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SKY+ No more?

Cofnchtr

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Hi, Just tried to upgrade my package at home and the CS person said SKY+ boxes are no longer available through SKY? I'd have to take an ordinary digibox (i.e. no recording facility) or an HD box (don't have an HD TV). An HD box will cost me £249!! That's times 2 if I wanted the recording facility in both rooms... Anyone able to confirm this? Cheers, Cofnchtr.
 

daveh75

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Yes, Sky only supply Sky+HD boxes as standard now, and standard digiboxes for multi-room and FSFS (Freesat From Sky) installs.
 

Cofnchtr

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Hi,

Thanks to both of you for speedy reply.

Not keen paying that amount for a SKY box then £20/month on top for multiroom. Oh well.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.
 

Andrew Everard

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...and thanks for the reminder to check my Sky bill - turns out they've been billing me an extra tenner a month for a second HD box, whereas we actually only have one HD and one standard Sky+. So that's over a hundred quid on its way back into the bank account...
 

The_Lhc

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hmmm, -makes note to check bill back at home-

EDIT: Rats they got it right...
 

Cofnchtr

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Andrew Everard:...and thanks for the reminder to check my Sky bill - turns out they've been billing me an extra tenner a month for a second HD box, whereas we actually only have one HD and one standard Sky+. So that's over a hundred quid on its way back into the bank account...

Hi,

Commission fee winging it's way to me then?? lol.

I phoned them back and said I wasn't happy at the deal on offer. Got put through to cancellations where a period of negotiation took place (all in a polite manner) and I walked off with a free SKY+ box, an ordinary digibox for £49, free installation next Wednesday, a rebate of £19 on my next bill and I added another 2 packs to my account for £1 each.

Now when the installer comes, I wonder if a bacon roll, tea and a kit-kat will allow his mind to wander enough to give me 2 SKY+ units.....

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.
 

Alec

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Oh great. So if I want to ditch HD (due to the glitchy box and effectively increased price - Sky obviously consider themselves poor enough to have to pass the consequences of the recession to the consumer), I still have to stick with the glitchy box.

Wow.
 

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