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    HD and Multiroom

    This is a discussion on HD and Multiroom within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Hi. I've got Sky HD and was thinking of going to multi-room. Firstly, can I get another Sky HD box ...

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      HD and Multiroom

      Hi.

      I've got Sky HD and was thinking of going to multi-room. Firstly, can I get another Sky HD box in the other room? If so, do I have to pay the ten pounds HD subscription again (as well as the multi-room subscription)?

      Cheers,

      kan


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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      Yes - Multiroom subscription doesn't extend to HD at the moment. You would need an additional HD subscription to get HD in both rooms. I know this from personal experience. I can only hope that in time the HD subscription gets built into the main package as Sky+ does now. Rip off - You betcha.

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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      the hd subscription will end once the hd boxes become more popular the same as happened with the sky+ subscription
      sky are only trying to get some of the initial investment in the new technology back
      the standard sky boxes will also dissappear and sky+ boxes will become standard once hd has a bigger take-up

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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      Doesn't seem to make sense to me, if you want people to take up HD then it should be made more accessible, they should drop the charge. I only went to sky+ because they dropped the monthly charge on it, I reckon more people would go to HD if they dropped that charge.

      With regards to multiroom, how can they charge me 10 quid again?!?? it's not fair!

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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      Quote Originally Posted by kan.grewal View Post
      Doesn't seem to make sense to me, if you want people to take up HD then it should be made more accessible, they should drop the charge. I only went to sky+ because they dropped the monthly charge on it, I reckon more people would go to HD if they dropped that charge.

      With regards to multiroom, how can they charge me 10 quid again?!?? it's not fair!
      It doesn't make sense to you as you aren't subsidising the boxes. Sky lose money on every box, even ones sold at 300. Its fair if you want it. Don't want to pay, then don't get it, perfectly fair.
      With new boxes coming from a few other manufacturers then maybe costs will start to come down.

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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      My guess is that with Freesat HD boxes starting to appear and with production of Sky HD boxes now starting to be spead amongst the usual suspects (eg Pace and Amstrad) it won't be so long before both the Subsidy paid by Sky won't need to be so high and the commercial reality of having to charge extra for HD won't be there either.

      Until then we are stuck with additional costs for HD as we used to be for Sky+

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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      Quote Originally Posted by Ratcliffes View Post
      My guess is that with Freesat HD boxes starting to appear and with production of Sky HD boxes now starting to be spead amongst the usual suspects (eg Pace and Amstrad) it won't be so long before both the Subsidy paid by Sky won't need to be so high and the commercial reality of having to charge extra for HD won't be there either.

      Until then we are stuck with additional costs for HD as we used to be for Sky+
      Amstrad aren't producing a Sky HD box yet, theres Thomson, Pace and Samsung.

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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      Knew there was another manufacturer alongside Pace and Thompson; just assumed it was Amstrad. Have Samsung ever made Sky equipment before?

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      Re: HD and Multiroom

      Quote Originally Posted by Ratcliffes View Post
      Have Samsung ever made Sky equipment before?
      Yes, they manufactured the Amstrad DRX100, although it wasn't common knowledge. That model would have been very reliable were it not for the crappy tuner (which Samsung bought in - not their fault).

     

     

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