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SC03OTT

ClioSport Club Member
  Octavia vRS
Yeah. Integration of content isn’t unique. I said in the beginning there are various services doing this. Even to the extent of a roku TV, Netflix button etc.

Like all of these changes. It’s not just one company but a move several players will make in the market. It will come down to who does it best.

All of the services above really lack when it comes to live TV. Live and recorded live TV still makes up a bit part. So if you want to confuse customers with switching between services and missing out on half their viewing recommendations crack on.

I find it laughable that switching to a recorded freeview box and a fire stick is even compared to this to be honest.


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For sure, the live TV does seem to be the extra offering here. Given that I don’t watch live TV (unless I’ve sub’d Sky Sports on NOW for a specific event) I’m clearly not the target demographic here. Perhaps that’s why I’m struggling to see the point.

I’ll have a nosey about YouTube for reviews when they start to appear. Get a better idea of what it’s all about.
 

Aaron..

ClioSport Club Member
Yes but Sky have just released it so everything else before it is null and void...
Sounds just like when Apple release a new phone 😏

If the new fire stick can do all of this then I’d probably go for one of those instead (if I was starting fresh) as you can use that on any tab and you aren’t limiting what spec you buy.
Good idea for those who want to pay monthly and aren’t too fussed on the spec of TV they buy.
 

David Stuart

ClioSport Club Member
Sounds just like when Apple release a new phone

If the new fire stick can do all of this then I’d probably go for one of those instead (if I was starting fresh) as you can use that on any tab and you aren’t limiting what spec you buy.
Good idea for those who want to pay monthly and aren’t too fussed on the spec of TV they buy.

I think the point is to make it really good spec and simple. 99% of people couldn’t care less about all the jargon that TV manufacturers use to justify you buying a new TV.

Brilliant picture and sound. End of.

Don’t see a fire stick every doing the full live TV stuff. But you could use NOW as a lite version.


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R3k1355

ClioSport Club Member
So are Sky going to offer this as an app you can have on other smart TV's?

Cos that seems like the mass market;

Buy a cheap telly in the Black Friday sales
Purchase Sky subscription
Have at it
 

David Stuart

ClioSport Club Member
So are Sky going to offer this as an app you can have on other smart TV's?

Cos that seems like the mass market;

Buy a cheap telly in the Black Friday sales
Purchase Sky subscription
Have at it

No absolutely not what they are offering at all.

You need at least one Sky Glass TV.

You can then activate other TVs for multi screen viewing using “pucks”. But at least one TV needs to be a new Sky Glass one.


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David Stuart

ClioSport Club Member
seems like a mess of a system to me tbf


What terrible journalism. Seems simple concept for people to just “kick back”.

But Sky’s subscriptions / pricing models are too confusing. Ok then. I think we have all over estimated the intelligence of general public if they can’t deal with picking a small, medium and large TV size.
 

SC03OTT

ClioSport Club Member
  Octavia vRS
Yeah it doesn’t seem any more confusing that picking a phone contract and picking the length, minutes, texts, data etc.

As a general comment. I hate how the sports channels are bundled. I want to watch the golf. That’s it. I don’t want to pay for football, racing, F1 and whatever else just to watch the golf. Meh.
 

David Stuart

ClioSport Club Member
Yeah it doesn’t seem any more confusing that picking a phone contract and picking the length, minutes, texts, data etc.

As a general comment. I hate how the sports channels are bundled. I want to watch the golf. That’s it. I don’t want to pay for football, racing, F1 and whatever else just to watch the golf. Meh.

Yeah. I’m not sure what has happened there as with sky Q you can just subscribe to golf.


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SC03OTT

ClioSport Club Member
  Octavia vRS
Yeah. I’m not sure what has happened there as with sky Q you can just subscribe to golf.


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Lol, sorry. Should have been more specific, with my general comment. I want just golf on NOW I don’t want Sky Q, a dish or Sky Glass. I want just the golf, on NOW.
 

Daz.

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 200 RS EDC
They haven't yet provided me with a fully functioning Sky Q box, sod then putting it in a TV that won't be as good as a top end calibrated unit.

If they fix the issues I have now I'd consider it but the reliance on broadband puts me off, I like the fact I can still watch TV if I lose connection.
 

R3k1355

ClioSport Club Member
No absolutely not what they are offering at all.

You need at least one Sky Glass TV.

You can then activate other TVs for multi screen viewing using “pucks”. But at least one TV needs to be a new Sky Glass one.


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oh right, so you must have their TV, you can't just have the box and plug it into your existing set?

I thought the telly was like an optional extra you could finance if you wanted.
 

MatthewR

ClioSport Club Member
Will this eventually the the only version of sky available? That will surely limit the market share that Sky is able to achieve?
 

DrR

ClioSport Club Member
  VW Golf GTD
My biggest problem
With Sky is you need a TV license. Adds pretty much 50% to the cost of a package.
 
  MK2 PH2 1.2 16V
Lmao, honestly this seems like a stupid idea. I don’t get why anyone would want it. If sky put their prices up and you want to leave you’ve got a tv you can’t use.
 

David Stuart

ClioSport Club Member
Lmao, honestly this seems like a stupid idea. I don’t get why anyone would want it. If sky put their prices up and you want to leave you’ve got a tv you can’t use.

Will you? J think the point is there are many many services people use just now. Yes you have to buy sky when you purchase the TV. Don’t think the TV is redundant if you ever leave sky though. Could be wrong but not the way it’s been explained to me.


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sburrell93

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
It's pretty f**king evident that this is of no interest to the majority of us on CS but I'm surprised there isn't more people who can slightly see the point of this.

