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21-07-2020, 20:19   #5776
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As another poster said, that seems to be the max discount being offered for quite some time. They used to offer 50% off and a credit on your account too. They were the days .
and that was when the cost of Sky was half what it is now
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31-07-2020, 16:04   #5777
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Hi, I currently have a Sky+ HD box with variety pack. Called Sky to cancel and was offered a deal to upgrade to Sky Q. I'm undecided about this. If I upgrade to Sky Q, will I be allowed to keep the equipment I have at the moment so I will still have a means of receiving free channels if I decide to cancel Sky in the future (Sky said they would install a new dish and box for the Sky Q, which I understand would remain the property of Sky).

Also, if I wanted to get a Sky Q mini box to use in another room, would there usually be an upfront & monthly cost for this? Thanks
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Hi, I currently have a Sky+ HD box with variety pack. Called Sky to cancel and was offered a deal to upgrade to Sky Q. I'm undecided about this. If I upgrade to Sky Q, will I be allowed to keep the equipment I have at the moment so I will still have a means of receiving free channels if I decide to cancel Sky in the future (Sky said they would install a new dish and box for the Sky Q, which I understand would remain the property of Sky).

Also, if I wanted to get a Sky Q mini box to use in another room, would there usually be an upfront & monthly cost for this? Thanks
Ask for, and make sure you get on install day, a hybrid lnb with enough connections to allow you to go back to free tv if you want. The standard Q lnb won’t work with the older type boxes. Get the installer to leave your box connected to the new hybrid lnb and to run a new cable to the Q box. If you have multi room already there’s no up front charge for one mini box but there is an extra monthly charge. I looked into doing the upgrade myself but didn’t bother in the end.
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31-07-2020, 17:10   #5779
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Ask for, and make sure you get on install day, a hybrid lnb with enough connections to allow you to go back to free tv if you want. The standard Q lnb won’t work with the older type boxes. Get the installer to leave your box connected to the new hybrid lnb and to run a new cable to the Q box. If you have multi room already there’s no up front charge for one mini box but there is an extra monthly charge. I looked into doing the upgrade myself but didn’t bother in the end.
That's great, thanks for that info. The installer who usually covers our area is quite helpful so hopefully he would do what you've suggested without issue. I don't currently have multi room, I just had found some older search results on google (although possibly UK ones) that had suggested that the Sky Q mini boxes had a one-off install cost with no monthly subscription charges. I thought it sounded too good to be true though!
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31-07-2020, 17:13   #5780
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That's great, thanks for that info. The installer who usually covers our area is quite helpful so hopefully he would do what you've suggested without issue. I don't currently have multi room, I just had found some older search results on google (although possibly UK ones) that had suggested that the Sky Q mini boxes had a one-off install cost with no monthly subscription charges. I thought it sounded too good to be true though!
Monthly cost is the same if you one or 3 addtional mini Q's - unlike the individual charge on regulat multi rooms
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31-07-2020, 20:18   #5781
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Monthly cost is the same if you one or 3 addtional mini Q's - unlike the individual charge on regulat multi rooms
Ah ok that's good to know. I see the sky site says €19 a month for multi room, so I suppose that's not too bad if it covers more than one room
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Monthly cost is the same if you one or 3 addtional mini Q's - unlike the individual charge on regulat multi rooms
That isn’t too bad, so you get the first box free, then pay a one off charge for each extra box and pay €19 per month, could be tempted by that arrangement.
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04-08-2020, 12:40   #5783
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That isn’t too bad, so you get the first box free, then pay a one off charge for each extra box and pay €19 per month, could be tempted by that arrangement.
I find it amazing Sky get away with charging you a one off charge for the boxes but don't own them and then have to return them when leaving.
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I think 35% has been the max discount anyone has got off Sky in the last year.
Last time I looked it didn't apply to all their services.
Which app is this? Spoke to Sky today. Have pretty much full package but no discounts offered.
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05-08-2020, 10:40   #5785
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Ask for, and make sure you get on install day, a hybrid lnb with enough connections to allow you to go back to free tv if you want. The standard Q lnb won’t work with the older type boxes. Get the installer to leave your box connected to the new hybrid lnb and to run a new cable to the Q box. If you have multi room already there’s no up front charge for one mini box but there is an extra monthly charge. I looked into doing the upgrade myself but didn’t bother in the end.
So if upgrading to SkyQ, will the existing non-Sky(Amiko) boxes no longer work if we don’t request a hybrid lnb?
How many cables need to run to the main box? Currently I have 2 to the main Sky+ box and then 2 that run to different locations for free to air?
Thanks in advance!
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anyone got a non premium number to call sky on to cancel / get a better deal?
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anyone got a non premium number to call sky on to cancel / get a better deal?
The number is 1800 927476
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anyone got a non premium number to call sky on to cancel / get a better deal?
Let us know if you have any success
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So if upgrading to SkyQ, will the existing non-Sky(Amiko) boxes no longer work if we don’t request a hybrid lnb?
You're absolutely right - you need a hybrid LNB

To my knowledge, the sky techs are under no obligation to supply one, but I see several people have managed to get one (a small private fee may apply)

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How many cables need to run to the main box? Currently I have 2 to the main Sky+ box and then 2 that run to different locations for free to air?
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That will be fine - from the hybrid run the sky q (two cables required)

Use the other two as normal

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06-08-2020, 22:48   #5790
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Hi all. I left Sky 2 years ago after 15 years and went to Virgin. I have bb + landline + 3no. TVs (basic TV package). I left as Sky had gone up to well over €100pm and I got Virgin for €80. Usual wranglings in price every year. Anyway Virgin has now gone up to €107 so thought I’d try Sky today. Surprisingly they quoted €74 pm for bb (500MB) + landline + Sky Q + 2 mini boxes. Install is pricey though at €170 (€50 for broadband and 2 TV’s but €120 for the second mini box). Am I missing something?, the monthly price seems too good to be true? Install price seems high. I do still have my old Sky HD boxes (3 of them) in the shed so I asked if I could get just reconnect these myself. They told me no.
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