Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




16 posts

Geek


Topic # 179233 1-Sep-2015 10:25
Send private message

Hi guys, 

So ive currently got the old grey skytv stb. which is not upgradable to HD unless you move to Mysky. 
Has anyone used the Skybox V8? are they any good? they cost about $140 on trademe and just wondering if im going to get a cheap piece of turd.. 
I would be using my sky card which is supported. Another reason to upgrade is so i can get channels 1,2 & 3 in HD. currently watching them through the sky decoder and the quality is pretty horrible for todays age. Dont want to buy a freeview player as its just another unit in the cabinet and i would prefer all TV channels in one device.

thanks,
Sam  

Create new topic
96 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Subscriber

  Reply # 1377918 1-Sep-2015 20:54
Send private message

Not to sure how much i can say about it. It does everything i want it too as far as watching, recording, media player. No WiFi adapter so can't comment on the quality of the online streaming. I only use it for Freeview so can't comment on the Sky aspect. I'd be more inclined to spend a few $ more and get a Sat/Ter combo box like the Cloud iBox III. That way I could have true HD Ter for channels 1 to 3 and Sat for the rest. Just check with the seller that you can record a Ter channel while watching a Sat channel(and vice versa).

 

 

Probably the only real issue I've had was initial setup. I have a 3LNB setup running off 1 dish through a diseqc switch & had to play with the 22khz/diseqc options to get everything running properly.

321 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 136


  Reply # 1377947 1-Sep-2015 22:18
Send private message

I think this should be in the "Sky" area.

Can you clarify what the skybox does? I have an old-school Motorola decoder, with nasty SD image quality.

I don't want to spend any more money on subscriptions for Mysky etc, this sky account is pretty much for live sport only. Have HD-ticket because of multi-room.

With this Box can you get HD on the limited channels Sky offers it?

Just checked a trademe listing, apparently doesn't work with the gold Mysky card (which I have).

 
 
 
 


3276 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 949


  Reply # 1377972 1-Sep-2015 23:24
Send private message

per0w: Hi guys, 

So ive currently got the old grey skytv stb. which is not upgradable to HD unless you move to Mysky. 
Has anyone used the Skybox V8? are they any good? they cost about $140 on trademe and just wondering if im going to get a cheap piece of turd.. 
I would be using my sky card which is supported. Another reason to upgrade is so i can get channels 1,2 & 3 in HD. currently watching them through the sky decoder and the quality is pretty horrible for todays age. Dont want to buy a freeview player as its just another unit in the cabinet and i would prefer all TV channels in one device.

thanks,
Sam  


I hve the skybox f5 and it crashes on occasion.   Enough to be a bit annoying but not enough not to buy. 



Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.