Surely one of the biggest parts of it is the fact you're doing away with the dish? There's a massive chunk of the population who rent and perhaps can't get a dish installed. Or live in flats, and don't have a dish. I'd bet a lot of these people wouldn't also see the appeal of being able to have everything in one rather than having to buy a TV, soundbar, whatever else and then get it all working with each other.

Also, for people who aren't massively tech savvy but like to have the latest tech, how often do they upgrade their TV's? Every 3-4 years? Certainly takes the hassle out of buying a new one if you can get it in your sky package.

Saying that, I would never buy into it. Doesn't appeal to me at all, I think it looks pretty terrible and it won't be the best tech out there at the time. It'll be good, but not the best. But I can absolutely see why it would and will appeal to a lot of people out there.
 

David Stuart

ClioSport Club Member
It's pretty f**king evident that this is of no interest to the majority of us on CS but I'm surprised there isn't more people who can slightly see the point of this.

Surely one of the biggest parts of it is the fact you're doing away with the dish? There's a massive chunk of the population who rent and perhaps can't get a dish installed. Or live in flats, and don't have a dish. I'd bet a lot of these people wouldn't also see the appeal of being able to have everything in one rather than having to buy a TV, soundbar, whatever else and then get it all working with each other.

Also, for people who aren't massively tech savvy but like to have the latest tech, how often do they upgrade their TV's? Every 3-4 years? Certainly takes the hassle out of buying a new one if you can get it in your sky package.

Saying that, I would never buy into it. Doesn't appeal to me at all, I think it looks pretty terrible and it won't be the best tech out there at the time. It'll be good, but not the best. But I can absolutely see why it would and will appeal to a lot of people out there.

It’s the internet. The whole point of commenting is to put down / disagree as much as possible.

Your right. It’s probably not going to be for proper tech geeks. They will want to flexibility for choosing their own spec.

Research I was involved in a few years ago suggested the average time people upgraded their TV was 5 years. It’s likely come down again since then. Like all technology. The pace of change has never been faster. But will never be this slow again.

I’ll see you all in 2 years when 90% of you have this or an equivalent product from Amazon, google, Apple or someone else.


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cs_rich

ClioSport Club Member
It’s the internet. The whole point of commenting is to put down / disagree as much as possible.

Your right. It’s probably not going to be for proper tech geeks. They will want to flexibility for choosing their own spec.

Research I was involved in a few years ago suggested the average time people upgraded their TV was 5 years. It’s likely come down again since then. Like all technology. The pace of change has never been faster. But will never be this slow again.

I’ll see you all in 2 years when 90% of you have this or an equivalent product from Amazon, google, Apple or someone else.


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I'd disagree that the pace of change of technology has never been faster when it comes to TVs.

We bought our Samsung smart TV in 2012 and it's still going strong today with all the usual streaming apps available and pretty great picture quality. We've just bought a new Philips / Android TV and whilst the picture is marginally better (HDR & 4K), the jump up from our old Samsung is nowhere near the jump to that from our previous Full HD set, and absolutely nothing like the jump to our first ever HD / LCD set.

And in comparison to what you've described, it feels like Android TV does everything glass does anyway as the home page presents content from all of the streaming services and is voice searchable etc.
 

Deeg

ClioSport Club Member
It's pretty f**king evident that this is of no interest to the majority of us on CS but I'm surprised there isn't more people who can slightly see the point of this.

Surely one of the biggest parts of it is the fact you're doing away with the dish? There's a massive chunk of the population who rent and perhaps can't get a dish installed. Or live in flats, and don't have a dish. I'd bet a lot of these people wouldn't also see the appeal of being able to have everything in one rather than having to buy a TV, soundbar, whatever else and then get it all working with each other.

Also, for people who aren't massively tech savvy but like to have the latest tech, how often do they upgrade their TV's? Every 3-4 years? Certainly takes the hassle out of buying a new one if you can get it in your sky package.

Saying that, I would never buy into it. Doesn't appeal to me at all, I think it looks pretty terrible and it won't be the best tech out there at the time. It'll be good, but not the best. But I can absolutely see why it would and will appeal to a lot of people out there.

I think everyone would fully get it, if it were an internet connected set too box / dongle / app for smart TV.

But, a hard product with limited portability, in a market that demands portability, seems wide of the mark.

It’s obvious what Sky want to do, which is lock you into the TV as part of a wider subscription, and treat the TV as a ‘money box’.
 

Oxyuris

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
I didn't know we had a Sky employee on here, I have questions! :)
I'm quite keen on the idea of this, but I'm also fully paid up member of the Sky fan club... however I'm a shift worker and don't quite get the idea of not being able to 'record' live sport anymore and having to stream it. So if I've recorded the F1 on a Sunday and my shift pattern is crap I might not watch the full race until the Thursday, so will I still be able to stream the live coverage then? Or would I only have the option of some edited highlight package? What about a week old premiership match? In the same vein how long would things be streamable for, I've still not watched season 3 of Westworld (I don't think I'm missing much) but it's remained in my recorded programs for when I next get Covid/Flu/Zombie Plague and have the time to binge watch it. I know I'm probably in a minority but I was talking to colleagues about this and they had similar concerns about recording live golf for watching much later.

Also it's likely that the 'puck' would become my main way of accessing TV because it would be in the snug where as the Sky Glass would be in the living room, so I was trying to find out about the functionality and performance of the puck, but all the reviews are just for the TV, so does the puck have the same as the TV?

The only downside I can see with this is putting all our TV eggs in a broadband basket, having the dish gives a certain amount of flexibility if BT breaks something.
 


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