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Offline Clive

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« on: March 23, 2011, 18:53 »
OK, own up!  Who is subscribing and what do you think of it?  Sky is currently doing a deal for existing subscribers in which if they sign up for 12 months they will bung you 100 M&S vouchers.   8-)
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 19:00 »
I get some HD from Freesat, Clive, the rest of my experience is from Bluray. For sports and material that is shot with HD in mind, it's brilliant. Nature programmes in particular benefit. OTOH, much of the broadcast material shows only marginal benefit, eg most chat shows etc gain little or nothing, and many dramas are so busy being moody that the effect of HD is largely lost. For the extra 120/pa that Sky want, I'm dubious that I'd gain sufficiently.
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 19:34 »
With the M&S voucher it would come down to just 20 for that first year.  I only have 24 hours to make my mind up.

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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 21:15 »
Never experienced it Clive, so I can't help, sorry.  However, if it's only going to cost you 20 for the first year, and you can get out of it after that if you want to, I'd say go for it, as you have virtually nothing to lose.
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 21:48 »
I have Freesat, and certain programmes are broadcast in HD, ITV and BBC, and the difference in picture quality is superb. Coronation Street on ITV is broadcast in HD, and you feel you are in the Rovers Pub. Some football matches are in HD, and you can see the blades of grass on the pitch. Worth having, but I wouldnt pay Sky a fortune for it.

I bought a Freesat tuner, and coupled it up to my existing dish, and cancelled my Sky subscription.
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 22:27 »
I'd love to do that too but Mrs Clive likes some of the Sky channels.  Even worse, my grandson loves the Disney channel which is only available on Sky so I guess I'm stuck with it.  It's very galling having to pay Murdoch a tenner a month just for the sake of a couple of channels though!  >:(
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 13:54 »
The Evil Empire gets another tenner a month out of me.  What a crap website they have.  I had to phone them to get the deal but it's being delivered on Monday.  M&S vouchers will take 45 days!   :dunno:
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011, 15:00 »
Oh well..   Hope you enjoy it Clive. 
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 15:45 »
M&S vouchers will take 45 days!   :dunno:

If you're lucky...  :devil:
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011, 16:50 »
I had no idea anyone else could be as cynical as me!!   :laugh:
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2011, 17:00 »
I've been a Murdoch customer since '97. :)
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2011, 17:45 »
I think I became sucked in during 1998.  :(
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2011, 17:49 »
It was the Lions tour which did for me. :(
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2011, 18:09 »
I'm free!!!
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Re: Sky HD
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2011, 18:13 »
So am I.  We cancelled our subscription on 8 March - we never watched it.
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