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Ian

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Satellite TV
« on: September 19, 2010, 08:57:23 AM »
Urgent:

If you have sky+ HD do not use anytime.


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Ian

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Re: Satellite TV
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 08:59:06 AM »
Apparently, a dodgy software update by Sky has rendered many sky+ HD boxes unusable until the user disables the Anytime service.  Sky's lines are blocked, apparently, but they're said to be working on a fix  :o
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DaveR

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Re: Satellite TV
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 09:07:29 AM »
Slightly unconnected but the major Freeview providers are going to release an 'internet tv' box called 'YouView' next year. It works just like a Freeview box (but with added functionality) and is connected to your Internet connection instead of an aerial point, so those with poor reception may find it a godsend:

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Ian

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Re: Satellite TV
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2010, 10:18:28 AM »
Freesat has had this functionality for more than a year, now. We watch iPlayer via freesat's internet link and it's identical to watching SD broadcasts.
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brumbob

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Re: Satellite TV
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 01:46:09 AM »
Major setback in the launch of Youview  :(
"It just doesn't work when you turn it on and keeps crashing," said a senior TV executive of the set top box equally co-owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel Five, TalkTalk, BT and Arqiva.
Originally due for launch in 2010, then July 2011, it isn't expected now until 2012, probably after the Olympic games.

SteveH

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Re: Satellite TV
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 11:36:28 AM »
Bad news if you are a Sky customer - your subscription is about to go up

Customers will have to up to £30 more a year for their TV when the price rises come in on June 1, 2016
People will receive messages telling them they face price hikes on the Original bundle. It means they could be paying up to £270 a year on TV.

New customers will still only pay £20 a month, or £240 a year.

The price hike in theory amounts to 12.5%, but Sky has capped price rises at 8%. How much this costs customers depends on how expensive their package is.

Sky is also planning to up charges by 6.6% on the family favourite, Variety.
Meanwhile, customers with Sky Q Silver will now face bills of up to £672 a year.

Uswitch TV specialist Ewan Taylor-Gibson said: “A year on, and this fresh wave of price rises kicking in from June will take what is already a substantial monthly TV spend to even dizzier heights.

“The worst thing is that anyone not happy with upping their direct debits can’t do anything about it if they’re mid contract – unlike broadband and landline services where you can leave penalty free if there is an increase to your monthly price.”

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squiggle

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Re: Satellite TV
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 12:25:23 PM »
We have Satellite TV but have our own Freesat installation.

I don't think it gets much use on the living room tv where my father is by far the biggest tv watcher.  Most/perhaps all of his "useful channels" are on Freeview and he doesn't find using it easy (I have to write instructions for him to learn how use it or say use the blu ray and then if he doesn't use something in a while, it becomes start from scratch - he's fine with the computers and say his ebay but he does that every day) so it mostly acts as a backup for the few (typically summer time if it's going to happen) days when Freeview goes down.

I fitted a quad LMB and the other 3 "inputs" go to our mythtv (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login) set up. One of these is reserved for watching "live" tv on the PCs and the other 2 are for satellite recordings. 

It's crazy really. The mythtv box can also use a HD Homerun dual freeview tuner. The way things are set up, if the muxes happened to fall right, I could be making 8 simultaneous recordings with all  3 of us watching live tv in different locations (the PCs also have "legacy" Freeview cards in them)  Recordings could even be watched  on the Androids at the same time...

All this in a household where my own viewing is maybe pointless and news at tea time, mabe something like a 6 nations rugby match and olld detective programs (midsommer murders, Poiro, Marple, etc. etc.) before bed, my mother like me but plus say Springwatch and Gardeners World and even by far the biggest watcher, not that many hours of his day...

But I guess you put  these sort of things together anticipating different usages.  That plus I do like something to play with setting up once in a while...