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Topic # 86736 12-Jul-2011 23:54
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Chaps,

As a bit of background - im in the UK - and looking to move to NZ next year... (I have a passport and am a citizen - but want to return down under)

I noticed that the sky 1tb boxes are just taking off over there - but they are uber expensive - the good news is that Sky in the UK - are looking to upgrade all lower HD boxes to the larger 1TB for a mimimal fee...

So my question is - (as the box is mine and not owned by sky - once i close my sky account next year) the box is mine to do what i want with....so could i bring it with me - register for Sky NZ - get a new viewing card and away i go?  Or is that far too simplistic....

Here is a link to the technical specs of the UK 1TB sky box - once the intro is skipped - there is a link to technical specs...

http://www.sky.com/shop/boxes/1TB/

Any ideas??




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  Reply # 492716 12-Jul-2011 23:58
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Nope you cannot do it, you have to use a sky NZ issued box.



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  Reply # 492718 13-Jul-2011 00:03
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...ok - thanks for the feedback..

What about if i was to have sky install a lower capacity My HDi Sky box on arrival - get that working and when Sky leave, simply unplug their lower capacity sky NZ box and install the UK one with the NZ viewing card....?




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  Reply # 492724 13-Jul-2011 01:07
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ehmm it wouldnt work.. i dont think..






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  Reply # 492727 13-Jul-2011 01:18
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lol - i love the element of doubt!




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  Reply # 492729 13-Jul-2011 01:20
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would need to change the sat settings for NZ the EPG etc all that good stuff






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  Reply # 492730 13-Jul-2011 01:43
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What are specific NZ sat settings and how do they differ from the UK?

Isnt one EPG very much like another EPG? 




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  Reply # 492755 13-Jul-2011 08:36
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IMHO it will depend on how open the UK Sky box is to having all the appropriate settings changed. If it's like an NZ Sky box I suspect you'll be out of luck. However, if it's "open" like a Vu+Duo, Dreambox or other sat receiver you've got a much better (but not guaranteed) chance of getting it to work.




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  Reply # 492980 13-Jul-2011 17:19
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You could always get the standard MySky box and put in a 1TB hard drive - it's against the rules but can be done. 





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  Reply # 493010 13-Jul-2011 18:23
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The UK Sky HD Boxes have a special access code (google it for more info) which opens up the installer options.  This allows you to change the LNB frequencies etc.... I would recommend getting those menus up, post some of the allowed frequencies and some of the members here can say yes or no to the available list ( I would be surprised the frequencies used here where not on that list).  One point of interest is whether an NZ native viewing card could be mated to the UK box, either using the special menu or simply by inserting it...

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  Reply # 493121 13-Jul-2011 22:54
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Benoire: The UK Sky HD Boxes have a special access code (google it for more info) which opens up the installer options.  This allows you to change the LNB frequencies etc.... I would recommend getting those menus up, post some of the allowed frequencies and some of the members here can say yes or no to the available list ( I would be surprised the frequencies used here where not on that list).  One point of interest is whether an NZ native viewing card could be mated to the UK box, either using the special menu or simply by inserting it...


The NZ ones also have that code. 




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  Reply # 493127 13-Jul-2011 23:06
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Yes - i know how to access that installer menu - on the UK boxes its


1 Press Services on your Sky remote.
2 Press 0
3 Press 0
4 Press 1
5 Press Select

How different is this to the NZ boxes?

What settings/menu's should i post so you chaps can tell me if its possible?  Im starting to think this may be a go-er!





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  Reply # 493139 13-Jul-2011 23:43
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Can't quite remember, but you press Planner, then Setup, go into System Settings and do a code quickly on the remote (0759), then press another button which I can't recall.

Had to do this a month ago to change the LNB freq due to house move.




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  Reply # 493147 14-Jul-2011 00:28
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..a follow on qestion thats slightly related...

Whats Sky NZ's view of folks who buy boxes off ebay or your NZ equivalent Trade me - and phone sky to try to pair this new box to the viewing card?  Is this frowned on?

in the UK - Sky are happy with this as its from monthly subs that sky make their money....its quite common for people to buy a high spec box off the internet and pair it with their viewing card...





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  Reply # 493168 14-Jul-2011 06:09
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Here Sky makes money from everything and will not setup anything else.




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  Reply # 493170 14-Jul-2011 06:20
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DickDastardly: ..a follow on qestion thats slightly related...

Whats Sky NZ's view of folks who buy boxes off ebay or your NZ equivalent Trade me - and phone sky to try to pair this new box to the viewing card?  Is this frowned on?

in the UK - Sky are happy with this as its from monthly subs that sky make their money....its quite common for people to buy a high spec box off the internet and pair it with their viewing card...



Sky here have no view on this because it simply can't happen. Sky NZ own all the STB's.

Cards also aren't paired with STB's.

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