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  # 1415015 27-Oct-2015 18:50
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Wow. $5.75 to *lend* me a 3 meter ethernet cable as part of the install. I can buy one for less.

It's that sort of nickel-and-diming that puts me off paying circa $100 a month for their service.

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  # 1415028 27-Oct-2015 19:18
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nzlegs: /n my future. I could opt for a WiFi feed, but that would cost amonthly hire fee.



Site says one off lending fee, not a monthly one

JimmyH: Wow. $5.75 to *lend* me a 3 meter ethernet cable as part of the install. I can buy one for less.



yes you could, but for those that dont have any clues what an ethernet cable is, $5.75 isnt too bad, and considering DSE would probably charge you $15 for the same thing.

it also says this:
"This is a one off fee that covers shipping, handling and unit cost. We are lending you a connection device to enhance your SKY experience."

so it includes shipping

 
 
 
 


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  # 1415029 27-Oct-2015 19:21
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Jase2985:
nzlegs: /n my future. I could opt for a WiFi feed, but that would cost amonthly hire fee.



Site says one off lending fee, not a monthly one

JimmyH: Wow. $5.75 to *lend* me a 3 meter ethernet cable as part of the install. I can buy one for less.



yes you could, but for those that dont have any clues what an ethernet cable is, $5.75 isnt too bad, and considering DSE would probably charge you $15 for the same thing.

it also says this:
"This is a one off fee that covers shipping, handling and unit cost. We are lending you a connection device to enhance your SKY experience."

so it includes shipping


Make that $34.98

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/accessories/dick-smith-3m-cat-6-network-cable-dsnz-xh32921

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  # 1415031 27-Oct-2015 19:25
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so a bargain then, as skys cable includes shipping

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  # 1415035 27-Oct-2015 19:52
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I stand (er - make that sit back) corrected as I have a couple of these cables to hand.

So it will not cost a bean.

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  # 1415038 27-Oct-2015 20:03
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JimmyH: Wow. $5.75 to *lend* me a 3 meter ethernet cable as part of the install. I can buy one for less.

It's that sort of nickel-and-diming that puts me off paying circa $100 a month for their service.


And the cheapest pair of powerline adapters I can find from PBTech..... $82.80 (incl delivery).  Or from Sky $64.  Those nickel-and-dimers.  Makes me soooooo angry.  

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  # 1415785 28-Oct-2015 21:18
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$64 for powerline adapters is a competitive price. If that's what they were offering to sell them for I would have no issue. But being expected to pay close to the retail purchase price only to be lent them, and presumably having to return them if you cancel your subscription, isn't such a great deal.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1415973 29-Oct-2015 09:48
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The SKY Tech for my grandmothers house came around yesterday to fix her SKY issue with the LNB, Great bloke and mentioned that new boxes had a delayed launch pushed through to today, he said she missed out on one day of getting a new box. So 2 ways to get them is, a. wait for the crew to call you. b. an issue that requires a tech call out he can swap the old box/es on the spot.

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  # 1415989 29-Oct-2015 10:18
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joshhill96: The SKY Tech for my grandmothers house came around yesterday to fix her SKY issue with the LNB, Great bloke and mentioned that new boxes had a delayed launch pushed through to today, he said she missed out on one day of getting a new box. So 2 ways to get them is, a. wait for the crew to call you. b. an issue that requires a tech call out he can swap the old box/es on the spot.

Hmmm.... shall I use the axe or the sledge-hammer?




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  # 1416095 29-Oct-2015 13:13
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When I moved here from the UK just over two and half years ago, I unpacked my container and realised I had packed my UK Sky HD box (well it was mine and didn't "belong" to Sky).  I had at the time just signed up to the NZ Sky - which still had the rubbish EPG, so for fun I plugged in my UK Sky box, with its HD updated EPG, and Sky NZ viewing card.  I could get a perfect picture of the various menu's and stuff from the UK box, obviously I couldn't view anything in terms of TV shows and the like and my planner wasn't accessible, but it did kind of work.  As there was no real point in me holding onto the box I slung it, as soon as my contract ended I ditched sky too as it was ridiculously overpriced - and been with Freeview and Netflix ever since... 




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  # 1416506 29-Oct-2015 21:50
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maybe the software update not happening until after world cup.. just incase there is a rush of issues on how to use?

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  # 1416519 29-Oct-2015 22:03
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attewell: maybe the software update not happening until after world cup.. just incase there is a rush of issues on how to use?

That would be the epic-est fail ever, to have all the MySky's do their upgrade during the final.
I wonder if the TAB is taking odds on that happening?




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  # 1416578 30-Oct-2015 07:09
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Haha! I can just imagine it. Push out a failed update at 2 am on Sunday morning.... 




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  # 1418657 2-Nov-2015 11:28
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If you require Power line Adapters, we have them on a special sale here throughout November : http://www.dishtv.co.nz/Accessories/142-Network-Over-Power-AdapterPair/flypage_web2_lite.tpl.htm




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  # 1418683 2-Nov-2015 11:54
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joshhill96: If you require Power line Adapters, we have them on a special sale here throughout November : http://www.dishtv.co.nz/Accessories/142-Network-Over-Power-AdapterPair/flypage_web2_lite.tpl.htm


Not a bad price.  Can you buy additional ones to add to the network??




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