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  Reply # 36342 22-May-2006 23:43
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I dont have any uploaded anywhere but I do have them all on my computer. If you ever remember what it was, ill send it to u.

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  Reply # 36348 23-May-2006 00:23
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simon_nz90: Yea, i have a problem... i like to start things and get them all finished, then when thats done i get bored and realise no one will actually visit it, so i shut it down!! Now i just stick to a blog, which i hope will actually last.


I know that feeling. Happens to me all the time.

In terms of My Sky, yes I think the steep sucker*oops*'Install' fee is a bit too steep.




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  Reply # 36460 24-May-2006 14:11
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Wait a minute.. aren't MySky set top boxes PVRs? (RRP = $$$)

So it's not a cash cow. Just common business sense.


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  Reply # 36461 24-May-2006 14:19
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What are PVR's?

My uncle is a Sky technician, all i know is that you don't own them, you just pay $599 to get them installed.

Personally, i think a DVD recorder with a hard drive is much better. My Sky limits you with what you can do, for example, if you record a movie from the pay per view channels, it only stays on your hard drive for 7 days and then gets deleted. If you had a DVD recorder, this wouldn't happen. Also, when sky goes down, or you have a lose of signil, you can't watch any shows that are stored on your My Sky hard drive...... ALSO, my sky is only a hard drive, you can't record onto a disc and watch it on another tv like a DVD recorder can do.

To sum up, your better off spending $599 on a dvd recorder with hard drive, at least then you get to keep it and you have more control over what you record.

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  Reply # 36462 24-May-2006 14:41
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Problem with DVD Recorders is that they dont have the Sky EPG (Electronic Program Guide) stuff built in.

This is workable (although more complicated) if you are just recording from 1 Sky channel, but say I want to go out for dinner and record something on Sky1 at 7 and then a movie on Sky Movies at 9 then it wont work because the DVD recorder can't change the sky channel.





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  Reply # 36481 24-May-2006 19:47
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But media centre PC's can change channel.

MySky is fancy but realistically it's not your decoder, it's theirs, they charge you for it and you still have to give it back though as the satellite outage proved, they won't run standalone anyway, but as least for first time users whom are prepared to pay the dosh, it works and is easy to operate.

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Woosh often offer a $50 connection for students and earlier this year they had a stall up at Vic Uni with free connection packs. Got one myself :)

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  Reply # 36857 28-May-2006 01:42
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Do they have minimum terms though?




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  Reply # 36894 28-May-2006 15:13
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They sure do. I paid $149 for my Modem + Gateway but usual 12 month contract applied.




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