Appsy85 wrote: Not to fussed on sky cinema as same rubbish repeated all time.
Sports is a must .
How much of a "must" is Sports? I watch the odd match at the weekend and find Now TV day passes do the job (especially on a Sunday). You can get sports day passes for £7 and weekly passes for £11, but 11versus11 have an offer where you can get a day pass half price and other offers regularly appear (free passes with Pringles, Carling and Pizza Hut). Likewise with the Cinema and Entertainment passes, often discounted by 50% when you cancel.
Cheapest option is to go Broadband only and get a Roku Streaming Stick for Sky Entertainment/Cinema/Sports, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play etc.
Only downside is no BT Sport and no Premier Sports. If that is an issue get Player TV in addition to broadband and add the channels as and when required. So for me I get BT Sport when Champions League is on and get Premier Sports for GAA. Only need to commit to 30 days, and when I called to get BT Sport, I got XL TV with a £15/month discount for 6 months.
Appsy85 wrote: Thank you for reply - When I say bout sports I watch a lot of it from the football,darts,wrestling and thru the week etc .
Just don't want pay £114 which is a lot .
Appreciate all the options you have given.
So overall personally what would you recommend?
Personally I would recommend getting the chepest broadband you can and buying day/week sports passes when you need them, but what do you want?
Do you need Sky Sports, BT Sport, Eurosport and/or Premier Sports?
Do you need Full House TV?
Do you need a phone?
Do you need fast broadband?
I get along with 50mbps broadband and Player TV and sadly the phone with talk anytime which is the bulk of my cost. My package costs me less than £30/month excluding line rental which I pay on an annual basis.
I just get the sports channels online via Now TV or TV Player when I want them, so Sky Sports when my teams play on there, Eurosport for the tennis (fortnight at a time), and I know someone who shares their BT Sport access with me. Tivo I only need for access to Premier Sports for GAA (and only in May/June)
Ultimately, if you want continual access to all the sports it costs.
Appsy85 wrote: Basically sky sports and BT sports I would like to keep - (fox for the mrs) .
I currently have the 200vivid - but I'm sure I can drop to 50.
I can't say I noticed the difference between 200 and 50. Nothing on wifi exploits the speed, and the wired connections like now TV box, Tivo (why?) and NAS didn't need the speed. Maybe if I plugged my laptop directly into the router it may have made a difference. I upload/download next to nothing these days, except filling up tablets with iPlayer/Amazon movies when I go on vacation. I don't care if a movie takes 1 minute to download rather than 4 minutes (Not that it would on WiFi).
Seems like you are best off having Full house TV and Sky sports, but not sure if you will pay a lot less than £114/month unless you get some discounts. I was paying £56/month excluding line rental when I had the whole she-bang, but that was with 50% off Sky Sports/Cinema and £15/month off Full House TV. Luckily no decent GAA games coming up, so I don't have to pay for Premier Sports, and I can leave the tennis until the summer.
Thanks for getting in touch with the community and for popping by on the forums with your package option post.
It's great to see the community jumping in to help you out with this one as we would be limited in what we could advise about specific package information on the forums due to security so I'm glad to see you've had some support from the guys
I hope since you've posted you've been able to get in touch with the teams about this to discuss your options further but if not they would love to be able to help you and it would be great if you could get in touch with them via 150 or 0345 454 1111 for them to look at tailoring the package to your needs.
Keep us posted on how this goes for you and let us know if there is anything else we can look into for you