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Sky HD Alternatives?

nap-ster ·
Yesterday I received the e-mail from Sky informing me that the monthly subscription fee is increasing again next month. I currently have Sky HD and Sky Sports with the Variety package. This will now go up to ~£73. After doing some research of our viewing habits I can get pretty much everything I want on a Freesat HD box apart from Sky Sports HD, specifically the Premier League. However, due to where I live I cannot get a terrestrial signal so Freeview / YouView are not an option. I don't...
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BigH47 ·
We just got a £27 discount on the full Sky+ package for 6 months, select "downgrades" in the menu selections. What annoys me is that you can't just select what channels you want we don't want primadonna league footy, but do want F1 channel. Who wants bloody shopping, foreign news and god channels, www is the place for porn so that would be loads of channels saved.
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staffy ·
I have just cancelled my Sky HD subscription, which was costing me with the new increase around £80 a month. They might come back to me in a few months and offer me some sort of contract for a lot less. To be honest if Newcastle are relegated I dont think I could watch football again, even though I love it.
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tonym ·
I've tried on a couple of occasions to leave Sky HD behind, but always end up going back to it. We don't have Sport or Movies since getting Netflix, and last time I pulled the sub. they contacted me with a very good offer. I've had Humax Freesat & Panasonic Freeview boxes, but SWMBO doesn't get on with their interfaces and in fairness to Sky their control software and apps are works of genius, the others are lousy in comparison. Sky do have this knack of staying ahead of the opposition.
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JamieWednesday ·
Just swapped to Virgin, though I know it's not available everywhere. I've tried some of the dubious services available through Amazon fire stick and believe me , it's just not worth the hassle. If you can find anything that does stream, it's usually quite Sh+tty. And I genuinely don't mind paying a reasonable amount for the use I get from something or a 'service'. And while I have no love for SKY or Murdoch, the service and product is a pretty decent one, just getting more and more expensive...
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Bananahead ·
You don't need Sky Sports for F1. Just a normal HD package. Sadly I have two Sky contracts .
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nap-ster ·
Thanks all for the replies. It looks like a call to Sky is in order. It always amazes me that unlike other companies, the longer you are with Sky the worse deal you get with little or no reward for loyalty. At the end of the day I guess their business plan is primarily about enticing new customers.
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robgr ·
Netflix is perhaps worth considering, streaming quality is good and it has 4k content if you're so placed I appreciate your BB speed will need to be up to muster but the price is reasonable, we're v. pleased
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tonym ·
The only way for old customers to get a better deal is either threaten to leave, or if they call your bluff actually leave for a bit & then they'll quickly be in touch with a better offer. It really shouldn't be like that, and it's bloody annoying. Sky must be under increasing pressure from other competitors, particularly the on-line streaming stuff. Regarding internet speed for Netflix, we've got Amazon Fire TV, which is a most excellent box. When we first tried it our Broadband speed...
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rackkit ·
Sky are getting desperate. Look at the recent deal to tie up exclusive rights to the F1 from 2019 - heading off any potential threat from BT Sport (who somehow beat Sky to Champions League Football) but also shafting Channel 4 who've done a good job so far and (not surprisingly) have far more viewers than Sky. Something 2.4m watched the opening race on C4 v 300k Sky subscribers.
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MerryDance ·
I was in the same boat. I tried Now TV an a pay as you go basis to pick and choose the football matches I wanted but even though we've got fast broadband the picture stuttered terribly. I used to stop and restart Sky Sports to save money and then I got something through the post a few weeks ago offering me Sky Sports for a year for £10 a month-so I've gone with that. So you can ring to cancel and they'll offer you a much better deal as football season draws to a close....
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BigH47 ·
Sky is no different to other companies, all the special deals are for new customers. As an existing customer you have to chase and threaten to leave to get any discounts or freebies.
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Football Season 2017/18

Kevin-W ·
As requested by Steve (Paper Plane) on the 16/17 thread, here's a new one for 2017/18. All leagues/divisions welcome. Come on you Irons!
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VladtheImpala ·
Thank you, Kevin. As an Everton supporter, I'm unusually optimistic for the coming season. A number of good new signings, the return of Wayne Rooney and Koeman still at the helm. COYB!
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fatcat ·
Can I take it, you expect the Hammers to be in championship next season.
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Kevin-W ·
Well, FC, if we repeat our stunning transfer window performance of last season, we'll be spending most of this one languishing in the relegation zone...
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fatcat ·
My prediction for the season. Lukako will become the next Gary Birtles, sold in the next transfer window. He has his strengths. He’s powerful, fast and a good finisher. But, he scores most of his goals against relegation fodder, usually late on in the game when the opposition is pushing lots of defenders forward or disheartened. He struggles to score against the top teams with well organised defences. It could be argued it will be different at Man U, he’ll be playing with better players. But...
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MDS ·
Crikey, Kevin. Your lot could be played my lot in the Championship in the 18/19 season. Anyway, less than 4 weeks to go. I'm getting excited. Have also missed Jeff Stelling, Soccer AM etc during the summer.
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Kevin-W ·
Yep. Usually us.
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fatcat ·
You're right. Up until last season I don't think he'd ever failed to score against the Hammers in an Everton shirt..
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Chris Dolan ·
So that's two "European Cups" in successive years
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Spudgun ·
Another Evertonian here. I'm really looking forward to this season. We've bought astutely and we've bought early for a change. Koeman's getting rid of our "inferiority complex" players. Brought in skillful players with great work-rate, the tempo will be totally different and we won't have to tailor our play to just the one striker. I really like what's happening! COYB!
