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# 95400 2-Jan-2012 16:15
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Hi

We have had our sky decoder for about 3 years now and have never had it plugged into a phone line. The other night we had friends over and we ordered a box office movie via the phone. When we got asked why we booked via the phone and then telling him it was not connected to the phone line, we got a spiel about how the boxes needed to be connected to get updates to the software on them.

Questions:
a: Is this hogwash
b: If this is true, how do I tell if I have the latest version of the firmware/software on the box
c: If I plug this into the phone line, how do I force it to update

The decoder is a Pace DS230NNZ

Cheers

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  # 563816 2-Jan-2012 18:04
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Hey.

My understanding is that the phone line is only used for booking extra content/channels. Any updates are sent via Sat. 

I have had naked dsl and myski now for over a year with no problems.

Cheers 

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  # 563836 2-Jan-2012 20:11
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Firmware updates are all sent over the air, they do not use the phoneline.


 
 
 
 


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  # 564885 5-Jan-2012 16:16
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From the start (4 years?) I've had no phone line connected since I'm using VoIP. Same silver Pace box as you. No issues.




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  # 566682 9-Jan-2012 22:13
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Had our old black decoder since 1998, only ever connect phone line when wanting to update to a different package. Never had any problems. (I wonder if they'll give us a free new decoder one day)

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  # 566792 10-Jan-2012 10:42
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a: Is this hogwash


Yes

 
b: If this is true, how do I tell if I have the latest version of the firmware/software on the box


It isn't true

 
c: If I plug this into the phone line, how do I force it to update


You don't/can't. Updates come over the air.

 
The decoder is a Pace DS230NNZ



I had that decoder, but got them to swap it for a Motorola. Too many problems after a firmware update - principally, about every second program I booked for recording seemed to result in the preview channel being recorded rather than the program I wanted.

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