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# 69964 15-Oct-2010 17:47
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did anyone else get the latest sky survey about hard drive capacity and length of times movies can be stored, not sure they are on the same planet when they ask questions like do you want the Mysky hard drive 4 times bigger(yes please) then asking if yes, would you pay $199 for someone to come round and install the new mysky unit, and then pay more money a month to have it.




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  # 392342 15-Oct-2010 18:10
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Doesn't sound like a true survey to me. More of a marketing exercise!:)

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  # 392355 15-Oct-2010 18:58

vexxxboy: did anyone else get the latest sky survey about hard drive capacity and length of times movies can be stored, not sure they are on the same planet when they ask questions like do you want the Mysky hard drive 4 times bigger(yes please) then asking if yes, would you pay $199 for someone to come round and install the new mysky unit, and then pay more money a month to have it.


 

Does mysky restrict the amount of time you can store a movie for?

$199 plus an extra amount each month, just to have extra capacity, and you never actually own it. They have got to be trying one on, no wonder they are surveying to see if that sort of deal would be acceptable. This company needs some competition in the pay tv market. They are like telecom used to be.

 
 
 
 


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  # 392377 15-Oct-2010 20:04
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Yeah, I got the survey. Bit of a cheek really.

Sell undercapacity boxes, then ask for a fee for upgrading them to something more suitable.

It would be pretty simple to upgrade I would think. You could chuck in a $100 drive (probably they get it for less), in just a few of minutes, then ask for the customer to pay for the upgrade.

The current hd box is woefully inadequate - I get a rugby game, maybe a couple of HD movies, and a couple of weeks of regular TV i like to record , and it's full up.




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  # 392392 15-Oct-2010 20:44
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I've got one of the newer ones that has the 320gb hdd although I believe it only provides around 60gb additional space over the original model. And the rest is locked down for box office etc...

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  # 392982 18-Oct-2010 00:07
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Sounds like a bit of a rip to me! Extending the time it is on the hard drive sounds good though.

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  # 393545 19-Oct-2010 11:55
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Agreed with all opinions above.

The survey had a free-form text entry field and I let them know in no uncertain terms that the existing storage capacity is woefully inadequate but there's no way I'm prepared to pay an extra cent for an upgrade.  Oh, and by the way, will we ever get the ability to plug an external drive in and where are all the new HD channels they were touting when Sky first went HD?




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  # 394214 21-Oct-2010 07:06
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BSkyb are using 1Tb HDD's in their Pace boxes.  I suspect that Sky would probably look to go the same way but I note that Pace do not have a 1Tb box in their range.

Both the extHDD and the ethernet port were mentioned at the time of the launch but I dont recall anyone talking about extra HD channels.  Just the quantum of HD on the channel offerings they launched.

With neither BSkyB or Foxtel, as far as Im aware, offering the ability to add an extHDD I doubt that NZ will be the first in line. 
And with iSky being PC based first and then console and then finally STB's I'm guessing that use of the ethernet port is at least 12m away.......

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