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Aussie T.V       started by shelly23 on 11 Mar 2010   (22638)
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From shelly23

11 Mar 2010 7:34 AM
(107786)
I know this sounds a bit daft but we have got used to sky+ (recording). and I know when we were there previously Foxtel didn't have this facility. does it now, or do we have to use a video/dvd recorder. just so we know whether to bring them or not. thanks michelle
From Kris+Rob

To shelly23

11 Mar 2010 7:45 AM
(107787)
The Foxtel box can record programmes-it's the only way to watch TV without being driven crazy by the constant adverts.
From shelly23

To Kris+Rob

11 Mar 2010 7:57 AM
(107788)
Thanks for that. It's good to see Oz has moved with the times, i agreed about the adverts far too many. regards michelle
From Cedric

To shelly23

16 Mar 2010 11:26 AM
(107819)
A Foxtel IQ does the same thing as a Sky+ and some of them are made by PACE (UK company). However, I am not sure if your Sky+ box would work with Foxtel. At the very least you would need a new card for the IQ, but it may not work at all in Australia. Does anybody here know? There are none of the free satellite channels that you get in the UK, so you would need a Foxtel subscription to make it work anyway (and a dish and all the wiring). Probably best to leave the Sky+ in the UK (flog it if you own it) and get a new IQ here. Some of the Foxtel deals give you it for free anyway. As for moving with the times, Australia was actually ahead of the UK with terrestrial HD television, which they have had for years. However, quality and choice of the programmes is another thing. Hope you like sport....
From shelly23

To Cedric

18 Mar 2010 3:03 AM
(107844)
Thanks for info Cedric, i'm not intending to bring sky+ box with me just wondered if Foxtel had the same facility, as when we were there in 2008 and had foxtel it didn't have the recording facility then. So i'm aware of the channels that you get and all the sport, not really a fan of sport or my husband unless scotland is playing then the rugby shirt comes out. Thanks again for reply michelle
From Marshy

To shelly23

18 Mar 2010 3:36 PM
(107846)
Foxtel has had IQ (Sky+) since before 2006. However you have to sign up for IQ it isn't standard foxtel issue. It costs extra so many people just go for basic foxtel.