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    Anyone upgraded from Sky to sky +?

    Hey guys,

    After reading that its now free for sky + I was thinking maybe its time to upgrade form the standard sky digital to sky +.

    Gave sky a call and they said its 99 quid for the box and then 60 quid installation. Now I might be getting the wrong end of the stick here but surelly its just a matter of unplugging the old box and plugging in the new box or is there more to it?

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    I thought that Sky+ was £10 unless you also subscribe to Movies or Sports package then its free. Just had a quick look on the Sky website and can't seem to see anywhere it says that its free.

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    Just found it

    Sky+ subscription is free while you subscribe to two or more of Sky Premium channels i.e. Sky Sports , Sky Movies, otherwise £10 per month.
    As I thought, you need to be subscribed to Sky Movies or Sky Sports to get it free other wise it is £10. Been like this for over a year now

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    As of July 1st sky will drop the £10 Sky+ charge for everyone. Currently u need the Sky World package to get the £10 knocked off but at the end of the month Sky+ is essenitally a free service

    As for simply a new box this is not the case, u need at least a dual LND on ur dish and two wires running from the dish to the sky+ box as it has two tuners. Sky will fit a 'linked' single wire which is two thinner wires 'stuck' together like a headphone cord. Hope that info helps

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    Not quite as simple as that. The engineer has to run 2 lines in from the dish, this enables you to watch one channel while recording another.

    I was looking into it last year and not happy about the price and installation fee for Sky+. I've decided that when my Sky contract is up I am going for BT Vision. With BT Vision you get a box with hard disc built in and it is free, you have to pay for installation but I am going to see if they will allow me to set it up myself.

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    ah so there is a reason for the 60 quid charge

    They said they`d waive the installation fee if I got multiroom but I dont really need an extra box somewhere else in the house

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    u could always put ur old box in another room, then in 6 months time if u dont need it, cancel it, same cost

    btw, the website is crap for info and current prices, always ring them, u get much better offers. I heard the rumour about the £10 sky+ charge being dropped weeks ago, received the comfirmation letter from sky yesterday

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    They told me that Its a minimum 12 months contract

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    There are a few deals around at the moment for SkyHD at £150 (includes Sky+, has more storage and has Anytime).

    Might be a better option.
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    Do what I did for my parents:

    1. Ring Sky
    2. Ask for "cancellations department"
    3. Tell them you want to cancel
    4. They ask "why?"
    5. Either say "cos i'm not using it" or "in a cable area better deal V+ box blah blah"
    6. They'll then tell you of the Sky+ offer & offer you a Sky+ box WITH installation for 49quid. This is a very good deal.
    7. Pat DAngel on the back

    Only cancellations can offer you the Sky+ with no subscription fee at the moment - this will change next month. SkyHD still attracts a subscription fee, costs loads more and er.. there's bugger all on it yet

    I'm paying 15quid (the lowest package) with my Sky+ box _now_ because of this.
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    Hmm that sounds like a plan mate.

    I might give that a go.

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    Thanks Dangel

    I`ve just rung sky and spoke to the cancellation department told them i want to cancel and they gave me the offer you said.

    They are fitting it on monday. I have also removed the movie package from my mix to save a bit of cash and will be adding setanta to the bill very soon

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    You will love sky+, congrats on the deal

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    hmm, tempted to try this - how should I proceed if they *dont* make the offer though!
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