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    Possible changes for August/September this year

    This is a discussion on Possible changes for August/September this year within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew I'm so close to ditching SS (again). Just because they lost yesterday ?...

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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      I'm so close to ditching SS (again).
      Just because they lost yesterday ?

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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Just because they lost yesterday ?
      We don't talk about yesterday
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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Wish I could ditch Sky Sports but then I'd lose F1, Golf and Tennis. Not impressed with the F1 on Channel 4. It would be very hard for me to drop it even with price rises.

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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Really time they just scrap the HD sub altogether.
      Yes. HD is the norm, SD provided for backwards compatibility (older TVs etc.).

      The 4k launch this summer will be a great time to make the change.

      UHD/4k = premium
      HD = standard
      SD = ? (so what does the S in SD stand for? please try to think beyond 4 letters)
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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Was thinking of getting fibre at some point.
      But not spending 20 or 30 for having it unlimited.
      Seeming as I'm getting adsl (maxed out at 23.5mbps) for free along with half price line rental and hopefully the same deal from summer onwards when some of it comes up for renewal, there is still little incentive.
      Do keep thinking of using now tv for sports, but when I work it all out with current offer discounts for having sky sports like free broadband its not working out any cheaper.

      Inflation only 0.3% I see today.
      Is sky tv, broadband and others like BT and Virgin actually in the inflation basket, they cannot be, as they have all had well above the inflation rate increases in the last year and longer.
      Unless they are taking into account all the discounts that keep the cost for some down or lower.

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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      @lettice: Yes, given you get such a decent d/l throughput speed on ADSL, I would agree with you about not upgrading to the VDSL service. Sadly our ADSL speed was about only 4Mbps (maybe 4.5Mbps on a good day) not sufficient for a busy demanding household with teenagers (as it was back then). The jump to Sky Fibre upped it to 38Mbps straight away so was worth it really (and has since upped to about 61Mbps on Sky Fibre Pro, which I've had at 10 per month off for most of the time).

      You could keep Sky TV but drop Sports from the package and maybe just but a NOW TV Sports pass as and when needed?

      And RPI is still 1.3%. Everybody tends to forget RPI, but it's used in the pensions industry (as a lot of older products are linked to it) as are NS&I index-linked products and it's used for state pension & benefit uplift calculations.
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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Was thinking of getting fibre at some point.
      But not spending 20 or 30 for having it unlimited.
      Seeming as I'm getting adsl (maxed out at 23.5mbps) for free along with half price line rental and hopefully the same deal from summer onwards when some of it comes up for renewal, there is still little incentive.
      Do keep thinking of using now tv for sports, but when I work it all out with current offer discounts for having sky sports like free broadband its not working out any cheaper.

      Inflation only 0.3% I see today.
      Is sky tv, broadband and others like BT and Virgin actually in the inflation basket, they cannot be, as they have all had well above the inflation rate increases in the last year and longer.
      Unless they are taking into account all the discounts that keep the cost for some down or lower.
      Sky ALWAYS goes up EVERY year, get used to it!!!

      This is the first thing I was told when I got moved to Sky Retention about 8 years ago and apart from the first year of the last "big" recession (although big bankers and senior doctors and consultants and other higher level people didn't get affected) this has been constant and it hasn't caused too much problems for the overall Sky "Money-making-machine". Sky is a money making venture, no-one should forget that. People should remember that Rupert Murdoch (and his co-investors) wasted lots of money in the early years to get a return only in the last few.

      Seriously, many people may not like his politics but he has for many years funded distasteful things to allow higher quality content to be funded from the profits. eg he used The Sun to help fund The Times or that he uses the profitsz of Sky 1/Atlantic to be able to justify spending money on Sky Arts.
      In many ways Sky Arts "competes" with BBC4 but in many other ways Sky Arts wins due to BBC4's financial limitations. I think this is a good thing (at least for Sky subscribers) but unfortunately not for the BBC.
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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      Sky ALWAYS goes up EVERY year, get used to it!!!

      This is the first thing I was told when I got moved to Sky Retention about 8 years ago and apart from the first year of the last "big" recession (although big bankers and senior doctors and consultants and other higher level people didn't get affected) this has been constant and it hasn't caused too much problems for the overall Sky "Money-making-machine". Sky is a money making venture, no-one should forget that. People should remember that Rupert Murdoch (and his co-investors) wasted lots of money in the early years to get a return only in the last few.

      Seriously, many people may not like his politics but he has for many years funded distasteful things to allow higher quality content to be funded from the profits. eg he used The Sun to help fund The Times or that he uses the profitsz of Sky 1/Atlantic to be able to justify spending money on Sky Arts.
      In many ways Sky Arts "competes" with BBC4 but in many other ways Sky Arts wins due to BBC4's financial limitations. I think this is a good thing (at least for Sky subscribers) but unfortunately not for the BBC.
      Not sure why you turned my post into a Murdock bashing post. I have no views on him or that subject at all.

      I have no issues with the sky increase, my inflation quip was a light hearted comment.
      Actually with offers and negotiation over the last decade my sky over the years has stayed pretty constant despite the increases YOY, and many of those years has actually cost me less, like the last three.
      But like most I love hunting out a good bargain and your a fool if you just pay top whack for anything these days and do not negotiate or work out a better deal.
      This is the time of year when all our renewal bills drop through the door and for the first time for just under a decade our council tax has increased, but only by 80p a month. But both our water bills have gone down by 7% (not metered) and our insurances all were less than last year with loyalty and negotiation discounts.
      Mind we will see in the summer when my sky yearly negotiation happens, having decided we do not want sky q, will stick with adsl and may take a bit of nowtv, as this new nowtv box looks good

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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Registration to participate in the trial of the new NOW TV Smart Box is still open, if you are interested @lettice.

      See here and (rather weirdly here!) for details.
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      Re: Possible changes for August/September this year

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Registration to participate in the trial of the new NOW TV Smart Box is still open, if you are interested @lettice.
      Applied when it first opened, heard nothing yet...

     

     
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