When we moved into our rental house we thought we'd stump up for Foxtel as we were used to having SKY+ back in England and once you're used to pausing, rewinding and series linking programs you can't go back to watching normal telly.
We started watching programmes and series linking things that were "New to Foxtel" thinking they were the latest series and they weren't, they were 1 or 2 series old. All of the new programmes are actually on normal TV/Freeview.
Having the new series' on channels 7, 9 and 10 wouldn't be a problem with SKY back in the UK but Foxtel doesn't actually broadcast them so you can't watch or record any of the good programmes you want to without flicking your TV back to Freeview or normal TV but then you can't record them.
Now with six months left on our Foxtel contract we are moving into our new home, no more renting yay! So I ring Foxtel to tell them we're moving and they said that they will charge us $100 to send an engineer round to the new house to plug the box in. I told them I didn't require their assistance to plug the box in as it's a simple matter of plugging cables into the existing sockets on the wall. After getting nowhere and being told it's a standard charge that everyone has to pay I was also told that if I plug it in I will void its warranty (seriously!!!???). After a few more minutes of me telling them how ridiculous they were I resigned myself to the fact I would have to pay the $100.
After getting off the phone and speaking to a colleague I was told that if the wall connection is there and you have a valid card in the box you should just start receiving the signal as normal. Does anyone know if this is true? If so I'll plug it in on the day of the move and cancel the engineer who is booked for the day after.
If we weren't locked into a 12 month contract I'd have ditched Foxtel long ago. I hope any potential Foxtel customers out there find this usefull.