Sky Q
Sky

Sky Q here we come.

Well its been more than 3 years since we had any form of subscription TV, we’ve used what we saved over paying the mortgage each month, but the time has come to to go back to Sky. Our primary reason for giving up Sky was our monthly subscription was hovering around the £80 per month, which I thought was a little too mucb. Many of my customers have been singing the praises of Sky Q, so we took a look […]

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Freesat

Humax HDR 1100 Freesat Recorder

Back in January we cancelled our Sky subscription and replaced the Sky receiver with a Humax 1100, after the initial excitement of getting the box, and finding out that it can be controlled with the iPads, I quickly lost interest in the unit and left my it to my wife to use. In theory the whole iPad to control the box sounds really cool, in reality its not that great a solution in our opinion. The only alternative to control […]

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Cordcutting

Does the perfect low power video streaming device exist?

Since we cut the cord on subscription TV (Sky), we’ve moved to streaming services. Initially it wasn’t a problem, as our Sony TV supported both services. However recently Sony discontinued support of Microsoft Silverlight on our particular model, and removed the icon! so its time to find a new device. We have both Amazon Instant Video and Netflix subscriptions. There seems to be plenty of support for Netflix, with every device we currently have  having an app, the Apple TV, […]

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Multimedia

The joys of HDMI!

I’ve spent the last 3 or 4 hours troubleshooting an HDMI issue between my Sony amplifier and TV. With the TV in the lounge and the AV kit in the garage, with only a single HDMI cable running between them I figured I was into a world of hurt. A few days ago my wife informed me that we’d been getting a message saying the Bravia Sync connection had failed while she’d been watching TV, the error message had gone […]

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Multimedia

A couple of months with the Amazon Fire TV

Back in October we got our first Amazon Fire TV, when it first arrived i was a bit meh?? Three months on, and its pretty much replaced the Apple TV we were using in the lounge, being an Amazon Prime subscriber we get the amazon video service (Previously LoveFilm) and Netflix, its nice having one box that can finally use either service. The other nice thing is the number of apps for the box, there doesn’t appear to be as […]

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Multimedia

Look whats here!!

Well after much research we settled on the Humax HDR 1000s, essentially the same box as the 1010s with the exception of built in wifi, and of course £30 cheaper. Unboxing and installation has been done, and i have to say its a very slick process, unplug Sky box, switch cables, turn on, you get asked for your postcode, it goes off does its thing, and then presents you with your basic channel listing. I’ve installed the Ipad / iPhone […]

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Multimedia

Goodbye Sky!!!!!

Well, after a year with Sky TV with the pretty much their full package of movies and sports for £24.00 a month, our discount period has finally come to an end. After speaking to retentions and cheekily asking for the 75% discount to be extended the best they could do was offer 33% which is imho overpriced. So i’ve been looking at the alternatives out there, basically theres either Freeview or Freesat, both seem to have roughly the same channels, […]