[access-uk] Re: SKY Channel 5 audio interferance

Hi

I think they wanted you to have the phone line for the reasons you mention. 
Not sure if it had something to do with the pay per view channels, not the 
usual ones but the adult ones.  My TV guy was once telling me that he'd 
installed a sky unit in to an old man's house and the man had been channel 
hopping, jut going up and down the channels, unwittingly, every time he 
passed through one particular channel he was running up his phone bill as it 
was logging a call to this adult channel or something.

Funny you should say that as a new customer you'd probably be dealt with 
quicker, I was once trying to phone my isp for some information, I tried one 
afternoon for an hour and was just kept on hold, so, the next day I tried 
again and selected the option for a new customer, I was answered almost 
streight away, I played the dopy blind woman who'd pressed the wrong button 
by mistake but asked if they could help me any way, they did and i was done.

If you've got it flaunt it, right?

Trace

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 8:10 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: SKY Channel 5 audio interferance


Hi Trace.

That would not surprise me.  I think you are also right about the dish, so
why do they insist that a telephone line must be connected.  Could it be
that they want you to get involved in interactive or shopping stuff?  I
simply don't trust them.  And when you telephone them, you get a selection
of buttons to press.  There is no choice for logging a fault and you are
kept waiting for ages.  I bet if you selected 1 for new customer, then the
wait will be significantly less.

I've decided, rather than pay SKY £25 a month, I'll subscribe to that DVD
Audio Movie home delivery service, if I can find out the url.  As I said,
all I was watching was the occasional AD movie on 5, and often I wrote to
the list asking if a particular movie was being broadcast in AD as mine was
not.

I may very well live to regret quitting SKY, but I don't think so.

Best wishes.
Andy


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Spring.flower" <spring.flower@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 7:43 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: SKY Channel 5 audio interferance


> Sky can be a total pain at times, our old analogue set up went belly up
> some
> years back and when I phoned them to upgrade to digital they told me they
> couldn't as I refused to give them a telephone number and they'd need the
> number to update the box, I know you had to have a phone line in it, I
> then
> told them I wanted to cancel my subscription, they told me I had to give
> them a months notice, at that point I kicked off to some degree and
> finally
> got put through to someone who knew what they were talking about, updates
> come via the dish and not the phone line and we got the thing upgraded.
> The
> thing that I found really strange was that when the guys came to upgrade
> it,
> one of the men turned the old box on, fiddled with it and through came the
> signal, the same happened to a good number of people I knew, some even
> reckoned Sky were messing up the analogue signals to make people upgrade!!
>
> Trace
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 5:00 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: SKY Channel 5 audio interferance
>
>
> Hi Trace.
>
> No it was dry for once.  I checked 5 again today and it's just the same.
> Incidentally, I telephoned SKY to book an engineer about an hour ago and
> was
> told that it was not possible to arrange a visit until March.
>
> I mainly watch AD movies on 5 as there are very few of these on any of the
> other channels, and I pay £25 a month for that.  I decided to unsubscribe
> from SKY and phoned them back.  When I was asked why I wanted to quit SKY
> I
> told them that amongst other things, I cannot get an engineer visit until
> March.  The guy told me that his computer had just crashed and volunteered
> to phone me back.  When he came back he said that I could get an engineer
> out anytime this week, morning or afternoon.  What do you think of that.
> Anyway, I told him that I was no longer interested and requested that he
> unsubscribe me.  So that's me down and out as far as AD movies go.  Hope I
> have not cut off my nose to spite my face, hahaha.
>
> Best wishes.
> Andy
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Spring.flower" <spring.flower@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 3:36 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: SKY Channel 5 audio interferance
>
>
>> Was it raining? that happens here when it rains.
>>
>> You weren't getting a load of hiss were you? don't live near a huge
>> telescope do you? I'm not being daft, remember when they lost Beagle on
>> mars? they had jodrel Bank cranked up to maximum one night trying to find
>> it
>> and it messed up channel 5 via sky, we don't live hugely far away from
>> it.
>>
>> Trace
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:13 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] SKY Channel 5 audio interferance
>>
>>
>> Hi all.
>>
>> Anyone experiencing interference on SKY's Channel 5 this evening.  Not
>> sure
>> if I have a problem with my dish or it's a problem  at the broadcasting
>> end.
>> The audio sounds a little like a cassette tape that is sticky.
>> Occasionally, the audio speeds up causing a stuttering.  If the problem
>> lays
>> at my end, then I can phone SKY tomorrow.
>>
>> Best wishes.
>> Andy
>>
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