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Sky rip off
This is a discussion on Sky rip off within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Does any one know if you have to use a Sky+ box to record to a hard disk drive? Can ...
- 08-09-06, 07:51 AM #11
Does any one know if you have to use a Sky+ box to record to a hard disk drive? Can I get one of those other ordinary HDD recorders and use it the same way as a video? I know I probably won't have the one touch record option, but there is no way at the moment I'm going to pay either £120 a year for the privilige or subscribe to a premium pack (plus equipment upgrade costs).
- 08-09-06, 08:59 AM #12
from what I have read. If you cancel your service, you then recieve Freesat. Which is the sky version of freeview. But it does clearly state on the sky website that you will be charged £10 a month to use Sky+ if you dont subscribe to movies or sports.
fly4fun, To do this you will have to fun a cable from the output socket(similar to an areal output) on the digibox to the input on the HDD recorder. It might work but I am not sure.
Last edited by cherrion; 08-09-06 at 09:03 AM.
- 08-09-06, 09:39 AM #13
There's no reason you shouldn't use a regular HDD recorder with Sky so long as the HDD recorder has a video input (ie It doesn't only record off its own tuner - like Sky+).
Problem is that it won't record one channel while you're watching another. You could get round this by ordering Sky Multiroom to duplicate your subscription on another box but that costs £10 a month - the same price as Sky+!
UKNova carry torrents for most UK TV shows within a few hours of broadcast. Combine that with a TV out card and things might not seem so bad if you wanted to cancel your Sky+ subs.
- 08-09-06, 12:34 PM #14
Not overly worried about watching one channel while taping another. It's very very rare that I want to watch two satelite stations at the same time (over the summer it's been hard to find one to watch at any time!!). And if I did it would probably be a terrestrial channel, so I'd use the tuner in the video to watch that.
- 22-09-06, 07:26 PM #15
i have been with sky for over 10 years,i have 2 digiboxes with multi room,yet i dont get offered any sky+ special offers,a mate at works dad who is every 2nd month is being disconnected from sky due to none payment,got offered sky+ for £49(and he has only beoen with sky for 3 years tops) so i got the code of him and phoned up to get sky+ for £49,but they said i hadnt been sent the code and would haVE TO PAY FULL PRICE FOR IT,why do some people who have been with them 10 mins get these offers yet people like me who have been paying money to sky for over 10 years and genuinely want sky+ cant get these offers>?