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Old 18 August 2016, 06:30 PM   #61
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I cancelled my deal, family pack, sports and HD back in May as they wanted to double the cost. A few of weeks ago they gave me back the ability to pause and record live TV (normally 10/month). Now I'm back with them with my old package after I rang to see if they would match Vodafone on the broadband package. I'm happy with 70 per month for fibre, all calls and the TV package.
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Old 07 September 2016, 01:49 PM   #62
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I cancelled sky a few months ago, they rang me yesterday and gave me 12 months free, no contract
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Old 07 September 2016, 02:25 PM   #63
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Signed up for sky this weekend for the 1st time ever. Getting Sky HD+, All channels including movies (no sports), Sky fibre unlimited broadband, free calls etc all for 45 a month. Works out loads cheaper than I was paying BT before. Will see how the price increases go.
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Old 07 September 2016, 11:11 PM   #64
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Every single sky channel, bt sports and box office
An extortionate 17 a year
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Old 09 September 2016, 10:31 AM   #65
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Every single sky channel, bt sports and box office
An extortionate 17 a year
Sounds all legal and above board that
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Old 09 September 2016, 04:50 PM   #66
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I was thinking the same, probably a hacked tv now box, can't be an android/kodi one, as they are completely useless for live tv.
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Old 09 September 2016, 05:13 PM   #67
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Anyone no what the best boxes are for live sport etc apart from the usual sky/virgin without having to sign a contract and pay monthly ?. Guys at work use android boxes, but have heard good and bad things about them. Basically I cancelled sky movies and sport because of their crazy prices and I'm basically after a box for sport and movies where I only have to pay a 1 off payment.
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Old 09 September 2016, 05:42 PM   #68
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If you want your content in 480p or less with constant buffering or streaming links which simply don't work, then sure buy an android box. Yes there are IP services/addons that you can pay for which will provide at least working links but the content will never be as convenient or as good as Sky+HD/Q and such like. As the old saying goes you really don't get anything for free. BT/Sky are clamping down on these channels/addons as well, so they'll be even less reliable in the near future.

The android boxes are only good for tv boxsets and movies imo, if you are trying to save.
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Old 09 September 2016, 06:08 PM   #69
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Is their a box you do you recommend mate ? I'm Not paying an xtra 50 for movies and sports to sky anymore
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Old 09 September 2016, 06:23 PM   #70
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Sounds all legal and above board that
Completely legal as it's not me who does what ever they do
I just stream it from them
All on ebay
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Old 09 September 2016, 06:28 PM   #71
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Completely legal as it's not me who does what ever they do
I just stream it from them
All on ebay
You have something like an Open Box and buy gifts?
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Old 09 September 2016, 06:46 PM   #72
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Is their a box you do you recommend mate ? I'm Not paying an xtra 50 for movies and sports to sky anymore
Just do some googling mate, they are all pretty much similar.

If you want something cheap, cheerful, plug n play then a hacked firestick off ebay will do the job. If you want to save content (illegal obviously) then you'll need a more expensive android box with a HDD in it, or buy an external HDD. I wouldn't spend less than 100 on one of those though.
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Old 09 September 2016, 06:48 PM   #73
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Completely legal as it's not me who does what ever they do
I just stream it from them
All on ebay
Yup, true for now, but be careful that loophole will be closed in the future.
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Old 09 September 2016, 07:02 PM   #74
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Yup, true for now, but be careful that loophole will be closed in the future.
I got it last November so not even a year
And the only reason I did as I got totally fed up of sky putting prices up and not giving me any offers;I phoned up and asked but got told no so I said I'll leave and they said OK
A customer of 14 years
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I got it last November so not even a year
And the only reason I did as I got totally fed up of sky putting prices up and not giving me any offers;I phoned up and asked but got told no so I said I'll leave and they said OK
A customer of 14 years
I'm not judging you mate i couldn't care less, just saying don't rely on it in the longterm.
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Old 09 September 2016, 09:42 PM   #76
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I'm not judging you mate i couldn't care less, just saying don't rely on it in the longterm.

I know your not and to be honest that reply just sums up what a good place this forum is;I've been away from the forum for quite a few years And been on many others that are just people looking for an argument.
Feels good to be back and still remember old users names that still post on the site

But back to the subject
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Old 09 September 2016, 09:57 PM   #77
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I heard they do something called a "skybox" all channels top up 50 a year guaranteed I've heard I have boring freeview
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Old 09 September 2016, 10:08 PM   #78
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I'm thinking of leaving sky now, last person I spoke to was a '****'.
But unfortunately I'm in a contract which dosent end till March ffs.
For my package I'm paying 79 pm but I get a 20% discount only on my tv package.

Just done a quick quote on BT tv and I can get everything I've got already for 45 pm as BT have a couple of discounts ATM, also the fibre is a LOT faster.
Anyone have any recommendations with BT?
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Old 09 September 2016, 10:09 PM   #79
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...what a good place this forum is;I've been away from the forum for quite a few years And been on many others that are just people looking for an argument......






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Old 09 September 2016, 10:12 PM   #80
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I know your not and to be honest that reply just sums up what a good place this forum is;I've been away from the forum for quite a few years And been on many others that are just people looking for an argument.
Feels good to be back and still remember old users names that still post on the site

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Old 11 September 2016, 10:53 AM   #81
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buy a 30 android tv box with kodi from amazon and research various tv addons.
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Old 25 September 2016, 07:38 PM   #82
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Download an IPTV player and add this url for 200+ sports channels...

http://docs4youtv.sportsontheweb.net/you.m3u

You're welcome
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Old 13 October 2016, 02:13 PM   #83
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I tried a Kodi installed Apple TV 4th gen and hated it. Not user friendly at all, but was sure I wanted to go the Apple TV route.

Sky TV with unlimited BB, phone and second up TV packaged for 62. Went for a 64gb Apple TV, 7.50 Netflix subscription, Disney Life subscription at 10 a month(not convinced I'm keeping this, but with 2 young kids...?) and came across IPTV as above, but as I'm not clued up too much, I paid for a months subscription to a 1600 channel playlist and it's perfect. Exactly what I wanted right at the start.
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Old 27 October 2016, 05:03 PM   #84
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If you are looking for reliable tv and sports, sign up to an IPTV subscription - www.orbitiptv.net

Either then run via Kodi or on a SmartTV
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On offer at €70/year it would have to be super reliable for that price, i bet a lot of the regular TV channels are at best only 720p too. I also suspect you will still suffer buffering on the popular channels.

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Old 19 March 2017, 01:19 PM   #86
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Thought I'd bump this thread up...This is Smart IPTV app installed on an LG Smart TV using a paid sub....No Kodi, Android box or Firestick.





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If anyone has been with sky over 12 months or 18 months if they had an 18 month contract I have a contact who can potentially get you sky q with the full package plus fibre broadband and phone line for about £60 a month. If interested pm me your name and contact no and il get him to call you and talk you through it. 😉
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If anyone has been with sky over 12 months or 18 months if they had an 18 month contract I have a contact who can potentially get you sky q with the full package plus fibre broadband and phone line for about £60 a month. If interested pm me your name and contact no and il get him to call you and talk you through it. 😉
Is that the current contract or just if you have been with them for more than 12 months? we renewed in december
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This deal only applies to those out of contract.
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yeah guessed as much, always seem to get bummed whenever i have to renew
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