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#92874 8-Nov-2011 12:38
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(Please don't post about how to get free Sky, I'm more than happy to pay for my monthly sub)

I'm sick of my MySky and it's limitations.  I'm curious to hear what others are running on here in regards to a PVR with Sky. 

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  #542527 8-Nov-2011 12:51
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Vu+Duo. Does all the things that people keep adding to the MySky / T-Box wish lists.




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  #542554 8-Nov-2011 13:16
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+1

 
 
 
 


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  #542569 8-Nov-2011 13:37
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If you don't have a FullHD TV, then a Series 1 TiVo is excellent, aside from only recording one channel at a time. My sister has one paired with a Pace decoder. You should be able to pick one up for $100.

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  #542752 8-Nov-2011 18:49
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I am considering UltraPlus X-9200HD which apparently is easier to configure. It also does a good job of upscaling. The Vu+ Duo is apparently more for people wanting to tinker, not plug-n-pray.

You are aware you only get HD if you have an HD ticked (except on FTA channels), which you only get if you have MySky HDi.




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  #542834 8-Nov-2011 21:01
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You are aware you only get HD if you have an HD ticked (except on FTA channels), which you only get if you have MySky HDi.



Not so with vu+ duo. If you have a blue card HD is no problem ticket or no ticket.  

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  #542855 8-Nov-2011 21:49
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tkr001:
You are aware you only get HD if you have an HD ticked (except on FTA channels), which you only get if you have MySky HDi.


Not so with vu+ duo. If you have a blue card HD is no problem ticket or no ticket.  


Interesting.  From posts on GZ I was under the impression for Sky channels you also need to pay for the HD ticket which they will only allow if you have MySky HDi.  Did you once have an HD ticket and they just forgot to turn off the HD ticket when you gave bakck MySky?  Or do you have MySky + multiroom which would enable HD on the second card?




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  #542934 9-Nov-2011 08:26
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Yeah you are probably right. I am using a card from a silver pace but do have MyskyHDi so will have the ticket.

 
 
 
 


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#543794 10-Nov-2011 15:40
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Hmmm I rang sky the other night about upgrading our multi room too mysky and was told I would have to purchase another HD ticket if I wanted both with HD sports???????

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  #543815 10-Nov-2011 15:59
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Who is selling the VuDuo currently?

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  #544415 11-Nov-2011 22:16
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Dunno - but I can send you a link to people in the UK who are. I got mine from satgear.co.nz, but their web site is down at the moment.




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  #544713 12-Nov-2011 23:28
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The Vu Duo is no longer available in NZ, Satlink was the importer and distributor and is no longer importing the product.  If you want one, your best bet is probably satboy.com, i've ordered stuff from them in the past without any problems.  Once you create an account there and select NZ as your country, the prices drop because they deduct the local tax.

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  #544767 13-Nov-2011 11:44
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Skolink: If you don't have a FullHD TV, then a Series 1 TiVo is excellent, aside from only recording one channel at a time. My sister has one paired with a Pace decoder. You should be able to pick one up for $100.


+1

BTW, Does your sister's Tivo occasionally lock up ? Stops responding to the remote ? I find that mine does especially after going thru Season Passes and Recording Schedules, and then back to Now Playing. I have a link on my PC desktop that allows remote reboot .... slightly off-topic ...






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  #544774 13-Nov-2011 12:12
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Karlosnz: Hmmm I rang sky the other night about upgrading our multi room too mysky and was told I would have to purchase another HD ticket if I wanted both with HD sports???????


if you have multi room then you get the HD ticket for free,




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  #544884 13-Nov-2011 20:40
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gareth41: The Vu Duo is no longer available in NZ, Satlink was the importer and distributor and is no longer importing the product.  If you want one, your best bet is probably satboy.com, i've ordered stuff from them in the past without any problems.  Once you create an account there and select NZ as your country, the prices drop because they deduct the local tax.


Thanks, I will take a look.

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  #545149 14-Nov-2011 13:33
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SepticSceptic:
BTW, Does your sister's Tivo occasionally lock up ? Stops responding to the remote ? I find that mine does especially after going thru Season Passes and Recording Schedules, and then back to Now Playing. I have a link on my PC desktop that allows remote reboot .... slightly off-topic ...

Yes, but that is because it is still running nzTiVo image v1.5, rather than ozTiVo image v1.6.
Whatever caused that lockup is fixed in the latest image. There is no disadvantage in using ozTiVo image in NZ.

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