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Topic # 129186 6-Sep-2013 10:53
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Lets say someone had a mysky box, booked a PPV event, said event started then the person disconnected the mysky box and moved it somewhere else that didn't have an active phone line. Would the PPV still work or would the box need to dial back in for authentication? Has anyone tried it?

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  Reply # 890802 6-Sep-2013 11:17
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No it wouldn't work, as you are moving it during the event.


If you moved it before the event, I'm sure it would work as it would save it on the card and then transmit it back once you move it back and reconnect the phone line - but I don't have sky so am just basing this on what other people have written.


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  Reply # 890826 6-Sep-2013 11:46
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If you disconnect the phone line nothing breaks.

You don't NEED a phone line for PPV, unless you want to book it from your decoder. You just ring up SKY and they sort it.

Source: Our SKY has never been hooked up to a phone line and we've watched PPV movies (freebies from SKY).

As far as I know they enable it for your card number - no phone line necessary. Why not ring SKY and ask?

edit: dolsen - suggest you don't give categorical answers when you don't know?


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 890828 6-Sep-2013 11:48
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Well before the event is easy enough. I was only thinking during the event as it would have activated the PPV, but I can see the logic in moving it before the event starts (didn't consider that the rights to the event would be loaded on the card)

I couldn't find any information in regards to this, do you have any links to further information?

Edit: wasabi: Great, thanks for that information!

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  Reply # 890862 6-Sep-2013 12:33
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wasabi2k: If you disconnect the phone line nothing breaks.

You don't NEED a phone line for PPV, unless you want to book it from your decoder. You just ring up SKY and they sort it.

Source: Our SKY has never been hooked up to a phone line and we've watched PPV movies (freebies from SKY).

As far as I know they enable it for your card number - no phone line necessary. Why not ring SKY and ask?

edit: dolsen - suggest you don't give categorical answers when you don't know?


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You don't need a phone line. I don't have my Sky box connected to the phone line and have watched PPV OK.
As far as I know they can't load anything on your card over the air or via phone. The card only contains your personal account details for decryption. All that happens is you book the event and it becomes available to your card for 24 hours (and you can't record it as it's copy protected).
So you can move the box at any time in the allocated time period and still watch or resume watching. What happens if you electricity supply fails? Everything resumes normally when restored just the same as if the box had been moved. Sky can't tell if you've had a power failure.

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  Reply # 890869 6-Sep-2013 12:47
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wasabi2k: If you disconnect the phone line nothing breaks.

You don't NEED a phone line for PPV, unless you want to book it from your decoder. You just ring up SKY and they sort it.

Source: Our SKY has never been hooked up to a phone line and we've watched PPV movies (freebies from SKY).

As far as I know they enable it for your card number - no phone line necessary. Why not ring SKY and ask?

edit: dolsen - suggest you don't give categorical answers when you don't know?



Ok, I really just wanted to get in with the joke about moving it during the event.

From my understanding.
When you first get sky installed, if there is no phone line and you don't let them install one they set the card so that you have to do it via a ota setting, you ring sky before the event and your card gets activated for the event.

If you do have a phone line you can select the event without an ota authorisation and the event is stored on the card. When the decoder phones home it uploads the events you have watched. There's a limit to how many events you can watch before a successful upload so that you can't have a phone install and then just disconnect the phone line and watch for free.

I'm not sure if there is any tracking at skys end as to where the phone call is coming from (cid) and any matching back to track moved boxes, probably not.

Remember - you may need to change the lnb settings if it is different where you move it it.


Note - I've never had sky and am a stranger on the internet so use this info at your own risk.

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  Reply # 890871 6-Sep-2013 12:53
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its nothing to do with the My Sky and all to do with the card in the machine . I have 2 my skys and online the ppv is linked to the card , so if i muck up the booking and book the film to the wrong card it blocks the movie until i switch the card, in theory i could take the card to a my sky at my parents and it should work .




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