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Sky or Freeview ????

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Re: Sky or Freeview ????

Post Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:13 pm

- peterfc

Hi All and Brodev

From the list by Brodev it seems that i will have enough with Freesat. I don't watch sport so there is nothing to miss there. For those who wish to see live sport there is a link below. It also works on Ubuntu Linux. I think that with my move my TV will now be enough for me.



I use myp2p and it generally works pretty well especially when there is a big game.I don't know if you have any of the sat equipment yet but can I recommend the Humax hd freesat box it has a pvr and doesn't need a card though it is about 250 quid

Best of luck




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Re: Sky or Freeview ????

Post Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:11 pm

I can thoroughly recommend the Humax PVR as it is a great piece of kit. However, I notice from the list above that since I have had it installed I've lost some of the channels - we only have Zone Horror but not the other Zones. Must look into that.


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Re: Sky or Freeview ????

Post Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:30 pm

We have sky and Meo here.

We pay about £20 for sky a month which is the 6 base packages, and tbh most of what I watch on Sky I can get on Meo i.e. Discovery, CBS Reality and other stuff. The only reason I'm keeping Sky atm is that I have 3 kids and they all love Nick Jr, Cartoon Network and Nicktoons so really I'm paying £20 a month just for them. You can get some Sky channels I believe without a contract, BBC1, 2, ITV, you just need a sky box, not sure you even need a card. But if you are thinking long term and have no UK address it might be best to get Freesat.

Meo is about €50 a month but that's for the phone line and Internet also and my husband has sports on top which is extra but he's PT so only interested in Benfica games!




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