sky glass?

cx6
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has anyone heard of sky glass it is supposed to eliminate your sky box and satellite dish?

can't find anything much about it.
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  • A lot of the information is here, including tech specs:
    https://www.sky.com/glass?irct=mysky-web-hero

    It's very exciting. Sky are introducing a full-stack TV experience where they control all aspects, from panel to remote, to guarantee an identical truly immersive experience in every home. All without the need for a satellite dish.
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  • JSmithy45AD
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    edited 7 October 2021 at 3:31PM
    It's interesting that you can pay for the TV over 24 or 48 months and the total price is less than if buying it outright. Since it looks like it basically has a Sky Q box inside (you can record apparently) does that tie you in to a (very) long term deal for a Sky TV subscription? The subscription price is given as £26 a month for Sky Ultimate which includes a Netflix Basic (SD content) sub. Upgrades are available for Netflix.

    I can't see anything about Sky HD or UHD being included but for BB requirements it starts off at HD so presumably that's included as standard hopefully.

    The TV itself looks promising from a technical standpoint. I'm intrigued and possibly interested.

    Edit: another site says you can't record strangely, can't see the wife giving that up).
  • Id imagine like most things with sky the devil is in the detail.  In principal its a good idea and could prove a solution to many households unable to have a dish for whatever reason.

    My concerns would be cost and life span. 

    It seems you get the tv by signing up to a 4 year minimum contract.  Do you own the tv at the end of this?  i cant see anywhere were it answers this currently.  If the answer is no then its going to prove very expensive.

    What is the lifespan of the tv?  I saw the following and this would worry me:

    Sky has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will regularly update the TV hardware every two years with the ability for customers to "swap" to the latest model.

    Are sky trying to use the mobile phone model for tv's?  It will no doubt cost to switch to the new model and i wonder how long they would support older models before requiring an upgrade?

    Also required is the base sky subscription priced at £26 p/m.  That is on top of your tv monthly price.  So £39 p/m for the cheapest tv.  Is this also on a 4 year deal?  penalties if you can no longer afford it?  I also assume sky will have you over a barrel in any negotiating of deals as its a lot more hassle to send a tv back and buy a new one than just cancel like you can with the current system.

    It seems on the surface quite an expensive option to get sky.  if you have no other way of getting it i can see the appeal but if i already had sky i dont think id be switching to this system.
  • TV looks at least 4 times the thickness of mine with cooling holes in the top? No OLED option either.
     Might be a neat package for some though.
  • TV looks at least 4 times the thickness of mine with cooling holes in the top? No OLED option either.
     Might be a neat package for some though.
    It's got a 6 speaker Atmos setup inside it, it was never going to be ultra thin.
  • Id imagine like most things with sky the devil is in the detail.  In principal its a good idea and could prove a solution to many households unable to have a dish for whatever reason.

    My concerns would be cost and life span. 

    It seems you get the tv by signing up to a 4 year minimum contract.  Do you own the tv at the end of this?  i cant see anywhere were it answers this currently.  If the answer is no then its going to prove very expensive.

    What is the lifespan of the tv?  I saw the following and this would worry me:

    Sky has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will regularly update the TV hardware every two years with the ability for customers to "swap" to the latest model.

    Are sky trying to use the mobile phone model for tv's?  It will no doubt cost to switch to the new model and i wonder how long they would support older models before requiring an upgrade?

    Also required is the base sky subscription priced at £26 p/m.  That is on top of your tv monthly price.  So £39 p/m for the cheapest tv.  Is this also on a 4 year deal?  penalties if you can no longer afford it?  I also assume sky will have you over a barrel in any negotiating of deals as its a lot more hassle to send a tv back and buy a new one than just cancel like you can with the current system.

    It seems on the surface quite an expensive option to get sky.  if you have no other way of getting it i can see the appeal but if i already had sky i dont think id be switching to this system.
    I think the following will answer some of your questions.

    https://static.skyassets.com/contentstack/assets/blt6ad643cb882b523f/blt318f19194fec486f/Fiche_846050_EN_f2_blu.pdf?access_token=cs8bfe3707026a092a3e47d64c&environment=preview
  • And yes, you own The Sky Glass TV and any purchased Pucks.

    If you were thinking of replacing the TV and/or soundbar then I don't think it is particularly expensive. Of course without a Sky subscription it's pretty pointless.
  • It looks like it can record, but does it in the cloud.

    Maybe...
  • Browntoa
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    Why on earth is it not also available as an app for all TVs rather than a proprietary own brand TV .

    They already have the nowtv app 
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