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  Reply # 485300 24-Jun-2011 09:04
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Wonder what you'd get if your standard MySkyHDI box blew up, a new one or the smaller capacity one? I would imagine they'll transition new customers to the 1TB one so wonder about the replacements.

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  Reply # 485304 24-Jun-2011 09:18
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langers1972: Wonder what you'd get if your standard MySkyHDI box blew up, a new one or the smaller capacity one? I would imagine they'll transition new customers to the 1TB one so wonder about the replacements.


Wouldnt count on it, they tend to circulate old decoders for a long time. I know someone who signed up for regular sky this year and got one of the original decoders with the slanted front face, a piece of kit that is ~10 years old and has 2 newer models (the pace & motorolla). Having said that, with a HDD working almost fulltime downloading on demand content, the mysky may have a reduced working life.

I think the most of the interest will be from exisiting mysky hdi customers wanting to upgrade, and sky will cream it from them, while continuing to sell the smaller HDD models unless requested otherwise.

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  Reply # 485393 24-Jun-2011 11:58
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nickb800:Wouldnt count on it, they tend to circulate old decoders for a long time.


Correct.

I had a good chat to our tech when we first had "normal" Sky installed.  The remote we got was brand new, but the box was obviously reconditioned - it was really worse for wear.

The MySky however was brand new and came in an unopened box.

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  Reply # 485396 24-Jun-2011 12:02
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The press release says it is 4 times larger, so currently the user has 160GB so new box will have 640GB?

So they are increasing the size for PPV by double as well.

Disappointing they insist on using so much space for a service used by only a small minority.

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  Reply # 485412 24-Jun-2011 12:20
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As I just posted in the announcement thread for this product...


Boy they are getting greedy! What they should be doing is dropping the price of the standard model (as it would have dropped over time!!!) and putting these + ones in at the current price.

Sorry Sky - your greed is starting to get a bit much.

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  Reply # 485448 24-Jun-2011 13:10
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langers1972: Wonder what you'd get if your standard MySkyHDI box blew up, a new one or the smaller capacity one? I would imagine they'll transition new customers to the 1TB one so wonder about the replacements.


One would assume that if HDIs came  back with dead hard drives that they would be upgrade to the 1TB version unless the Sky repair center has a box full of the old ones..




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  Reply # 485453 24-Jun-2011 13:16
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Or you could just upgrade your existing decoder, shaft skytv instead!!!*

http://www.bimmersport.co.nz/forums/index.php?showtopic=35877&hl= (need to be a member, but)

http://www.skycopyplus.co.uk/index.php

Second link pretty much tells you how to do it.


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  Reply # 485765 25-Jun-2011 14:42
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I am a bit confused as to why an existing MyskyHD customer would have to pay a full installation cost of $99 again.

I can understand the $5 a month increase in the rental.

But really, if we already have the dish installed and everything is wired up already all the skyman is coming out to do is  open up the new box, get it out of the box, disconnect the old box, connecting the new box to the existing cable and sticking the card in the new one and then phoning sky to activate it.

 I can't see why existing MyskyHD users don't get a cheaper install fee.




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  Reply # 485769 25-Jun-2011 14:50
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kiwipearls: I am a bit confused as to why an existing MyskyHD customer would have to pay a full installation cost of $99 again.

I can understand the $5 a month increase in the rental.

But really, if we already have the dish installed and everything is wired up already all the skyman is coming out to do is  open up the new box, get it out of the box, disconnect the old box, connecting the new box to the existing cable and sticking the card in the new one and then phoning sky to activate it.

 I can't see why existing MyskyHD users don't get a cheaper install fee.


i think directv in the US offer this "self install" thing its a great idea for those who are able to setup their own gear.. SkyNZ should really look into doing this..




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  Reply # 485777 25-Jun-2011 15:08
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kiwipearls: I am a bit confused as to why an existing MyskyHD customer would have to pay a full installation cost of $99 again.

I can understand the $5 a month increase in the rental.

But really, if we already have the dish installed and everything is wired up already all the skyman is coming out to do is  open up the new box, get it out of the box, disconnect the old box, connecting the new box to the existing cable and sticking the card in the new one and then phoning sky to activate it.

 I can't see why existing MyskyHD users don't get a cheaper install fee.


i think directv in the US offer this "self install" thing its a great idea for those who are able to setup their own gear.. SkyNZ should really look into doing this..


It would.  It doesn't take a rocket science to replace the box.




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  Reply # 485959 26-Jun-2011 08:34
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I'm not getting any of the MySky variants, but if I did or if my current box blew up I would love to be able to go to the Sky service centre 1km from work and swap it there. Shurely they do not have to pair the card/box at my home, it can be done at the shop if I take my old box and card to them? Much better that taking time off work so they can come to my place sometime between 10 and 12.




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  Reply # 486131 26-Jun-2011 17:02
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jbard: The press release says it is 4 times larger, so currently the user has 160GB so new box will have 640GB?

So they are increasing the size for PPV by double as well.

Disappointing they insist on using so much space for a service used by only a small minority.


Apparently size will stay the same so 160GB for movies and 840GB for personal recording, less a few GB for real world hard drives not being a true TB. 




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  Reply # 486206 26-Jun-2011 21:03
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Well, here is my best guess from the information currently available:

                      Old HDD        New HDD         Increase
                     (320 GB)          (1 TB)            
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Sky's use          160 GB         320 GB               2x

Available           160 GB         640 GB               4x
to user
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Total                 320 GB        960 GB                3x
--------------------------------------------------------------

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Reply # 487100 28-Jun-2011 20:10
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I purchased MySky years ago and paid the upfront fee of $599. I did the upgrade to MySky HDMi for $49. In Skys defence the tech did need run a new cable and set it up.

I called Sky today about the cost for upgrading to MySky Plus. I told them I paid the full $599 upfront so should be entitled to upgrades. I was told the Service Fee was $149. I asked them to justify that cost. They said it was for the tech. So I asked if it required a new cable to be run or anything like that and they couldn't answer.

BUT ... because I thought this was a complete rip off I thought I would test Sky. I called them back and told them I was an existing MySky customer who wanted to upgrade to MySky Plus. They told me the Service Fee for this was $99.

Yup, so if you paid the $599 upfront at the start it is $149 to upgrade but if you rent it it is only $99 to do exactly the same thing!

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  Reply # 487101 28-Jun-2011 20:10
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Just sent Sky an email with my thoughts (complaint) about there new offer of getting more storage spce on myski. While I am not against a reasonable fee to upgrade to what looks like a 1 TB drive, I absolutely refuse to pay an ongoing monthly fee for this. I have asked sky how they are justifying this charge, but don't really expect an answer.
Most of what I watch is on tv 1, 2,3 and prime. I do have the sports channels, but I can get motogp from there website streamed live, for a reasonable fee. so if sky want my $900.00 a year they need to do a bit more than offer me rip off deals.

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