I’ve been offered free sky q. Should I upgrade?

Hello :)
I phoned sky today as our current deal had expired and my bill had shot up. So I managed to get a good price (well I’m happy with it anyway) - £45 a month for TV (no sport or cinema), and unlimited fibre (the fastest one - which we already have).
The sales guy offered me free sky q, and free installation - for no extra per month. I wanted to think about it first as I didn’t know if sky q was good or bad lol.
So should I get sky q? I know it has bigger memory, but what are the other pros/cons?

I only have one tv so won’t need multiroom. And we’ve just bought a new 4K uhd tv - the man said the quality would be better on sky q?? But when I googled, it seemed to say you need to pay extra to get uhd on sky q?!

So do I get it or not, that is the question!

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  • brewerdave
    brewerdave Posts: 8,480
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    You have to pay extra for HD as well ! Is that included in the £45?
    You will certainly need it as most of the SD channels look awful on a large screen 4K TV - my personal opinion ,having looked at Sky's UHD offering ,is that it isn't worth the extra over HD, but each to his own.:)
  • As above you'd also need HD for Entertainment whether on HD+ or Q (full price £5 a month but £1 easily achievable). For UHD (for the 4K content) you'd also need an additional £13 a month. Personally I'd go for Q if it's not costing you anything extra as the box is better.
  • [Deleted User]
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    Personally I'd go for Q if it's not costing you anything extra as the box is better.
    I think the interface is better, but without mini-boxes in other rooms it's hardly a gigantic step-up from Sky+HD. General picture quality is no better (or worse) and UHD content is very limited at present and comes with a hefty price tag. As to "more storage", a 2TB SkyQ has the same amount of storage as a 2TB Sky+HD!

    So it's really up to the OP to decide and, certainly, if their current decoder is showing it's age then it's probably a wise move.
    The OP should also check what length the new minimum term is, it could be as long as eighteen months.
  • pinkzebra
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    Thanks everyone, that’s really helpful. Our current box is really old (I think maybe ten years old) and doesn’t have much storage, so it might be a good move I guess. But I don’t think I’ll bother paying the extra £13 for uhd.
  • I think the interface is better, but without mini-boxes in other rooms it's hardly a gigantic step-up from Sky+HD. General picture quality is no better (or worse) and UHD content is very limited at present and comes with a hefty price tag. As to "more storage", a 2TB SkyQ has the same amount of storage as a 2TB Sky+HD!

    So it's really up to the OP to decide and, certainly, if their current decoder is showing it's age then it's probably a wise move.
    The OP should also check what length the new minimum term is, it could be as long as eighteen months.

    Unless you're recording UHD of course although that said no one has mentioned storage on here.
  • [Deleted User]
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    no one has mentioned storage on here.
    OP certainly did:
    pinkzebra wrote: »
    I know it has bigger memory,
  • pinkzebra
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    edited 17 January 2020 at 1:50PM
    Update: so I phoned sky back today and ordered sky q for free. The good news is that the man I spoke today, said he’d reduce my bill further! So I’m now paying £39 a month for superfast broadband and tv (including hd channels, but not uhd). So I’m happy with that
  • I have the sane offer of a free Sky Q box, but I assume I would have to pay extra for a HD upgrade, I wondering if the extra quality is worth it?
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    edited 28 January 2020 at 9:58AM
    mikegahan wrote: »
    I have the sane offer of a free Sky Q box, but I assume I would have to pay extra for a HD upgrade, I wondering if the extra quality is worth it?

    You've always had to pay extra for HD for Entertainment(or the previous packages) on Sky and then again for HD on Sports(they're supposed to have rolled Sports HD into the package now).

    You now have to pay extra for UHD(which is what I suspect you mean) as well as still paying extra for HD :mad:)

    This would entail paying £13 a month extra for 'multi-room' even if you only have one TV. Entertainment HD is an extra £5 a month.

    Sky seem suicidal sometimes and yet they still make billions every year.

    Edit: whether the quality is worth it is subjective and depends on many parts.
  • Spr
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    Sky is very confusing, i got told five days ago that the Sky Q service is the Multiscreen option as in £13.00 a month, i was trying to get my Sky tv bill down to the lowest price i could, i asked the Sky representative on the phone about taking off the Multiscreen option and he said that is the Sky Q service, it was the deciding factor that forced me to cancel Sky Q and Sky tv altogether.

    OP i would double check that the Sky Q service you're getting is not actually called Multiscreen or a Sky Q Experience Multiroom as i've also heard it called.
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