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Topic # 14151 18-Jun-2007 19:39
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Hi,

Does anyone know if Mysky version 2.0 as outlined in the Dominion Post today at http://www.stuff.co.nz/4099021a28.html will be handed out to existing MySky subscribers for free?

It is much more capable than the existing Mysky and will be $100 cheaper....

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Matt.






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  Reply # 75079 18-Jun-2007 19:48
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Thanks for posting that link Matt.  This is the part I like best:

The new "MySky" will have 180 hours of storage time, capability to record three channels simultaneously, computer connectivity and broadcast high definition TV.

In particular the bit about "Computer Connectivity".  Wouldn't it be cool if you could log in to the GUIDE / PLANNER and schedule recordings remotely? Cool

Let's hope that Sky/PACE provide some much needed smarts in their software so that their customers could get extra value from their investment in MySky.  All it would take is an Ethernet port and an embedded Mini Web Server.  A few extra lines of code should do it Tongue out



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  Reply # 75081 18-Jun-2007 19:55
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Yes, it sounds like the bees knees alright! It is a big step up from the existing mysky. Customer service at Sky didn't know anything about it when I rang today. They said existing mysky customers might pay a fee but didn't really know. Maybe there might end up being two tiers of Mysky installation fees.




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  Reply # 75090 18-Jun-2007 21:13
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Arr... due next March,

I just called SKY this morning to install MYSKY and they asked pay $599 even before they going to install it.

Should I cancel the transaction and wait till March?

I wouldn't feel ok as long as I knew there will be new version on the horizon and I don't know how much the cost for upgrade.

I think I should call SKY sales tomorrow...


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  Reply # 75093 18-Jun-2007 21:32
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Shin: Should I cancel the transaction and wait till March?

Shin:  I read a story in the Herald a while back which said that Sky would upgrade existing MySky users to the new version if they request it.  Maybe there will be some small charge like the $75 they charge now if you want to swap your existing decoder for a better version.

Either way, it's your choice.  $75 is not much to pay for the extra 9 months of use from MkSky.

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  Reply # 75099 18-Jun-2007 21:59
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Grant17:
Either way, it's your choice. $75 is not much to pay for the extra 9 months of use from MkSky.


But they also said new version likely $100 cheaper, then it ends up $175 for 9month waiting + $25*9 for saving..

It's kind of funny marketing idea, that makes people wonder whether they buy it or wait it.


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  Reply # 75155 19-Jun-2007 11:10
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Called SKY this morning, they said they heard nothing about it thus they don't have any clue about upgrade.

Sometimes insider know less than outsiders, means PR works either good or bad ways..




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  Reply # 75163 19-Jun-2007 13:44
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Yeah. I got the same answer as below. It sounds to me like pricing and specs have been decided but Sales don't know anything about it:

Thank you for your email,

We have not been informed with the full details as yet.

We will be able to answer all your queries closer to the date.

I do apologise for the inconvenience as all questions will be answered sometime next year or maybe towards the end of the year before the launch.

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  Reply # 75201 19-Jun-2007 19:22
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at this point no one knows, and there are rumours either way. i suggest if you already have sky to wait till next year and if you're lucky there will be no delays and you can get yours in March. if you really want it now or need mysky for some reason (i cannot follow the tv schedule, hate ads and love junk food hence mysky means i can now spend less and less time exercising!) and is not money conscious mysky is quite good! hopefully i can upgrade mine for a nominal fee (although secretly i doubt it!)

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  Reply # 75288 20-Jun-2007 09:18
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maybe something like this??
http://sky.com/hd/what-do-i-need.htm


and I see they have been modified too!
http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346453

has anyone tried modifying a mysky???

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