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Moving from Vodafone to Sky: channels on Q-Lite vs Signature vs Ultimate? Is HD as standard?

  • 14-09-2022 11:02am
    Registered Users Posts: 676 ✭✭✭

    Hi. Moving my broadband and telly as Vodafone just aren't at the races price wise to keep me. We already have Netflix and Disney subscriptions hence wondering if we would save overall with going Ultimate.

    Can't find an actual comparison of the channels available on Sky Q-Lite vs Signature vs Ultimate packages. Can anyone help?

    Is HD standard with sky packages?


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,239 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg

    Sky Q lite is just free to air channels, with some Irish channels that are not free to air on satellite (RTE/VMTV/TG4).

    Signature is the main big basic package, it includes the main suite of Sky branded channels (Max, Comedy, Atlantic etc). Everything except sports, movies and some stand-alone premium channels.

    Ultimate adds Netflix, it doesn’t give you any extra linear channels.

  • Registered Users Posts: 676 ✭✭✭dingbat


    Given that lots of the FTA stuff comes in HD, I assume I don't need to pay extra for that HD to Sky?

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,239 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg

    Yes HD is extra (at €10pm) and Ultra HD is another €4pm on top of that.

    That said you do not need to pay extra for FTA channels that are in HD (this includes RTE and TG4 but not VMTV).

  • Registered Users Posts: 676 ✭✭✭dingbat

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,398 ✭✭✭mackersdublin

    Virgin Media One & Two are now available in HD without the €10 HD charge since Sky launched the Lite service

    VM Three is only available in SD on Sky, VM Four is not available on Sky

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  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭lostdesign

    Do you know if Sky Q lite can be run as iptv without the need for a satellite?

    Currently have vodafone tv but thinking of ditching it but don't want to put a dish on the house!

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,239 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg

    There is Sky Glass but you need to be in the market for a new TV (and willing to pay for it too).

    Down the road Sky Stream will be available via a “puck” device (similar to the ones used for Sky Glass multiroom) but Sky haven’t launched it yet and it has been delayed in the U.K. so maybe a while before we see it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 trevor111

    Any idea if channel 4 is on sky lite as it doesn't seem to be advertised.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 trevor111

    Just informed that no channel 4 more 4 or e4 are on sky lite or sky essentials as it's now called. So you only get rte virgin and BBC channels couple of channels like Dave. Rest of channels are made upof news religious and shopping channels.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,712 ✭✭✭adocholiday

    Bit late now but I signed up with Sky a few weeks ago and went with the Q-lite package because I'm not a massive TV watcher but stupid me didn't fully check it out and most of the few channels I do watch (previously with eir TV) are not on Q-lite. Once the contract is up I won't be renewing it!

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