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Old 15 August 2010, 14:00   #11
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Chris, why not just keep your current setup and stop paying them? You still get most of the channels you get on Freeview as free channels through Sky..
I got reduced to about 6 channels when I tried that at a holiday home IIRC
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I got reduced to about 6 channels when I tried that at a holiday home IIRC
I've got 30+ channels on mine, just with the free sky card in it not counting all the news channels.

All the BBCs, all the ITVs+C4 (apart from E4) including Film4 and a shedload of others. It's worth seeing what's there when the subscriptions expire before spending money on another box.
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I've got 30+ channels on mine, just with the free sky card in it not counting all the news channels.

All the BBCs, all the ITVs+C4 (apart from E4) including Film4 and a shedload of others. It's worth seeing what's there when the subscriptions expire before spending money on another box.
Hmm wonder why they did that to me then ? Is it just a bog standard box ?
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Hmm wonder why they did that to me then ? Is it just a bog standard box ?
I've got 2 boxes-a bog standard one and a Sky+ box which both do exactly the same.

The sky+ features don't work without paid subscription though.
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I've got 2 boxes-a bog standard one and a Sky+ box which both do exactly the same.

The sky+ features don't work without paid subscription though.
My exisitng Sky+ box is fecked so damned if I am going to waste any more money on a new one. I dont want to pay 10 for having Sky+ either.

I think I might give the Humax a whirl.

Sky is wank anyway 999 channels of repeats.

Feck it
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I've got a Humax HD Freesat recorder and am v.pleased with it.
Almost as many channels as Sky, and you get recording / pause live TV etc for zero ongoing monthly cost ...
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I'm going to give the Tesco box ago.

I like the 3 year warranty option as these HDD based recorders do seem to suffer failures and it seems to have pretty comprehensive features considering its only 200.
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I got a Topfield TF5800 a couple of years or so ago, and have almost forgotten what TV adverts look like. On the few occasions when we watch TV live I really resent not being able to fast forward the ads!

The standard user interface on the Topfield is pretty dire, but it's very configurable and with a little bit of tweaking you can set it up to suit you Installing MyStuff and setting a few options completelely transforms it. If you are more geeky then there are loads of add ons too. Have a look at www.toppy.org.uk for more info.

I did have a hard disk failure, but tech support was excellent even after I had buggered around trying to fix it myself.
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