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Topic # 185812 6-Dec-2015 21:53
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Hi,
Ive got mysky and movies, my mate doesn't have movies.
Can I record the movies to my mysky box, then swap mysky boxes with my mate?
Presumably keeping the sky sim cards in our own homes.

Would this work?

Thanks
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  Reply # 1441615 6-Dec-2015 22:46
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The card will work in the way you will be able to view still, but the recording features will cease eventually when the box and the card realise that they are not the correct pair, as they are paired together when originally installed together.

So:

1/1 = ok
1/2 = not ok

2/2 = ok
2/1 = not ok

they work for a random amount of time then they just stop recoding etc.

If you decide to just swap boxes (with cards left in the boxes) then IT SHOULD work depending in LNB settings etc.

Would not recommend my self but up to you.

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  Reply # 1441683 7-Dec-2015 02:39
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wingbat45:
The card will work in the way you will be able to view still, but the recording features will cease eventually when the box and the card realise that they are not the correct pair, as they are paired together when originally installed together.

So:

1/1 = ok
1/2 = not ok

2/2 = ok
2/1 = not ok

they work for a random amount of time then they just stop recoding etc.

If you decide to just swap boxes (with cards left in the boxes) then IT SHOULD work depending in LNB settings etc.

Would not recommend my self but up to you.


Isn't the OP talking about swapping STB's - not the cards from the boxes?

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  Reply # 1441691 7-Dec-2015 06:54
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eracode:
Isn't the OP talking about swapping STB's - not the cards from the boxes?


and? same principal applies and as he mentioned the cards are somewhat tied to the box so the same thing will happen if you swap boxes and keep the cards in their original locations.

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  Reply # 1441693 7-Dec-2015 07:00
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Jase2985:
eracode:
Isn't the OP talking about swapping STB's - not the cards from the boxes?


and? same principal applies and as he mintioned the cards are somewhat tied to the box so the same thing will happen if you swap boxes and keep the cards in their original locations.


Yep - sorry misread all this.

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  Reply # 1441708 7-Dec-2015 08:06
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My understanding of the OP is his mate only wants to watch movies already recorded on the box and not try recording any. If so I guess it should work. I would think that playback would work no matter whose card is plugged in. Hard to say with Sky's weird systems though. Try it and see what happens. Basically we need to know - Will a MySky STB playback movies with a different card in the slot to that when recorded and will it still playback recordings with no card inserted?

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  Reply # 1441972 7-Dec-2015 12:58
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B1GGLZ: My understanding of the OP is his mate only wants to watch movies already recorded on the box and not try recording any. If so I guess it should work. I would think that playback would work no matter whose card is plugged in. Hard to say with Sky's weird systems though. Try it and see what happens. Basically we need to know - Will a MySky STB playback movies with a different card in the slot to that when recorded and will it still playback recordings with no card inserted?



Security features mean the box will not play back movies without the card they were recorded with

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  Reply # 1441977 7-Dec-2015 13:06
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Swap boxes, I assume its a couple of days thing, and don't connect to the dish, if that works? Then its just a player. But what a hassle, easier if he got movies or came to yours?

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  Reply # 1442053 7-Dec-2015 14:31
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wingbat45:

Security features mean the box will not play back movies without the card they were recorded with


That sux! Another nail in Sky's coffin?

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  Reply # 1442057 7-Dec-2015 14:38
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B1GGLZ:
wingbat45:

Security features mean the box will not play back movies without the card they were recorded with


That sux! Another nail in Sky's coffin?


Not really, It's an anti priacy feature. 

OP has paid for movies where as his friend hasnt't.

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  Reply # 1442109 7-Dec-2015 15:35
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B1GGLZ: My understanding of the OP is his mate only wants to watch movies already recorded on the box and not try recording any. If so I guess it should work. I would think that playback would work no matter whose card is plugged in. Hard to say with Sky's weird systems though. Try it and see what happens. Basically we need to know - Will a MySky STB playback movies with a different card in the slot to that when recorded and will it still playback recordings with no card inserted?


This is sort of what I was getting at earlier - I know people who take their Sky box to their holiday home and they don't seem to have any trouble.

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  Reply # 1442131 7-Dec-2015 15:49
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I don't think MySkys like being lugged around a lot.
I wouldn't take the risk of buggering it completely.

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  Reply # 1442272 7-Dec-2015 18:53
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If it's only the occasional movie that your mate wants to see, I suggest:

1.  Arrange the chairs in front of your telly
2.  Invite him round
3.  (optionally) Tell him to bring beer.

Much easier, more social and legal than they way you are trying to do it. Plus, you get beer laughing

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  Reply # 1442327 7-Dec-2015 20:16
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The account needs to have access to view the movie. His card / account does not have movies so his card won't play them even if they are on the decoder.

Also if a hit is sent when his card is in your decoder then you may lose access to pvr and the recordings on the decoder.


So in short. Don't try and cheat the system.



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  Reply # 1442340 7-Dec-2015 20:55
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jamesrobert: I don't think MySkys like being lugged around a lot.
I wouldn't take the risk of buggering it completely.


Reading the later posts, its his MySky with his card, so no prob.

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  Reply # 1442434 8-Dec-2015 02:22
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tripp: The account needs to have access to view the movie. His card / account does not have movies so his card won't play them even if they are on the decoder.

Also if a hit is sent when his card is in your decoder then you may lose access to pvr and the recordings on the decoder.


So in short. Don't try and cheat the system.




I can play movies I recorded two years ago, and my card is not currently subscribed to movies, though it was at time of recording, so not sure about paragraph one.

Agree it's not worth the hassle of trying to cheat system. I just pay for one months worth and record 20 to 40 hours of movies that month, then unsubscribe and watch them over the next 6 months or so.

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