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Topic # 136179 18-Nov-2013 08:15
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Hi Folks,

Just wondering if SKY NZ have Wifi and Ethernet enabled yet.  I notice in the UK one can get a wifi box to connect (and I think the new boxes have built in WiFi).    I'm looking at getting MySky+ but wont have a land-line.

If they don't, does anyone know who we would need to talk to in Sky to find out why they are not offering these features or what time frame they are looking at for an implementation.




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  Reply # 936405 18-Nov-2013 08:42
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No.

There are lots of ports - no connectivity other than phone line.

Not that you need one - the only thing you miss out on is pay per view - which you can do over the phone anyway.

Which isn't a big deal - unless you're uncomfortable asking for big booty babes 11 on SPICE...

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  Reply # 936406 18-Nov-2013 08:48
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The use of Wi-Fi in respect of Sky is usually in the context of programming delivery via the internet yet you mention that you wont have a landline, implying no internet.

What's the context of your intended use of Wi-Fi (i.e. if you have a Wi-Fi-enabled Sky decoder what would you use it for)?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 936410 18-Nov-2013 08:59
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From what I understand the next thing to be rolled out will be enabling of the ethernet port on the Mysky. This will allow isky content to be delivered direct to the mysky. This is due around the middle of next year I think.




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  Reply # 936537 18-Nov-2013 11:55
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OldGeek: The use of Wi-Fi in respect of Sky is usually in the context of programming delivery via the internet yet you mention that you wont have a landline, implying no internet.

What's the context of your intended use of Wi-Fi (i.e. if you have a Wi-Fi-enabled Sky decoder what would you use it for)?


I have internet, just on fibre not copper.   Wifi enabled sky decoder means I don't need to run wires all over the house for it to access my internet and can move it around.  Wired systems are sort of going the way of the DoDo these days.

In answer to a previous post, if I can do the on-demand using the IPhone (via the internet) then its not an issue - however, not having on-demand at all would be an issue because I would be paying for that service as part of my subscription.  I absolutely refuse to have to call someone every time I want to watch a movie - its the 21st century, not the 18th :)






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  Reply # 936538 18-Nov-2013 12:01
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hairy1: From what I understand the next thing to be rolled out will be enabling of the ethernet port on the Mysky. This will allow isky content to be delivered direct to the mysky. This is due around the middle of next year I think.


I figured that they would loosely be following the UK in terms of product offering, its just a matter of working out who would be the best person/contact to call to find out.  Saves me asking technical questions from a help desk person that might not be qualified to answer.






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  Reply # 936568 18-Nov-2013 12:26
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OldGeek: The use of Wi-Fi in respect of Sky is usually in the context of programming delivery via the internet yet you mention that you wont have a landline, implying no internet.

What's the context of your intended use of Wi-Fi (i.e. if you have a Wi-Fi-enabled Sky decoder what would you use it for)?


I have internet, just on fibre not copper.   Wifi enabled sky decoder means I don't need to run wires all over the house for it to access my internet and can move it around.  Wired systems are sort of going the way of the DoDo these days.


Fair comment - but so far Sky in NZ are showing little interest in 'the internet' for content delivery.  While their isky offering has been around for a while it offers a substandard range of channels via streaming only so this represents a foot-in-the-door internet-delivery option.  The mysky boxes would be ideal to download and watch later (as you can for satellite-broadcast content) as well as streaming.  I don't know if this is offered in the UK.

I don't recall ever seeing anyone from Sky or Igloo commenting in here - quote different from other forums here and another indication of their (lack of) commitment to 'the internet' (as a customer support mechanism).

Good luck in your quest though 8-)

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  Reply # 936587 18-Nov-2013 12:59
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As the incumbent currently protected by the hollywood studios and having a virtual monopoly (although as indicated by the European soccer bidding lately perhaps that could change) on content they have no reason to change their current model hence the reason for the slow move.




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  Reply # 936605 18-Nov-2013 13:18
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OldGeek: The use of Wi-Fi in respect of Sky is usually in the context of programming delivery via the internet yet you mention that you wont have a landline, implying no internet.

What's the context of your intended use of Wi-Fi (i.e. if you have a Wi-Fi-enabled Sky decoder what would you use it for)?


ever heard of Naked broadband?  



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  Reply # 936613 18-Nov-2013 13:27
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Sorry folks, little bit of confusion - internet connection is not for downloading content (bit pointless as the PVR does it anyway via the normal transmission mechanism). Internet connection is used to operate said sky box - in other words - replace telephone line for ordering services through the device.




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  Reply # 936661 18-Nov-2013 14:37
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You would think they would just enable booking pay-per-view/ondemand in the smartphone app. After all, it is linked to your account for remote record.
That would be easier than enabling the Ethernet port on the decoder wouldn't it?

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  Reply # 936668 18-Nov-2013 14:43
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you can book PPV over the net at www.skytv.co.nz and sign in to your account

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  Reply # 936773 18-Nov-2013 16:41
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/8341718/Sky-to-shift-iSky-capabilities-to-TV-sets

Hopefully be used for more then isky.

Can do everything on internet now accept the pay per view movies available direct on decoder.

Though it would be a lot more convienent to be able to do things by just using sky remote, then having to log on to web site.

I'm sure the box having to phone home, must cost them more then if the box could feed data back to them using the internet.

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  Reply # 936800 18-Nov-2013 17:44
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That article makes interesting reading.  The article is dated February 25 2013 and there is no further mention of this anywhere on skytv media announcements.

If the mysky device is allowed to internet download for later watching (effectively what it does now for satellite delivery) this would indeed be an an advance because the isky website currently is streaming-only.  Anyone want to bet this will be rolled out on time?

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  Reply # 936811 18-Nov-2013 17:48
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We've got some fibre customers who'd be stoked to have their remote control ordering service come back... I still can't believe the year is 2013 and Sky TV haven't sorted out.

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  Reply # 936976 18-Nov-2013 21:10
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I dont think I know anyone that still has the sky box plugged into the phone line. Usual troubleshooting for crap internet is to unplug it, and that way it remains.

They dont even bother calling you when its unplugged anymore.




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