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# 154619 6-Aug-2008 12:59
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When the Sky Techs install the MySKy HDi machine, do they bring the HDMI cable or do we have to supply that ourselves. Our install at the moment is friday week.

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  # 154646 6-Aug-2008 14:28
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They will supply the cable.


 
 
 
 


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  # 154654 6-Aug-2008 15:06
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Okay, we live in an apartment and watch our pioneer tv in the lounge with Mysky and a HDD/DVD recorder setup below. Our pioneer LX70 AV receiver and the TV tuner is behind with a wall between them (we drilled a hole to run the cables through). I have scart cables between Mysky and the HDD recorder and a 2 metre hdmi cable to the receiver, then a 1 metre hdmi cable to the TV tuner. So wonder how long the sky cable will be.

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  # 154655 6-Aug-2008 15:09
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kiwitc / kiwipearls

in answer to your question the mysky is treated as multiroom, so if you had a mysky and a legacy digital decoder they would put the hd unit where the current mysky is, shift the mysky to where your legacy decoder was and take away the legacy decoder. Net effect is that you now have multirrom so don't have to pay for the hd ticket

In my case I had two myskys and one motorola, and I asked them to replace one of the myskys with an HD unit and the motorola with another myskyhd unit leaving me with two hds and one mysky

Total upgrade cost was $98 and I pay $50 above the standard rate (ie two $25 multiroom charges) and no hd ticket required

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  # 154661 6-Aug-2008 15:27
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Thanks DMC!! Much appreciated.

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  # 154664 6-Aug-2008 15:39
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DMC: kiwitc / kiwipearls

in answer to your question the mysky is treated as multiroom, so if you had a mysky and a legacy digital decoder they would put the hd unit where the current mysky is, shift the mysky to where your legacy decoder was and take away the legacy decoder. Net effect is that you now have multirrom so don't have to pay for the hd ticket

In my case I had two myskys and one motorola, and I asked them to replace one of the myskys with an HD unit and the motorola with another myskyhd unit leaving me with two hds and one mysky

Total upgrade cost was $98 and I pay $50 above the standard rate (ie two $25 multiroom charges) and no hd ticket required


LOL I am still confused..forgive my dumbness

I don't have mysky1 or mysky2 yet...just normal sky digital stb (the little silver one).

So if I subscribe to myskyHD with mulitroom - I get two myskyhd boxes or one hd box and the mysky1?  And they take away my normal digital decoder box?





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  # 154665 6-Aug-2008 15:40
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No you will get one HDi and your standard STB will go into your multiroom




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  # 154666 6-Aug-2008 15:49
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kiwipearls:
DMC: kiwitc / kiwipearls

in answer to your question the mysky is treated as multiroom, so if you had a mysky and a legacy digital decoder they would put the hd unit where the current mysky is, shift the mysky to where your legacy decoder was and take away the legacy decoder. Net effect is that you now have multirrom so don't have to pay for the hd ticket

In my case I had two myskys and one motorola, and I asked them to replace one of the myskys with an HD unit and the motorola with another myskyhd unit leaving me with two hds and one mysky

Total upgrade cost was $98 and I pay $50 above the standard rate (ie two $25 multiroom charges) and no hd ticket required


LOL I am still confused..forgive my dumbness

I don't have mysky1 or mysky2 yet...just normal sky digital stb (the little silver one).

So if I subscribe to myskyHD with mulitroom - I get two myskyhd boxes or one hd box and the mysky1?  And they take away my normal digital decoder box?



kiwipearls, Get Mysky first, then once that is installed ring up and order HD, then you will get MYsky HD and Mysky and they will take the standard decoder away. You will only pay the $599 once, but will cop a $49 fee for the HD box. Makes sense I hope?

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# 154676 6-Aug-2008 16:21
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I had the HiDef Mysky box installed right next to my old MySky box which I thought would be a reasonably common thing to do for multiroom. WARNING - the remote for the MySky HiDef box changes the channel on the old MySky unit as well!!!. You'd think they would issue a remote which only works with the Hi Def box and not both. So when you change the channel on the HiDef box you change the channel on the MySky unit as well. Is there a fix for this, or did no one at Sky think of this.

