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    • bishopsgirl
    • By bishopsgirl 7th Nov 18, 4:29 PM
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    Samsung UHD TV 49"
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    • 7th Nov 18, 4:29 PM
    Samsung UHD TV 49" 7th Nov 18 at 4:29 PM
    My partner won a Samsung UHD TV 49" which was delivered six weeks ago.No indication at all of which retailer supplied it.

    We currently have an old HD ready Sony TV which we watch through an old basic Skybox with a basic subscription. Our TV aerial is at least 20 years old.

    Naively we thought we could just take The new TV out of the box and swap over all the scart leads etc and that would be us ready to watch. This was not the case so TV went back in the box and there it has stayed.

    The Samsung UHD TV 49" has no scart connection points at all.

    We contacted Sky who suggested we take out an 18 month Sky Q contract with them which they could install almost immediately. They said it would be 10 installation charge and 20 for the box then 12 per month plus 20 channel fee. We currently pay 23.50 per month.

    We have Sky because my partner loves to watch Rugby Union which is available from BT to watch through the Skybox. He would not give up his rugby fix.

    Another option I think is Freeview but we would, I think need a new aerial and not sure if the BT rugby is available via this route.

    Broadband is very slow and poor here where we live and BT have told us one of their boxes is not an option.

    Virgin have no cables here.

    Really we would be happy to keep our old Skybox but that does not seem possible.

    Does anyone one have any thoughts on what we should do?
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 8th Nov 18, 10:58 PM
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    RumRat
    If you have a phone or tablet you can use Chromcast to watch BTsport.
    The new ones are around 30.
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 9th Nov 18, 8:34 AM
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    Scart? how old is the Skybox? do you not have an HD connection on the SkyBox?

    If not think you can get scart to HDMI converters for about 20,
    Originally posted by thebigstillmeister
    Or buy a used HD box, plenty around.
    Last edited by neilmcl; 09-11-2018 at 8:37 AM.
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 9th Nov 18, 9:24 AM
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    If you have a phone or tablet you can use Chromcast to watch BTsport.
    The new ones are around 30.
    Originally posted by RumRat

    Another option I think is Freeview but we would, I think need a new aerial and not sure if the BT rugby is available via this route.

    Broadband is very slow and poor here where we live and BT have told us one of their boxes is not an option.
    Originally posted by bishopsgirl

    CC may not be an option.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 9th Nov 18, 9:38 AM
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    how slow is your bb? i can cast to tv with a 5mb connection
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 9th Nov 18, 10:14 AM
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    BT Sport is a subscription channel, so you won't get it with a Freesat box or tuner.
    You are really overthinking this. You can get a SCART to HDMI adaptor on ebay for 13. And dozens of newish Sky boxes from a tenner upwards.
    Since you are out of minimum term with Sky (not out of contract) and currently paying the rack rate, one phone call to cancel should result in a discounted rate and the offer of a new box FOC. You just have to ask.
    Originally posted by macman
    Agree with all of the above excepting the adaptor (yes, it'll work but not worth the effort). An 2nd hand HD box would be much better, you should be able to just insert the viewing card and it will automatically pair up (no need to call Sky).

    As said, you need to talk to Sky and tell them you're leaving due to the old box failing and not being compatible with a modern TV.

    If you don't use multiroom and are happy with HD on your new TV rather than 4K then tell them you don't want the 'Sky Q Experience' which will remove the extra 12 a month charge. You should be able to get the 1TB Q box for a maximum of 20 a month for Entertainment plus 20 for the box and (if you pay it, I'd refuse) the 10 admin fee (not an installation fee).

    If however you want to enjoy 4K TV then you'll have to pay the extra 12 a month plus you'll need the 2TB box as the 1TB doesn't support 4K. No idea whether they'll try and charge more than the 20 for that mind.

    Have you logged into your Sky account online and looked at the offers for yourself?

    I'm puzzled by the price you're paying however, 23.50 per month for the most basic Sky legacy package plus BT Sports is going to come to much more than that surely?.
    • cranford
    • By cranford 9th Nov 18, 8:13 PM
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    Just a thought about changing to a Sky HD box. When I was with Sky 10 years or so ago when I changed to the HD box the Sky man installed the HD box with 2 feeds. So it maybe helpful to know whether the poster can just use a single feed with an HD box otherwise this option may not be possible.
    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 9th Nov 18, 9:38 PM
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    Just a thought about changing to a Sky HD box. When I was with Sky 10 years or so ago when I changed to the HD box the Sky man installed the HD box with 2 feeds. So it maybe helpful to know whether the poster can just use a single feed with an HD box otherwise this option may not be possible.
    Originally posted by cranford
    It's only the standard Sky box that had a single input, Sky+ boxes have 2. Even with a single feed you can still use an HD box, you just wont be able to record anything whilst watching another channel.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 9th Nov 18, 9:50 PM
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    BT sport will be available on Sky next year so what is this thread about ? https://www.sky.com/help/articles/get-bt-sport-on-sky
    Surely BT sport is available via the internet ?
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