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old3eyes
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  #466223 6-May-2011 14:55
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kiwipearls:
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 :-) 


Makes sense..  Wish my wife was more into technology though she would like a galaxy 2..




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  #466247 6-May-2011 15:42
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old3eyes:
kiwipearls:
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 :-) 


Makes sense..  Wish my wife was more into technology though she would like a galaxy 2..



hehehe - well apart from movie/tv watching on the mysky - we are avid gamers - For The Horde!

Kids are just starting to get into gaming too (free ones)...although they have to play outside more than us to get pc access ;-)

Much rather pay for this than spend more money going out to pubs/restaurants movie theatres etc. 

Plus we live walking distance to beaches - so weekends we walk places (so we aren't complete homebodies) hehehehe




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  #466259 6-May-2011 16:17
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I see a lot of comments about how people love it and wouldn't be without it.

I'm sure the service is fine and the content seems good too. Only negatives appear to be too much content! Maybe some repetition on different movie channels is a bit redundant now they have mysky etc.

The question was though, is it a rip off.

At $50 a month to just get started, then $16 for sport, $15 for my sky and then $10 for an HD ticket it all adds up.

Personally I think it is expensive for someone like me who just wants it for the live sports coverage. I'm talking a lot of money for the league and F1 coverage that I can't get on free to air. Warriors are delayed to 11:30 regardless of what time they play earlier in the day and F1 has no replay, only a mixed sports highlights show one week later on Prime.

Sky at least do offer coverage. However their existing paying customer base means they can easily pay more for rights that free to air channels may have be able to purchase. With no competition SKY will always win and they literally can charge what they want.

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  #466286 6-May-2011 18:05
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I think the price is fine, but I think they really need to up their game when it comes to sport

For the many people like myself who have sky ONLY for sport, we do have very high standards

I was disappointed at not getting to watch several of the Cricket World Cup games live

Now, I can't watch IPL live on tv, but instead need to use tens of gigs from my data cap to stream games online

Zero NHL playoffs coverage. Virtually zero NBA coverage.

Technical difficulties coming from a lot of the Super 15 games out of South Africa


Meanwhile there is a lot of early season MLB being broadcast, when I know almost no one who watches it compared to NBA, NFL, NHL. I realise this has to do with what rights ESPN has, but in that case maybe Sky shouldn't solely rely on ESPN

I just read in an article on Stuff today that "NFL" was in the top google searches this week, behind only Bin Laden and Royal wedding searches, and despite it currently being off-season. Not many NFL games are broadcast


Their recent addition of a sports mosaic channel is a good idea, but unusable at this stage. For some reason they decided to put all 5 sports channels in an awkward configuration, instead of having a perfect 2x2 grid with watchable sized windows. Nobody wants or needs the Sports Highlight channel at a time when they are flicking between several live events, and it reduces the size of each window considerably


Rant over, for now.

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  #466318 6-May-2011 20:40
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Jaxson: I see a lot of comments about how people love it and wouldn't be without it.

I'm sure the service is fine and the content seems good too. Only negatives appear to be too much content! Maybe some repetition on different movie channels is a bit redundant now they have mysky etc.

The question was though, is it a rip off.

At $50 a month to just get started, then $16 for sport, $15 for my sky and then $10 for an HD ticket it all adds up.

Personally I think it is expensive for someone like me who just wants it for the live sports coverage. I'm talking a lot of money for the league and F1 coverage that I can't get on free to air. Warriors are delayed to 11:30 regardless of what time they play earlier in the day and F1 has no replay, only a mixed sports highlights show one week later on Prime.

Sky at least do offer coverage. However their existing paying customer base means they can easily pay more for rights that free to air channels may have be able to purchase. With no competition SKY will always win and they literally can charge what they want.


Price for sport just went up to $25 

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  #466370 6-May-2011 23:52
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Yeah, but basic went down by about the same amount. They moved espn from basic so that price went down.

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  #466371 7-May-2011 00:23
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JonnyCam: Yeah, but basic went down by about the same amount. They moved espn from basic so that price went down.


Bsic went down?? sky's website still shows $47.66 / month. dont think they will decrease even a dollar here...

 
 
 
 


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  #466388 7-May-2011 08:00
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It is in the invoice I received a couple of days ago, ESPN is moved so the cost is moved as well. This is only from sometime June or July, so the website will not be updated yet.

There are also 2 other channels to be added, TVNZ Kidzone 24 and MTV Classic.




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  #466394 7-May-2011 09:01
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Don't like the rip off then how about reading a book.  A real one, not one of those new fan-dangled whiz bang electronic thing-a-me-jiggys.  

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  #467597 10-May-2011 15:05
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I watch Sky Sport 1, and that's about it, sport 2 or 3 every now and then. I'd like to dump Sky, but I'm outvoted by E! channel watchers!

It would be nice to be able to just pay for one channel. All I had on analogue Sky was Sport 1 and the Box, I was happy, but forced to go digital at double the price. I'd rather go to the pub to watch the games and spend the money on beer!

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  #467733 10-May-2011 20:32
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Price for sport just went up to $25 

Hmm, and it's Rugby World Cup year.  I guess they are having to pay for it somehow.

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