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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 19th Jun 17, 8:34 AM
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    How to get cheap movies on your tv?
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    • 19th Jun 17, 8:34 AM
    How to get cheap movies on your tv? 19th Jun 17 at 8:34 AM
    I was wondering if you could please help me ?
    I am looking at getting movies on my tv but don't with to pay sky costs
    Can anyone please advise a cheaper alternative (Not P2P)
    Thank you
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    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 19th Jun 17, 8:57 AM
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    Well netflix is quite a bit cheaper If I remember correctly link a computer up to the telly . I think you could do it with a raspberry pi as I seem to remember people mentioning that as a way to watch netflix in the past, a bit of internet searching would probably bring up all sorts of alternatives.
    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 19th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
    I have Netflix and Amazon but not much choice. Looking for something similar to sky or online streaming website.
    Thank you
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 19th Jun 17, 10:49 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:49 AM
    NowTV owned by Sky.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 19th Jun 17, 12:43 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:43 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:43 PM
    OP do you mean you want to watch movies essentially without paying for them ??
    • almillar
    • By almillar 19th Jun 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:11 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 1:11 PM
    I have Netflix and Amazon but not much choice
    I think most people would disagree with this statement, with BOTH of these services!

    What types of films are you lacking? Would you be better off renting individual films? Google Play allows you to subscribe/stream/buy TV and movies like these other two, but I don't know how much more choice there is. And the same goes for Apple's iTunes.
    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 19th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
    maybe you could look at VPNs and watch netflix from america. We did that when we had it and it was a much more interesting choice
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 19th Jun 17, 7:13 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 7:13 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 7:13 PM
    Now TV box + 2 months Sky Cinema = £14.99 at Argos (£9.99 per month thereafter, no contract).

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4240251

    Sky have a lot of new films and a somewhat eclectic back-catalog.
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 20th Jun 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 20th Jun 17, 3:13 PM
    Now isn't a good alternative to Sky if your internet speed isn't good or if you don't to record for later viewing.


    We struggled even with catchup via the tv , when our PlusNet broadband was playing up, but there was no problem,on taking a very good Sky offer, as films could be downloaded overnight, so the speed didn't matter.
    • craigr98
    • By craigr98 25th Jun 17, 8:35 AM
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    All the movies are on demand so can't see why you would need a recording facility. Just stream them.
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