Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12185 Members
65 Forums
72609 Topics
978424 Posts
89 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
90 registered (11kendo, 15 invisible), 1513 Guests and 195 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 653
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 397
Asbestos shed removal 379
Paypal help 376
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 362
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 327
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 322
Best Price for Scarpping my car 298
Spy in the wild 296
Lost Mobile Phone 288
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
Jets
by cools
12:14 PM
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Tasering Again
by cools
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak )
by corona
07:00 PM
Parking Charges
by 8HBob
06:48 PM
Trump
by granny
06:35 PM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by cools
06:06 PM
Musicals
by granny
02:49 PM
Taylors Villas 1874 any info?
by joney
02:20 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#225680 - 6th May 2008 9:34pm Free Sat
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21001
Loc: Wirral
Another Free view Box by the BBC and ITV.
it was on the News tonight, and people say why?
its already available.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#225681 - 6th May 2008 9:35pm Re: Free Sat [Re: Mark]
fordsteve Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Jan 2007
Posts: 2126
Loc: wirral bromborough
i heard something about this b4 but did not catch it all is it just like the normal free view
_________________________


Top
#225692 - 6th May 2008 9:50pm Re: Free Sat [Re: fordsteve]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
It is available, but only at Argos and Comet, and supplies are limited.

The box will cost you 60 - 170 and then you have an installation charge of 80.00 (absolute rip off, installation should be no more than 50 or so).

Considering Sky already offer their installed FFS service for 150.00 all in for a new customer or free for customers who are out of contract (the best way to do it is to take the minimum subscription for a year at 16.00 per month with a free Sky box and installation, which means you will pay 192.00 over the year, but get some decent channels and free internet during that time, and then cancel the subscription and go onto the free service).

MASSIVE CON - This service is supposed to be for people who don't want or can't recieve Freeview (which IMHO is a load of garbage as half the wirral needs a 150+ ariel installation to get every channel). However, whilst it has 72 channels (compared to 150 on FFS), it does not have the likes of Channel 5, these are only available on Sky as they are FTV and therfore encrypted and not FTA, although FFS customers can recieve them.

All in all: stay away, stay well away - this service is the next BSB, once the BBC and ITV realise it is a waste of money and people don't want it, it will be eaten up by SKY and probably become BSKYFREESATB lmao raftl

Top
#225694 - 6th May 2008 9:53pm Re: Free Sat [Re: MattLFC]
fordsteve Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Jan 2007
Posts: 2126
Loc: wirral bromborough
thanks matt i new you would no something anout it nice one so what you saying is stay away then raftl
_________________________


Top
#225696 - 6th May 2008 9:54pm Re: Free Sat [Re: fordsteve]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Well, unless you want ITV HD when it eventually launches, yes.

smile

Top
#225697 - 6th May 2008 9:55pm Re: Free Sat [Re: MattLFC]
fordsteve Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Jan 2007
Posts: 2126
Loc: wirral bromborough
not really lol thanks for the info o wise one
_________________________


Top
#225700 - 6th May 2008 9:58pm Re: Free Sat [Re: fordsteve]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
BTW, the GUI looks nice and colourful, very modern, but as with every darn STB, cable, satellite and freeview, it is not a patch on Sky's proprietary EPG system, just not as clean or as simple to use.

smile

Top
#225707 - 6th May 2008 10:06pm Re: Free Sat [Re: MattLFC]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2987
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
You can buy FTA sats from the likes of maplins.. Although it dont have channel 5 etc it has aload of other sh** to watch for example need a JML Lawnmower ? then buy one of these and watch the 1000's of shopping channels it has haha!
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#225933 - 7th May 2008 10:14pm Re: Free Sat [Re: SoundLad]
Softy_Southerner Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 2nd May 2008
Posts: 4090
Loc: Back in Devon
I've got hard drive recorder with built in Freeview - love it to bits! I've got the ease of recording like Sky+ (EPG, Series link etc)but no monthly subscription. I had Sky before I moved up here and dumped it when I bought HD and have never regretted it.

Top
#225946 - 7th May 2008 10:25pm Re: Free Sat [Re: Softy_Southerner]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
What HD services transmit via Freeview? Ofcom have not issued any license's yet, in fact there is debate going on atm involving Michael Grade as to whether Ofcoms license distribution proposals are even viable.

I know the BBC trialled HD via DTT for a short while, but it was a conditional access trial and you needed a special box for it.

think

Top
#248936 - 18th Aug 2008 9:12am Re: Free Sat [Re: MattLFC]
mijian Offline
Beginner

Registered: 14th Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Loc: Prenton
Box cost 150, sat dish 30 all in, installed myself, quality superb, unless freeview does HD channel, which I suspect not, get loads of channels not on FTA, and they are adding more all the time. 5 due online by xmas I hear.

Olympics in HD total boss, size your dish right and you can always upgrade in the future.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
12:00 PM
Question Time
by derekdwc
11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
06:25 PM
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
03:01 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
02:42 PM
For Sale & Free
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak )
by Reno37
11:36 AM
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:58pm
2pioneer speakers Free
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:54pm
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by surykata
18th Jan 2017 8:10pm
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
17th Jan 2017 1:08pm
Featured Member
Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Newest Members
Glenburn63, Branco, Smudge22, Collette63, shellylou
12185 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
11:16 AM
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
06:14 PM
Trump
by cools
04:16 PM
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes.
by granny
12:13 PM
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
03:01 PM
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
18th Jan 2017 1:02pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
Today at 12:00 PM
Question Time
by derekdwc
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 02:42 PM
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by chris7777
Yesterday at 09:07 AM
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Trump 195
Question Time 194
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry 108
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes. 66
Melamine faced chipboard ( Walnut or Oak ) 47
Tasering Again 43
Jets 25
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 8:13am
Sunset Fri 4:33pm
Local Time Fri 8:04pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .