upgrading?

RedDevil_UK

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#1
my situation is this.... i got given a Sky Digi box, and plugged my Coax from my 1.1m motorised dish into it, rang sky and had a card sent out with a subscription to the Family Pack.

ive now decided to upgrade to Sky+ now do i..

1, Ring sky tell them thats what i want to do and pay for the upgrade etc

or

2, Ring sky, cancel the package im on now, go to comet and buy a new Sky+ package....thereby also getting an engineer round fitting me a seperate dish for sky etc

as you can see, the problem with option 1 is that i would end up with a sky+ box still sharing my dish with my Dreambox, option 2 might seem like the obvious choice, but will sky know what im up to?
 

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#2
There shouldn't be any problem with ringing Sky, just tell them that you will need a minidish as well.

If your other half has a different second name from you it is easy, just cancel the old one "because you are moving abroad", then after a couple of weeks subscribe under your other half's name and get the cheap deal. :)
 

RedDevil_UK

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#3
Right i have spoke to sky....

Installation is £60, that takes care of the dish problem..

Sky+ with multiroom is £89 then £46pm
or
Sky+ only is £259 including installation

installation is free with multiroom.....Ummmmm

or cancel and go to comet for £99
 

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#4
I think comet is selling an older model with 40gbThe sky+ only must be the new 80gb.Check which sky+ model you get with multiroom.Multiroom is good at 46 per month if you are going to have both boxes on with different channels.Are both sky+ and the second box on the full pack?
 

RedDevil_UK

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#5
no thats with everything but the movies...

who needs them when i get them off the newsgroups while there still on at the Cinema lol, even sky cant beat that!! :D
 

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#6
thats still good.2 x sports pack is 72 per month so a big saving there especially for a big family,watch one,record another,watch another in other room,record two,watch another,or record three(with video) etc etc:confused :confused

I know that with multiroom you have to have both boxes connected to the phone line,but can you put the second box in another house and connect it to that phone line?
 

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#7
how many houses do you think ive got lol....

i know what you mean though...Ummmm i wonder if my dad wants sky for £20 a month lol
 

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#8
buy the sky+ box online as you can get them cheaper seen them for 150 with the quad lnb _http://www.simplydigital.co.uk/acatalog/Sky_Plus_Receivers.html and buy the dish and install it your self then get sky to upgrade your card for the sky + features
 

RedDevil_UK

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#9
ive rang sky, and told them id have the sky+ multiroom and upgrade for the sport
i paid the £89 there and then on the phone and was upgraded to Sky Sports straight away.
The engineer is coming fitting Sky+ on friday :) oh and Zorba i asked, and its the 80gig box too.
 

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#10
Cool,order another and i will give you 100 for the sky+.
You could make a living out of this.:D
 

RedDevil_UK

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#11
oh no... sting in the tail!!!

spoke to sky again tonight talking about the fact i dont have a dish... now they want £99 to install it... so they have already had £89 and now they want another £99
starting to feel ripped off (fancy sky making someone feel ripped of eh!)

i mentioned the fact that i saved them that when they didnt install one in the first place! they replied with, "when you buy a second hand system we only supply subscription"
deep down i know they are right, but £99 :( i would have happily paid about £40...
caused a right royal row with me and the misses, she wanted to cancel everything, just on principle.
but i need the channels :( they got me over a barrel, so ive paid

Looks like £99 at comet is very cheap now!!

I will never learn :(
 

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#12
you could have bought a sky dish with quad lnb and fitted it your self and would have cost no more than 50 quid ish and just bought a sky + box
 

RedDevil_UK

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#13
well its in now... sky+ multiroom and i must confess it pretty damn good :)

paid over the odds maybe, but ahh well it works OK
 
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