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Heyho

Up yours Sky

Been with Sky for 13 years now (and 7 years previous). Just had a letter through saying they are putting my monthly payments up a further £4. I have their full package plus phone and fibre broadband so my monthly outlay is £100+

Everyone says 'ring them up, tell them you want to cancel and they will do you a deal to make you stay'. So I did and all I got was 10 minutes of some Scottish lass telling me how crap the competition was. So I cancelled everything!!!! Bollocks to 'em.

Just signed up to BT's basic package and it works out at £41. Ok not the deluge of channels that Sky have but who the hell watches them all.

So you can stick yer TV up yer arse Murdoch.

Just have to endure Michael Owen now.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

I don't have a family so only had myself to cater for but when I did subscribe to Sky I found it was £35 a month down the drain and I never thought I was getting value for money. I just have the standard free digital package now and Netflix - anything else not on that... well, I just go without
Late Doors

Never had it and at first when i lived on my own it was a kind of obstinate protest against the Murdoch brigade buying up the nations sporting soul. Football, then super league and now test match cricket all fallen. The obstinate protest now seems a bit quaintly foolish and maybe id have succumbed if things had stayed the same. There's no doubt about it, coverage of all three of my favourite sports is miles better on sky but as predicted prices have shot up beyond what I'm prepared to pay. Especially  as I'd prefer to watch the rugby or the odd footy game down the pub. Cricket being the exception, for obvious reasons. What gets me is that admission prices to actual live games has also shot up. There seems to be no bounds to what people will pay either live or tv so prices are bound to creep up further until too many people throw the towel in.

As ever football represents to me a microcosm of society and reflects where we are at. Wealth is racing towards the elite few, sky have more or less admitted the rest don't matter with their latest "more of the games that matter" adverts. It's the world wide audience that matter to them not the likes of us and for that they can stick their subscription. I won't be playing. If Leeds united ever price me out, and i have a limit, then the whole of football can vanish for all I'd care. As for all the other mainly shit on sky tv i think ill get by without it and get the odd American drama series on dvd
Dalek

I have never had Sky and I am not concerned that I am missing anything. I am happy watching MOTD & the football league show afterwards.

If I want to watch a particular event live, then I go to the pub to watch it, or sometimes find a stream on t'internet.  The commentary may be Chinese, but that is of little consequence.  Sometimes it is more entertaining that way!

Live Test cricket, however, should have a place on free to air TV - in a few years, there will be a paucity of players anywhere near good enough as the kids are not seeing it on TV.

I can't remember the last time I saw kids playing cricket in the street.
fartcatcher

57 channels and nothing on. As Bruce once said (Springsteen not Forsyth)

Ditched ours when older offspring went off to Uni.

Still got the dish though if anyone wants one.
smiling badger

Cant say that iv'e ever been that tempted to get it. Lots of money to watch TV as far as i'm concerned.
Know lots of people that do get the whole package and still seem to watch mostly what is on Terrestrial telly which i find odd and a complete waste of money.
Heyho

smiling badger wrote:
Cant say that iv'e ever been that tempted to get it. Lots of money to watch TV as far as i'm concerned.
Know lots of people that do get the whole package and still seem to watch mostly what is on Terrestrial telly which i find odd and a complete waste of money.


That is what its like in our household. I can only think of the RL and various other snippets of sport plus Boardwalk Empire I would miss. I suppose Deadliest Catch as well  

Of course, and I am not endorsing it in anyway tryyryo.gif , but the aquisition of a 0.9m motorised satellite dish and a suitable receiver at a cost of around £150 plus a discrete subscription to someone in Eastern Europe of around a fiver a month opens up a whole new ball game like 10,000+ channels include all of Sky, and its foreign counterparts. No 3pm Saturday football would be a thing of the past.
bearing

Ditched Sky just before Christmas, haven't missed it one bit. I've now got a Raspberry Pi running XBMC so we can watch more than we ever did with Sky for free.
Forest

bearing wrote:
Ditched Sky just before Christmas, haven't missed it one bit. I've now got a Raspberry Pi running XBMC so we can watch more than we ever did with Sky for free.


Raspberry Pi? XBMC?
smiling badger

Forest wrote:
bearing wrote:
Ditched Sky just before Christmas, haven't missed it one bit. I've now got a Raspberry Pi running XBMC so we can watch more than we ever did with Sky for free.


Raspberry Pi? XBMC?


Oh, come on , Forest!Get with it man!
Heyho

Luddites
Dock

It's quite amusing how all you LU fans are dead against Sky when all you desire is to play in their Premier League next season and take their money when you get promoted (Ha, as if!). Because in the final analysis it is their league. And if LU were ever to get promoted back into it (Looks up for airborne pigs) then you would have to plan your weekends in accordance with whenever they want your team to play to fit in with their schedule's. Just walking talking contradictions aren't yer. Bless yer cotton socks yer daft knackerknobs!

