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  Reply # 159246 24-Aug-2008 09:06
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 Quote from adamj: "Also agree there shoud be channel sound in the guide, and ideally the guide would start at the current channel like the normal units do."

MySky 1 has been this way since it it came out with no sound in the guide and channel starts where you select, so the change to MySky HDi is the same configuration as its been for two years, you will get used to it.

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  Reply # 159255 24-Aug-2008 10:11
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DTan:
motogpnz:
DTan: Freaking stupid MySky remote.

Hit delete once and it went on to delete twice. Hit play and it goes to stop instead. Hit down and it goes right or left instead.

Anyone else have this problem? Such a terrible product.


Grab some black insulating tape and stick it over the remote sensor on the HD box.


What about you grab some black insulating tape and stick it over your eyes.


Why would I want to do that? You mentioned a well documented problem and I gave you the solution. Read this; http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=67343&view=findpost&p=1078313

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  Reply # 159263 24-Aug-2008 10:48
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DTan: 
What about you grab some black insulating tape and stick it over your eyes.

You must be new around here.  People offer good advice and you feedback with abuse.

motogpnz, I will try the mask effect and see if it reduces the double presses etc.


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  Reply # 159273 24-Aug-2008 11:22
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clevedon: 

MySky 1 has been this way since it it came out with no sound in the guide and channel starts where you select, so the change to MySky HDi is the same configuration as its been for two years, you will get used to it.

I get music on the guide on both MySky1 and HDi, and glad not having to listen to the channel that I am trying to move away from.
I can understand that there would be the odd time where you are going to the guide to quickly set another channel recording and do not want to miss the commentary of what you are watching.  Find this a very rare occurrence and prefer music. (actually prefer silence in the guide or lower volume... often it is louder than the channel you were just watching)

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  Reply # 159279 24-Aug-2008 11:47
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MattD:
clevedon: 

MySky 1 has been this way since it it came out with no sound in the guide and channel starts where you select, so the change to MySky HDi is the same configuration as its been for two years, you will get used to it.

I get music on the guide on both MySky1 and HDi, and glad not having to listen to the channel that I am trying to move away from.
I can understand that there would be the odd time where you are going to the guide to quickly set another channel recording and do not want to miss the commentary of what you are watching.  Find this a very rare occurrence and prefer music. (actually prefer silence in the guide or lower volume... often it is louder than the channel you were just watching)


There is a setting to have no sound in the guide.

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  Reply # 159289 24-Aug-2008 12:13
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I guess my point (and maybe others) is surely it would be a simple change to the software to allow an additional choice of the channel audio along with the existing music or nothing options.

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  Reply # 159400 24-Aug-2008 20:59
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MattD:

You must be new around here.  People offer good advice and you feedback with abuse.

motogpnz, I will try the mask effect and see if it reduces the double presses etc.



Water off a duck's back mate. I was just about to head off to Christchurch for a weekend of looking at home theatre gear Money mouth and probably should have said words to the effect that there is an issue with IR interference causing problems on a Foxtel IQ2/MySky HDi boxes and one work around is to cover the IR receiver on the box, thus reducing its sensitivity. Unlike visible light, IR will still pass through the tape. Haven't had the problem myself but the thread seems to conclude it is caused by IR leakage from a nearby LCD or plasma tv display... doh!

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  Reply # 159436 24-Aug-2008 23:26
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For us, we have an Universal Remote MX-500 that we trained using the MySky remote. This must be stronger than the signal from Sky remote, and may be getting a second reflected signal hitting the unit.  You have to tap the control very quickly to stop it from performing a double action.

the following review refers to the IR signal strength.

