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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
I am getting tired of having to pay for HD.
All TV's sold today are HD.
So why are we paying for something which is standard.
Have you ever heard someone say i just bought a non HD TV.
Maybe a campaign should start up...saving £'s per month

Watch out ...a payment for 4k will be next

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  • VisionManVisionMan Forumite
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    I'm sorry to say HD isn't standard at all and the majority of people don't even bother watching TV in HD, even when their devices have the capability to show it. Madness.

    As for the HD charge itself, all the pay TV providers charge for it, including internet provided services. Conversely, as its new, BT don't charge for 4K UHD and nor will SKY when UHD launches later in the year.
  • brewerdavebrewerdave Forumite
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    VisionMan wrote: »
    I'm sorry to say HD isn't standard at all and the majority of people don't even bother watching TV in HD, even when their devices have the capability to show it. Madness.

    As for the HD charge itself, all the pay TV providers charge for it, including internet provided services. Conversely, as its new, BT don't charge for 4K UHD and nor will SKY when UHD launches later in the year.

    ...effectively Sky will be ...as you have to upgrade to Sky Q to use 4K.
  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    VirginMedia do not charge extra for HD channels.
  • almillaralmillar Forumite
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    I am getting tired of having to pay for HD.
    All TV's sold today are HD.
    You've paid for your HD TV, and now you're paying for HD content. There are plenty of HD channels on Freeview and FreeSat, so there's no need for you to still be paying for HD.
  • VisionManVisionMan Forumite
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    brewerdave wrote: »
    ...effectively Sky will be ...as you have to upgrade to Sky Q to use 4K.

    Too true... :cool:
    donnac2558 wrote: »
    VirginMedia do not charge extra for HD channels.

    Ah, if only that were true. But they build the extra cost into their base price packages.
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    donnac2558 wrote: »
    VirginMedia do not charge extra for HD channels.
    Of course they do: it's just not charged and itemised separately..
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    Its free on freeview...
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    ic wrote: »
    Its free on freeview...
    Yeah, for a very very limited number of channels...
  • VisionManVisionMan Forumite
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    ic wrote: »
    Its free on freeview...

    The OP talked about being charged for HD services. Which ergo means they aren't referring to free HD services. The OPs talking about pay for. Which means exactly that.
  • RetrogamerRetrogamer Forumite
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    HD services use more bandwidth than SD.
    More bandwidth costs more money for the supplier.
    All your base are belong to us.
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