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Topic # 31552 21-Mar-2009 21:26
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Hey crew,

With the long delays with Telstra matching the Sky offering I'm looking to swap over to the HDi service.
Can anyone tell me whether the universal remotes on the market work with the MySky boxes?  EG- Logitech Harmony 800 remotes or similar.

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  Reply # 202563 22-Mar-2009 08:29
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Yep. I use the Hdi with my Logitech 525 and it works well. A little slower to respond than the standard remote but I haven't played around with the timings.




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  Reply # 202569 22-Mar-2009 09:14
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Logitech 1000i works fine with HDi.  Via a wireless IR repeater (not the logitech one that fits on the remote) the 1000i works better than the original MySky remote.




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  Reply # 202595 22-Mar-2009 12:11
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Brilliant, thanks guys.

CDB

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  Reply # 202885 23-Mar-2009 20:18
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In the DVD connection menu set AV1 and AV2 both to video and now have a colour picture, so might be there


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  Reply # 202894 23-Mar-2009 21:25
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Problems I have found with the Logitech 525 and Mysky HDi but not yet pursued include not being able to use Slow-Mo function and you have click the button each time you wish to move up or down a lot (no holding down the button).

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  Reply # 203256 25-Mar-2009 14:44
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Hi
Was the Sky HDi set-top box listed listed in supported devices for the Logitech 525 remote. If so what was this called.
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  Reply # 203260 25-Mar-2009 14:57
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richarda: Hi
Was the Sky HDi set-top box listed listed in supported devices for the Logitech 525 remote. If so what was this called.
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Richard

I have a 525 and used to have MySKY, worked great. Should just be the manfacturer and model number off the back/bottom of the MySKY unit. Setup was a breeze, and the Harmony I found to be way nicer to use, although it felt maybe 100-200ms slower to respond, than the MySKY remote.

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  Reply # 203351 25-Mar-2009 22:08
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richarda: Hi
Was the Sky HDi set-top box listed listed in supported devices for the Logitech 525 remote. If so what was this called.
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Richard


I used the Foxtel iQ in the logitech database.




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  Reply # 203355 25-Mar-2009 22:14
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Dingbatt:
richarda: Hi
Was the Sky HDi set-top box listed listed in supported devices for the Logitech 525 remote. If so what was this called.
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Richard


I used the Foxtel iQ in the logitech database.


Does this support the slow-motion function and the ability to hold down the up/down buttons to move though the in-program guide quickly?

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  Reply # 203532 26-Mar-2009 15:18
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TameIti:
Dingbatt:
richarda: Hi
Was the Sky HDi set-top box listed listed in supported devices for the Logitech 525 remote. If so what was this called.
Cheers
Richard


I used the Foxtel iQ in the logitech database.


Does this support the slow-motion function and the ability to hold down the up/down buttons to move though the in-program guide quickly?


Choose 'SKY' as the manufacturer and type in 'MySky HDi' as the model. With regards to slo-mo and up/down, I do not see a slo-mo option on my 525 but then I never used the official MySky remote (just jumped straight to using my 525) so I wouldn't know much about how it works. Presumably you'd be able to 'teach' the remote this command though? Moving up/down is better if you click up and down one at a time. If you hold the up or down buttons you'll overshoot and end up a couple of menus away.

The Harmony remotes are a god-send!!

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  Reply # 203560 26-Mar-2009 17:09
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It is very annoying though when channel surfing whilst watching a program. Also, don't want to wear out the buttons from excessive clicking.

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