Is Sky required to notify me before my contract ends?

RetirementPlan

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You'd be casting to it from any mobile phone or laptop in the house, I guess. Running Netflix or Now TV on the phone, and casting to a Chromecast directly attached to the TV, as a separate source.
 

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You'd be casting to it from any mobile phone or laptop in the house, I guess. Running Netflix or Now TV on the phone, and casting to a Chromecast directly attached to the TV, as a separate source.
Ok, I was just concerned that you thought that Chromecast could allow you access to such subscription services in and of itself.
 

Tonysatellite

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More likely is that they're just not big enough to source a box with the required spec to run the Netflix app and license it.
They were at the planning stage of their own box at that point and it did meet the required spec for netflix at that time. Their stated reason was as I mentioned above.

Lots of people like the easier user interface. I've used combo boxes for years, but there's no way I'd set one up for my parents for fear of hours of tech support calls.
I think you would find that the freesat epg (Fayf said he/she was using a freesat box as opposed to a combo) and menu are even easier than a combo box. The downside is you would have to switch the source back to the Tv to watch Saorview/RTE etc
 
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Leo

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Their stated reason was as I mentioned above.
Yeah, just cynical me wondering if that is the real reason. Saorview are in trouble if their decision makers are that naïve :)

I think you would find that the freesat epg (Fayf said he/she was using a freesat box as opposed to a combo) and menu are even easier than a combo box.
Freesat EPG is pretty good alright. I actually have a '21 Sony TV with dual sat tuners and the worst EPG ever, Sony's response to a question on that was to just use the Freesat app!!
 

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Rang Sky to consider reducing my bill. Was left holding for over 60 minutes. Rang back and said I wanted to upgrade my package and was answered within 2 minutes. When I asked for a better deal, I was told none was available. I was asked if I wanted to talk to somebody in the “Loyalty” (sic) area and was transferred, but hung up after 30 minutes.
The Sky “customer service” is just appalling. A fast response if you want an upgrade but no response otherwise. Total joke.
 

Tonysatellite

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Yeah, just cynical me wondering if that is the real reason. Saorview are in trouble if their decision makers are that naïve :)


Freesat EPG is pretty good alright. I actually have a '21 Sony TV with dual sat tuners and the worst EPG ever, Sony's response to a question on that was to just use the Freesat app!!
Helpful answer from Sony :)
 

RetirementPlan

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Did you try any of the options in post #27?
I did contact some of them, one came back with 'we're too busy to talk to you', I don't think I got other meaningful responses.

They all seemed to offer a 'standard box', which didn't seem to address the Netflix option for me.

I'm also going back and forth as to whether we actually need broadband in the house, or can we all work off hotspots.
 
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