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To not want sky tv

(35 Posts)
justaweeone Sun 30-Jun-13 17:08:19

So far we have not had sky tv.
Dh suggested we get the family bundle but I think we have more than enough as have free view,love film and get some movies from blinkbox.Plus I feel that Dc aged 15 & 9 watch enough tv.Are we missing out on some fab viewing or not?
What do you think?

cantspel Sun 30-Jun-13 17:09:31

we have sky and i could never go back to just freeview.

YANBU.
We have never had Sky. My parents have it, but even with their reams and reams of channels, there's still never anything to watch!

Unless there's a specific reason you want it, don't bother. Spend the money on something else!

ShirazSavedMySanity Sun 30-Jun-13 17:28:24

We've never had it and tbh can't afford it. Don't have love film or anything along those lines, jut plain old freeview.

If you've never had it, you'll never know what you're missing, so why waste the money?

CrowsLanding Sun 30-Jun-13 17:29:31

I have sky and there is still never anything to watch! Yanbu

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Sun 30-Jun-13 17:31:47

YANBU. I have Sky, the whole damn package and there's still fuck all to watch. Netflix is much better - and used far more frequently in this house. When my contract is up with Sky we'll be getting rid and going back to freeview.

DowntonTrout Sun 30-Jun-13 17:34:31

We have it primarily for Sky Sports. Sport is DH's love and he would not be without it. He watches football, cricket, rugby, golf etc.

I love the Sky+ box, though I'm aware you can get differing versions of this with other companies or for Freeview. There are some things we watch, though, on Sky One or Sky Atlantic that aren't available anywhere else.

Of course we could live without it, after all we grew up with only 3 channels on the tv. But we like it.

justaweeone Sun 30-Jun-13 17:36:22

Downton what sort of things do you watch?

Thatssofunny Sun 30-Jun-13 17:38:10

Don't have Sky. Don't want Sky. Don't need Sky.
Find Freeview absolutely sufficient. Still not interested in tv a lot of the time. (It's running in the background at the moment and is switched to mute with subtitles a lot.) We've got millions of DVDs, though.

We had Sky but got rid when they wouldn't upgrade us to a 1tb box. We kept running out of disk! We bought a Sling box (can watch off phone/tablet/PC) and that and lovefilm instant via the Xbox do us fine.

LesAnimaux Sun 30-Jun-13 17:41:43

I'm glad I'm not the only person who doesn't want sky.

As long as I have East Enders I'm happy. [shallow]

I did think of getting it for F1, but just thought it was ridiculously expensive.

I wasn't very impressed with netflix.

LesAnimaux Sun 30-Jun-13 17:42:45

Actually we had lovefilm. Maybe I should try netflix.

Ragwort Sun 30-Jun-13 17:44:00

We have Sky, DH and DS are sports mad so they love it, doesn't interest me but it keeps them quiet grin.

Fairylea Sun 30-Jun-13 17:44:46

We had sky but got really fed up with it. For us there seemed to be a LOT of repeats (same as normal tv really so why pay for the same)... the movie channels were good at first but once you've seen a few it seems samey as new movies don't come on often.

We went back to freesat (we are rural so the picture is better than freeview) and haven't looked back.

nemno England Sun 30-Jun-13 17:49:30

We have Sky. You sort of have to if sport is important to the family. And it is; very. We don't watch all the other stuff that we have to pay for apart from a few series that we would be happy to wait for when they air on freeview.

For films and DVD exTV drama we think Lovefilms is fine.

Parker231 Sun 30-Jun-13 17:57:34

It's essential here - DH and DS are sport mad - they'd have it on 24/7 if DD and I didn't protest !

Burmobasher Sun 30-Jun-13 18:05:58

We got Sky 6 months ago and love it, could never go back to Freeview.
We watch the movies and enjoy the drama eg G.o.T. The other day I did remark that there's still a load of shit on the telly but like my DH pointed out "yes, but now we have more shit"

needaholidaynow Sun 30-Jun-13 18:06:07

YANBU.

I'm on the fence really. SKY TV is a nice convenient luxury to have that people on benefits aren't allowed to have , and I particularly like the recording thing on it so I can watch stuff at another time.

