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So bored of Sky, what alternatives are there?

(11 Posts)
coocooItsSoddingXmasAlready Sun 09-Dec-12 17:01:05

Bit more techy than tele addicts, but not sure where to post otherwise.

I currently have a Sky package but me and Mr Coocoo only watch a few channels regularly, and the only Sky channel is Atlantic. Seems to be a waste of money as I know we can get our regular channels from freeview sources.

Problem is, we like to record almost everything to watch when more convenient for us. We also have broadband and our phone line with Sky but don't really need one as don't have a landline phone in use (mobile/skype meet our needs). Otherwise happy with broad band but don't feel we really need the rest of the package.

What alternatives are out there??

SilverSky Sun 09-Dec-12 18:24:13

Virgin's TiVo?

TenPercenter Sun 09-Dec-12 18:55:07


coocooItsSoddingXmasAlready Sun 09-Dec-12 19:20:20

Hmm, shall look into both. Do you know of either require a monthly subsricption and can you record?

Actually that's a bit lazy, shall go away and look myself. Thanks for the suggestions, didn't really know where to start looking. Any other suggestions welcome.

MirandaWest Sun 09-Dec-12 19:21:30

You can get recordable freesat and freeview boxes with no subscription needed smile

lapsedorienteerer Sun 09-Dec-12 21:41:32

How about returning to good old BBC/ITV/Channel 4 & 5. You don't need to record anything as can watch on internet at later date?

SilverSky Mon 10-Dec-12 10:27:48

TiVo very much like Sky. Think you can record two and watch a third.

Wowserz129 Mon 10-Dec-12 10:32:54


TwasTheDawnDeeforeXmas Mon 10-Dec-12 10:38:48

Get a Humax - recordable freeview box - you can record on 2 channels and watch a third. They're more expensive than others but are definitely the best quality. Up front cost then no monthly subscription.

M1SSUNDERSTOOD Mon 10-Dec-12 11:35:55

BT Vision is good. You get the box which is recordable and can pause etc. Also the free view channels available as well as pay per view films, box sets etc. It costs £1 per week for basic package but you might have to take out contract for box.

Tw1nkle Tue 11-Dec-12 21:10:57

You can keep sky, and just pay £10p/m to record/pause etc - just pay for the sky+ element - but have freesat channels.

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