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    This is a discussion on The HD Subscription Rumour within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; At least Sky did drop their ridiculous multi-HD charges last year and now only charge for HD once regardless of ...

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      At least Sky did drop their ridiculous multi-HD charges last year and now only charge for HD once regardless of how many HD boxes you have. That saved me an extra 10 a month as I have 2 HD boxes here

      Also I *guess* once Sky HD subscriber numbers reaches a critical mass (which, by the sounds of things, isn't far off), the costs will also be absorbed into the standard TV package costs. I'd be interested to know the HD subscriber numbers in comparison to the total subscriber numbers for Sky TV.
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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      I got sky hd at reduced price for a year, but once thats finished I will drop it as its not worth 10 a month. You only get the channels you subscribe to in Hd and a lot of the programes are not in true HD anyway.

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      At least Sky did drop their ridiculous multi-HD charges last year and now only charge for HD once regardless of how many HD boxes you have. That saved me an extra 10 a month as I have 2 HD boxes here

      Also I *guess* once Sky HD subscriber numbers reaches a critical mass (which, by the sounds of things, isn't far off), the costs will also be absorbed into the standard TV package costs. I'd be interested to know the HD subscriber numbers in comparison to the total subscriber numbers for Sky TV.
      I know the feeling, but I got SKY SPORTS half price for 6 months - and it makes quite a difference in HD - as it does on the Freeserve HD channels.

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      Quote Originally Posted by Meteosat View Post
      I know the feeling, but I got SKY SPORTS half price for 6 months - and it makes quite a difference in HD - as it does on the Freeserve HD channels.Cheers
      Freeserve??

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      It really depends on what you watch and whether you prefer HD or SD.

      Channel 5 for example is increasing their HD content, but it doesn't require the HD subscription.

      Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Atlantic do repeat a lot of old series which were made before HD became available (Start Trek, Passport Control, X-Files, Stargate) but there are also many series which are new and are in full HD. Episodes of ER, Futurama, The Simpsons are available in both SD only and HD, depending on when they were made.

      All the other standard HD channels also show a lot of repeats which were made before HD became available. The sports and Movie HD channels tend to show a lot more HD content though.

      Try enabling the feature to highlight those programmes & films in HD and you'll see better which ones are in HD. Remember that channels 1-5 are only SD, you would need to check out their HD equivalents.Again though, these are free and don't require the HD subscription anyway.

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Try enabling the feature to highlight those programmes & films in HD and you'll see better which ones are in HD.
      I've never understood why Sky don't just enable this feature by default. It's almost hidden away in the settings menu.

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      On my cancelled multiroom subscription I can only get ITV1 HD by using the add channel function. I have asked Sky about this but their only suggestion is to pay 25 for a freesat card.Interestingly they had previously sent me a duplicate card (the serial# of which customer services do not recognise) that does allow me to select ITV1 HD from the channel guide, however with this card I get the wrong regional variations.

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      This I find hard to believe. ITV1 HD (channel 178) is a Free-to-air channel. To confirm this I just removed my viewing card and could still see it.

      If it were ITV2 HD, ITV 3 HD and ITV 4 HD then yes you do need a valid HD subscription.

      Take a look at the Wikipedia page to check out some of the others: List of channels on Sky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      This I find hard to believe. ITV1 HD (channel 178) is a Free-to-air channel. To confirm this I just removed my viewing card and could still see it.]
      You are quite right. It was 7th March this year when I contacted Sky about this and at that time it was not free to air. Don't know when it changed though.

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      Re: The HD Subscription Rumour

      This I find hard to believe. ITV1 HD (channel 178) is a Free-to-air channel.
      I can't get it even with the card in, for 178 I get a 'Channel unavailable' message. I think it depends on your Region. Up here we have to use the Add Channels function. Other areas could be the same.

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