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Topic # 29382 5-Jan-2009 18:19
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Being installed later this month. I was not aware that you get multiroom and hd content free for 4 months so thats a great perk. My plan is to keep the multiroom for 4 months then give it back. And put freeview satalite tv in the bedroom as the sky installer would have had to install the cable to this tv. Would this work, or will I have to get some other equipment to get this to work? TIA

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  Reply # 187627 5-Jan-2009 20:16
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Should work fine although obviously you will need a DVB-S decoder Laughing

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  Reply # 187637 5-Jan-2009 20:48
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I'm not a fortune teller and don't know your finances but I think you will grow to like having Sky multiroom and will regret ditching it after the free period ends and going with Freeview. Only $25 a month for Multiroom, I don't know how much a decent Freeview decoder is and how many months you would get by equivalent money for Multiroom - but they do not compare with Sky's overall features IMO. You don't get HD Freeeview off satellite from what I have been told and I know you don't get HD off Sky multiroom, but there is no comparision personally with programming and features of the decoder - Sky wins hands down.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 187655 5-Jan-2009 22:25
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I should have mentioned I am happy with standard satellite freeview on the second tv, as its just a normal crt tv.


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  Reply # 187697 6-Jan-2009 08:13
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clevedon: .............. but I think you will grow to like having Sky multiroom and will regret ditching it after the free period ends and going with Freeview. Only $25 a month for Multiroom, .............


I've got to agree with Clevedon here.  It is an excellent marketing ploy by Sky, because the family has got used to multi-room during the 4 month period and we are going to stump up the extra $25 to keep it.




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  Reply # 187702 6-Jan-2009 08:47
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We are also keeping multiroom. Mainly because if you have multiroom the HD ticket is free. So, in essence it is $10 more per month than what you would be paying.




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  Reply # 187829 6-Jan-2009 17:02
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hairy1: We are also keeping multiroom. Mainly because if you have multiroom the HD ticket is free. So, in essence it is $10 more per month than what you would be paying.


So it would cost $40 per month if the HD ticket is free? Am I correct?
$15 hire for the decoder and $25 for the multiroom?

We dont watch that much tv in the bedroom, So Im not sure if it would be worth it personally.

No kids in this house.

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  Reply # 187832 6-Jan-2009 17:17
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If you pay $25 for multiroom you don't pay the HD ticket on top. So it is either:

$25 for multiroom with free HD ticket + $15 for Hdi decoder (total $40)

or

$10 for the HD ticket + $15 for Hdi decoder with no multiroom. (total $25)

/Edit - Thanks edited amount.




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  Reply # 187858 6-Jan-2009 19:05
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hairy1:

If you pay $25 for multiroom you don't pay the HD ticket on top. So it is either:

$25 for multiroom with free HD ticket + $15 for Hdi decoder (total $40)

or

$15 for the HD ticket + $15 for Hdi decoder with no multiroom. (total $30)


HD Ticket is $10pm not $15



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  Reply # 191337 22-Jan-2009 16:39
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Now Im pissed!

Just got a call from SKY and they have delayed my installation until April. As Im out of the country for the month of April it has to be the 2nd of may as they have "run out" of my sky HDi units.
 Why the #$%^ are they still advertising something they can't deliver????????????????

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  Reply # 191342 22-Jan-2009 16:56
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Good question. Complain to Consumer Affairs. I believe it is illegal to advertise if you don't have stock but as usual I could be wrong.

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  Reply # 191398 22-Jan-2009 22:19
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you may find its only your area thats run out, other parts of the country may have a supply so they can still advertise




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  Reply # 191467 23-Jan-2009 09:56
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I understand that Xmas was busier than anticipated and the next shipment of STB's hasnt arrived yet.

New installs in Welly are being scheduled for March.  April sounds a long way off.  Anyone else got install dates in their area?

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  Reply # 191649 23-Jan-2009 20:05
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Interesting. Called today to check( yet again) that my install next week is going ahead. Confirmed the date and what was ordered eg MySky,RF modulator... No mention made re shortage of decoders. Am taking a day off for install so hope I don't get messed around.

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  Reply # 193219 1-Feb-2009 15:11
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Mysky HDI installs are being slowed due to a shortage of units.

we are required to keep XX stock on hand for fault replacements etc,

in Christchurch the current wait time is mid march, altho a couple are trickling out here and there (i've got one to do in akaroa tomorow)

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