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To not understand why people pay for sky?

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CanAnybodyMakeSenseofThis Fri 26-Apr-13 22:20:57

Due to technical issues, I'm running my tv through an old sky box I found in the loft. I don't have a subscription so can't watch any of the sky channels. However, I can see the listings.

It's so much poo it's unbelievable. Why do people pay for this?? Are they mad?

juneybean Fri 26-Apr-13 22:21:34

Yes... my parents pay for sky+ HD and I just don't understand it, waste of money IMO

hopipolla Fri 26-Apr-13 22:26:20

Depends what you want to watch though. For example if you're a sport fans then most of the major sports are shown on Sky Sports and so if you don't have it you will be missing out.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 26-Apr-13 22:26:23

Game of Thrones.

AgentZigzag Fri 26-Apr-13 22:27:13

Because the shit you get on sky is superior shit to the shit you get on freeview.

You have a wider spread of shit to choose from.

Plus we've got sky movies so we can watch shit films as a bonus.

AgentZigzag Fri 26-Apr-13 22:27:58

Although saying that we're watching Extras at the min, which isn't shit.

SkinnybitchWannabe Fri 26-Apr-13 22:29:01

I love my Sky+ box more than I love my husband

alienbanana Fri 26-Apr-13 22:29:02

Yes, its for things like Game of Thrones and True Blood and any other successful series that Sky get their grubby mitts on. Grr.

Not that I'll ever pay for sky..

Floralnomad Fri 26-Apr-13 22:29:27

I have the full sky hd package and its worth it just for the sport .

CanAnybodyMakeSenseofThis Fri 26-Apr-13 22:29:33

bought the DVD of GOT. Sky poo free.

BadgersNadgers Fri 26-Apr-13 22:29:53


HollyBerryBush Fri 26-Apr-13 22:31:09

Beacuse I can watch 33 year old episodes of Dallas, Dh can watch 300 year old Milk Cup replays.

CanAnybodyMakeSenseofThis Fri 26-Apr-13 22:31:13

So, it's basically sport. Ah ok, I get. If you don't watch sport, it's basically pointless.

Schlock Fri 26-Apr-13 22:32:28

Mad Men.

LtEveDallas Fri 26-Apr-13 22:33:16

For me:

Criminal Minds
Hawaii FIVE-0
The Walking Dead
Rizzoli and Isles

For DH:
Oh and Sport

For DD:
The Middle
Marvin fucking Marvin

All shit, but shit we like.

Butkin Fri 26-Apr-13 22:33:16

Sky+ box brings us more pleasure than anything we own. Allows us to watch what we want to watch when we want to watch it.

Fantastic range of channels with brilliant sport (of course at premium price) but At the Races thrown into basic package.

The ease of recording/watching back and searching through menus is amazing. We have Freeview in our bedroom but Sky is superior.

Schlock Fri 26-Apr-13 22:35:02

I forgot Modern Family!

BlackDahlia11 Fri 26-Apr-13 22:35:49

YABU. Sky is awesome grin

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 26-Apr-13 22:36:16

I moved up here to the Highlands 18 years ago, we had extremely limited tv reception through a normal ariel.
We got Sky and we now have telly,as does everybody else in the village, a whole row of satellite dishes.
Free Sat would work but not Freeview as far as I know, since the digital switchover.
I'll stick with Sky ta very much, and I always find some crap to watch.

Tinkerisdead Fri 26-Apr-13 22:36:21

I agree with you we used to have the full sky package. We dont miss it at all other than Dh gets sky sports through his mobile now for around 5.00-10.00 a month charged as an app through itunes.

That's all that we wanted it for. I do miss FourWeddings on living though pure crap tv.

HeathRobinson Fri 26-Apr-13 22:36:28

Criminal Minds.

MsVestibule Fri 26-Apr-13 22:36:48

We had a fairly basic package - some Kids, Comedy Central, Sky One etc, but no sports or movies. It cost us about £18pm, but when we realised we were paying over £200 per year so I could watch Everybody Loves Raymond and Two And A Half Men and DH could watch Aircraft Investigation, we decided it probably wasn't worth it.


fengirl1 Fri 26-Apr-13 22:36:49

Am I allowed to say that most receivers have four outputs so you can get your own cables and attach the spare two to any old box you get hold of and watch the unscrambled channels as an alternative to freeview? smile

SuffolkNWhat Fri 26-Apr-13 22:37:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MintChocAddict Fri 26-Apr-13 22:38:24

Sky Sports and Sky Atlantic. Had thought about changing/freeviewing but Sky Atlantic v good.

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