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  # 463508 28-Apr-2011 21:01
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I am happy with Sky. Of course I would prefer it to be cheaper and have more channels but at the end of the day it only costs a couple of dollars a day. I see plenty of people pay more for their lunch or coffee each day.

I don't think there will ever be a major competitor to Sky as they wouldn't be able to afford major sports events without a large subscriber base and it will take years for the sports rights to expire.

If there was more than one pay TV operator you would probably end up with multiple set top boxes as different sports rights might belong to to different channels. In the long run it might cost you more than one monopoly operator.

People seem keen on Foxtel but when I have looked at their website it actually seems more expensive than Sky.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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  # 463573 29-Apr-2011 06:13
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I've has sky since it went to Air. I have 1 myski and 1 myskyHD.
Be great if i could get rid of the channels i dont want, and if the HDD was bigger, as the average 1 hour HD program uses 4-5% of the HDD space.

I'm happy with the price.

I wouldnt be without it.

 
 
 
 


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  # 463592 29-Apr-2011 08:50
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That's what is expected coming from a monopoly. Still need sky to watch my sports :(

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  # 463599 29-Apr-2011 08:54
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Following my reply.. Maybe comcom should step in.. Oh wait..

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  # 463664 29-Apr-2011 11:08
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Ramjet007: I've has sky since it went to Air. I have 1 myski and 1 myskyHD.
Be great if i could get rid of the channels i dont want, and if the HDD was bigger, as the average 1 hour HD program uses 4-5% of the HDD space.

I'm happy with the price.

I wouldnt be without it.


Fully agree about the HDD, I'd happily pay more for more recording capacity.

I've had Sky for awhile, just recently got MySky - would never go back.  Some of the ads on the channels are very repetitive (read: the same ad line up every time) so being able to fast forward is really good.

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  # 463697 29-Apr-2011 12:41
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I don't get why people keep asking for foxtel. It's stupid.
Look at SKY's website, who their shareholders are.
43% is with a company, who are owned by News Corp.
There's no way Foxtel are coming to NZ, because they're already here. 

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  # 463717 29-Apr-2011 13:45
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Complaining that SkyTV is a ripoff is like suing McD's for making you fat. There is a choice.

 
 
 
 


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  # 463814 29-Apr-2011 19:08
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NzBeagle: Complaining that SkyTV is a ripoff is like suing McD's for making you fat. There is a choice.


 

When it comes to TV not much.  Want to watch the Breakers match tonite??  Only choice is Sky Sports.  Before they started to get successful they were on FTA Maori TV but now they're successful the greedies put it on pay TV..




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  # 463827 29-Apr-2011 19:53

NzBeagle: Complaining that SkyTV is a ripoff is like suing McD's for making you fat. There is a choice.


 

There isn't really a choice when it comes to pay TV. In wellington you have a choice of sky, or saturn/telstra/clear, or what ever they call themselves these day. However I believe their offering is mainly sky channels anyway. The cost of setting up a competing network is just too high for a new entrant, and many of TVNZ channel programs are moving to the sky paywall. Perhaps are only chance will be when the country gets connected to the fibre network, but those out on the wops ill miss out. 

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  # 463843 29-Apr-2011 21:10
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@ Mods, can one of you please correct the spelling on the title of this thread? Everytime I see it I ask myself "rip of what?"

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  # 464046 30-Apr-2011 22:43
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there are very few markets in the world where there is genuine pay TV competition.


Australia - no
UK - not really
Germany - not any more

those are only what I know of.

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  # 465205 4-May-2011 11:05
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Well, I have MySky and wouldn't be without it. Sure, it’s like it to be cheaper, but I’d like my petrol, electricity and groceries to be cheaper too.


  1. My family all have busy lives, so the ability to record something on MySky and watch it later is invaluable. I used to have a HDD DVD recorder MySky is so much less dicking around. And what other option do you have, TiVo? [ . . . crickets . . .]

  2. I live in a cul de sac up against the side of a hill and free to air reception for TV1,2,3 is dismal, but the satellite feed is great.

  3. I love sports and it's pretty much the only way to get decent sports coverage in New Zealand.

  4. The wife loves movies, and to a lesser extent, so do my daughter and I. The only problem I have is Movies 2 repeating what Movies 1 had on, only later in case the first time didn’t suit you. MySky kinda makes that redundant.

  5. My daughter is still of an age that she's into Cartoon Network, etc.

  6. OnDemand and Box Office movies are cheaper than new release blu-rays at my local video store.


I’m sure I could go on, and make it an even 10, but I’m at “work” so I should go do some...

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  # 465946 5-May-2011 20:15
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I would be lost without my MyskyHD.

There are only two great big expenses we pay for in our household and that is Internet for all our gaming needs and Mysky.

My ADHD son loves all the documentry channels, daughter loves E and teen programmes on Disney, hubby loves been able to watch MU- and I love been able to record all my fav shows and watch them when I want.  Although I am kinda limited to the when I want - because the hard drive is too small.  So I do have to watch them within the week.

But yey, I can fast forward the adds.  We have multiroom too - as the kids fight over what to watch on the main tv.

To us it is good value for money. We have access to more channels and content than Freeview and it suits our stay at home lifestyle.

Weekly is is cheaper than a family night out at the movies per week.  Which we only do as a treat every few months or so to get out and about lol.




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  # 466191 6-May-2011 13:32
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kiwipearls: I would be lost without my MyskyHD.

There are only two great big expenses we pay for in our household and that is Internet for all our gaming needs and Mysky.


 


Do you have a mortgage as well??




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  # 466200 6-May-2011 13:47
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old3eyes:
kiwipearls: I would be lost without my MyskyHD.

There are only two great big expenses we pay for in our household and that is Internet for all our gaming needs and Mysky.


 


Do you have a mortgage as well??


Oh I meant as in for personal entertainment - after amenities :-) 




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