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# 179067 25-Aug-2015 12:05
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hey, booked a batch for oct 24-25, no sky, quarter finals of world cup on, only a free view dish or tv there. Any chance of watching th game there somehow? Take decoder from home etc?

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  # 1373743 25-Aug-2015 12:07
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Pretty sure NZ knockout games are on Prime (live). The other QFs won't be live, but maybe delayed.

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  # 1373759 25-Aug-2015 12:21
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In caravaning people tend to take their decoders with them with little problems.  Need to make sure you've got a dish there though.




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  # 1373764 25-Aug-2015 12:27
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Wrexx96: hey, booked a batch for oct 24-25, no sky, quarter finals of world cup on, only a free view dish or tv there. Any chance of watching th game there somehow? Take decoder from home etc?

I think it's against the T&Cs to use your decoder in a different location but I don't imagine you'll have much of a problem in this scenario. I think it's to stop people getting multiple decoders and sharing them out amongst multiple dwellings.

Also, I've seen threads with people wondering why their dish doesn't work with their sky decoder so you might have some configuration issues that you should try and figure out beforehand.

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  # 1373776 25-Aug-2015 12:33
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Sky used to encourage you to take your sky decoder to the batch even letting you pay full price to get a dish installed there for it.




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  # 1373780 25-Aug-2015 12:38
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richms: Sky used to encourage you to take your sky decoder to the batch even letting you pay full price to get a dish installed there for it.

https://skytv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/298/~/what-are-my-options-of-having-sky-at-my-holiday-home%3F

Not quite this situation, but close enough probably. If the dish works for Freeview, it works for Sky, right?

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  # 1373793 25-Aug-2015 12:49
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richms: Sky used to encourage you to take your sky decoder to the batch even letting you pay full price to get a dish installed there for it.

https://skytv.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/298/~/what-are-my-options-of-having-sky-at-my-holiday-home%3F

Not quite this situation, but close enough probably. If the dish works for Freeview, it works for Sky, right?

Yes, but if LNB frequencies are different at both addresses, you need to adjust a setting in the Sky box. Not sure that Sky make it available how to get to that setting (I have done it over the phone with them, not hard, but I can't remember how to get into that setting - sure it must be somewhere on the net).

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  # 1373799 25-Aug-2015 12:54
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BTW its a bach not a batch

or a crib, if you're in the south

 
 
 
 


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  # 1373805 25-Aug-2015 12:59
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nathan: BTW its a bach not a batch

or a crib, if you're in the south


What is the collective noun for bach?

Is it a file of baches?




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  # 1373850 25-Aug-2015 13:47
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Thanks nathan

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  # 1373858 25-Aug-2015 13:59
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Wrexx96: Thanks nathan


np!

the spelling police are here to help

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  # 1374231 25-Aug-2015 21:37
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Just don't put your card in a freeview sat box, if it burns out Bring your wallet.

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  # 1374251 25-Aug-2015 22:04
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We have a property in the Coromandel, it's like a timeshare, run as a motel type thingy. They get different channels and non HD, if I disconnect thier tuner and plug in my SKY HDI, with HD Ticket, will I get HD?

I expect so but thought I'd at least ask!

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  # 1374501 26-Aug-2015 10:26
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networkn: We have a property in the Coromandel, it's like a timeshare, run as a motel type thingy. They get different channels and non HD, if I disconnect thier tuner and plug in my SKY HDI, with HD Ticket, will I get HD?

I expect so but thought I'd at least ask!

No reason why not. All you are doing is changing to another dish antenna. Only likely problem is the other dish may have an LNB with different frequency which would require selection of correct LNB frequency in your box  setup.

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  # 1374596 26-Aug-2015 13:35
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Unless the "motel type thingie" has several centralised recievers connected to analog modulators like many do. Some even use dreambox's to minimise how many connections they have to pay for.




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  # 1374599 26-Aug-2015 13:42
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richms: Unless the "motel type thingie" has several centralised recievers connected to analog modulators like many do. Some even use dreambox's to minimise how many connections they have to pay for.

Yeah! Good point. Need to know what the setup is before connecting as it may not actually be a dish connection in the unit.

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