I have just discovered box sets on Sky

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DS1 (18) and I like to watch similar things and were struggling to find stuff. I had never bothered connecting the box to the internet before.
We are now watching
Revenge - missed this first time round.
Desperate Housewives - I never saw the early ones
But best of all Grey's Anatomy. Love it, never seen it before and there are 8 series to go at, it's like Friends with operations grin.

ghostinthecanvas Fri 07-Feb-14 16:14:28

Ooh. I don't connect to the internet with my sky box either. How do I access the box sets?

3littlefrogs Fri 07-Feb-14 16:17:14

Watching with interest...

You can connect via ethernet.
When you have an internet connection and click "On Demand" the available choice is much greater than it is without web access. The menu looks different. You can get iplayer and other catch up channels. I had no idea it was there.
There are loads of series on box sets. DS has worked out that if we watch an episode of Grey's every day we won't get through them all before he goes to uni......

ghostinthecanvas Fri 07-Feb-14 16:27:13

Greys is great. I would watch 3 a day blush Daft question. Do they have adverts on the box sets? Daft question no2. Is the ether cable the one that plugs into the phoneline or does it plug straight into the modem? Daft question no3. Who will cook my tea now I have decent tv to watch?

LittleMissDizzy Fri 07-Feb-14 16:30:58

It's great! I have watched all 8 seasons of Greys since Christmas!

OverAndAbove Fri 07-Feb-14 16:57:41

Oh I love Greys too! Season 9 became available on Lovefilm Instant so I was forced to watch all 8 preceding seasons again recently to prepare myself. Can't wait to catch up with season 10!

No adverts ghost. Ethernet plugs into the modem. I imagine newer sky boxes have wifi.
DC have an xbox which is next to the tv and also uses ethernet. We also have a weird gadget that sends internet through the electric sockets.

I don't even like blood or gore and yet I am hooked.
I have been trying to avert my eyes from the current series of Greys to avoid spoilers. I failed and saw a massive one which I am trying to erase from my mind.

ghostinthecanvas Fri 07-Feb-14 17:40:04

Thanks youlittlesecret. I will shift things around and give the ethernet a go. There are some series I would like to try.
Greys is a definite favourite though. Even though you had a massive spoiler the storylines to get to series 10 are really enjoyable.

littleredsquirrel Fri 07-Feb-14 17:44:52

We've just done Luther which we missed first time around. Its great!

MargotLovedTom Fri 07-Feb-14 17:46:35

Do you have to pay for the OnDemand though, in addition to normal monthly bill?

BloominNora Fri 07-Feb-14 17:50:36

You don't pay extra for OnDemand Catch Up - you get catch up and on demand based on your subscription e.g if you have a basic subscription, you get catch up via OnDemand for the channels you have inlcuding iPlayer and 4OD, if you have movies you get Movies OnDemand.

Box sets are an extra �5 per month on top of a Sky Extra subscription.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 07-Feb-14 17:52:27

I've watched the first two series of Girls in the past couple of weeks. I love being able to have a binge of something, and not wait for months and months for a series to move on.

MargotLovedTom Fri 07-Feb-14 18:30:01

Thanks BloominNora. Our Sky box is ancient, and I can't see where an ethernet cable would plug in on the back of the box confused.

MargotLovedTom are you sure? Ethernet is an old system and our sky box is pretty ancient.
We don't pay extra for on demand but we do have movies. Perhaps that brings the extras within the package?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Feb-14 19:38:51

Girls is fab!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Feb-14 19:40:19

If your sky box is grey I don't think it works, we had to up grade but cost only a fiver a month, it's fantastic,I love watching catch up.

WireCat Netherlands Fri 07-Feb-14 19:41:26

Mama need to watch the 1st 2 series if Stella in a week!

house is a tip

WireCat Netherlands Fri 07-Feb-14 19:41:40

Managed. Sodding autocorrect.

I did start watching girls but it was a bit too rude and sweary for me blush
<sheltered>

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Fri 07-Feb-14 20:12:43

It has to be a sky hd box. You can phone up and blah a new one if you need it.

Panadbois Fri 07-Feb-14 20:12:46

We have BT Vision and I'm hooked on boxsets. Grey's Anatomy - fab :-)
Revenge - fab :-) Private Practice (Grey's spin off - Fab :-) Once Upon a Time -Fab :-) The Good Wife - Fab :-)

I can't wait to sit down of an evening from a marathon session!

A Grey spin off? Ooh!

MargotLovedTom Fri 07-Feb-14 22:09:50

Yes we have the antique old grey box. Might phone up and say we're leaving to see if they'll offer a new HD box, but then you've still got to pay an extra fiver a month. We already have Netflix so seems a bit excessive to pay out even more for extra telly.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Sat 08-Feb-14 09:18:39

Margot is your tv hd ready? We upgraded to an hd plus box but it didn't cost us anymore, apparently the package we were on qualified. We have everything bar movies and sport.

To be honest it was worth it for the extra hd channels. Call them up and have a haggle.

We have netflix too, we get the US one via the wii u and the UK one via the smart tv. smile

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