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    This is a discussion on Sky or BT? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Thanks timc, that looks interesting because I've been finding it hard to justify the costs of Sky TV recently given ...

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      Thanks timc, that looks interesting because I've been finding it hard to justify the costs of Sky TV recently given how little we watch. I'll have a look now at YouView to see what it offers. Previously I was thinking about FreeSat as an option.


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      Re: Sky or BT?

      Quote Originally Posted by Flashman View Post
      Thanks timc, that looks interesting because I've been finding it hard to justify the costs of Sky TV recently given how little we watch. I'll have a look now at YouView to see what it offers. Previously I was thinking about FreeSat as an option.
      As you already have Sky TV, cancelling it will mean that your box will provide Freesat from Sky but without any PVR functionality.

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      I've just looked at the Freesat channels and it doesn't really have anything extra that we'd want over YouView. The main things of interest we'd lose by leaving Sky are Living and Atlantic. On the other hand we'd be saving several hundred pounds a year by cancelling Sky.

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      Quote Originally Posted by Flashman View Post
      I've just looked at the Freesat channels and it doesn't really have anything extra that we'd want over YouView. The main things of interest we'd lose by leaving Sky are Living and Atlantic. On the other hand we'd be saving several hundred pounds a year by cancelling Sky.
      You may find that some of the series on Living and Atlantic appear on a free channel at a later date or may be available to download from the internet.

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      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      You may find that some of the series on Living and Atlantic appear on a free channel at a later date or may be available to download from the internet.
      I know that's already the case. For example Grey's Anatomy always shows up on channel 4 after it's finished on Living. In many cases you can watch shows online months before they ever appear on Sky.

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      Well Infinity is to be installed for me on Jan 16 , so I'll give YouView a month & then probably drop Sky TV as , like you , I don't actually watch very much on the Sky channels and anyway can usually download those anyway.

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      That sounds like a good plan. How long ago did you put in the order for Infinity? I'm just wondering how long they would take if I ordered it tonight bearing in mind the Christmas break.

      At the moment we have Sky TV, line rental, phone and broadband costing about 60 a month. Throwing in Sky fibre would bring that total to around 85 without sports or movies and that's just too much for us. We can get BT with calls, YouView, phone and line rental for just over 40 a month.

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      Well if any of you get infinity i would be interested in how bad the throttling is or isnt, this was the only reason I have chosen sky for fibre this time.

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      Quote Originally Posted by coipu View Post
      Well if any of you get infinity i would be interested in how bad the throttling is or isnt, this was the only reason I have chosen sky for fibre this time.
      My past experience with BT a few years ago is that they definitely did throttle the connection and it was pretty miserable at peak times, which doesn't happen with Sky. BT now claim they only throttle P2P at peak times and I never use P2P so that doesn't worry me but I'd like to hear some feedback from others who have recent experience with Infinity.

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      Re: Sky or BT?

      Quote Originally Posted by Flashman View Post
      My past experience with BT a few years ago is that they definitely did throttle the connection and it was pretty miserable at peak times, which doesn't happen with Sky. BT now claim they only throttle P2P at peak times and I never use P2P so that doesn't worry me but I'd like to hear some feedback from others who have recent experience with Infinity.

      It is only the p2p protocol which is throttled. Mainly at peak times but can be other times as and when needed.
      FTP, and newsgroups are NOT throttled.
      if you do not use p2p or are a light user then there is no problem.
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