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Topic # 14128 17-Jun-2007 09:01
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I pay for the full Sky subscription (Sports and Movies), my parents (in another city) only pay for the basic service. When I visit them can I take the card out of my decoder, put it in theirs and receive the full Sky service at my parents place?

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  Reply # 74944 17-Jun-2007 15:03
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No the sky card is matched up with the serial number of the decoder and will only work with that decoder.

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  Reply # 74945 17-Jun-2007 15:40
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Works for me. I borrowed my parents-in-law card while they were away for a week to watch the sports. Sky Digital at both houses.




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  Reply # 74957 17-Jun-2007 19:56
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That seems very odd as im sure sky would not like this as they would be missing out. I did hundreds of sky installs in the UK and I deffinatley know that it couldnt be done over there.

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  Reply # 74960 17-Jun-2007 20:21
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Sky UK like Foxtel in Aus pair the cards to the box, however due to the very early system that SkyNZ has there are the very early boxs that do not support pairing, thus they do not pair boxs/cards. As I understand it SkyNZ does allow you to shift the card, not that they want you to, but just a fact.

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  Reply # 74984 18-Jun-2007 09:31
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Thats good.

And anyway, why should Sky care? I am only using what I have paid for and I can only use it in one place. I could acheive the same thing by taking my decoder to my parents.

In fact there is upside to Sky, as it is free advertising ie when Mum & Dad see the Sports and Movies selection they may upgrade their subscription with Sky - then again maybe the won't!!

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  Reply # 74986 18-Jun-2007 09:49
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With SkyUK they have a big issue with people getting cards and moving them to europe. This breaks international contraints on broadcasting out of region.

This does not really apply to NZ as the Optus D1 NZ spot beam can only be seen within NZ Territory.

This is not the case in the UK where most of the 28.3E Astra fleet can be seen throughout large portions of Europe.

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  Reply # 74991 18-Jun-2007 10:29
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Cyril, presumably our freinds in the UK could take both their card and the decoder to their holiday home in Spain and still cause B Sky B to break the international transmission rules. In other words I cannot see how the card alone prevents this problem - especially with decoders not being that heavy.

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  Reply # 74994 18-Jun-2007 10:44
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You are perfectly correct, and as such they have taken measures in the case of Sky+ (MySky) PVR's that they must call in with the CLID phone line that they were registered too once a month otherwise the card/service is suspended. I guess they are just taking as many options as possible to reduce the amount of STB migration.

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