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  # 154681 6-Aug-2008 16:29
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kiwitrc:
kiwipearls:
DMC: kiwitc / kiwipearls

in answer to your question the mysky is treated as multiroom, so if you had a mysky and a legacy digital decoder they would put the hd unit where the current mysky is, shift the mysky to where your legacy decoder was and take away the legacy decoder. Net effect is that you now have multirrom so don't have to pay for the hd ticket

In my case I had two myskys and one motorola, and I asked them to replace one of the myskys with an HD unit and the motorola with another myskyhd unit leaving me with two hds and one mysky

Total upgrade cost was $98 and I pay $50 above the standard rate (ie two $25 multiroom charges) and no hd ticket required


LOL I am still confused..forgive my dumbness

I don't have mysky1 or mysky2 yet...just normal sky digital stb (the little silver one).

So if I subscribe to myskyHD with mulitroom - I get two myskyhd boxes or one hd box and the mysky1?  And they take away my normal digital decoder box?



kiwipearls, Get Mysky first, then once that is installed ring up and order HD, then you will get MYsky HD and Mysky and they will take the standard decoder away. You will only pay the $599 once, but will cop a $49 fee for the HD box. Makes sense I hope?



Yes that makes sense.

But they don't have the payment option of $15 a month for Mysky1 - which is why we went straight to Mysky HD.

I really don't need to have two with hard-drives anyways - as we just bought a DVD recorder with 160gb hd (to go with MyskyHD for recording movies and extras etc etc  (just on the odd ocassion I may need to record 4 channels LOL)

But I can understand the benefits of it - second one just for kiddy shows like Hannah Montana and Ben 10..lol

Malpaso:
I had the HiDef Mysky box installed right next to my old MySky box which I thought would be a reasonably common thing to do for multiroom. WARNING - the remote for the MySky HiDef box changes the channel on the old MySky unit as well!!!. You'd think they would issue a remote which only works with the Hi Def box and not both. So when you change the channel on the HiDef box you change the channel on the MySky unit as well. Is there a fix for this, or did no one at Sky think of this.


Ohhh is that the same for using the Myskyhd remote and having the normal silver box too?




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  # 154699 6-Aug-2008 17:11
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DMC:

Total upgrade cost was $98 and I pay $50 above the standard rate (ie two $25 multiroom charges) and no hd ticket required


So if I have MySky & MySky HDi and wanted to upgrade the MySky to MySkyHDi as well sometime in the future, would I only have to pay another $49 without paying the $599 again?





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  # 154706 6-Aug-2008 17:34
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kiwipearls:
Malpaso:
You'd think they would issue a remote which only works with the Hi Def box and not both. So when you change the channel on the HiDef box you change the channel on the MySky unit as well. Is there a fix for this, or did no one at Sky think of this.


Ohhh is that the same for using the Myskyhd remote and having the normal silver box too?

Malpaso, quite the opposite, I am glad they keep the same remote.  
Do not have to change the universal learning remote (however I did notice that the unit is more sensitive and often receives multiple signals even when shortish taps on buttons.. need to be lightning quick on the learned remote)

It is fairly common for a device provider to have a common set of remote IR instructions/signals that span a number of models.  Eg TV/Video from same supplier.  Often these change over time, but a series or line of products over a number of years may have compatibility with same remote functions.

Now we have one remote that can control two boxes... solves the dilemma when urgently looking for remote when misplaced (toddler found a new hiding place for it)

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  # 154712 6-Aug-2008 18:03
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This is madness. What happens when you want to record on one stb but not the other? What if you've got multiroom setup with IR extenders and STB x2 in a central location? How will the remote know which STB to record to? My HDI coming next Wednesday...not sure if I want it with this problem. Any ideas for a workaround? 

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  # 154714 6-Aug-2008 18:22
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Look: This is madness. What happens when you want to record on one stb but not the other? What if you've got multiroom setup with IR extenders and STB x2 in a central location? How will the remote know which STB to record to? My HDI coming next Wednesday...not sure if I want it with this problem. Any ideas for a workaround? 


Maybe, if wiring allows it, simply just move the other decoder next to the TV that it feeds / is watched the most. Thats what we did.

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  # 154715 6-Aug-2008 18:30
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thanks for your thought but multiroom means we can access either Skybox from several places around the four-storied house at will, its an awesome facility at present. Now it seems its not gonna work as the box won't know where the IR signal is meant for. Seems a shame as Sky want to promote multiroom.

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