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Old 20-03-2018, 17:50   #21
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Which I would if I knew what to go to - freeview hd recorder maybe ? Or this youview thing
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Old 20-03-2018, 19:34   #22
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I just told them to cancel. Sometimes they offer a deal, other times not.

You don't seem massively fussed either way, plenty of options out there for a freesat or freeview system and they might offer you a decent deal.
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Old 21-03-2018, 07:15   #23
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I was doing the same and Sky offered to let me keep the box and sky+ functionality for not much money and, as we have Sky broadband, it was cheaper than getting rid of the Sky box.

I don’t get any sky channels with that, just freesat. Annoyingly Dave is on free view but not freesat. Apart from that it’s fine
Dave has been on Freesat for a while now - https://www.freesat.co.uk/dave/
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Old 21-03-2018, 07:25   #24
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I just told them to cancel. Sometimes they offer a deal, other times not.

You don't seem massively fussed either way, plenty of options out there for a freesat or freeview system and they might offer you a decent deal.
You need to actually cancel.

You have 28 days to undo. They will call you with increasing levels of offer.
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Old 21-03-2018, 08:11   #25
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I'm liking the look of the YouTube HD recorder. If they'd thrown in HD signal I might be tempted to stay but they didn't even try offer any kind of deal. I'll miss my long-term recordings in the sky box though - any way to get them off the box and stored somewhere else ? Sky arts and Atlantic is nice to have but I watch them both in a blue moon !
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Old 21-03-2018, 09:49   #26
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If you cancel then worst case scenario you have got a freesat box there already albeit with no record function. More likely they will offer to let you keep the record function for a tenner a month. Freesat still has BBC, CH4 and ITV in HD. Obviously you will lose all the Sky content though
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Old 21-03-2018, 10:58   #27
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One related question that I can't find answer to after a search. With the Sky box it can send the Sky box signal out through the RF so I can watch it in another room using one of those magic eye remotes and it is of course only an analogue signal. Does a youview box have that functionality ? I don't know what the technical name for that is
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Old 21-03-2018, 13:26   #28
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We ditched sky at least 10years ago. Purchased a Humax Foxsat box as it's simply a straight swap using the dish and cables.

Have since upgraded the Foxsat box to a current Humax FreesatHD 1tb model.
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Old 21-03-2018, 15:52   #29
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We ditched sky at least 10years ago. Purchased a Humax Foxsat box as it's simply a straight swap using the dish and cables.

Have since upgraded the Foxsat box to a current Humax FreesatHD 1tb model.
That what we did when we ditched Sky years ago, bought a Humax FreesatHD box. Even saved a bit of money buying a Humax referbished model.
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Do those work with magic eyes ?
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Is it really worth it given the popularity of streaming services? It seems a bit strange wanting to record anything in this day and age.
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It's convenient to my lifestyle, which is to forget stuff is on. You need to be pretty organised to stream stuff within 30 days, etc. I'd rather just let a SKY+ box catch everything and I can watch it at my leisure
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Totally - recordings is a must for us. Plus our internet isn't 100% reliable.
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We rely mostly on our Freeview HD recorder. We have limited HD channels anywhere other than there.
Would be careful about Freesat at the moment, they seem to be in a spat with C4 and C4 have pulled their HD service.
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Old 22-03-2018, 20:22   #38
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The reason we've always stuck with Sky Link rather than multiroom is the ability to record something on the Sky Box in the living room, but watch it in bed if feeling lazy.

Is there any freeview/freesat offering that would do the same - record in one room then watch in another - or is my future Sky Q and an even larger bill?
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The reason we've always stuck with Sky Link rather than multiroom is the ability to record something on the Sky Box in the living room, but watch it in bed if feeling lazy.

Is there any freeview/freesat offering that would do the same - record in one room then watch in another - or is my future Sky Q and an even larger bill?
A long cable, an HDMI splitter and an IR sender? Obviously means running a couple of cables but presumably if you're using Sky Link you've got a cable route you can use. Although wireless IR and HDMI senders are available if you don't want to run new cables but that gets a bit more pricey. Also has the advantage over Sky Link that it's full HD not RF analogue.

Which is a slightly low tech version of what I do. I have all my devices feeding into an amp which has two HDMI outputs, one of which goes to my living room screen, the other to my bedroom. This lets me watch any source on either screen independently and I then use a Logitech Harmony remote with hub, which works via Bluetooth so I can use it in either room.
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Anyone tried one of those TV over IP converters? I've seen one where you stick your satellite feed in one end and ethernet in the other...Bob's your uncle, you can watch it anywhere...
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