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Topic # 13389 7-May-2007 20:13
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Not sure it's coincidental or planned but just received some marketing material from Sky saying, I have a Sky dish (unused) on the roof. I could connect it up to Sky for $49 and receive all kinds of wonderful programming. Now I have had this dish on the roof on the roof for the past 4.5 years unused but this is the first correspondence I have had from them.

The proposition isn't compelling for me - I use the dish for Freeview and use TCL for my other TV services.

The press notes that Sky is not concerned about Freeview since it's all about programming - maybe not now but as folks figure out that for a one time cost of $160 (for an unauthorised set) they can discontinue their Sky service that they only purchased to get improved OTA reception.  The ROI is pretty quick in that situation

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  Reply # 69851 7-May-2007 20:16
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A bit of both.

I got a package to join up, not long after I bought this house.   I also just got the same package you got.
I suspect they keep a database of houses that have been installed, and now and then send these maildrops ('cos they know a dish is on the roof but not being used.. for Sky).

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lchiu7: Not sure it's coincidental or planned but just received some marketing material from Sky saying, I have a Sky dish (unused) on the roof. I could connect it up to Sky for $49 and receive all kinds of wonderful programming. Now I have had this dish on the roof on the roof for the past 4.5 years unused but this is the first correspondence I have had from them.

The proposition isn't compelling for me - I use the dish for Freeview and use TCL for my other TV services.

The press notes that Sky is not concerned about Freeview since it's all about programming - maybe not now but as folks figure out that for a one time cost of $160 (for an unauthorised set) they can discontinue their Sky service that they only purchased to get improved OTA reception. The ROI is pretty quick in that situation

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  Reply # 69853 7-May-2007 20:20
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I got one here as well... I'm weighing up whether its worth while signing up to it or not.
Currently the programming in my opinion is rather poor for the programs I like, though the lack of a decent second provider is a bit of an issue as it doesn't help things.




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yip, appeared in my letterbox too.  Funny thing is that i'm already a Sky subscriber, with my account registered to my address.  So it went straight into the recycling bin.



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  Reply # 69918 8-May-2007 13:34
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So did mine :-)




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