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How do you watch TV and films at home?

edited 4 June 2013 at 10:27AM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 4 June 2013 at 10:27AM in Money Saving Polls
Poll started 4 Jun 2013

Modern technology has revolutionised ways to watch TV – it’s no longer just a case of plugging the big box into an aerial.



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  • mee_2mee_2 Forumite
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    The poll doesn't include streaming services like TVCatchup
    -- M
  • BNTBNT Forumite
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    mee wrote: »
    The poll doesn't include streaming services like TVCatchup
    -- M

    It has NowTV, but not others.

    To me the striking thing is how much viewing is time-shifted. That covers most of what I watch outside sport and the news.
  • NalaNala Forumite
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    We use an Echostar Freesat+ box. The channels seem to come and go and at the moment we are missing lots of the basic ones. I can't for the life of me find how to re-tune the box so quite disappointed with it. Can't bring myself to pay for Sky again though.
  • LumLum Forumite
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    I wonder how many people are actually going to admit to downloading illegally given that MSE polls log IP addresses to prevent duplicate voting.

    I bet the real figure is somewhat higher than whatever this poll comes out with.
  • patrick1patrick1 Forumite
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    Next to Freeview's YouView it'd be worth including 'freetime' which is Freesat's version of YouView.

    Also, we view a lot of stuff on Youtube now - many TVs, freeview/freesat boxes, Apple TV and so on have Youtube built in.
  • patrick1patrick1 Forumite
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    Lum wrote: »
    I wonder how many people are actually going to admit to downloading illegally given that MSE polls log IP addresses to prevent duplicate voting.

    I suspect a lot of people have no idea that their kids use Piratebay and so on for downloading TV programmes.

    It was reported yesterday that Sky broadband are blocking Piratebay and so on very aggressively (more so than required by court orders) - I wonder if that's because so many people download programmes like Game of Thrones rather than pay for Sky TV subscriptions. I'm moving away from Sky broadband as I don't want to be blocked from sites unnecessarily.
  • killerkaterinakillerkaterina Forumite
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    I'm surprised more people on this site aren't using NowTV, given its amazing special offers. I got two cinema tickets for signing up for a free trial, and when I cancelled it paid me to come back (£20 gift voucher - £8.95 monthly fee = £11.05 profit :j). Yes, the gift vouchers arrived.

    Now they are paying me to sign up for another month, because I cancelled after the last incentive (it's really easy to cancel, you just set it not to renew). Another £20 voucher coming up. I would probably sign up even if I didn't watch any of the films!
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    There's no option for Bluray/DVD/VHS. :huh:
  • I will be honest i am now getting shut of my video films but like many other people i watch my films by buying DVD's. If you wait all the best films drop in price and you can pick them up cheap from the supermarket or ebay.
  • scotsbobscotsbob Forumite
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    It is possible to view satellite TV without Sky or Freesat but the poll does not give that option
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