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VladtheImpala ·
Yes, a very refreshing change to our usual transfer dealings! I don't think Koeman's trading is done yet - Sigurdsson and another striker according to the rumour mill at work. I think Lukaku will score a shedload for the Mankychester Utd but will give it until Christmas before "His Satanic Majesty" Mourinho starts to criticise him openly. Isn't it this season the Divine Mr M he is scheduled to fall out with his current club? COYB!
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MDS ·
Looks like the Toffee's are shaping up for a good season. But, sorry guys, it must hurt that you're still only going to be second best in the city.
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VladtheImpala ·
Is our new stadium in finished already and in Madrid???
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fatcat ·
We’ve never been second best.
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MDS ·
Blimey! Are the thinking of Accrington or Tranmere perhaps?
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Chris Dolan ·
Marine?
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VladtheImpala ·
Not that I'm in any way a bitter Blue, but did you know that an anagram of Anfield is fan lied? I'm an easy going person so I'm prepared just to call them deluded. Does anyone know the difference between Anfield and Anfield cemetery? Me neither.
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fatcat ·
My dads in anfield cemetery. He’ll be turning in his grave.
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VladtheImpala ·
Probably trying to turn his back on Anfield! Apologies for the irreverence. The rivalry between EFC and the other lot makes for odd behaviour. A Blue relative of mine worked in the city center and commuted in by car. The quickest route was past "The Other Place" but he always took a route by which it was not possible to see it!
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thebigfredc ·
Yes looking forward to September and the start of the season. I fancy a Dallas v Atlanta super bowl this year. Ray
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sjbabbey ·
Spudgun, nice pic of Neston Street. Shame about the dump at the end of it.
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Kevin-W ·
Looks like we are getting a Hart transplant.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40625646
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Chris Dolan ·
I thought that it was going to be Miranda - similar ability
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Tabby cat ·
Great business if you do Kev.Great keeper why we sent him on lone for Bravo was a bit of a rik. Well pleased that City have got Kyle Walker from the Spuds......f###ing awesome defender. Think he will be brilliant, especially as Pep loves his defenders going on the attack. Cant wait to our first game away to Brighton.....and I have a ticket. How was the Frapp last weekend ? Wishing you a good day Kev
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MDS ·
A good keeper, and likely highly motivated to show Pep he was wrong. Very good signing if your lot pull it off,
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Christopher_M ·
Plenty of self-belief but does he have a weakness at the left hand post though? (I think I may have read that somewhere, apologies if I've mixed him up with some other goalie).
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Christopher_M ·
Meanwhile The Sun reports that a Virgil van Dijk move to Anfield is back on and that Liverpool is the only club the player wants to move to.
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MDS ·
If so, the Saints should be charging Liverpool an extra 25% 'tapping-up' charge on top of the transfer fee.
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Tabby cat ·
Hi Spud, Whats you views on Rooneys return.Do you think he will a regular starter or more off the bench ? Icing on the cake for Wayne going home.I know hes lost a bit of pace but still got a lot to offer a team>great skill and vision and experience .
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Christopher_M ·
Saints would deserve triple points on their Nectar card, as a major supplier.
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Kevin-W ·
Cheers Ian. Hopefully we will get one or both of Marko Arnautavich and Javier Hernandez (although the latter loks unlikely). The Frapp were brilliant - but you knew I'd say that!
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Tabby cat ·
Kev, Spot on - about the Frapp I never expected anything but a big thumbs up. On the latest avater front......any chance of some hauntingly beautiful face reinstated.....I know Syd is a British treasure and all that and of cause it's your call.But from one of your many adoring forum public !! Was reading a post in HiFI corner this morning which seems to have vanished. I came to the realisation that the padded cell is actually a place of sanity. Couldnt believe how some posters get so...
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Christopher_M ·
Cuco Martina has signed for Everton. I think he was playing right back on Boxing Day 2015, when he scored this goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b27Oz7tBy2I forever endearing himself to Saints fans. Good luck Cuco!
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Tabby cat ·
Wishing you all the best Chris for the future with regard to your redundancy. Keeping my fingers crossed for you -Sorry didn't add to your redundancy post as so many replies offered brilliant advice.As H.H says it's incredible warming the wisdom and empathy from the Forum Wishing the Saints a good season. Cheers Ian
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Christopher_M ·
Thank you, Ian, this is very good of you. As it is of all who have repsonded so generously on the particular redundancy thread. I'm sort of keeping my powder dry at the moment because there are a few irons in the fire and there may be changes/ developments. I want you to know I supported City as a boy in the Franny Lee-Colin Bell years, basically because I liked the sky blue shirts. I've always enjoyed working there, including in the Maine Rd days, 'fifteen pounds to look after yer car,...
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Romi ·
Rooney return to Everton, I feel will be beneficial to the rest of the team. He has come home, he's been there, done that, he can offer his experience, it will not be so much as to what he can offer as a footballer on the field, but more what he can offer or show off the pitch.
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VladtheImpala ·
I agree - Rooney has a winning mentality, a strong team ethic and a lot of medals! He has shown with Man U a willingness to sacrifice his individuality for the benefit of his team. He is not the player he once was but is still a very gifted player. In what position, though? He is a better passer (with either foot), holds onto the ball better, can take a mean free kick or set piece than e.g. Barkley. Attacking midfield??? Lone striker or in a two with Sandro??? Let's see if Koeman can figure...
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Tabby cat ·
Chris, Thanks so much for your story working as a photographer with your working trips at City.Found it very interesting what you said about camara angles for the best pictures and where photographer's get to sit I often watch City's channel on YouTube and it always strikes me what a friendly bunch of people they are from the Kitmen,official club photographer's etc. It's amazing the transformation at City.I remember when Sheik Monsour brought the club and Mark Hughes was the manager and they...
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