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#38317 28-Jul-2009 08:59
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http://www.lyngsat.com/launches/index.html Optus D3 20 th August 2009 via  Ariane 5 . Sky will be happy, I wonder how long it will take before we start to see a signal from this bird

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  #239610 28-Jul-2009 10:55
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this date has been pushed back numerous times, wouldn't be surprised if it does again.

Will be interesting to see what this brings to NZTV services, much talk on Australian forums about this much anticipated launch.

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  #247532 17-Aug-2009 11:11
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Looks like it is on schedule.

Live internet feed of the launch is here: http://www.videocorner.tv/


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  #248256 18-Aug-2009 17:06
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2 more days to go



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  #249630 22-Aug-2009 12:07
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Am I correct that this launched 2 hours ago?

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  #249644 22-Aug-2009 13:01
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pjamieson: Am I correct that this launched 2 hours ago?


Yes

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2009/08/ariane-5-eca-launch-jcsat-12-optus-d3/

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  #249654 22-Aug-2009 13:56
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Great, we just had our new Quad LNB installed just yesterday feeding both an existing and one new MySky HDi boxes - were ready, roll out those new / upgraded channels pronto.

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  #249660 22-Aug-2009 14:25
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http://www.videocorner.tv/

See the launch




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  #249663 22-Aug-2009 14:37
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Great, we just had our new Quad LNB installed just yesterday feeding both an existing and one new MySky HDi boxes - were ready, roll out those new / upgraded channels pronto.

Did they contact you to do this? or was it part of an upgrade?

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  #249719 22-Aug-2009 19:17
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old3eyes: http://www.videocorner.tv/

See the launch


found one on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDu3FLWI-ec

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  #249722 22-Aug-2009 19:30
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gumboot: Great, we just had our new Quad LNB installed just yesterday feeding both an existing and one new MySky HDi boxes - were ready, roll out those new / upgraded channels pronto.

Did they contact you to do this? or was it part of an upgrade?


Upgrade, we had another HDi installed in another room. Couple of things to note, installer needs Sky approval for cable for cable runs of over 16 mts - hard to get late in the day. And they will not do any in wall cable feed - at all, "read the fine print please" The tech didn't know anything about remote record ( not that that is part of the install ) or when the new satellite was launching - he said Christmas it might go up maybe. We had a lot of cleaning up to do after he'd gone.

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  #249727 22-Aug-2009 19:50
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Oh crap. They are going to come and staple coax to the outside of our newish house due to no down wall cable runs... Well that just (insert expletive here)....... that is not very acceptable....




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  #249736 22-Aug-2009 21:41
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hairy1: Oh crap. They are going to come and staple coax to the outside of our newish house due to no down wall cable runs... Well that just (insert expletive here)....... that is not very acceptable....


Luckily when we just recently built we ran dual RG6 to dual plug wall plates everywhere from a hub so just in case we could put a STB anywhere and feed multiroom(s) from there. I just have to do one small easy access internal wall run from the hub to one HDi ( which they would not do ) and we are sorted for our dual HDi STB's with no external wiring.

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  #249746 23-Aug-2009 01:48
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hairy1: Oh crap. They are going to come and staple coax to the outside of our newish house due to no down wall cable runs... Well that just (insert expletive here)....... that is not very acceptable....


whats to stop you from paying your own sparky to do it?  they can't really be expected to do a job that takes so much longer and call it part of the $100 or so that was set aside for the cable runs... it would probably cost $300-$500 to get it done properly.




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  #249750 23-Aug-2009 05:38
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yep true. At least now I know that they won't do it and can be prepared. There might be a bit of complaining about this as in the past the only requirement for the old sky boxes was one coax... This is only a recent phenomenon. It was interesting to read in the sky annual report how much an install actually costs. The $600 up front fee for the mysky box only just covers the box and install. A standard box install was over $300




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  #249817 23-Aug-2009 14:14
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Why can't people pay them the extra to do it properly?

FYI - I have seen a couple of new installs lately (not MySky) and they have been Quad LNB's!

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