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Andrew Wood2,924 posts since 30 Mar 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Following the latest price increase for a Sky tv subscription - which has now taken it above the £500 per year mark - I can no longer justify spending the money on a service which I don't actually watch. So as from May, The Ident Gallery will only carry presentation updates for free-to-view services on Freeview and Satellite. All premium channels' presentation has been moved into 'Archive', with the Sky channels remaining in its own group.
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62305817,973 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Crumbs, you made me wonder if I should relook at what being spent in my house hold for Sky. No one can blame you for trying to cut costs. What doesn't help, is sky makes you pay extra for HD channels. Did you ask sky about any offers going? there sometimes give people discounts for staying. I manged to cut a good amount of money the last time I spoke with sky, That included internet etc.
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Andrew Wood2,924 posts since 30 Mar 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
It's not that I was after a discount, my partner and I just don't watch the premium channels. Granted, we will miss the HD versions of ITV2-4, E4 and Dave, but that's about it. Obviously the website will take the biggest hit, but of the costs associated with running it, the hosting is the cheapest (£25/yr) and Sky the most expensive. I can take a decent holiday for that £500!
62305817,973 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
If you check Teletext you might get two holidays for that price Wink This is what it boils down to, why pay for something you just dont use. I remember when you used to get the whole lot from sky for £30 a month, and then the bundles come in and sport and movies were split off and the cost just started getting out of control. I've just notice Sky trying to give people + free 32” LG TV, Samsung Galaxy Tab E or £100 reward plus one year free broadband. if there sign up.

I;ve always wonder if there another way to get HD channels without sky or cable. I think I need to phone them back up to see if any deals are going again.
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Andrew Wood2,924 posts since 30 Mar 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Ok, so I've said bye to Sky... but have gone for BT TV, so keeping the majority of the premium channels that people may actually watch.

I'd rather pay the £14/month for all the UKTV channels, plus ComCen, History, SyFy, Discovery etc, rather than £43/m for the extra Sky 1, Atlantic, Arts and hundreds of channels of crud which I'd never look at.
Brekkie26,498 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Ok, so I've said bye to Sky... but have gone for BT TV, so keeping the majority of the premium channels that people may actually watch.

I'd rather pay the £14/month for all the UKTV channels, plus ComCen, History, SyFy, Discovery etc, rather than £43/m for the extra Sky 1, Atlantic, Arts and hundreds of channels of crud which I'd never look at.

And if you really wanted them you could get the main Sky channels through Now TV, which I think is still £6.99 a month - so still half the price of what you were paying.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?