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Topic # 14900 25-Jul-2007 23:38
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We're relocating from the UK back to NZ shortly, and I'm wondering whether its worth bringining our UK SkyHD box back with us? Will it work with NZ Sky? Fully functional (except of course HD, until it comes out in NZ?) ?

does anyone know what will & wont work with it in NZ, any first hand experiences?



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  Reply # 79706 26-Jul-2007 00:31
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No, wont work with the sky uk firmware on it, and I am not aware of a way to change it yourself, and even if you could, it will prob dye when it doesn't get the right stuff come down to it from skys head office to say that its allowed to work, as a friend who "acquired" a my sky box found shortly after hooking it up.


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  Reply # 79719 26-Jul-2007 08:11
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Dont bother bringing it, SkyNZ will not want to know about it. The firmware that it currently has will be looking for a home tranponder on bootup that will not relate to any of SkyNZ ones, so it will never find a suitable Service information stream and other network elements needed to tell it how to proceed and find the rest of the network. If and when if did find an SI stream it will find that its on a foreign network and politetly raise a finger.

Best left in Blighty where it has a chance of working its life out.



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  Reply # 80488 30-Jul-2007 23:47
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Thanks for the replies guys, I guess I'll just sell the HD box here, and pick up a PVR or something similar once back in good ol' NZ.

cheers again.
the gray one.

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