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    Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

    This is a discussion on Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; I'm holding out for the scrapping of the charge. I don't see why we have to pay it when it's ...

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      I'm holding out for the scrapping of the charge. I don't see why we have to pay it when it's simply a machine doing it's work. I don't want (or need) sports or movie packages, or multi room.

      If this doesn't happen soon, then I'm going to get a Freeview hard drive recorder and from what people tell me you can record from an extrenal source, ie Sky. While not as simple as just pressing record, never having that option it woun't take a PhD to work out how to record!
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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      Quote Originally Posted by fly4fun View Post
      If this doesn't happen soon, then I'm going to get a Freeview hard drive recorder and from what people tell me you can record from an extrenal source, ie Sky. While not as simple as just pressing record, never having that option it woun't take a PhD to work out how to record!


      Won't work AFAIK


      Freeview PVRs cannot record from an external source.

      They simply take the DVB-T MPEG2 transport stream & record it to the HDD, still in MPEG2. No external analogue input for recording.




      I think that DVD Recorders, & DVD/HDD Recorders can record from external sources though.

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      DVD Recorders i have one can record sky fine!!!

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      Yep, normal standalone DVD recorders would be able to (as what else would they have to record from, lol).


      I'm not sure about ones with built-in Freeview tuners, though.

      Standard Freeview PVRs can't record from external sources, but I think DVD or DVD/HDD recorders with Freeview may be able to.

      Is your DVD recorder just a DVD recorder, or does it havea Freeview tuner too?

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      just standard DVD recorder wanting sky + really.

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      I think you are OK provided the DVDR has an analogue tuner as well as a FV one.

      On AV Forums is a ssection devoted to DVDRs

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      I recently purchased a Humax 9200 PVR for my parents and was totally impressed with it (basically it has all the important features the Sky+ box has).

      - Twin PVR Freeview tuner (can even record two channels at the same time and watch a third dependent on what MUX the twin tuners are using).
      - Pause/Rewind live TV with a two hour buffer.
      - Records up to 80 hours of TV.
      - Simple to program.
      - 2 year guarantee

      As others have said, it cannot record an external source, such as Sky, but unless the Sky+ subscription charge is dropped I'm seriously thinking of ditching Sky and paying the one off fee of 175 for this box of tricks.

      Sky+ is not the sole innovative PVR it once was and although previously the 10.00 monthly charge was almost justifiable it's time Sky dropped it. I personally think dropping the charge would make Sky/Sky+ a hugely more attractive proposition above Virgin and Freeview whilst the current 10.00 charge seems to be an out dated charging structure.

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      Quote Originally Posted by spcdust View Post
      Sky+ is not the sole innovative PVR it once was and although previously the 10.00 monthly charge was almost justifiable it's time Sky dropped it. I personally think dropping the charge would make Sky/Sky+ a hugely more attractive proposition above Virgin and Freeview whilst the current 10.00 charge seems to be an out dated charging structure.
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      I couldn't agree more with you. I too am looking at the Humax. If Sky don't drop that 10 charge I may well drop them and just stick with Freeview.

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      I guess all this was nothing more than a rumour - sky have obviouslt decided all those 10 are too important to loose.

      However, it may well force me over to a freeview setup

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      Re: Sky+ Subscription imminent scrapping

      Has anybody not seen that if you make a package online and as long as you have sky sports or sky movies then the sky+ sub is free?

      Thought this has been going a while.

     

     
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