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Topic # 60160 20-Apr-2010 21:32
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anyone else suffering from this?

i got mine in august 2008 and i have to keep it on separate table next to tv. yet even when it's "stand-by" the middle back top (in front of the SCART) is burning hot.

my friend upgraded to the service few weeks ago and his box is LOT cooler even when it's on.

i've tried to query Sky several times in past year and so but they just shrug it off.

luckily i did not buy the unit as my own, so if it fries, i'm good.   Laughing

other thing that bothers me; every morning the unit does some sort of "boot", waking me up.

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  Reply # 320976 20-Apr-2010 21:34
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Does the fan on the side still work?




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  Reply # 320991 20-Apr-2010 21:47
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Does it have holes on the top of the box or not? Older units didn't come with vent holes on top.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 321002 20-Apr-2010 21:58
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yes, fan works; yes, there are holes covering most of the top.

it's been that hot from the day i got it; and i learned fast it needs a table of its own.

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  Reply # 321009 20-Apr-2010 22:04
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mine gets warm, but not extreme hot, and its enclosed in my tv cabinet with glass doors closed, never been a problem.




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  Reply # 321010 20-Apr-2010 22:04
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my box got so hot it managed to crack the wood it was sitting on. now i turn it off right after i finish watching something :|




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  Reply # 321090 21-Apr-2010 07:30
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Got ours in August 08 as well, has a PS3 sitting on top of it in a cabinet and never gets turned off. Then we got another HDi with multiroom late last year with the same setup in another room and never had a problem with either of them.

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  Reply # 321105 21-Apr-2010 08:20
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mindoka: anyone else suffering from this?

i got mine in august 2008 and i have to keep it on separate table next to tv. yet even when it's "stand-by" the middle back top (in front of the SCART) is burning hot.

my friend upgraded to the service few weeks ago and his box is LOT cooler even when it's on.

i've tried to query Sky several times in past year and so but they just shrug it off.

luckily i did not buy the unit as my own, so if it fries, i'm good.   Laughing

other thing that bothers me; every morning the unit does some sort of "boot", waking me up.


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  Reply # 322645 25-Apr-2010 14:19
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wow, really? then that 600 one time option is even more silly.

600 is about 40 months, over 3 years, of 15 a month. by that time surely the current myskyhdi box has become technologically obsolete and have been replaced with a new shinier unit.

good i did not even considering wasting money on that option.

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  Reply # 322665 25-Apr-2010 14:52
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Twaddle, Sky are into obsolete so will keep the current mySky HDi in use until 2020 at least, SD boxes are 1998 technology.




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  Reply # 322684 25-Apr-2010 15:40
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Spyware: Twaddle, Sky are into obsolete so will keep the current mySky HDi in use until 2020 at least, SD boxes are 1998 technology.


Guessing again? For a start, we are talking about MySky HDi, get with the program.
The original MySky1  ( great PVR ) was only out for two odd years and then MySky HDi ( even better, the best PVR out there ) came out.
We know you hate Sky full stop, stick to your soon to be obsolete Freeview STB you own with crap programming - you own the STB, if you want to upgrade, you have to pay out.
Sky upgrades mine for free.

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  Reply # 322979 26-Apr-2010 12:27
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mindoka: wow, really? then that 600 one time option is even more silly.

600 is about 40 months, over 3 years, of 15 a month. by that time surely the current myskyhdi box has become technologically obsolete and have been replaced with a new shinier unit.

good i did not even considering wasting money on that option.


$15/mnth at the moment...




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  Reply # 322987 26-Apr-2010 12:40
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Dingbatt:
mindoka: wow, really? then that 600 one time option is even more silly.

600 is about 40 months, over 3 years, of 15 a month. by that time surely the current myskyhdi box has become technologically obsolete and have been replaced with a new shinier unit.

good i did not even considering wasting money on that option.


$15/mnth at the moment...


Yeah but if you have sky for 10 years you are going to pay 3 times the price.
If a new mysky comes out the $600s will get you that one as well based on my understanding.




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  Reply # 323269 26-Apr-2010 22:03
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mentalinc:
Yeah but if you have sky for 10 years you are going to pay 3 times the price.
If a new mysky comes out the $600s will get you that one as well based on my understanding.


i can guarantee the unit wont last 10. not even 4. at least not if it's used ~every day for hours. remember it's just a type of PC, and it writes to the hard drive all the time when its on. no PC takes that beating in that temperature for no more than 2 maybe 3 years.

and you can not even back it up too easily.

i'd actually be curious in how you gather the $599 covers another type of unit? i'm not saying that would not be the case, i'd just find that very bad business to Sky; after all they are not a charity.

as for the earlier "now $15 a month" is again a price i can not see changing. Sky is struggling to get MySkyHDi customers even with that price (correct?) so i'd assume average income NZer junks the service at the minute it gets pricier.

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  Reply # 323284 26-Apr-2010 22:22
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clevedon:
Spyware: Twaddle, Sky are into obsolete so will keep the current mySky HDi in use until 2020 at least, SD boxes are 1998 technology.


We know you hate Sky full stop, stick to your soon to be obsolete Freeview STB you own with crap programming - you own the STB, if you want to upgrade, you have to pay out.
Sky upgrades mine for free.


I love my TiVo, Zinwell DVB-T, Samsung (hate the thing really), Homerun HD, Topfield DVB-S, Hauppage HVR-900. I never realised I had so many Freeview compatible devices.




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  Reply # 323357 27-Apr-2010 06:34
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mindoka:

600 is about 40 months, over 3 years, of 15 a month. by that time surely the current myskyhdi box has become technologically obsolete and have been replaced with a new shinier unit.


If something comes along that replaces the current MySky HDi box then Sky will upgrade existing MySky HDi subscribers who paid the $600 to the new service. Same thing happened when the original MySky was phased out in favour of HDi. Looking at it that way, it's a good investment. I know I'm going to be a Sky subscriber for far longer than the next three years.

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