PS And if anybody thinks it's The Premier League themselves who make decisions on fixtures and who does what and when then you're as green as you are cabbage-looking.

PPS There's even a huge tacky Skybet banner on the side of the West Stand, well there was when I drove past a while ago. Stay Classy Leeds!

Sky owns football fans.................and most of them don't even realise it.
Frazier Cranium

Ah you think you'rebeing clever there don't you old lad?    But we Leeds fans are ALREADY at the behest of Sky Sports, just look at the fixture list if you can be arsed (I wouldn't bother) to see how many kick-off time changes and dates have been changed because Sky decreed it.  When the team's doing well it's great LU being on Sky...

But these days it's a pain in the arris

For the record, I personally don't pine for the Prem League, I enjoy MOTD and when Leeds get back there, IF I'm alive by then, then I'll enjoy it.

ps I whioleheartedly agree, Sky runs the game and it is not a very appetising thought, but soccer is still one of the most exciting, possibly THE most exciting, sports around for me, and I'd watch it whether Leeds United existed or not.
Dock

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Ah you think you'rebeing clever there don't you old lad?    But we Leeds fans are ALREADY at the behest of Sky Sports, just look at the fixture list if you can be arsed (I wouldn't bother) to see how many kick-off time changes and dates have been changed because Sky decreed it.  When the team's doing well it's great LU being on Sky...

But these days it's a pain in the arris

For the record, I personally don't pine for the Prem League, I enjoy MOTD and when Leeds get back there, IF I'm alive by then, then I'll enjoy it.

ps I whioleheartedly agree, Sky runs the game and it is not a very appetising thought, but soccer is still one of the most exciting, possibly THE most exciting, sports around for me, and I'd watch it whether Leeds United existed or not.


LD probably won't be alive when promotion happens because he turns eighty next year. But I have discussed the scrap value of his electric gates with Mrs. Doors and we have agreed a 50/50 split of the final sale value when he dies n' that. So to conclude LD doesn't get to see his beloved team in the top division but me, Mrs. Doors, and Monaghan Billy the scrapper do ok out of it. Every cloud.
Frazier Cranium

Every silver lining has a cloud.  Personally I hope he stays healthy for a long while yet but that's me being a normal, compassionate chap like
Late Doors

 In many ways i hope we don't get into the prem. From a social point of view its tons better. Pubs are easier so are the buses and i certainly don't relish the idea of paying fifty quid and over a game. Away games will be even more and the chances of playing on Saturday at 3 only 50/50. Its been brilliant going to all these new places these last12 years although i do miss  going to Newcastle for the weekend.  Mind you will be fun to go to Milan and Madrid again  

Top marks for Monaghan Billy the scrapper, ace name. I love nick names me. If and when it does happen i'll do a deal with him on the Pearly Gates
smiling badger

Has absolutely nothing to do with me not wanting Sky, being a LUFC fan or really have that much desire to want to be playing Prem football.
I just dont watch that much telly to warrant paying stupid amounts of money for the privillage of staring at a box.
I guess that it must be ace for you Racing lovers.
Dock

smiling badger wrote:
Has absolutely nothing to do with me not wanting Sky, being a LUFC fan or really have that much desire to want to be playing Prem football.
I just dont watch that much telly to warrant paying stupid amounts of money for the privillage of staring at a box.
I guess that it must be ace for you Racing lovers.


Not really that ace for racing fans. All the big races are covered on Channel 4. Satellite racing channels are ace for big fans of 'betting' not 'racing'. There is a difference. They just chase money and scramble about in bookies all day or online at home betting on anything at all. Dogs, horses, football, you name it. But for people like me who enjoy really top class competitive racing, there are probably two hundred races out of the approx thousand meetings in a calendar year that would be of any interest to me and Channel 4 has most of them covered. At least 30-40% of racing is pretty uninteresting and run only for the benefit of large betting companies and that's where the satellite boys clear up. I pay £1 per month for the ‘At The Races’ channel which is more than worth its money for all the Irish and French racing I can watch. I personally could pack Sky in tomorrow for all it means to me, but we have the absolute minimum cost package and it is worth it to me and Mrs. D for what's included in it.
Frazier Cranium

Girlfriend's got Sky Movies and Sports, she's got a lot of stuff going on but I keep telling her to get rid of them and we'll get Netflix or something in, a lot cheaper.  Sports I really only watch for LU, LR or even YCC.
Heyho

My Sky is supposed to be going off tomorrow (Monday). Twats pulled it on Friday which meant I couldn't watch all the stuff on the planner.

Complete tossers

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