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Eva888

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#305883 11-Jun-2023 13:42
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Someone old and tech phobic I’m helping is refusing to let me unplug the Sky Box in case he can’t get Sky again and then needing to talk with their support to fix it. Barely allowed me to move the TV cabinet so I could look behind.

Two questions.

I don’t have a Sky box so can’t test but if I do unplug the Sky box power then plug it back in again, will it reset itself? I suspect the sat cable is also connected to the box.

I want to add a smartVu 7070 Android TV box to his dumb TV to make it smart and for now he wants to keep his Sky. If he relinquishes Sky later I can easily swap the sat cable over. The smartVu can work over Wi-Fi but would be preferable to have it plugged into the Sat cable.

Is there some sort of a splitter that I can use to connect both boxes, preferably something that doesn’t require anything too major that will be beyond my talents. Thanks.



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  #3088456 11-Jun-2023 13:48
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if I do unplug the Sky box power then plug it back in again, will it reset itself? 

 

Reset as in full reset? No

 

Simple two-way splitter to split the feed - https://www.jaycar.co.nz/kingray-2-way-foxtel-approved-splitter/p/LT3069?gclid=CjwKCAjwvpCkBhB4EiwAujULMnfGQTRWVcGmqxvqGt_tAbkwKiQgfUVLw9wPzbyQ4Kvt9MRxxWjUNRoCBRkQAvD_BwE will allow the Sky box to still recieve and decode and allow the other box to recieve a raw feed.


 
 
 

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  #3088457 11-Jun-2023 13:52
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Thanks I mean will plugging it in again return it to watchable Sky. I don’t mean factory reset.


  #3088458 11-Jun-2023 13:53
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Eva888: Thanks I mean will plugging it in again return it to watchable Sky. I don’t mean factory reset.

 

Yes - will take ~ 2 or so mins to boot up and resume perfectly fine. Nothing extra to do. Just need to wait for the bootup.




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  #3088459 11-Jun-2023 14:02
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Jiriteach:

Eva888: Thanks I mean will plugging it in again return it to watchable Sky. I don’t mean factory reset.


Yes - will take ~ 2 or so mins to boot up and resume perfectly fine. Nothing extra to do. Just need to wait for the bootup.



Brilliant thanks. He’s got everything plugged into an old dusty power board with no surge protection and not enough space to add to so I got him a new decent board to add the Android box and the Deco Mesh units which I’ve already set up. Will give it a go maybe this afternoon if he lets me near it.

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  #3088460 11-Jun-2023 14:02
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I remember having to unplug it as the only way to get a power off restart. None of the settings were altered.

Life is too short. Once you get resistance you can back out gracefully.

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  #3088475 11-Jun-2023 14:08
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Just had a thought...Would he lose his recordings?

  #3088477 11-Jun-2023 14:13
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Eva888: Just had a thought...Would he lose his recordings?


No - nothing changes from just unplugging the box



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  #3088486 11-Jun-2023 15:17
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Nothing is lost when the device is powered off.

We just shifted South from Wellington and we took the sky box with us (with Sky's blessing).

Nothing was lost off it after being powered off for several days - all recordings, scheduled items etc were all still there. It just couldn't record scheduled items whilst powered off.

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  #3088589 11-Jun-2023 16:27
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Eva888: 

I don’t have a Sky box so can’t test but if I do unplug the Sky box power then plug it back in again, will it reset itself?

 

 

Have they never had a power cut?





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Just got back from them. 'Let’s leave it for a few more days while I think about it' was the response. Don't want to push until they are comfortable. The wife asked if they could turn the Decos off every night because she had read somewhere about green lights emitting something dangerous.
I explained aluminium foil hats must be worn at all times. But...aren’t they using a lot of electricity.
Am blessed with only a finite degree of patience.


Anyway thanks all for the input. Will try again during the week.

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  #3088721 11-Jun-2023 22:12
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The Deco lights can be turned off in their app..

 

 


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  #3088768 12-Jun-2023 08:45
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Apsattv:

The Deco lights can be turned off in their app..


 



Brilliant thanks for that, I didn’t see the Led setting under the More Tab. They will be thrilled.

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  #3088772 12-Jun-2023 08:59
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Eva888:
Apsattv:

 

The Deco lights can be turned off in their app..

 

 

 

 

 



Brilliant thanks for that, I didn’t see the Led setting under the More Tab. They will be thrilled.

 

 

 

Will they, though? ;)





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  #3088928 12-Jun-2023 11:35
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I can see their unease at having more things plugged in and try to assure them that power cost will be minimal and for economy they are better off dropping full Sky and going to streaming and Netflix etc. It’s a long haul though when someone is very set in their mind it’s difficult to change the thinking when there is an insistence on going backward. Am patient as there is a physical disability there.


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