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Jase2985
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  #1181364 22-Nov-2014 17:47
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kawaii:
old3eyes:
NZSpides: Another thing to note is that when you go to VoIP, your traditional alarm monitoring will not work.

The days of dialup monitoring are coming to an end....


And Sky TV dialup..


I would have expected at this stage SkyTV would have moved to taking advantage of the ethernet port they have on their sky decoders :-/


they are, check out the topics in the sky forum about the upgrades that are coming early next year

old3eyes: Only on the MySky.  There are plenty of old types around with dialup access..


"Sky also will replace 460,000 non-My Sky decoders from March with a new decoder that is My Sky-capable with features like personal video recording, high definition and access to on demand content."

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  #1181382 22-Nov-2014 18:07
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richms: Fiber will be better than copper for staying up in an outage as you are not reliant on the batteries in the cabinet to keep going, whereas fiber is passive all the way back to the exchange which has generators.

And both are better than cable which has amplifiers all thru it which dont have any power back up so as soon as the power is out you lose connectivity.


Not sure If this is true or not, but I read cable amplifiers are powered by their own AC power that comes from the cabinet? Or something like that

 
 
 
 


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  #1181617 23-Nov-2014 15:35
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old3eyes:
kawaii:
old3eyes:
NZSpides: Another thing to note is that when you go to VoIP, your traditional alarm monitoring will not work.

The days of dialup monitoring are coming to an end....


And Sky TV dialup..


I would have expected at this stage SkyTV would have moved to taking advantage of the ethernet port they have on their sky decoders :-/


Only on the MySky.  There are plenty of old types around with dialup access..


yeah we dont have mysky, we still have a 10 year old CRT TV so im not sure it would even connect to our TV.

we've still got one of those wee silver boxes that connects to a phone line, same with my nana who has UFB through spark and a medical alarm, so it'll be fun to see how that works when they switch to VoIP.





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  #1181678 23-Nov-2014 18:36
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hamish225:
old3eyes:
kawaii:
old3eyes:
NZSpides: Another thing to note is that when you go to VoIP, your traditional alarm monitoring will not work.

The days of dialup monitoring are coming to an end....


And Sky TV dialup..


I would have expected at this stage SkyTV would have moved to taking advantage of the ethernet port they have on their sky decoders :-/


Only on the MySky.  There are plenty of old types around with dialup access..


yeah we dont have mysky, we still have a 10 year old CRT TV so im not sure it would even connect to our TV.

we've still got one of those wee silver boxes that connects to a phone line, same with my nana who has UFB through spark and a medical alarm, so it'll be fun to see how that works when they switch to VoIP.


Medical alarms and various low speed modems are being tested. So those things are under control. But a UPS will be required. Lots of fun in the fibre world.

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