. Do it because you've found something better that can serve your needs for entertainment.

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      Re: Sky Q

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Why?

      The Sky+ HD STB will continue to be sold alongside Sky Q.

      In case you're worried about future development, last November on a visit to the Osterley Offices I spoke with one of the key people involved in the development team. He assured me that they have a plan that will see the firmware on the Sky+ HD STB continue to evolve for several more years to come. So of the changes, provided that they work, will see similar features that are going to be available on the Q range, available too on the Sky+ HD range.

      Of course I can't see them adding support for the new look & feel of the EPG, 4K support, voice control (later this year) and apps (i.e. YouTube). However there are other things which they could be looking at.

      Please don't think that the Sky+ HD range is going to be forgotten. Far from it.

      Sure the Q range will offer the ability to share content via a tablet, pause on one TV and pick up on another, record 4 different channels (Q Silver) simultaneously, whilst being able to what any other 5 channels at the same time with the help of 2x Q Minis and 2x Tablets with the Sky Q App.

      You can still use Sky Go on a number of devices to watch a good variety of channels. Both the Xbox One and PS4 allow you to watch content from Sky too.

      Personally I started putting together something else that requires my financial commitment for this year. I started to do this before the press launch. I'm having to juggle my funds already to ensure that I can do what I am hoping to be able to do. I simply don't have enough to spare for the down payment which is required for Sky Q.

      Instead this means that I'll be in a position to continue to help with the beta testing of the Sky Q range.

      So if you do wish to leave Sky, please don't do it out of spite because you can't afford the premium product Sky Q. Do it because you've found something better that can serve your needs for entertainment.
      Hope you emailed Jeremy with that post, so you get your 50% off bonus for the next three years

      Have seen quite a few saying they have got sky to give them free install, so no 50, but not the 99 sky q tax
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      Re: Sky Q

      As I have discounts, I'm hoping that come december I can get a retention offer which is free SkyQ upgrade.... but with no TV discounts. Now what would I do? The TV discounts would outweigh not paying the 150 for Q but then it would be so tempting.

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      Re: Sky Q

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Hope you emailed Jeremy with that post, so you get your 50% off bonus for the next three years

      Have seen quite a few saying they have got sky to give them free install, so no 50, but not the 99 sky q tax
      I've seen a fair few people complaining that it's not for them and it sounds like...



      They seem to be forgetting that Sky will be selling NowTV, Sky+ HD (and SkyHD) and Sky Q alongside each other.

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      As I have discounts, I'm hoping that come december I can get a retention offer which is free SkyQ upgrade.... but with no TV discounts. Now what would I do? The TV discounts would outweigh not paying the 150 for Q but then it would be so tempting.
      Currently there are no proper discounts set up for Sky Q. The staff in the call centres might be able to knock off some of the money towards the installation costs, but they can't currently apply any monthly discounts on the Q TV monthly bill.

      Sky are also still reluctant to discount the Fibre Pro product too. However a few people have been able to get something here.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Sky are also still reluctant to discount the Fibre Pro product too. However a few people have been able to get something here.
      Got to be honest, seen no resistance here at all. They seem happy to discount by 10, just make sure BT are doing the mastercard 125 deal on their infinity product (or 50 mastercard and 25pm).

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      Re: Sky Q

      Did I just read something about Scubbie beta testing the Sky Q range?

      I know that each additional Sky Q Mini requires a one off payment of 99 but will one MS+ subscription be sufficient for up to four boxes? I realise that they can't all be used simultaneously.

      Anyone know if the white Sky Q broadband extender offers any advantage over the original Sky (Airties 4400) broadband extender?
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      Re: Sky Q

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Did I just read something about Scubbie beta testing the Sky Q range?
      I wish, sadly I've still got a DRX895 & DRX890.

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      I know that each additional Sky Q Mini requires a one off payment of 99 but will one MS+ subscription be sufficient for up to four boxes? I realise that they can't all be used simultaneously.

      Anyone know if the white Sky Q broadband extender offers any advantage over the original Sky (Airties 4400) broadband extender?
      As far as I know, they are talking about the WiFi Extender which many of us saw last year.

      Not many people found it useful.

      Until the PowerLine function is enabled, you could use your own or you could use Ethernet cables if the WiFi doesn't reach.

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