That said, you save a lot of money by just having Freeview, Netflix, Lovefilm etc... I was quite happy using just those until DP convinced me to get SKY so I miss those extra pennies when it comes to paying the bill!

fuzzpig Sun 30-Jun-13 18:13:27

We have no intention of getting it. We used to have cable in our first flat because it was a deal with broadband and phone, but when we moved the new place wasn't cabled IYSWIM so we just didn't have it, and we don't miss it. Recently replaced our ancient TV in time for digital and it has freeview in it - more than enough. We barely watch actual telly though, prefer DVDs.

fuzzpig Sun 30-Jun-13 18:15:00

I say 'recently' but come to think of it it must've been over a year ago now!

We don't have Sky and I don't feel the need for it, I wouldn't justify the extra money tbh. Unless you feel that freeview isn't enough for you then why bother?

Crowler Sun 30-Jun-13 18:17:56

It does fund the Rupert Murdoch empire.

MadameBlavatsky Sun 30-Jun-13 18:44:05

We got rid of Sky and just have YouView and Netflix now, it's loads better. The sky on demand is shite!

LastTangoInDevonshire Sun 30-Jun-13 18:48:16

We did have sky (just the basic package, no sport or films). We got rid of it because of all the adverts and repeats. We now have Freeview and are quite happy with just that. Plenty for all on there and you can record what you want and fast forward the adverts.

And saved £25 a month into the bargain.

I love Sky. I know it's each to their own but I wouldn't be without it, my sort of TV just isn't on the BBC or ITV enough.

longjane Sun 30-Jun-13 18:54:47

were i babysit on a saturday has sky
telly is still dire

valiumredhead Sun 30-Jun-13 18:56:43

We have to have out add reception is so poor without it <don't get me started on that!>

Anyway, we get the broad band, telephone and Telly package and saved 25 quid a month rather than paying separately.

valiumredhead Sun 30-Jun-13 18:56:59

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Bunbaker Sun 30-Jun-13 18:57:10

We have never wanted Sky. We have loads of stuff that we have recorded and haven't had time to watch (we love crime drama). We don't need Sky and find the number of channels we already have access to is more than sufficient.

Holliewantstobehot Sun 30-Jun-13 18:57:16

couldn't make the sky salesman understand that I wasn't bothered! I have a recordable freeview box and struggle to find time to watch the things I have recorded. My ds is into f1 and all sports, if we had sky me and dd would not get a look in. Told the salesman kids watch enough telly as it is and that I wasn't bothered. He said I could record all my soaps and never miss an episode. Told him I don't watch soaps. He said there will always be something to watch, said I don't mind reading a book if there is nothing on. He gave up and left!

ReginaPhilangie Sun 30-Jun-13 18:58:38

We got rid of Sky 8 months ago after having for more than 10 years, we just couldn't afford it any more. My dad bought us a FreeSat box for Christmas and I can say I really don't miss Sky at all. The one thing I missed before getting the FreeSat box was being able to record and the kids like to be able to pause the TV, but now we've got the box it's like having Sky without the cost. Although I do cheat a little as I download the programmes I like that are on the Sky channels, usually when they first come out in the US so get to watch them before Sky anyway.

ShabbyButNotChic Sun 30-Jun-13 18:59:23

When i lived at home we never had sky, so i wasnt bothered when i moved out. My boyfriend wanted it for the sport and movies so we looked into it and its so bloody expensive! We ended up getting netflix instead which we use so much, and if there is any major sport thing on he tends to go to his mates house/pub and make a night of it. And i dont have to suffer it! Bonus!

Sanjifair Sun 30-Jun-13 19:06:51

Don't have sky, don't want sky. Have you view so can do all the digital recording, pausing live telly etc stuff.
I hate that some people who have it imply that if you don't have it, it is because you can't afford it. We could easily afford it, but DON'T WANT IT!!! How is it that some people just can't understand that other people might not want the same things as them?

Sigh.

pootlebug Sun 30-Jun-13 19:12:22

Never had it, never wanted it. My parents have it so have channel surfed to see what we're missing....still don't want it.

valiumredhead Sun 30-Jun-13 19:14:59

Yeah,I thought I didn't want it eitherwink

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