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Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎02-10-2008

Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

I've been asked by one of referals if they can watch Sky TV online via their broadband.
I didn't know that Sky offered this - Huh.
I explained the implications of the data transfer limits etc, and the probably need to upgrade.
Does anyone have any experince of this - is this Sky offer ligitimate ?
What Plusnet package is best ( ok depends on how many hours - but lets say a few hours sports a day. )
thanks
Mal
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techguy
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Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

Hi
https://skyplayer.sky.com/vod/page/home.do think this is what they are referring to.
Would suppose it depends on the bit rate and how much they watch (would probably be similar to iPlayer)
Hope this helps.
Community Veteran
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Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

Thanks TG,
You found your way around the Sky site better than I managed  Roll eyes
Seems an expensive way of doing it - ?
but some locations can't have satellite dishes due to planning restrictions in conservation areas  Sad
techguy
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Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

I've never used it and although I like sports such as Golf I refuse to pay money to Murdoch's empire.
I suspect this service was in the pipeline for a while and why Sky BB is quoted as unlimited as they probably funnel some of the money back into bandwidth.
Heloman
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

I'm a cricket fanatic, and being a poor OAP (everybody say Ahh!) subscribing to Sky is not an option.
On-line also seems very expensive.
But the killer is that its "Windows" only, and I refuse to pay Gates just to go online  Angry
community
Grafter
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Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

I'm also an OAP.....some people think it stands for 'On Another Planet'........
But seriously , folks.... I have a setup which gets me lots of Freeview and quite a few other European channels, including Eurosport and DSF etc.
I have and old dish which is pointing to the ASTRA SAT and an old NOKIA Decoder.
Suits me fine.
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

....I also have a TV Tuner (Pinnacle 3101X) installed which gets me everything straight to my PC...most of the time I don't need my new TFT 26"   which has a Gateway 19" Monitor Wink and it's amazing how much better it is to watch programmes on a screen just a foot away,,,you are right there with the action.
Tony_W
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Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

Quote from: community
....I also have a TV Tuner (Pinnacle 3101X) installed which gets me everything straight to my PC

I have 2 tuners - watch one channel and record another -  and can recommend Webscheduler, XMLTV GUI and ProgDVB as great (free) applications
Tony
pierre_pierre
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Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

I have a Wife who cant operate a remote, or the buttones on TV and Tuner,  I have a Free Sat tuner, Humax PVR _ Single tuner Terestrial, Digihome 80 twin tune Terrestrial one record one watch PVR and a switch box - (remote control) to connect to TV Smiley Cool Roll eyes Tongue
Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎02-10-2008

Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

Interesting chaps - but off topic  Cheesy
I was looking for someone with experience of SKY being downloaded via the INTERNET    Smiley
James
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

It's normal streaming traffic, just like iPlayer.
Community Veteran
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Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

thanks James
joncooper
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Re: Watching Sky TV online - and implications for data transfer product

and it will push them into restrictions
I daren't watch iPlayer, or Skycatchup etc
and still I go into restrictions based purely on web browsing  Angry