Do I 'need' Sky?

Have has sky for 17 years. (now on Q) I record from it. It holds a lot of recordings and is convenient . Netflix is 'thrown in' somehow, all at £25pm for basic package (no movies/sports). However what I watch is 95% of what's on Freeview (have aerial). How could I bin sky for something cheaper, yet still be able to record all of freeview. Something preferable with a one off purchase rather than monthly cost. Would want to 'hold' quite a few recordings. Confused by options/install/costs. TIA. Am older/non-tech. Have a computer/modem, but 'steaming'..? Brings to mind 'buffering'/wait/pain in the ar&e?? Be kind. Thanks
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  • NSG666
    NSG666 Posts: 981 Forumite
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    Sorry I can't think of anything profound, clever or witty to write here.
  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,903 Forumite
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    castle96 said:
    Have has sky for 17 years. (now on Q) I record from it. It holds a lot of recordings and is convenient . Netflix is 'thrown in' somehow, all at £25pm for basic package (no movies/sports). However what I watch is 95% of what's on Freeview (have aerial). How could I bin sky for something cheaper, yet still be able to record all of freeview. Something preferable with a one off purchase rather than monthly cost. Would want to 'hold' quite a few recordings. Confused by options/install/costs. TIA. Am older/non-tech. Have a computer/modem, but 'steaming'..? Brings to mind 'buffering'/wait/pain in the ar&e?? Be kind. Thanks

    Freeview HDD recorder.  See above.

    If you want the key Sky content at a fraction of the cost of Sky TV, look at Now (TV).
  • JJ_Egan
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    Steaming generally known as streaming users steam when buffering .
    Really its just TV or Video over the internet not aerial .

  • Farway
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    castle96 said:
    Have has sky for 17 years. (now on Q) I record from it. It holds a lot of recordings and is convenient . Netflix is 'thrown in' somehow, all at £25pm for basic package (no movies/sports). However what I watch is 95% of what's on Freeview (have aerial). How could I bin sky for something cheaper, yet still be able to record all of freeview. Something preferable with a one off purchase rather than monthly cost. Would want to 'hold' quite a few recordings. Confused by options/install/costs. TIA. Am older/non-tech. Have a computer/modem, but 'steaming'..? Brings to mind 'buffering'/wait/pain in the ar&e?? Be kind. Thanks

    Freeview HDD recorder.  See above.

    If you want the key Sky content at a fraction of the cost of Sky TV, look at Now (TV).
    There is also another plus that the Now contract is monthly with no tie ins, nothing worth watching just cancel & restart when there is, same goes for Netflix
    Many on here, including me just switch around waiting for offers or something actually worth paying for
    For instance I have just received offer from Now for Sky movies £1 one month only

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  • mobileron
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    why do u need a recorder when theres itv hub and iplayer for free.
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    But they do not cover all channels .
  • There are people who can't bear the thought of going without Sky and think they absolutely need it. I'm not one of them, but I have it for now. This is probably my last Sky contract. I spend more time watching online video such as YouTube than anything on Sky. In fact, my Sky box is switched off from the mains almost the entire week unless there's a game of football I really want to watch (becoming less and less) or some F1 on.
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  • Farway
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    mobileron said:
    why do u need a recorder when theres itv hub and iplayer for free.

    I find recording is handy for whizzing through the adverts or boring bits
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  • Neil_Jones
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    Farway said:
    mobileron said:
    why do u need a recorder when theres itv hub and iplayer for free.

    I find recording is handy for whizzing through the adverts or boring bits

    ITV hub on Sky is advert free.
  • Farway
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    Farway said:
    mobileron said:
    why do u need a recorder when theres itv hub and iplayer for free.

    I find recording is handy for whizzing through the adverts or boring bits

    ITV hub on Sky is advert free.

    OP was ditching Sky and intending to use Freeview
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