kiwipearls: Yes but the orginal Mysky does not have the features we want.
We liked the 3 tuners in MySky2 and the bigger Hard-drive - that is what attracted us to it in the first place (as we sometimes need to record 3 channels at the same time and have to get a friend to do it) - as we want to record a lot of our tv programmes and watch them when we want. The Hi-Def stuff would just be a bonus untill we get the HDMI TV.
And in regards to installation, I guess the most logical decision is pay the $599 up front. I'm not an idiot and not paying more than the $599 after 40 months is up.
kiwipearls: And in regards to installation, I guess the most logical decision is pay the $599 up front. I'm not an idiot and not paying more than the $599 after 40 months is up.
grant_k:The 2 tuners in MySky have always been enough for us, and my wife is quite an avid TV watcher who records all manner of stuff. We have never yet managed to fill up the Hard Drive either, although it has come close a couple of times, usually when we go on a trip and leave all the Series Linked programmes stacking up.
If you really do need 3 simultaneous recordings to be made, well MySky HD it will have to be I suppose.
Stuzzo: Only two tuners will be enabled in the Mysky HDi at the start. The third tuner is to be enabled with a firmware upgrade but who knows how long that may take.
"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems" - The Book of Counted Sorrows
kiwipearls: Also want happesn when the drive get's full - does it record over the oldest program recorded, or not record at all. I always wondered about that - i'd rather it not record at all - as it would give me time to download the missed programs while we catch up.
James Bond: Just for the record, MySky HDi has 4 tuners. The 4th is for On Demand movies.
allstarnz:James Bond: Just for the record, MySky HDi has 4 tuners. The 4th is for On Demand movies.
is that confirmed by Sky, or just an assumption based on what Foxtel are doing?
I am so underwhelmed by the publicity from Sky. That is in complete contrast to the effort that Foxtel have gone to. They don't even have anything obvious on their website yet.
JonathanBarrett: The options re MySky are very confusing. Here is my understanding based on a call to their sales team:- If you want to get MySky you can pay a one-off fee of $599 and you then just pay your normal monthly subscription as before. MySky will be installed within 2 weeks. Easy. Alternatively, you can go for the new hi-definition option. This will not be installed until August or September. However, with this option you can pay a monthly rental of $15 for the box rather than the $599 up-front fee. You will also have to pay $10 per month for the hi-def channels but you do not have to take these. Therefore, comparing the two, you would say that after about 3.3 years of paying the $15 pm rental, you would have been better off paying the $599 as there are no further payments to make. However!! Supposing you will eventually upgrade to hi-definition but you decide to pay the $599 now to get MySky installed quicker. When you go to hi-def you will be paying $15pm rental which you could have just paid from day 1, thus avoiding the $599 fee! So really the only benefits of the $599 option are:- 1) Installation now rather than in Aug/Sept2) No rental fees, **assuming** you never want to upgrade to hi-def Comments, anyone?
ArranH: I read that the UK Sky require multiroom boxes to be connected to a phoneline so they can confirm they're in the same house. Is that the same in NZ? I don't really want to wire up another phonejack or have a wire running along the carpet 24/7.