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Foxtel, I'm over it! Any alternatives?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by LadyYamaha, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. I pay around $80 per mth & now I have so few channels available & the ones I have to pay more for seem to be version 2 of the ones I have!

    Can anyone tell me how to get the best sports channel coverage at a reasonable price?

  2. Sell your telly and get more motorbikes.
  3. Thanks Loz, got 2 already but can't watch MotoGp or superbikes on them!
  4. It costs THAT much?

    Now I know why I never signed up for it...
  5. Yep & it's mostly worth it to have watched race & be going to bed when free to air starts it's telecast but now i'm over having nothing else that interests me for the rest of the week.

    I've read somewhere about a free service that shows a lot of the pay tv stuff but can't find it when I want it!
  6. Be sociable, get down to Fairfield for JohnnyO's race night. IT's good fun watching the races with friends, and they stay open for us all night for a couple of bucks each race night.
  7. ditch TV, n get outside.
    i used to live in front of it.
    sure, i live in front of my PC screen when im home, but i try not to be home. or its at crazy hours like this.
    otherwise im riding, working, clubbing, or with mates.

    down with TV :p
  8. Sometimes it's better to shut your mouth & appear stupid rather than open your mouth & prove it!

    If you can't help me to find the link I'm looking for then scroll up!
  9. i'll put some links together and pm you in the morning :)
  10. $1000 a year for tv? No thanks, thats two whole sets of tyres, or 6-7 track days!

    Your best alternative is to just keep a decent net connection (I assume you have one?) with a decent mb quota, and just download specific shows you want, on demand.
  11. 80 bucks!

    join fitness first.
  12. isnt every channel on foxtel only $105 per month?
    u may aswell pay the extra $25 a month if your already paying $80.
  13. go see melbourne satelittes and for around $700 you can score a dish and decoder then tune in to star sports, sit back, blow a joint, have a drink and watch the racing :)
  14. i;m curious what play you're on Lady...
    i pay $76 a month and I get every single channel EXCEPT MOVIES
    I found we never watched movies so I got rid of them.
    you just need to..negotiate with the suckers!

    i'm upgrading to HD foxtel soon
  15. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: Says so much, so succinctly. Post of the month :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  16. Cable is a waste of money.

    Spend the same amount on a decent internet connection and download whatever it is you want to watch.
  17. Me too Dougz
  18. http://www.selectv.com/ is cheaper, but doesn't give you access to everything foxtel does.

    I got rid of all pay tv, built a media centre and now just watch and record Digital Free to Air..
  19. Do you work for foxtel?