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Topic # 115731 4-Apr-2013 19:44
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I would like to move the MySky HDi to another part of the house where there is no phone line, and next to impossible to cable or extend the phone line to, as it's a double storey house, and the room is downstairs.

Is there a way where MySky HDi will work via wifi or even a LAN port for the the transactions that the box would normally use the phone line for?



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  Reply # 793457 4-Apr-2013 20:08
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The LAN port isn't used.

It doesn't need a phoneline though, you just need to ring the 0800 number if you wish to book a PPV movie.



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  Reply # 793494 4-Apr-2013 21:01
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I thought the phone line is also used for software updates, etc. Is PPV the only thing that needs the phone line?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 793503 4-Apr-2013 21:22
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quattrogoh: I thought the phone line is also used for software updates, etc. Is PPV the only thing that needs the phone line?


No, software updates are OTA (over the air). As above, phone line is only needed for ease of pay per view purchasing... And using the 'upgrade' channel.



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  Reply # 793513 4-Apr-2013 21:36
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Cool. Thanks. One problem solved. Any idea how I might solve the other problem I have, with the cabling to the satellite dish as the proposed new location is against an internal wall?

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  Reply # 793535 4-Apr-2013 21:58
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Cyril on here will have some ideas.

Do you have easy access to run coax in the roof space and ability to pull the cable down inside the wall?



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  Reply # 793564 4-Apr-2013 22:26
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It is a double storey house. There is no ducting between the floors and no easy or obvious way of getting from the roof space down the internal wall of the top floor into the wall of the ground floor room.

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  Reply # 794388 6-Apr-2013 19:35
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Surface mount the cable, or pull the skirting off and hide the wire behind it, or (the way wiring is done in South Africa with plastered brick walls) is to cut a slot in the wall and push the wire in and plaster over it. I have never heard anyone suggesting cutting a slot in Gib and plastering over it, I'd be keen to hear people's thought.




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  Reply # 812211 6-May-2013 19:09
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Niel: Surface mount the cable, or pull the skirting off and hide the wire behind it, or (the way wiring is done in South Africa with plastered brick walls) is to cut a slot in the wall and push the wire in and plaster over it. I have never heard anyone suggesting cutting a slot in Gib and plastering over it, I'd be keen to hear people's thought.




 

That brings back memories, in SA the wire usually comes down through the ceiling for your TV/DSTV.
What I've seen on double storey houses, is that the wire usually comes in through the side of the house, then goes down through the floor, to the second storey. Kind of like what happens in SA, but neater.



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  Reply # 812245 6-May-2013 19:51
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I've quite often slotted GIB out at each dwang so that I can drill through it. Then just drop a cable down through and put the GIB back in place. Takes a bit of plastering but is heaps better than surface mounting.

I personally don't mind the look of stuff coming down outside but it always needs to be in a duct. A 20mm electrical duct looks quite tidy when it is just straight down a wall. I probably wouldn't do it on a "front facing" wall but looks fine on a back wall.

I assume you can't get above this internal wall if it is downstairs in a two storey house? Or maybe there is a small bit of roof space. Personally I would find a new location if it was me because I would want to run a bunch of different cables to the TV and it would just be a pain. External walls make things alot easier. At the very least you need access to the top plate of the wall to get the cable properly hidden.

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