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This message was authored by AlunCT This message was authored by: AlunCT

A NEW SKY Q UHD BOX I ORDERED AND THE COMPLAINTS TEAM

I placed an order 2 weeks ago for an upgrade to UHD box and explained I would not be at home Monday -Friday and also that I would like to keep the old box until I knew the new box worked. I was told that would be fine and I had 60 days to return the old box. Next day DPD tried to deliver and I answered on my Ring doorbell. I was told he could not give me a new box until I gave old one back.

I then opted for a Saturday AM delivery (£10) and it never turned up. It was being returned to SKY. Sky then told me they cannot send another out until they get the other one back from DPD.10 days later I have heard nothing.

I have spoken to about 8 peole who promise call backs from managers, or to update me on when the original DPD Q box gets back to me.

When I email the comaplints team now, they bounce back and fail. I am nopw going to contact OFCOM.

Has any one anyn idea how to get something like this sorted? Have any of you experienced such horrendus customer service with every promise broken?

I am at the end of my tether!

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This message was authored by Daniel0210 This message was authored by: Daniel0210

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@AlunCT wrote:

I placed an order 2 weeks ago for an upgrade to UHD box and explained I would not be at home Monday -Friday and also that I would like to keep the old box until I knew the new box worked. I was told that would be fine and I had 60 days to return the old box.

 

That seems unusual to me. Normally I'd expect an exchange of box for box on the doorstep with the DPD driver. 


 


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This message was authored by Chodley This message was authored by: Chodley

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You can't keep the old box. That was terrible advice.

 

and do you mean an HDR box? All boxes are UHD afaik.

 

I've escalated your post to see if the online team here can help.

 

Just look out for the blue bubble to start the conversation. 
Here's more information on how Community Messaging works - https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Did-you-know/Escalating-a-post-to-a-Sky-expert/ba-p/3711147  

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This message was authored by AlunCT This message was authored by: AlunCT

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Thank you. The whole process has been worse than pulling teeth. All I want is the UHD Q box I have ordered and somone within SKY to keep their promises. I  worked for a large telecoms company as head of high level complaints. I looked at why acomplaint happened in the first place and looked at how we could change process to stop it happening so very fustraiting to see that a few simple changes could be made to resolve this. I estimate I have spent over 5 hours on chat and on the phone dealing with the incompetence of SKY staff and their 'rigid' processes.
I look forward to this issue being a distant memory.

This message was authored by steve30x This message was authored by: steve30x

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@Chodley wrote:

You can't keep the old box. That was terrible advice.

 

and do you mean an HDR box? All boxes are UHD afaik.

 

I've escalated your post to see if the online team here can help.

 

Just look out for the blue bubble to start the conversation. 
Here's more information on how Community Messaging works - https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Did-you-know/Escalating-a-post-to-a-Sky-expert/ba-p/3711147  


All boxes are not UHD compatible. Some 1TB Boxes are 1080P only. I had a free upgrade from SKY+ HD to SKY Q and the 1TB Box supplied was only 1080P

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This message was authored by Lisa-P1987 This message was authored by: Lisa-P1987

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Thanks for escalating this. We’ve sent AlunCT an invite to chat.

Thanks

Lisa - Sky Tech Team Expert
This message was authored by Chodley This message was authored by: Chodley

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@steve30x  Thanks - must have been those early ones. I vaguely remember something about that in the days of "Silver".

 

Anyway a UHD upgrade is hopefully HDR too now.

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@Chodley wrote:

@steve30x  Thanks - must have been those early ones. I vaguely remember something about that in the days of "Silver".

 

Anyway a UHD upgrade is hopefully HDR too now.


Unfortunately not all UHD boxes support HDR Either. I had a 2TB UHD Box installed on tuesday and since tuesday I have been trying to get the box changed for one that supports HDR.  On the following SKY.com link it shows what boxes support HDR

https://www.sky.com/help/articles/sky-software-updates

I was on the phone to two people on SKY including a technician and he didn't realise that UHD and HDR were two different things. I had to explain it to him multiple times before I think it clicked with him.

He told me he will take it up with his boss to see if SKY can change the box for a box that supports HDR. He said he would either call me on tuesday or yesterday. I'm starting to get frustrated this morning too because when I paid €155 for the upgrade I wanted a box that supports 4K and HDR. The box I received is the V1 box with internal power supply and silver trim. It doesn't support HDR.

I've messaged SKY on facebook messenger with the datiails they need and I hope somebody gets back to me. I've even tried messaging Addie15 (on this forum) but my message will not go through because its claiming I've sent too many messages , but I;ve only tried to message her once.

All I want is for somebody to please  try to help me.

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Sony STR DN1020
This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

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@AlunCT wrote:

 

I am nopw going to contact OFCOM.

 


Ofcom does not deal with such things.  The escalation process is through the complaints process specified by the service provider until resolution or deadlock is reached: if deadlocked it then goes to the appointed ADR.

 

https://www.sky.com/help/articles/alternative-dispute-resolution 

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This message was authored by AlunCT This message was authored by: AlunCT

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I have just been speaking on chat to SKY. Almost two weeks ago, DPD returned the box to SKY. It has not arrived back to them. They will not send another box out untill the other gets back to them. I asked her if she coudl contact DPD to see where the box is and why such a delay. The answer was NO!!!!

If two weekd passes and box is still not back with SKY will they do anything about it? The answer was NO.

 

Through no fault of my own, as I didn't even get the new SKY Q box, the parcel has gone missing and SKY will not provide me with another one. This is ridiculous.

This message was authored by steve30x This message was authored by: steve30x

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I'm on whatsapp with a sky rep and I'm getting nowhere with a box replacement too. As usual I am being told that I have the HDR Box which I don't have.

Seriously SKY Wants me to revert to SKY+ HD don't they.

 

[EDIT] APARENTLY SKY no longer make the 2TB Boxes. So I have to keep what I have or pray that if an engineer calls he has a HDR Box

SKY Q 2TB 32B064
LG 50UQ7006
Sony STR DN1020
This message was authored by Chodley This message was authored by: Chodley

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I'd take 1TB with HDR over 2TB without.

This message was authored by bob1234 This message was authored by: bob1234

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@Chodley wrote:

I'd take 1TB with HDR over 2TB without.


Yes 1TB would be enough for me but considering that we paid extra back in the "silver" days for a 2TB one they should supply a 2TB one. I am not too bothered about HDR until I get a better TV that has more brightness as I can see little difference with HLG.

This message was authored by Chodley This message was authored by: Chodley

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I don't know what TV you have but it's also about wide colour gamut, brightness is part of that but you don't need 2000nits to see a big benefit. imho.

This message was authored by bob1234 This message was authored by: bob1234

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@Chodley wrote:

I don't know what TV you have but it's also about wide colour gamut, brightness is part of that but you don't need 2000nits to see a big benefit. imho.


My poor little Sony only has 300nits, I can see the difference from other sources using HDR10 but not enough with Sky's HGL to bother with it.

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