The MX-500 is the first remote I've ever seen to specify an IR range of 40 to 60 feet - the norm is 28 to 33 feet. Since this figure is so tantalizingly auspicious, we just had to submit the MX-500 to our internationally ignored and scientifically unappreciated Menacing Thick Fluffy Blanket (MTFB) analysis. Endowed with two powerful IR emitters, the MX-500 breezed through Level 1, one layer of daunting fluffiness. Level 2 also posed no problem - it was as if there was no obstruction at all. So now we come to Level 3 - three layers. This is the faltering point for practically all remote controls I've tried (even the most expensive) as they ultimately succumb to three terrifyingly thick layers of material. The MX-500 must have been raised on Wheaties since it didn't even blink when faced with this daunting challenge.  Level 4? I've never actually had to resort to a 'Level 4' before, but the MX-500 mastered it with total equanimity! But at the totally unheard-of Level 5, the MX-500 finally started to raise the white flag when commands were only three-quarters reliable. The final tally? An impressive rating of 4.5. Such a ranking is truly inspiring - the MX-500 bettered every other remote control I've tested to date, even managing to rack up a comfortable margin.

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  Reply # 160254 27-Aug-2008 19:53
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Came home and found the roofers, while replacing part of the roof had disturbed the sky dish. No signal, usual atmospheric conditions message. Thats ok I'll just watch some of the programmes I've recorded. Go to the planner select a programme to view it start playing within a few seconds up pops a message.
Title: For your information x350
No satellite signal is being received. Sky PDR requires a signal to be able to play back programmes. Press "return" (symbol) to continue.
This takes you back to the planner. Your now stuck in a loop. Very fustrating Yell

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  Reply # 160360 28-Aug-2008 09:31
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A couple of questions about HDi while I wait for the installer to come next week:

I'm planning to switch it off at the wall when I'm not using it - is anyone else doing this? Does it do any harm?

Fast-Forwarding/skipping through adverts when viewing a recorded programme - easy?




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  Reply # 160370 28-Aug-2008 10:01
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turb,
   I just had mine for a couple of days so my answers my still not be accurate. I do turn the unit off at night when we go to sleep off the wall switch. Turn it on when we all come back in the afternoon around 5 pm, so far from the last 2 days of doing this, no issue. I guess as long as you are not in the playback mode or record mode when the switch is turned off then it should be ok. Better yet, turn off the unit from the remote first before you shutdown off the wall, this should have the HDD head go on park mode when you power off the wall.
   Fast forwad off the ads, ff/rewind has several speeds so you can control that, its not always accurate but it's better than missing on the show I guess.

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  Reply # 160371 28-Aug-2008 10:03
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turb: A couple of questions about HDi while I wait for the installer to come next week:

I'm planning to switch it off at the wall when I'm not using it - is anyone else doing this? Does it do any harm?

Fast-Forwarding/skipping through adverts when viewing a recorded programme - easy?


Wall switch off.  No more harm than turning your PC off, ie HDD cools down and then warms up (thermal cycling).

FF/RW, easy YES very. Although theres a bug which sometime means it skips 2min at once, so sometime the FF at 30x only takes 1.5secs to skip the adds (randomly). Doesn't occur very often (2x in 7 days for me). The RW bug from MySky1 is fixed (sometimes didn't RW, although the new ones seems to stall at first, then does rewind, also random and infrequent).

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  Reply # 160388 28-Aug-2008 10:30
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Would be good if MySki and HDi had a skip function (allow user set the time interval).
Our first Pioneer PVR (5 years ago) had a 30second skip.  Therefore when an ad break came you could press 4 quick presses and you were past the ads. Less than a second and rarely over shot the mark

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  Reply # 160431 28-Aug-2008 12:56
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I don't expect Sky's other customers (i.e. not the subscribers, the advertisers) would be too pleased if Sky made ad-skipping too easy, so can't see them shooting themselves in the foot with that sort of feature.





Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. (T.S. Eliot)


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  Reply # 160441 28-Aug-2008 13:24
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OK all you MySky HDi techos – any suggestions on this one?!“Code C029 – Playback not available – please contact your service provider”. Just been installed 2 days – is happening on about half of the recorded programmes.Have been talking to Sky – done a soft reset – they are now sending an ambulance team….
Just be good to have some leads on it!
Thanks 




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