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Topic # 9399 13-Sep-2006 15:01
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OK so MySky has been out for nearly a year now (Correct me if I am wrong) and there has been no budge at all in the price of it. Anyone have any ideas why they wouldnt have had any installation specials at all - surely you would want uptake to be as fast and boisterous as possible?

Even if you could just get some free pay per view movies upon installation - might be enough to push people over that purchase resistance threshold (which I am permanently stuck below now)

Also I am confused by teh Sky website - It states Get MySky installed for $599..............blah blah but if you keep your decoder as a second decoder you get it for $599

huh same price

anyone got any ideas?

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Reply # 46015 13-Sep-2006 15:27
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Why drop the price when you have no competition? In the US you get given the decoder for free.




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  Reply # 46016 13-Sep-2006 15:30
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Jama: Why drop the price when you have no competition? In the US you get given the decoder for free.


fair comment!

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  Reply # 46076 13-Sep-2006 22:19
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I rather suspect they haven't wanted uptake to be fast and boisterous. I called to sign up in early November, and my installation date was Feb 14! Supply problems perhaps, shortage of installers, don't know. Still, I would have thought the price would be coming down soon. But I would not be at all surprised if it takes more than a year. The official start was Dec 5.

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  Reply # 46180 14-Sep-2006 16:51
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red_xsi: Also I am confused by the Sky website - It states Get MySky installed for $599..............blah blah but if you keep your decoder as a second decoder you get it for $599. huh same price


You're right - the SKY website was confusing. It has now been changed to (I hope) make it clearer.  The intention is to say that  'MY SKY' will cost you $599 but  that you can get or keep a second, standard decoder as well for the same cost. The website now says:

Joining Fee - $599.00 - normal monthly subscription rates apply

Get a second digital decoder for the second telly (or keep

your existing digital decoder) and still pay only $599*. If you are

interested our operator will be delighted to give you all the details.

*$25 monthly subscription for second decoder applies.



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  Reply # 46187 14-Sep-2006 17:14
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Still seems a wee bit confusing, if you already have a STB you seem to be penalised at the install cost, still a bit confusing.

Hey Mania, wotsup on the Mux changes today/night, I see two new muxs up and I understand 12671 will be down for a bit tonight, I didnt think Sky would expand trannsponders till D1 was in place?

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  Reply # 46243 15-Sep-2006 10:34
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cyril7:


Hey Mania, wotsup on the Mux changes today/night, I see two new muxs up and I understand 12671 will be down for a bit tonight, I didnt think Sky would expand trannsponders till D1 was in place?



Cyril


Yeah, I was was wondering what was up with the [relatively] unscheduled mainainence last night. I assume it has something due to the pending launch of Optus 1D next Tuesday. It's quite odd that it was so 'urgent' normally we get a few weeks notification, not that it's any big deal really


I too was kinda hoping they'd drop the MySky price to something a bit more affordable too.  It's a great concept, but still far too expensive.  At $300-$400 i would start considering much more closely.

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  Reply # 46246 15-Sep-2006 11:44
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Optus D1 will launch latter than it expected 19 Sept, due to loading delays of DirectTV's payload I understood (could be wrong), lets hope B1 feels a wee bit better for a few weeks longer.

I understood that the launch is still expected to occur before the end of the month.

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  Reply # 46247 15-Sep-2006 12:52
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cyril7: Still seems a wee bit confusing, if you already have a STB you seem to be penalised at the install cost, still a bit confusing.

Hey Mania, wotsup on the Mux changes today/night, I see two new muxs up and I understand 12671 will be down for a bit tonight, I didnt think Sky would expand trannsponders till D1 was in place?

Cyril


I take your point about the description of MySKY pricing still being confusing - someone in Marketing is looking at it to make it clearer.

My understanding is that the new transponder(s) were due to come with the new satellite but, due to the late delivery, SKY has some loaners. The outage last night was to look into an unexplained loss of power ex the dish. This was found to be a pointing problem.

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  Reply # 46248 15-Sep-2006 13:56
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This was found to be a pointing problem.


Hmmm, not a lot to point at I guess

I noted the transponder space used has not been used by its owners for feeds for sometime, so guess it makes sense.

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