Tag: tv

Sky TV to increase prices again

A few months ago I decided to leave Sky TV after many, many years and get myself a Netgem TV box. The transition, considering how many streaming services are out there to fill the void, has been really rather smooth. I’m not a bit football fan and didn’t …

Get a free TV with your next Virgin Media deal

If you’re looking to switch TV providers, or go the whole-hog and get all the sports now that things are starting up again, Virgin Media might be worth a looksie. They’re also giving away a 43″ LG UHD 4K TV and up to £150 bill credit with select …

TCL Pro 10 now available, and you get a free TV too!

Who? Oh come on, you remember TCL. They were the people behind the Blackberry phones. Sadly that all finished a few months ago but TCL are still making phones – this time with their own branding. The company, who have experimented with flexible screens in the past, are …

Ditching Sky. Life after cancellation with Netgem TV.

I’ve had Sky TV installed for about 15 years. I’ve seen it grow from a normal satellite TV box to a “timeshifting” one and then, as on-demand TV increased in popularity, we got more choice and flexibility than ever. However, we consume TV differently now. There’s a huge …

YouTube and Amazon Prime reduce video quality

Following moves by Netflix, Amazon and YouTube will now also be lowering the quality of video content. There’s also rumours that temporary measures may also be put in place by the BBC with their iPlayer service and by Disney+, which is set to launch shortly. Amazon stated .. …

Sky – Yes, you can now pause your Sky Sports subscription

After a raft of criticism, Sky appear to have changed their tune slightly. Before, despite not being able to deliver the expected live football, golf, rugby and other sports events, they were refusing to refund those who had paid the additional Sky Sports subscription. This, though, is something …

Netflix notches down the video quality

We’re certainly living in very strange times at the moment. As most of Europe enters a prolonged lock-down period, internet usage has shot through the roof. Indeed, Vodafone got in touch with us to state that their network has seen a 50% rise in usage. This strange and …

Home Active – Sky delivering movies on the same day as the cinemas

With the coronavirus closing leisure activities, restaurants, pubs, coffee-shops and cinemas; we’re all spending a lot more time at home. So, with TV, radio and the internet our connection to the outside world, Sky have bit of good news for us. I actually decided to cancel Sky TV …

Ditching Sky, rejoining Sky and ditching Sky again

Over the last few days, my article about leaving Sky and rejoining again has been looked at more than the front page. My plan was to cancel and go with Freesat, supplementing it with various streaming services, but I rejoined because Sky did me a deal after I …

Ditching Sky and .. rejoining Sky

This was meant to be a feature about how I cancelled Sky TV and instead switched to Freesat. Why? Well, the truth is that even the “slightly hidden” Freesat from Sky website states that there’s over 240 channels available for free. Yes, 240+ channels for nothing. So why …

Speedy 5G. “Downloading” will be a distant memory.

Back at college I vividly remember writing an essay about the future of the internet. The conclusion was that everything was going to get faster, and there’d be more content. Up until fairly recently, that conclusion has been fairly accurate. As the years have gone by, we’ve moved …

EE become an exclusive BritBox partner

You may have heard about BritBox. It’s a video subscription service created by BBC and ITV which delivers TV entertainment from the main UK public service broadcasters across the UK, USA and Canada. It’s different to the BBC iPlayer and ITV Player because older content is included. Today …

Keeping your old router will cost you dear on BT, EE and Plusnet

Our very own BT has announced that customers will now face a £50 charge if they choose not to return the supplied broadband router once the contract ends. It comes as the company tried to reduce waste and mirrors a similar scheme by Virgin. BT have added a …

Which is the best Android TV box?

If you’re looking to turn your TV into a smart interactive device but don’t want to have to spend money on a whole new TV, a set-top box running Android TV is just what you need. You can easily watch videos online and media from external storage. In …

Cable TV – The origins in the UK are older than you think

A couple of years ago I decided to bin Sky TV, bin my phone line rental and effectively remove most of my “broadcast” TV. The plan was to switch across to just an internet feed and nothing else. I then went ultra-geeky and changed our existing home phone …

Best phones for sports streaming and browsing on the go

Of late, I’ve noticed (whilst out shopping) a lot of dads doing a sneaky bit of football-watching on their phones. With providers like Sky Sports now delivering streams to subscribers in many different ways, it’s easier than ever to watch – and we’re more likely to thanks to …