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  # 1428545 15-Nov-2015 22:59
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Sorry, you are right. Definitely different boxes! Seeing as mine will be updated in situ, I didn't know there was a different new box. 

Just went to add that box of yours and it is there! Digital Set top device, Kaon, NS1120-500 and BINGO.

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  # 1428612 16-Nov-2015 08:57
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So do these new boxes have any record (MySky) functionality? If not then where does that leave those that have the original Silver MySky units which I see are also being replaced? Or will those units be replaced with a MySky HDi/+?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1428643 16-Nov-2015 09:37
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My box has a 500GB HDD. If I wanted to record programs from the Satellite, I need to phone Sky and they unlock the record functionality, which will cost extra per month.
What I can do, without unlocking the record function, is download a program through the internet, from Sky On Demand. It saves to the HDD and I have a certain amount of time to watch it.

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  # 1428648 16-Nov-2015 09:44
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So i guess the record function must get unlocked for Silver MySky users then.

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  # 1428652 16-Nov-2015 09:46
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Has your box got an internal Hard Drive?

You're typing with Josh!
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  # 1428659 16-Nov-2015 09:53
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theoldfarter: My box has a 500GB HDD. If I wanted to record programs from the Satellite, I need to phone Sky and they unlock the record functionality, which will cost extra per month.
What I can do, without unlocking the record function, is download a program through the internet, from Sky On Demand. It saves to the HDD and I have a certain amount of time to watch it.


Do you know how much extra per month?




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  # 1428688 16-Nov-2015 10:26
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joshhill96:
theoldfarter: My box has a 500GB HDD. If I wanted to record programs from the Satellite, I need to phone Sky and they unlock the record functionality, which will cost extra per month.
What I can do, without unlocking the record function, is download a program through the internet, from Sky On Demand. It saves to the HDD and I have a certain amount of time to watch it.


Do you know how much extra per month?


I have it too and it is an extra $15 per month.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1428702 16-Nov-2015 10:37
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wwesocks: I have it too and it is an extra $15 per month.


So the same $$$ as MySky HDi.... but with only two tuners!

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  # 1429092 16-Nov-2015 18:41
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The new replacement upgrade for all on the older units  is the Skylive .



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  # 1429193 16-Nov-2015 20:07
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wwesocks:
joshhill96:
theoldfarter: My box has a 500GB HDD. If I wanted to record programs from the Satellite, I need to phone Sky and they unlock the record functionality, which will cost extra per month.
What I can do, without unlocking the record function, is download a program through the internet, from Sky On Demand. It saves to the HDD and I have a certain amount of time to watch it.


Do you know how much extra per month?


I have it too and it is an extra $15 per month.


Wow ... $15 per month just to unlock the use of a hard drive which probably retails for $70, and for which they have already paid. I can see that they don't want to cannibalise their MySky subscriber base, but that still feels a bit greedy and also seems a bit silly if they are trying to stop a bleeding customer base.

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  # 1429196 16-Nov-2015 20:11
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JimmyH:
wwesocks:
joshhill96:
theoldfarter: My box has a 500GB HDD. If I wanted to record programs from the Satellite, I need to phone Sky and they unlock the record functionality, which will cost extra per month.
What I can do, without unlocking the record function, is download a program through the internet, from Sky On Demand. It saves to the HDD and I have a certain amount of time to watch it.


Do you know how much extra per month?


I have it too and it is an extra $15 per month.


Wow ... $15 per month just to unlock the use of a hard drive which probably retails for $70, and for which they have already paid. I can see that they don't want to cannibalise their MySky subscriber base, but that still feels a bit greedy and also seems a bit silly if they are trying to stop a bleeding customer base.


Dont want the functionality, dont pay for it.  Get yourself a Freeview PVR and record your FTA programs as you see fit.
Last count some 500,000 homes were paying the extra $15/mth for MySky so some people value it.  If you dont no one is forcing you to pay it.



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  # 1429433 17-Nov-2015 10:17
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tangerz:
wwesocks: I have it too and it is an extra $15 per month.


So the same $$$ as MySky HDi.... but with only two tuners!


4 tuners actually



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  # 1429434 17-Nov-2015 10:18
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wingbat45:
tangerz:
wwesocks: I have it too and it is an extra $15 per month.


So the same $$$ as MySky HDi.... but with only two tuners!


4 tuners actually


Well 2 physical ones so your partly right and he rest are cpu based

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  # 1429462 17-Nov-2015 10:27
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Yikes, is the new box really that ugly or is it not very photogenic?




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  # 1429995 17-Nov-2015 21:21
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kiwifidget: Yikes, is the new box really that ugly or is it not very photogenic?


its not that bad looking but not as good as mysky.

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