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    • jelliot
    • By jelliot 4th Jan 18, 5:37 PM
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    Swiching Sky Box off at Night?
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    • 4th Jan 18, 5:37 PM
    Swiching Sky Box off at Night? 4th Jan 18 at 5:37 PM
    Will it cause any problems such as updates updating during the night if I switch my Sky box off during the night?
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 10th Jan 18, 12:59 AM
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    Yes but no one ever needs to pay for a repair so my original point stands.
    Originally posted by ididntgetwhereiamtoday

    Not everyone can blag a freebie. If you are 3 months into a 12month contract, they know that you can't afford to leave, because there will be a large penalty, so the 'winners' are those who have a rolling contract or whose minimum term is due to end soon.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 10th Jan 18, 1:40 AM
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    Moneyineptitude
    Not everyone can blag a freebie. If you are 3 months into a 12month contract, they know that you can't afford to leave,
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    Of course anyone three months into a 12 month contract should either still have a 12 month warranty on their Sky+HD or will receive a "free" repair regardless if they are Sky Q customers.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 10th Jan 18, 5:59 AM
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    ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    So I will say it again, you will never need pay for a repair. I don!!!8217;t know anyone who as ever paid the 65 call out charge.
    OP if you!!!8217;re not recording at night then save yourself a few pennies and unplug the thing.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • prowla
    • By prowla 10th Jan 18, 6:54 AM
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    prowla
    I spent years trying to stop her turning of the switches on 13amp socket, she thought it would stop electricity from escaping an d she is the one that went to UNI.

    I ensured when she was recharging the smartphone every night,id tunr off the socket,she has now realised.
    Originally posted by mobileron
    Well, you should have them switched off if there's nothing plugged in, otherwise when you do plug in it'll be straight to live and you may as well not have a switch there...
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Jan 18, 9:58 AM
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    Of course anyone three months into a 12 month contract should either still have a 12 month warranty on their Sky+HD or will receive a "free" repair regardless if they are Sky Q customers.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    Not if they're 3 months into a 12 month recontract (as many are).

    There'll be many that have paid for new equipment or an engineer visit.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 13th Jan 18, 8:37 PM
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    teddysmum
    Of course anyone three months into a 12 month contract should either still have a 12 month warranty on their Sky+HD or will receive a "free" repair regardless if they are Sky Q customers.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude


    Under the HD+ setup, you don't get a new box when you change your contract. The box is yours to keep and after a year any repairs are officially at your expense.


    If you are near the end of the new minimum term or don't have one, then you may get a free repair or replacement, as you may soon leave, but if at the beginning, leaving would cost too much, so you have no leverage.


    HD+ boxes are no longer given to new customers,but are retained for ongoing ones. When the supply runs out, the only option will be to buy elsewhere (Ebay) or take on Q.
    • r2015
    • By r2015 14th Jan 18, 11:18 AM
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    r2015
    Not on standby overnight (not even close) which is what the thread is about.
    According to my plug in monitor my Sky box uses the same whether it is on or in standby.
    Heading towards 72 and getting even more forgetful and confused and tending to ramble even more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 14th Jan 18, 11:27 AM
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    According to my plug in monitor my Sky box uses the same whether it is on or in standby.
    Originally posted by r2015
    Then you need a better plug in monitor.
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