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# 181330 11-Oct-2015 11:16
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Progress at last - it appears that the connectivity devices for linking broadband to the MySky HDi/HDi+ box can be ordered online.
Previously it only gave to option of calling.

Ethernet cables, wifi dongles and Powerline adaptors.  I've ordered my wifi dongle - now just gotta wait for that software update.

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  # 1403803 11-Oct-2015 12:03
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Mine upgraded over a week ago I still haven't got around to hooking up the Ethernet cable to see what the on demand content is like.



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  # 1403829 11-Oct-2015 12:50
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Ham: Mine upgraded over a week ago I still haven't got around to hooking up the Ethernet cable to see what the on demand content is like.


Your software upgraded?  Are you part of the pioneer group?  If not, your thoughts on the new EPG would be appreciated.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1404097 12-Oct-2015 08:45
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I've ordered mine. But I'm a little miffed that as a part of the Pioneer Group, I was asked to pay for the dongle.

Less than impressed with that.

Can't say any more though.






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  # 1404205 12-Oct-2015 11:13
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Handsomedan: I've ordered mine. But I'm a little miffed that as a part of the Pioneer Group, I was asked to pay for the dongle.

Less than impressed with that.

Can't say any more though.




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  # 1404917 13-Oct-2015 11:40
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Connectivity device promised in two business days.

Delivered in two business days.  

I'd be happy to pay $17.50 for the privilege of being in the pioneer group.  Meanwhile I'll twiddle my thumbs waiting for the software update.

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  # 1405286 13-Oct-2015 22:27
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ockel:
Ham: Mine upgraded over a week ago I still haven't got around to hooking up the Ethernet cable to see what the on demand content is like.


Your software upgraded?  Are you part of the pioneer group?  If not, your thoughts on the new EPG would be appreciated.


Yes software.

Nope. I'm just a normal subscriber.

I was watching TV at 2am one night and it displayed a message saying it was downloading software etc.

The new EPG has some advantages. The audio is no longer interrupted when flicking between the guide and live TV, I like the way it groups recorded programs.

Negatives so far are that its noticeably slower to respond to remote inputs, and it requires more button pushes to go in and out of the guide.



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  # 1405294 13-Oct-2015 22:42
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Ham:
ockel:
Ham: Mine upgraded over a week ago I still haven't got around to hooking up the Ethernet cable to see what the on demand content is like.


Your software upgraded?  Are you part of the pioneer group?  If not, your thoughts on the new EPG would be appreciated.


Yes software.

Nope. I'm just a normal subscriber.

I was watching TV at 2am one night and it displayed a message saying it was downloading software etc.

The new EPG has some advantages. The audio is no longer interrupted when flicking between the guide and live TV, I like the way it groups recorded programs.

Negatives so far are that its noticeably slower to respond to remote inputs, and it requires more button pushes to go in and out of the guide.


Ouch.  Slower and more button presses are a step backward in this age.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1405332 14-Oct-2015 01:27
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ockel:
Ouch.  Slower and more button presses are a step backward in this age.


I thought it was already slow enough without getting worse.

Is it looking any better than something a C64 could render text wise?




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  # 1405443 14-Oct-2015 09:19
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Yes it looks really nice in my opinion. Another thing it has is the time in the EPG page and an arrow pointing at exactly where in the program you are up to.

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  # 1405847 14-Oct-2015 18:20
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Does the Wifi adaptor support wireless AC?




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  # 1405849 14-Oct-2015 18:24
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TwoSeven: Does the Wifi adaptor support wireless AC?


Good question.  Its an Airtiles Air4400 WAP so I had a look at the specs:

 

Technical Properties

 

•Ports: Power (5V, 1A DC), 1 x 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45, auto MDI/MDIX)

 

•LEDs : Power, Wireless, Ethernet, AirTouch WPS

 

•Buttons : Reset, WPS

 

•Wireless transmit power: Max 20 dBm EIRP @ 2.4GHz

 

•Wireless Security: WPA (802.1x, TKIP, PSK), WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i, AES, CCMP), WEP (64/128 bit), MAC Filtering, Hidden SSID

 

•Wireless Standard: Compatible with IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g , 802.11n, 802.11e, 802.11i

 

•Frequency range: ETSI 2400 MHz - 2483 MHz (13 channels with 3 not overlapping)

 

•Wireless communication rates: 1,2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 24, 36, 48, 54, 72, 144, 150, 300

 

•UPnP Plug and Play compliant

 

•Factory Settings: Reset button to restore factory settings

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  # 1405857 14-Oct-2015 18:28
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so its WiFi N, 2.4GHz and a max speed of 300mpbs

would have been nice if it supported 5GHz

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