ChristineNZL:lanceanz: I put up with my T-Box for just under 2 years till I finally said "enough is enough". I've had a MySky+ for 2 1/2 weeks and it's even better than I hoped for. Responds to the remote quickly; don't have to point the remote very deliberately at the box; everything is faster; everything integrated into the one box (i.e. no external power supply and modem); I regularly browse the listings on my iPad and add recording-reminders from it; when I have a conflict (more than 2 recordings at the one time) it gracefully cancels one; it's not crashed or lost any recordings; the recordings are way better than what I was getting on my T-Box in the most recent month or two.
What's not better? I think the T-Box makes better use of HD screens for displaying the EPG and recording information. I think the T-Box picture was a wee bit better (and I'm talking generally as I've not experienced rain-fade yet). Also I'm paying a bit more. I now have a satellite dish, but it's barely visible from the street and the cabling was nicely done.
The straw that broke the camel's back was that the quality of recordings deteriorated so much. I'd have stuck with my T-Box a bit longer if not for that. But I'm very happy I did give up. Especially as I found it frozen on the morning that the Sky tech came. My TV viewing is now stress-free. Hope the T-Box fix delivers a decent improvement for everyone.
We've had our MySky for a couple of months now and I couldn't agree more. ?Have not regretted cancelling our T-Box one little bit. ?I only wish we had made the move sooner. ?I'm not sure rain fade is much of an issue these days. ?We have had some appalling weather and never experienced it.
We moved from Telstra to sky 2 years ago, with mysky hdi.
Only one instance of rain fade in the 2 years, it really is a non issue now.