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Replacement for Sky+ ?

hill47
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Replacement for Sky+ ?

We currently use Sky+ on two Tvs using two Sky boxes.  I am very unhappy about Sky's increase in charges and am looking for a cheaper solution.  Can I use two PVR boxes with the Plusnet offering so that we can use the two TVs independently?  We would want to watch the streamed channels e.g. BT sport on both TVs.

Thanks in anticipation

Geoff

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

Unfortunately we don't offer a multi-room functionality with our YouView service so it would only work on 1 TV Undecided

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dynoman
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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

BT offer multi room with their TV service I think they charge an extra £5.00 per month on top of your TV subscription plus £99.00 for the extra box. I don't think any other Broadband suppliers with TV services offer a multi room solution although i am not sure on that one. 

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

I picked NOwTV box in Tesco for 20 which gives Sky1, Atlantic and a host of other channels. I use this on top of PN TV and I now have no need for Sky.

Currently NowTV box £20 with 6 months entertainment get two boxes and you're sorted.

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

you do realise that NowTV actually IS Sky.
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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

Which Tesco is doing them for £20 - that's the Black version I assume, not the White one?

 

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

I realise sky and NowTV are the same but NowTv is a heck of a lot cheaper for me to get what I'm after, Sky1, Atlantic and access to box sets.

I bought mine in Tesco, Parkhead, Glasgow. 

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

i'm seeing it for £25 with 6 months entertainment, but not £20 (and that's the black version)

http://www.tesco.com/direct/now-tv-hd-digital-media-streamer-with-sky-entertainment-6-month-pass/654...

 

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

Last price I saw was £25 but only with 3 months Entertainment pass - same in Sainsburys. But tomorrow I shall have a careful check.

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4590602.htm - 19.99 for 6 months entertainment.

Although TalkTalk don't advertise it, adding additional boxes on their YouView service gives you the same full service as your main box for no extra cost.
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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

Argos now £39.99 Sad

 

However Amazon have LOTS of great offers:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=now+tv

 

I use Now TV on top of my PN offering, together they are cheap as chips, shove PLEX in the mix and it is unbeatable Smiley

 

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

Ha, just doing a bit of catch-up here! Glad I went to Argos when it was first mentioned, last one in the branch as well, a good deal at £19.99 but no more Sad  Tesco Extra down here never seemed to have that offer either Shocked

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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

Now TV box with 6 months entertainment pass for £19.99 offer back again at Argos.

Ideal for Thinkbroadband Quality Monitor!

 

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
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Re: Replacement for Sky+ ?

I saw the new NOW TV Smart box on offer in Sainsburys last week , think it was either £25 or £30 with a 3 month Entertainment pass.