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    • Bollo92
    • By Bollo92 10th Oct 17, 11:07 AM
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    Better value TV deal
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    • 10th Oct 17, 11:07 AM
    Better value TV deal 10th Oct 17 at 11:07 AM
    Hi,
    I have signed up to Sky TV, phone & broadband - boxset bundle with Sky Sports HD, unlimited 15mb ADSL internet and pay as you talk phone line, which costs £55 a month. I've recently found out we have our first little one on the way so want to try and get better value and would really appreciate some help with where to start.

    I've noticed Now TV have an offer which is 12 months boxsets & movies for £99 which is far better value than what we're currently paying. After using the Moneysavingexpert Broadband Unbundled comparison I am debating whether to go for Plusnet 38mb broadband for £25 a month or the EE £13.34/mth 17mb broadband and weekend calls and stream the Now TV. My only concern is my girlfriend has to be able to record TV programmes and as you can't do so on Now TV boxes I would massively appreciate some help on what the best value device is to schedule & record (preferably more than one channel at a time). Also, any advice on whether you need 38mb + fibre broadband for Now TV streaming or if 17mb ADSL is fine would be great, thanks very much.
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 10th Oct 17, 1:42 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:42 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 1:42 PM
    First how long is left your Sky contracts.
    Pointless moving if you have a large amount to pay to get out of the contract .
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 10th Oct 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:51 PM
    Now TV streams over the internet, the provider of this internet is irrelevant but yes you can't record on it, though purely on price alone it wipes the floor with Sky (remember NowTV is owned by Sky) and play your cards right voucher passes can be cheap as chips.

    Don't forget you don't have to have the internet/phone with Sky, though you'd probably get it cheaper as a bundle pack than splitting things up.

    If you want to record Sky+ style, there are only really three options: 1) Sky, 2) Virgin TIVO, 3) A Freesat HDD recorder.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Oct 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:01 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:01 PM
    Now TV streams over the internet, the provider of this internet is irrelevant but yes you can't record on it, though purely on price alone it wipes the floor with Sky (remember NowTV is owned by Sky) and play your cards right voucher passes can be cheap as chips.

    Don't forget you don't have to have the internet/phone with Sky, though you'd probably get it cheaper as a bundle pack than splitting things up.

    If you want to record Sky+ style, there are only really three options: 1) Sky, 2) Virgin TIVO, 3) A Freesat HDD recorder.
    Originally posted by Neil Jones
    The BT TV box records does it not?
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 10th Oct 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 3:45 PM
    The BT TV box records does it not?
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe

    The basic TV box does not but the other two offered both record ( circa £60 delivered to BT customers last time i looked )
    • Bollo92
    • By Bollo92 10th Oct 17, 10:14 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 10:14 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 10:14 PM
    I'm within the 31 day cooling off period after just joining so won't have to pay to leave fortunately.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 11th Oct 17, 10:23 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:23 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:23 AM
    I'm within the 31 day cooling off period after just joining so won't have to pay to leave fortunately.
    Originally posted by Bollo92
    Happy to be proven wrong ........but I thought that the cooling off period ended as soon as the Sky equipment was installed/used ??
    So have they connected you yet??
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 11th Oct 17, 10:43 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:43 AM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 10:43 AM
    As above i thought it was 14 days for new contracts .
    • Bollo92
    • By Bollo92 11th Oct 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 2:20 PM
    The customer rep I spoke to yesterday told me that you get 31 days from installation as a cooling off period (I also thought it was 14 days but apparently not).

    My girlfriend has since decided she's happy with what we've got right now - I won't argue.
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