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  Reply # 1437208 29-Nov-2015 13:06
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I did the manual update. I don't see any downside at the moment. I must admit I was expecting the ondemand part to be streaming but it asked if I wanted to download. I guess that is better if your internet speed isn't consistently fast. But I wonder how much disk space it will chew up as I only have the standard mysky hdi.
As far as the info placard goes, I do like to flick it up to see what's coming up while still watching, but it now obscures more of the screen but in the end that's not really a biggy.




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  Reply # 1437234 29-Nov-2015 14:58
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Dingbatt: I did the manual update. I don't see any downside at the moment. I must admit I was expecting the ondemand part to be streaming but it asked if I wanted to download. I guess that is better if your internet speed isn't consistently fast. But I wonder how much disk space it will chew up as I only have the standard mysky hdi.
As far as the info placard goes, I do like to flick it up to see what's coming up while still watching, but it now obscures more of the screen but in the end that's not really a biggy.


In the on demand section download the help video, 8 minutes and 76mb it should answer questions

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1437247 29-Nov-2015 15:23
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wingbat45:
Dingbatt: I did the manual update. I don't see any downside at the moment. I must admit I was expecting the ondemand part to be streaming but it asked if I wanted to download. I guess that is better if your internet speed isn't consistently fast. But I wonder how much disk space it will chew up as I only have the standard mysky hdi.
As far as the info placard goes, I do like to flick it up to see what's coming up while still watching, but it now obscures more of the screen but in the end that's not really a biggy.


In the on demand section download the help video, 8 minutes and 76mb it should answer questions


Great thanks, watching it now.




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  Reply # 1437324 29-Nov-2015 17:58
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Have downloaded the manual download... Pre ordered the wifi dongle...

Can anybody advise me

(a) where to attach the wifi dongle in the MySky+ decoder

(b) Then how precisely to log into home wifi account

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  Reply # 1437332 29-Nov-2015 18:11
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pompey657: Have downloaded the manual download... Pre ordered the wifi dongle...

Can anybody advise me

(a) where to attach the wifi dongle in the MySky+ decoder

(b) Then how precisely to log into home wifi account


Its not a dongle though is it?

http://www.skyondemand.co.nz/assets/files/SKY0088_MILANO_SkyLinkWirelessConnector_SetUpGuide_Web.pdf
http://www.skyondemand.co.nz/guides.php#sky-digital-help

looks like a little powered wifi point which connects via ethernet

the PDF tells you how to connect

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  Reply # 1437392 29-Nov-2015 20:39
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lannykaster:
tangerz:
rugrat: ...Wonder why the limitation on how many can be upgraded at once?....


....We've had Sky satellite since it's very beginnings as a 5 channel analogue service....



Just out of curiosity, when SKY first appeared in New Zealand, what were the five channels???
wonder if someone out there still has the very first SKY WATCH magazine with TV listings inside? :D


The satellite service became available in early 1997.  They showed the same channels that were available on the UHF service at the time. (Sky Movies, Sky Sport, Sky News, Discovery, Trackside, and Orange from memory! We actually had it installed before it officially launched just to get Trackside!)

About a 18 months later there was the change over to the digital satellite service.

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  Reply # 1437479 30-Nov-2015 03:26
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When I looked at the dongle on the Sky website a few weeks ago, it said it would cost $17.50. When I ordered it online yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was free.

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  Reply # 1437482 30-Nov-2015 04:31
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What does favourite channels even do?? When I press the button for it it just scrolls up a channel to ones that aren't my favourite.

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  Reply # 1437483 30-Nov-2015 04:32
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Figured it out.

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  Reply # 1437491 30-Nov-2015 07:51
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pompey657: Have downloaded the manual download... Pre ordered the wifi dongle...

Can anybody advise me

(a) where to attach the wifi dongle in the MySky+ decoder

(b) Then how precisely to log into home wifi account

The SKY Link plugs into an ethernet-type port on the back of the sky box, and will also need to be plugged into a power point. The ethernet and power cables come in the box with the Link device, which also has simple instructions on how to connect to your wifi (but basically it's through the Setup menu - I think it's something like Setup > Settings > Network settings).

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  Reply # 1437895 30-Nov-2015 14:59
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Not that I need one because mine is a direct ether connection but is the the wifi point just "N" or is it "AC". Just curious.




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  Reply # 1438318 1-Dec-2015 09:26
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ok mine was upgraded this morning and eager to see what on demand had to offer i set up my wifi box they sent me , it found my fritxbox and asked me to enter my network password and then the fun started. The fritzbox has a 20 number password and the mysky box will only go up to a 16 number password which is strange as the new sky box in the bedroom connected no problem and even Sky is stumped and said there is no difference in software between the old mysky box and the new one and they should accept the password. They are looking into it. Has anyone had this problem and i did try to use the wps button on both units to connect , nothing.

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  Reply # 1438455 1-Dec-2015 11:54
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As a non Sky subscriber, can I just ask (as I've seen conflicting reports as to the new 'On Demand" content, is the new on demand stuff available in HD or SD only??  Does it relate to the package your on?  If no HD ticket, can you see TV 1, TV2 and TV3 HD Content?

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  Reply # 1438466 1-Dec-2015 12:09
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Well, I didn't get "next week" notice the OP got - yesterday I received an email saying "Tonight we’ll be upgrading the software on your MY SKY HDi/+". As I had already updated manually last week I was interested to check everything this morning, and all recorded shows and series linked future recordings, etc. were still in the planner, as they were after updating last week, which was what I expected...

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  Reply # 1438475 1-Dec-2015 12:27
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DickDastardly: As a non Sky subscriber, can I just ask (as I've seen conflicting reports as to the new 'On Demand" content, is the new on demand stuff available in HD or SD only??  Does it relate to the package your on?  If no HD ticket, can you see TV 1, TV2 and TV3 HD Content?


I dont think you can get any TVNZ OnDemand or 3Now content via Sky OnDemand.  If TVNZ arent willing to show popup channels for Sky subscribers I doubt that they'd be letting FreeviewPlus content be streamed to the Sky boxes.

I cant speak to whether the sky ondemand content is SD or HD.  I think its the former from comments but it appears the content list is Neon on steriods so if Neon content is streamed HD I'd be surprised if the Sky ondemand isnt.

To get movies you need to be a movies subscrber, to get soho content, a soho subscriber etc.

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