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    Thinking of getting rid of sky and getting a Roku type box. Anybody have any experience with them? What sort of channels will i get? how are they for watching movies/tv shows that i have acquired?
    Originally posted by Vegas
    When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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    You mean the Now TV on Roku? It's OK for movie channels but there are no TV channels. If you buy the official Roku (not the rebranded Now TV box) you can install Netflix.

    I have the Roku 2 XS and a Now TV box, I think they're great but I use them for Plex and rarely touch any other apps (sometimes go on iPlayer - it's the same as it is on the PS3).
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    • #3
      Ah right, was thinking more along the lines of actual TV channels. probably looking at freesat, but maybe one with the option of accessing my media in some way. doubt I'll be able to get both in the same unit. Looked at freesat using the sky box, they don't even give you the option of recording channels, it's a 10 extra, whereas the actual freesat boxes can be had with catch up tv and recording.
      Originally posted by Vegas
      When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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      • #4
        Yeah, no good for recording really, I'm yet to see a Freesat box with an interface as nice as the Sky one though.
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        • #5
          I've had the same thoughts and it does depend what you watch. I would be happy with a media server and some access to formula 1. I've kept my sky just for the f1 however for everything else a big media server, running plex and usenet, would suit me better.
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          • #6
            I know, I'm used to the sky interface now and it would be hard to change. But I've come to realise that everything I watch is available for free elsewhere and anything else can be gotten pretty easily so thats a pro for getting rid. Might just bull**** them to see if they'll give me a discount for a while.
            Originally posted by Vegas
            When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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            • #7
              Humax Freesat boxes are very well rated, I often consider buying one but I rarely watch TV so it seems like a waste.
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              • #8
                A decent spec box would probably pay for itself with the amount saved from sky. Will have to phone to see how much I'd save tomorrow.
                Originally posted by Vegas
                When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                • #9
                  Used to sell the Humax range at Maplin. Was very popular, and tbh, was streets ahead of all the others.
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                  • #10
                    I'll have a look at these humax boxes then. Only thing I don't want on it is the 7-day rewind function, see what sort of deal i can have methinks
                    Originally posted by Vegas
                    When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                    • #11
                      You'll end up being offered loads of free stuff by sky before they let you cancel

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                      • #12
                        It happened with movies the last time,cancelled once the free period was up. Probably end up doing the same again. I just hate the fact that you've got to threaten to leave in order to give you anything. Surely the fact they can offer a few months free means they're charging too much
                        Originally posted by Vegas
                        When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                        • #13
                          Most people don't bother to call up though.

                          Dad pays around 80 a month, as we have all the channels on sky here. Doesn't watch any sports neither do I. We have kids for mums job, and movies for us.
                          Could get that loads cheaper, but he can't be bothered to call up

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                          • #14
                            That's what they hope for i suppose. people pay up every month, for services they may no longer want, no questions asked.
                            Originally posted by Vegas
                            When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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                            • #15
                              Gonna get this methinks. does everything i need.

                              Humax HDR-FOX T2 500GB Freeview + HD Digital TV Recorder: Amazon.co.uk: TV

                              Thoughts? I don't want to spend over 200 on a box
                              Originally posted by Vegas
                              When I hit boost me fuel runs out

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