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Topic # 123445 8-Jul-2013 11:08
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Hey all.

Start off by saying:
1) I know multi-room is for the same house, and this is stated in the ToC.
2) I know you can possibly get in trouble from sky for doing it
3) I know the account holder is liable for all costs.
4) I have searched the GZ forum for the same topics but cannot find one

That aside, I was wondering if it was possible to pay the $25 multiroom charge on a MySky HDi connected, and have the decoder at a completly different residence.

THis would be provided that,
a) A non-sky technician would come and install a dish that I would buy myself.
b) The multi-room decoder would be installed (connected) by sky in a room at the account holders residence, NOT where I intend to put it.

Is this possible?

I know you used to be able to do this on the older ones, but does anyone know if it works on the HDi boxes?
Also, do HDi boxes have to constantly be connected to the phone line?

Thanks all for your help.

-Dan

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  Reply # 850737 8-Jul-2013 11:10
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They dont need to be connected to a phone line unless you want to utilise PPV functions.

You do know your real name is showing on your profile !
Im sure if any SKY person lurking here may just want to keep an eye on you now. hahah



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  Reply # 850739 8-Jul-2013 11:13
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Gooseybhai: They dont need to be connected to a phone line unless you want to utilise PPV functions.

You do know your real name is showing on your profile !
Im sure if any SKY person lurking here may just want to keep an eye on you now. hahah


THanks for that, quick edit :P

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  Reply # 850878 8-Jul-2013 14:38
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Wouldn't the new boxes have smarts to actually tell SKY their location? I would imagine for fraud and theft reasons

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  Reply # 850880 8-Jul-2013 14:40
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And I think it costs more than $25 for an HDi (I think it would be $40 - $25 multiroom and $15 HDi).

Other than that, lots of people do it (for baches usually).



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  Reply # 850882 8-Jul-2013 14:42
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Jas777: Wouldn't the new boxes have smarts to actually tell SKY their location? I would imagine for fraud and theft reasons



THanks what Im thinking.

Still, if someone wants SKY TV at the family beach house, are they required to have 2 sky accounts with 2 subscriptions?

If they do, then that's the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

If not, and multi room is ok in this instance, then its no different than what Im trying to do.









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  Reply # 850886 8-Jul-2013 14:46
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trig42: And I think it costs more than $25 for an HDi (I think it would be $40 - $25 multiroom and $15 HDi).

Other than that, lots of people do it (for baches usually).


Thanks for that :)

So that would require a non sky technician to install the dish?



As in the ToC it stated they will only work at the HOME residence..

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  Reply # 850940 8-Jul-2013 15:42
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Jas777: Wouldn't the new boxes have smarts to actually tell SKY their location? I would imagine for fraud and theft reasons

I don't see how.
They're only a Satellite receiver. The can't transmit any info. The telephone connection (if used) is only for interactivity and couldn't transmit location.

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  Reply # 850943 8-Jul-2013 15:43
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I've done this with my parents, I still pay the bill here, it works well. Just note they won't install the box at the 2nd address, they'll need to install it at your current address.






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  Reply # 850944 8-Jul-2013 15:44
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michaelmurfy: I've done this with my parents, I still pay the bill here, it works well. Just note they won't install the box at the 2nd address, they'll need to install it at your current address.


Thanks :) was this for MySky HDi?

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  Reply # 850949 8-Jul-2013 15:48
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wiidsmkr91:
michaelmurfy: I've done this with my parents, I still pay the bill here, it works well. Just note they won't install the box at the 2nd address, they'll need to install it at your current address.


Thanks :) was this for MySky HDi?


It sure was, my thought process is it makes no sense if I have a seperate sky account for my parents since I'm always there *ahem*






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  Reply # 850955 8-Jul-2013 15:52
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michaelmurfy:
wiidsmkr91:
michaelmurfy: I've done this with my parents, I still pay the bill here, it works well. Just note they won't install the box at the 2nd address, they'll need to install it at your current address.


Thanks :) was this for MySky HDi?


It sure was, my thought process is it makes no sense if I have a seperate sky account for my parents since I'm always there *ahem*


I know what you mean. Thanks for your advice Mr michaelmurfy.

/Off topic
Was reading your posts this morning on the VDSL TNZ are offering.

Must say... looks VERY Tempting :P

EDIT: and I like your avatar haha

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  Reply # 851213 8-Jul-2013 20:33
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Just remember that if something goes wrong with any of the boxes, they will _all_ have to go back to the main house for the sky tech to come out and investigate the problem.

A friend was caught out by this when their parents called in a faulty mysky and the mother who was not wise with how things worked told the sky tech that they only had one box and the other was at their daughters place and blah blah blah and then sky contacted them to discuss the situation.




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  Reply # 851870 9-Jul-2013 19:22
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I am going to pretend I did not see this.

All i can say is "don't" we do find out.



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  Reply # 851875 9-Jul-2013 19:26
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Agreed , we should not be discussing fraudulent activity imo

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  Reply # 851879 9-Jul-2013 19:28
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wiidsmkr91:
Jas777: Wouldn't the new boxes have smarts to actually tell SKY their location? I would imagine for fraud and theft reasons



THanks what Im thinking.

Still, if someone wants SKY TV at the family beach house, are they required to have 2 sky accounts with 2 subscriptions?

If they do, then that's the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

If not, and multi room is ok in this instance, then its no different than what Im trying to do.




The billing of the 2nd location is added to the master account, i.e. the "beach house" does not get a bill the master house does.
Multi room is just that "multi room" in the same house, not at a 2nd location.



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