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    HD Box Price Drop

    This is a discussion on HD Box Price Drop within the Freesat forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Hi peeps , will sky be dropping the 10 / month charge soon ? As at the mo the Freesat ...

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      HD Box Price Drop

      Hi peeps , will sky be dropping the 10 / month charge soon ? As at the mo the Freesat looks worth it`s weight to purchase !


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      Re: HD Box Price Drop

      No-one knows the answer yet. Plenty of opinion, but no real info.

      You would think that 1st they will drop the extra HD fee for multiroom, then they would drop the fee for Premium subs and maybe reduce the fee for non-premium subs.

      I'd be surprised to see it completely go within the next 9mths (maybe this time next year to boost sales?).

      SkyHD has 30HD channels. Freesat has BBCHD which only broadcasts in the evenings and ITVHD which is only available via the 'red' button and as such not recordable.

      You get what you pay for and for 10pm you get a hell of a lot compared to 0pm for HD on freesat.

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      Re: HD Box Price Drop

      I think what is more likely to happen is that they will split the package, and have it as a 2 tier system.

      Basically, if you don't have the premium packages, I reckon they drop the subscription fee to around 5/month instead of ten, as you lose 13 channels that way (Sky Movies, Sky Sports and Disney cinemagic)

      Then, if you want the rest, you need to pay the extra fiver.

      A lot of people would then take up the HD subs, cos they don't want to be stuck paying for channels they can't get.

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      Re: HD Box Price Drop

      It took 6 years for the Sky+ charge to be dropped so if that translated to HD we are in for a long wait.
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: HD Box Price Drop

      Quote Originally Posted by Oriley View Post
      Hi peeps , will sky be dropping the 10 / month charge soon ? As at the mo the Freesat looks worth it`s weight to purchase !
      I think Freesat looks rather feeble and expensive! 300 for one HD-channel and 1 (very!) part-time one.

      Sky wouldn't have reached 30 HD channels without the 10 subscription - so expect it to be around for, at least, the next year or two!

     

     

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