Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



624 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 29597 12-Jan-2009 21:57 Send private message


never had sky before but am looking at getting it, now i dont want to cheat the systyem or anything like that,but is paying an extra $25 a month to get mysky Hdi with the HD ticket currently the only way to get HD sky?

Create new topic
19408 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1254

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 189089 12-Jan-2009 22:06 Send private message

Yes.


647 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 189277 13-Jan-2009 16:45 Send private message

I believe you can pay a one off $600 fee,  and then there is no extra $15 decoder rental. That's the deal I took.

How ever if/when you terminate sky you have to give decoder back.

The $600 includes installation, where as there's a $49 installation fee on the $15 a week rental one.

If you have multi room ($25 a month) the HD ticket cost is waived, otherwise $10 a month for HD ticket. They were offering first three months multi room free, not sure if that offer still available.



624 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 189289 13-Jan-2009 17:30 Send private message

thanks for the reply.
i wish it was a lil cheaper, any one have a reason why you have to pay $10 more to use the same box?

647 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 189301 13-Jan-2009 18:04 Send private message

The $10 is for the HD ticket not the box. Can get the same box and elect not to get HD on it and then there is no $10 HD charge.

For each HD channel, about 3? SD channels could have been put in it's place so more expensive on skys side, they will want to recover that money, plus money been spent on equipment, infrastructure, they'll want to make a return on investment. Then if enough people fail to take it up, there's risk of sky losing money on it.


542 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 189631 14-Jan-2009 20:52 Send private message

rugrat: I believe you can pay a one off $600 fee,  and then there is no extra $15 decoder rental. That's the deal I took.

How ever if/when you terminate sky you have to give decoder back.

The $600 includes installation, where as there's a $49 installation fee on the $15 a week rental one.

If you have multi room ($25 a month) the HD ticket cost is waived, otherwise $10 a month for HD ticket. They were offering first three months multi room free, not sure if that offer still available.



The current offer is 4 months free multiroom and HD ticket:)

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Does NZ need better gun laws?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by gzt on 2-Sep-2014 16:10 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by charsleysa on 2-Sep-2014 15:55 (80 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


What tyre brand/model to look at ?
Created by Mark, last reply by Mark on 2-Sep-2014 15:14 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


VideoEZY OnDemand
Created by Andib, last reply by networkn on 2-Sep-2014 14:30 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Judith Collins: I am resigning
Created by Presso, last reply by gzt on 2-Sep-2014 11:42 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Cirque du Soleil Cellphone Hijack
Created by myopinion, last reply by PhantomNVD on 1-Sep-2014 18:01 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by shk292 on 1-Sep-2014 11:32 (132 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by IcI on 30-Aug-2014 17:54 (562 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.