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Topic # 196600 6-Jun-2016 11:47
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We currently have ADSL. Vodafone has offered us a deal for unlimited VDSL and Sky package.

 

My question is with Sky going through the internet all the time will it make my online games lag. I asked the lady on the phone and all she said was it depends on how many computers are on the internet.

 

Also we have 3 Sky decoders in the house.

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1566417 6-Jun-2016 12:25
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Sky doesn't go through the Internet - it's only the on demand content that uses it.

 

 




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  Reply # 1566421 6-Jun-2016 12:35
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Thanks for your reply. Seems this person on the phone doesnt know what theyre talking about.

 

Would watching on demand cause internet issues or lag playing games?

 

When I get Fiber internet is Sky done through the satellite and on demand though the internet still?

 

 

 

Thank you for your help

 

 


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  Reply # 1566445 6-Jun-2016 12:47
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it downloads the file to your sky box, so there would be a period when it was downloading that it could impact your gaming. but once its downloaded you could watch the video when ever your wanted.

 

sky is always done through the satelite


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  Reply # 1566462 6-Jun-2016 13:44
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nater1:

 

Thanks for your reply. Seems this person on the phone doesnt know what theyre talking about.

 

Would watching on demand cause internet issues or lag playing games?

 

When I get Fiber internet is Sky done through the satellite and on demand though the internet still?

 

 

 

Thank you for your help

 

 

 

 

When you get fiber+vodafone+sky its IPTV streamed over your connection






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  Reply # 1566823 7-Jun-2016 05:42
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TV over the fibre has it own allocated bandwidth independent of whatever plan you are on so has no effect on your net activity.

 

 


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  Reply # 1566824 7-Jun-2016 05:42
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TV over the fibre has it own allocated bandwidth independent of whatever plan you are on so has no effect on your net activity.

 

 


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  Reply # 1566833 7-Jun-2016 07:56
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Im not sure about PhantomB's statement "When you get fiber+vodafone+sky its IPTV streamed over your connection". If that is true then Vodafone have made a hash of the service descriptions on it's wesbite (or just lifted it straight from Sky's descriptions without cusotmising them). The term "IPTV" is not mentioned, and it mentions a host of things that would not be needed if it was an IPTV only service with no tradtional satellite. For example permission from landlords to install satellite dishes and installation fees for first time sky installs. it also describes the hardware options as Sky's standard couple of choices; the standard sky box or MySky decoder and describes features like time shifting & recording which wouldnt be needed with IPTV. It does mention that these set top boxes can connect your broadband and get Sky OnDemand. It doesnt say you must connect it to your broadband to use the service.

 

 


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  Reply # 1566837 7-Jun-2016 08:15
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BrowneAction:

 

 

 

Im not sure about PhantomB's statement "When you get fiber+vodafone+sky its IPTV streamed over your connection". If that is true then Vodafone have made a hash of the service descriptions on it's wesbite (or just lifted it straight from Sky's descriptions without cusotmising them). The term "IPTV" is not mentioned, and it mentions a host of things that would not be needed if it was an IPTV only service with no tradtional satellite. For example permission from landlords to install satellite dishes and installation fees for first time sky installs. it also describes the hardware options as Sky's standard couple of choices; the standard sky box or MySky decoder and describes features like time shifting & recording which wouldnt be needed with IPTV. It does mention that these set top boxes can connect your broadband and get Sky OnDemand. It doesnt say you must connect it to your broadband to use the service.

 

 

 

 

The page you linked above very clearly says "For TV you’ll always want to watch, add SKY to your Vodafone standard broadband or VDSL bill". It's for satellite Sky that's a simple billing addon.

 

If you have Vodafone TV over UFB it's IPTV delivered over Multicast to the Vodafone STB. That's on this page here http://www.vodafone.co.nz/tv/vodafone-tv/

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1567380 7-Jun-2016 19:13
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BrowneAction:

 

 

 

Im not sure about PhantomB's statement "When you get fiber+vodafone+sky its IPTV streamed over your connection". If that is true then Vodafone have made a hash of the service descriptions on it's wesbite (or just lifted it straight from Sky's descriptions without cusotmising them). The term "IPTV" is not mentioned, and it mentions a host of things that would not be needed if it was an IPTV only service with no tradtional satellite. For example permission from landlords to install satellite dishes and installation fees for first time sky installs. it also describes the hardware options as Sky's standard couple of choices; the standard sky box or MySky decoder and describes features like time shifting & recording which wouldnt be needed with IPTV. It does mention that these set top boxes can connect your broadband and get Sky OnDemand. It doesnt say you must connect it to your broadband to use the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Im installing fibre to the home, and vodafone have us plug in the set top box to the router. i would assume it would use the multicast range 223.0.0.0 for this service and not count against your total cap.






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  Reply # 1568357 9-Jun-2016 07:28
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sbiddle:

 

Perhaps you should be directing your reply at Phantomb who is the one suggesting it's an IPTV service. I sell satellite kit so fairly familiar with the tech (or at least sold satellite kit while it was still commercially viable)

 

 


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  Reply # 1568366 9-Jun-2016 08:00
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Phantomb:

 

In case you missed the news, Yes Sky are replacing their dinosaur STBs from decades ago which they sweated more than any piece of hardware i can think of, in any tech job I've ever had. They're a bit late to the party offering some streaming and should have gotten in early before losing so many customers, though they havnt listened to what people want as a pricin model anyway, so the chances of a rudimentary streaming service clawing back the custoemrs whove left in droves is slim. The new sky decoder includes a half-baked supplementary internet streaming service to compliment its dieing satellite service, so you'll need to add your STB to your home network to take advantage of it. If you choose to use the built in streaming service despite the lag, freezes and poor menu response (if you can read them); you wont find enough decent streaming content to make a dent in your data cap.

 

My Sky issued set top boxes have always sat in a cupboard gathering a third decade's worth of dust in aaddition to the previous gunge left by the prior dozen customers. So does my new basic decoder; though with the size and weight of it I am thinking about using it as a coffee table. There's much better equipment out there; even if you opt for a $100 android which will give you satellite TV as well as any other service imaginable on a single 1080p low power unit. Or something a bit dearer will enbale you to stream to your mobile devices anywhere on the planet which gives you a decent HD picture (and any channel) unlike SkyGo


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