Sky Q vs Sky+ HD: What's the difference and should you upgrade?

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  1. JattAmg

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    Up until now all I read was how expensive it would be, but if it really is only £1.50 more p/m on top of my full fat package then I'd have it, although it seems the initial outlay would be high
     
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    I have the low fat package, do not have a 4k TV and am annoyed enough about the £30pm it costs on top of the £142pa colour tV licence - £500pa for tV! Sky can stick Q where the sun don't shine, and when I find time to look closeley at what Freesat and BTTV have to offer, they may also be putting my Sky account there as well!
     
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    I'm sick of it too. Our sky/broadband/phone bill is £90 a month plus TV license.

    Rip off Britain!
     
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    Oh damn forgot I haven't got a 4K TV so another expense!
     
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    When you try recording (on paper) what you actually watch each evening for a week or month - and how much time you waste going through the Sky program listing looking for something you want to watch - it makes the hundreds of channels on the Sky basic package a joke. We so often end up on Docs - Discovery, Eden, Nat Geo normally - 'cos there's nowt else worth watching.
     
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    My wife and I haven't watched live TV broadcast since Autumn 2013 ... Between a few hundred Blu-Rays and DVDs; over 40 TV shows (some 5-6 series) and 50 movies on iTunes; TV; BBC iPlayer; Demand5, etc, etc; not to mention some US channels (I have US iTunes account too) there is simply not enough time to watch even a fraction of what's available.

    What's on tonight? Whatever we decide to watch! And no TV licence ... :thumb:
     
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    For me, with 150MB Vivid broadband connection, I'm looking forward to the forthcoming 4K UHD NowTV box in the spring.
     
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    Get an Amazon FireStick, sideload Kodi and have access to more TV than you could possibly ever watch :bannana:
     
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    I've had a T8-V2 from www.entertainmentbox.com for about a year now. With Kodi and the Wookie Wizard loaded (wookiespmc.com), free access to all the latest movies & TV shows, plus all live sports - including all PL football (even the ones not being broadcast on $ky or BT).

    Best £95 I've ever spent, and the new V3S is even better for the same money.


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    Connected to your internet router and TV, it will stream all the movies , sport and films straight to your TV with no buffering.
    Takes a little understanding to get add ons set up but once up and running its brilliant.
    I watched The Revenant 3 days before it was released in UK cinema.
    PM me if you get one and need help setting it up and understanding how to get add ons.

    Edit. Have a look on the link in the post above mine. Explains a lot about entertainment media boxes.
     
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    My lot here demand Sky Sports 1,2,3&4 and BT Sport for the F00tball content which I'm not bothered by.
    Can you get british/european f00tball through these boxes?
     
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    Yes. With the right add on every Sky and BT sport channel is available along with ESPN and foreign sports channels. The channels available are endless.

    The box I linked in my first post is £35. Try it and see what you think. Its no loss really if its not for you.
     
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    So long as you know what you're doing, all of what's mentioned for as little as 1x £35

    Although streaming from PC > TV from 1channel.ch has always served me best, only thing that doesn't have is live sport/tv but the database is far superior
     
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    Everything, 3pm football the lot
     
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    I'll look this up, really appreciate the heads up :)
     
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    Mine was the same, phone them up tell them that ur going to leave them for bt
    And oh what a surprise my bill is halved
    5 min phone call £45 saved
     
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