What TV source to choose?
Sat, Mar 20 2010, 11:53AM
I've recently bought a new house, but the vendor is suffering a bit of sour grapes (he now reckons he sold too cheaply) and, as a result, he's taking lots of things you'd expect to be included.
I expect to have to buy lightbulbs...
One thing he's taking is the sky dish, but he's leaving the aerial.
Currently, I have a freesat box (Humax Foxsat), so I'm going to need to spend some cash.
1. Install a new dish and continue with Freesat. Does anyone have any idea (roughly) how much this will cost (in London). Downside is that I'll be stuck with Freesat's never-expanding platform.
2. Flog the Humax Foxsat on fleabay (possibly re-couping £85) and buy a Freeview HD box. Presume the standard roof aerial will suffice for that? There aren't any Freeview HD PVRs available yet - would be nice to wait for one of those. I've read (in WHF) that the HD signal on Freeview HD isn't quite as good as the Freesat... but does anyone know how much of a difference there is? This will give me more HD channels, and possibly is more likely to be added to over time... thoughts?
3. Virgin V+HD. More expensive, but as I can get a phone/broadband/telly (XL) bundle for £19 a month more than my current BT landline / O2 broadband solution, and the V+HD box is only £49, this is looking quite attractive. Does anyone know whether Sky1HD is likely to be added to this platform - the thought of Mr Bauer in HD would really sway Mrs Aura...!
4. Sky+HD (not allowed to spend £50 a month on this!!)
Views from the great and the good of WHF?!