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Topic # 85022 11-Jun-2011 18:27 Send private message

Hi,

If I get a brand new subscription, just a basic package (not MySky HDI etc) what sort of SKY card will I be likely to get?

NZ45XX or NZ17XX?

What do you have?

Cheers,
mcraenz



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  Reply # 480220 12-Jun-2011 01:03 Send private message

ask for a small silver pace box, I think they put 45xx cards into these by default for new installs. Thats unless they are swapping out an old box and you already have with a 17xx card, correct me if im wrong. The small silver pace boxes can take both cards, and whats more 45xx cards when used in third party boxes for some reason seem to allow access to the HD channels regardless of having the HD ticket or not.



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  Reply # 480732 13-Jun-2011 20:42 Send private message

Ah well fingers crossed. The installer is coming on Friday.



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  Reply # 481242 14-Jun-2011 23:04 Send private message

gareth41: ... whats more 45xx cards when used in third party boxes for some reason seem to allow access to the HD channels regardless of having the HD ticket or not.


Awesome! does this work on a HTPC w/dvb-s2 tv card?
 



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  Reply # 481250 14-Jun-2011 23:15 Send private message

Have a read of the sticky threads at the top of the htpc forum. :)



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Reply # 481252 14-Jun-2011 23:22 Send private message

mcraenz: Have a read of the sticky threads at the top of the htpc forum. :)


I have got it working but only have a SD subscription and DVB-S card.  I jumped to conclusions instead of thoroughly reading though the various threads on the subject.



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  Reply # 482180 17-Jun-2011 12:13 Send private message

Got 17xx with the older decoder :( installer is trying organise a replacement silver decoder with 45xx. I however did get a quad output LNB on the dish. As for the pic quality, I knew it would be bad but wow! This is like youtube -3 years ago! Anyway as long as I can incorparate this into my htpc it will be ok.





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  Reply # 482502 18-Jun-2011 12:41 Send private message

Success! Cost me. $40 though.



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Reply # 482514 18-Jun-2011 13:01 Send private message

It should be well worth the $40 because now you can have mysky without actually having Mysky ie rewind live tv and record as much as you like without it expiring, only thing is its SD.



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  Reply # 482528 18-Jun-2011 13:23 Send private message

Yeah pretty sweet. Especially since I'm only paying $ 23.80/month (for 12 months). Now just have to wait for my card reader to come from Estonia!



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  Reply # 482537 18-Jun-2011 13:44 Send private message

mcraenz: I'm only paying $ 23.80/month (for 12 months). Now just have to wait for my card reader to come from Estonia!


Wow thats what all basic sky subscribers should be paying! does that include sports or any extras? what card reader are you going to use? 



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  Reply # 482546 18-Jun-2011 14:06 Send private message




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