MurraysWorld  >  Columns  >  Post reply ( Re: The 2010 US Open : a brief preview
Post reply
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 120 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.
Name:
Subject:
BoldItalicizedUnderlineStrikethrough|GlowShadowMarquee|Preformatted TextLeft AlignCenteredRight Align|Horizontal Rule|Font SizeFont Face
Insert FlashInsert ImageInsert Hyperlink|Insert TableInsert Table RowInsert Table Column||Insert CodeInsert Quote|Insert List
confused hug shocking wub Whistle cmon yeah yay w00t nervous pray clap Think Rolling Eyes doh Little tongue man [more]
Image Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
You should read 5 characters in this image.


Type the letters shown in the picture

shortcuts: hit alt+s to submit/post or alt+p to preview



Topic Summary
Posted on: August 30, 2010, 03:48 PM
Posted by: Ruthie
It gets even more tempting. But I'd have to get a new TV first and I don't want to lose all the stuff stored on my current sky+ box.  The sky preview said that Andy might not be playing till wednesday.  Wondered why MW still has Cincinatti as his current tournament so can't get a direct link to USO from here?
Posted on: August 30, 2010, 09:08 AM
Posted by: Daisy
Sorry, Daisy, just catching up on here. Because we already had Sky+ the box was free. We ordered on the phone and it was £10 per month extra and the box arrived the next day via Parcel Force. It took Os 15 minutes to install it - very simple - they said we wouldn't need any help. Wildlife programmes are fabulous and we watched the film 'Battle of Britain' which was being shown on BBC1 the other night, a film we have seen at least twice, and it was so enthralling with the air battles now in HD that we decided to record Tora,Tora, Tora today (another war film re Pearl Harbour)just to see what it looked like in HD!

We did watch on Eurosport yesterday (and not in HD) highlights from last year's final and came to the conclusion that Eurosport filming/transmission was not on a par with Sky or BBC etc. Fuzziness around the tram lines etc but non HD is excellent on this new larger screen tele anyway. Sky say Andy is playing tomorrow but we haven't got the tourney as yet on the Home Page so I couldn't check. Have to go to ATP.

So glad to get all your info Jan - am really looking forward to seeing the tennis in HD !!
Posted on: August 30, 2010, 08:57 AM
Posted by: janscribe
Sorry, Daisy, just catching up on here. Because we already had Sky+ the box was free. We ordered on the phone and it was £10 per month extra and the box arrived the next day via Parcel Force. It took Os 15 minutes to install it - very simple - they said we wouldn't need any help. Wildlife programmes are fabulous and we watched the film 'Battle of Britain' which was being shown on BBC1 the other night, a film we have seen at least twice, and it was so enthralling with the air battles now in HD that we decided to record Tora,Tora, Tora today (another war film re Pearl Harbour)just to see what it looked like in HD!

We did watch on Eurosport yesterday (and not in HD) highlights from last year's final and came to the conclusion that Eurosport filming/transmission was not on a par with Sky or BBC etc. Fuzziness around the tram lines etc but non HD is excellent on this new larger screen tele anyway. Sky say Andy is playing tomorrow but we haven't got the tourney as yet on the Home Page so I couldn't check. Have to go to ATP.
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 09:22 PM
Posted by: Daisy
Congratulations Daisy on getting a good deal on the free HD box.  Now, I wonder what program you can use to save Andy's matches and upload them here on MW for us all to enjoy Very Happy.   Just joking.

 lol
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 09:19 PM
Posted by: Philip
Congratulations Daisy on getting a good deal on the free HD box.  Now, I wonder what program you can use to save Andy's matches and upload them here on MW for us all to enjoy Very Happy.   Just joking.
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 07:10 PM
Posted by: Daisy
^ So no £60 to pay?  Think

Nope ....

I read all the blurb and thought, how can this be ... no £60 to pay (at one point I thought it was £199).  So, I started completing the order, and, as each page went by, it kept telling me the box and install were free .... so I kept ploughing on, and sure enough in the Order Summary that is what it says ....

Posted on: August 29, 2010, 07:07 PM
Posted by: Elly
^ So no £60 to pay?  Think
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:59 PM
Posted by: Daisy
Well, my order summary definitely says FREE FREE and then the HD monthly charge ...
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:58 PM
Posted by: Elly
^ Yes, I'll have a look online also. 
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:57 PM
Posted by: Daisy
I'm being told that they are extremely busy, and my call will be answered in 20 mins.  Not holding on that long - will try either later on, or tomorrow.

I had that when I first tried to get organised with SKY .... drove me potty ... decided not to go down that road today!
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:55 PM
Posted by: Elly
I'm being told that they are extremely busy, and my call will be answered in 20 mins.  Not holding on that long - will try either later on, or tomorrow.
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:50 PM
Posted by: Elly
Will do.
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:49 PM
Posted by: Daisy
^ Yes, I think I'll ring them so as to be clear what the deal is.

Let me know what they say please ....
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:49 PM
Posted by: Daisy
I was just talking to a friend and apparently they have been adveritising the box and install as free ... guess they are really after the monthly payment for the HD package ....

The "online order invoice" as listed, specifically states that the SKY + HD box is free, as is the set-up.  Additionally, they say that ordering online is where the "deals" are.  Think (hope) I'm just being a scaredy-cat ....
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:49 PM
Posted by: Elly
^ Yes, I think I'll ring them so as to be clear what the deal is.
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:45 PM
Posted by: Sir Panda
Prefer to phone companies when ordering things, for that exact reason.
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:44 PM
Posted by: Daisy
I'm hoping I haven't shot myself in the foot and have selected the correct option .... think their website is designed to get you to sign up for things you might not want .... Rolling Eyes
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:40 PM
Posted by: Elly
^ Indeed!  I'm on the case...
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:39 PM
Posted by: Daisy
And, they're coming to install it this coming Thursday .... PURRFECT timing for the second week of the Open ....
Posted on: August 29, 2010, 06:37 PM
Posted by: Elly
Just got the box and installation free of charge .... just have to pay the monthly HD charges.
Fantastic!  Thanks...