Product Type: Sky TV channels
Newest Review: ... plus 1 channel. So you can just record the later version of the programmes. Our Sky package also includes Sky multiroom, Sky+ HD, Sky broa... more
Sky+, you'll never go back
Sky Plus (Sky+)
Member Name: sammy00
Sky Plus (Sky+)
Advantages: So much choice and a name you can trust. You can get it quite cheaply too!
Disadvantages: Sky Box Office
How did I ever live without my Sky+? I had Sky installed over a year ago and its the best package ever!
We pay £24.99 for Uncapped Internet, Unlimited Evening & Weekend Calls and the basic Sky TV package. You obviously then have pay your line rental so thats extra but you have to pay that whoever your with. When we were looking at packages Sky was coming up the cheapest by a long shot so we thought we would try it for a year....
...Ill never go back! The Sky+ Box is great. The TV guide is clear and consise. It can also divide up the channels into categories such as Entertainment/ Films etc and the amount of channels goes on and on. You will never get bored! The Box will record two programmes at once (if you're not watching the TV) or you can record one channel and watch another. The Box also allows you to Pause and rewind TV so if someone calls you, you dont have to miss your programme. You have a 'Anytime' section on the box which holds hundreds of films and programmes that you can download and watch at your leisure. I particulary like this as I often fancy watching a film and if theres nothing on at that moment you can pick from hundreds on the anytime and depending on your speed of internet they download lightening quick.
On to the interent. You are supplied with a router when you take this out. It is easy to set up and comes with a CD to install it with your laptop/pc. The router reacts quickly and it pretty powerful. We have the router downstairs in the lounge and it connects to the laptop anywhere in the house with a full signal strength and it linked to the Wii, PS3, and two Iphones! You can easily be working on your Iphone and laptop and it never slows the internet down.
The only issue we have it that for some reason our box will not order the Sky Box Office movies. We have mentioned this to Sky and they have said this is a problem they are having with some box's/areas. This means if we want to order a film we have to phone up and as the premium rate number it costs a fortune. Then it is all voice automated and it will not recognise our midlands accent! We can go round and round in circles until we give up.
This is the only problem we experience and overall I love Sky+. The choices in TV and the Sky+ Box is amazing!
Summary: Well worth the money