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  Reply # 864023 23-Jul-2013 07:47
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Given Sky's corporate culture it wouldn't surprise me if Sky now increases the monthly rental of the MySky boxes now there is now optional payment.




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  Reply # 864077 23-Jul-2013 08:55
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clevedon:
NonprayingMantis:
rugrat: I paid $600.

If i was payinging a monthly rental, sky would be gone burger, rather own my own recorder, then have to pay rent for it and then pay quite high cost for additional channels on top.

By own, i mean not pay monthly fee just to have box in house, so i'm able to purchase services from them.

Paid $600 and have two mysky hdi decoders. At $20 a month each for roughly 8 years each would be $3840, hmmm think paying $600 one off way better.

Be a bit more because one is the plus.

Then there's the hd ticket if don't have multiroom, ouch.

And the box is network cabable. Just sky seems real slow in implementing it, all it needs is a software update.


it is $15 per month.  and MySkyHDi was launched in 2008, which is 5 years ago, not 8. 

the MySky+ was launched in June 2011, slightly over 2 years ago.

if you had 2 x MySky HDi boxes purchased at launch, then upgrade one to the MySky+ when it launched, you would have paid just under $2000 total for the rentals,  not $3840 vs the $1350 (not $600) you actually paid upfront ($600 for each box, and a one-off $149 to upgrade one to a MySky+)

So yes, you were better off by buying the box but your maths is terrible


I think he meant he paid $600 upfront for the original MySky SD boxes back 8 years ago (as we did to) and upgraded to the HDi when they came out so he's not that far out on his numbers.

ah ok, was it a free upgrade at the time to go from MySky to MySky HDi?

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  Reply # 864078 23-Jul-2013 09:03
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NonprayingMantis:
clevedon:
NonprayingMantis:
rugrat: I paid $600.

If i was payinging a monthly rental, sky would be gone burger, rather own my own recorder, then have to pay rent for it and then pay quite high cost for additional channels on top.

By own, i mean not pay monthly fee just to have box in house, so i'm able to purchase services from them.

Paid $600 and have two mysky hdi decoders. At $20 a month each for roughly 8 years each would be $3840, hmmm think paying $600 one off way better.

Be a bit more because one is the plus.

Then there's the hd ticket if don't have multiroom, ouch.

And the box is network cabable. Just sky seems real slow in implementing it, all it needs is a software update.


it is $15 per month.  and MySkyHDi was launched in 2008, which is 5 years ago, not 8. 

the MySky+ was launched in June 2011, slightly over 2 years ago.

if you had 2 x MySky HDi boxes purchased at launch, then upgrade one to the MySky+ when it launched, you would have paid just under $2000 total for the rentals,  not $3840 vs the $1350 (not $600) you actually paid upfront ($600 for each box, and a one-off $149 to upgrade one to a MySky+)

So yes, you were better off by buying the box but your maths is terrible


I think he meant he paid $600 upfront for the original MySky SD boxes back 8 years ago (as we did to) and upgraded to the HDi when they came out so he's not that far out on his numbers.

ah ok, was it a free upgrade at the time to go from MySky to MySky HDi?


Yeah, it was for us. But $149 for the upgrade to the MySky+

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  Reply # 864183 23-Jul-2013 11:43
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Lurch: Never bothered with Mysky (and haven't had sky in a very long time) Who would spend $600 for a box yet not actually own it and have to return it back if you stop Sky? Crazy.

You would be better off buying a MagicTV/Tivo or HTPC.


To be fair, the Mysky drops in and works.  Not everyone has the technical expertise to install, and keep running, a HTPC

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  Reply # 864393 23-Jul-2013 16:10
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Paid $600 for sd silver sky box, .

Then hdi came out, gave me the hdi one, and let me keep the silver one. With multiroom free for 3 months. Can't remember if there was an upgrade cost.

Then hdi plus came out. They wanted me to pay another $600 to upgrade. I protested, plus there were conflicting posts on geekzone where people were just paying $149 for upgrade (I can't remember amount but $149 sounds about right)

In end they swaped the siver one for hdi plus and was allowed to keep the hdi one, at the upgrade cost.

Couldn't remember excact rental costs, was just trying to show that if kept for some time after 3 years, that better to pay upfront lump sum.

Don't know how they will handle it when new boxs come out, but if I'm not happy will just cancel service, there again I may be happy to keep existing boxs, depends what new ones offer.

From news story around Christmas time sky had changed their minds about bringing out new box, and were looking at having existing ones network enabled.

If not offering lump sum payment method guess they're not after long term customers anymore, or hoping people need their sports fix so will just keep paying. For the stuff i'm interested in there's other sources out there now, that weren't there roughly 8 years ago.

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