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Ultimate Geek

# 41126 10-Sep-2009 13:05
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Have not had a look at this form for a long time but have a simple question – where can “normal” people get a 2nd MySky remote?! Just that have a few technically challenged friends starting to wake up and get MySky installed and tell them to get a second remote and Nexgen wireless.

Sky tell them they cannot supply a 2nd remote!!

Our Foxtel remote works fine thanks to Ozzie connections.

Why work on Wednesday and stuff up 2 good long weekends

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  # 254740 10-Sep-2009 13:20
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If they can spring for it a Logitech 525 universal remote fits the bill nicely. It can be had for around $85 if you shop around. This would probably be the equivalent to importing one from DSE Australia

A couple of notes with it. It takes a while to get setup. Just the process of customizing it to run exactly as you like.

It also has a very slight delay when operating the mysky. I used the default profile for the mysky that logitech set for me. I haven't tried to get rid of the delay as it is not a bother to me.

Cheers, Matt.

My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

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  # 254745 10-Sep-2009 13:41
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I have a 525, and it worked great with MySKY (when I had it).

If SKY wont supply a 2nd remote, how about you 'lose' it, and ask for a replacement. I can't see them denying that!


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  # 254746 10-Sep-2009 13:45
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There may be a $50 charge to deliver it..... There seems to be a $50 charge whenever they come near your house.... Just make sure it is not down the back of the couch when they come to deliver it. They may do a quick search!!!

We are almost in need of another 525 as I can never seem to find either the 525 or the standard sky remote... I might have to chain them down like they have done with our staplers at work.

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  # 254783 10-Sep-2009 15:32
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Why would you need a second one out of interest? To switch channel in another room?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 254787 10-Sep-2009 15:38
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To save the big job of transporting the remote to another room where MySky is viewed!

Why work on Wednesday and stuff up 2 good long weekends

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Wannabe Geek

  # 255323 13-Sep-2009 10:38
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The decision by Sky to be difficult in this situation is ridiculous.

You can pick up a compatible remote from if required.

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Master Geek

  # 255370 13-Sep-2009 15:42
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A second remote is 25.00 from the Sky shop. 


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Wannabe Geek

  # 257307 21-Sep-2009 10:15
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Sky advised me by email yesterday that they can supply a second My Sky remote for $25

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