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  #155227 8-Aug-2008 15:29
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Jaxson: Kky does this deal where you can get a sky dish installed and a digital decoder that only works on the prime station for $149.  (This is so they can pretend Prime is free to air everywhere and not put it on freeview in my opinion).  This is for people who can't get uhf prime, like most of the middle of Wanganui for instance.  Anyhow I checked up on this cos my parents already have an existing sky dish installed but can't get uhf prime.  Still want $149 for a tech to come and do nothing more than plug it in and turn it on. 

Whilst it's easier for sky to install at an existing installation, it's of no benefit to the customer whether it's pre existing or not.  I wonder if there is a law about something being unclaimed for a certain period of time.  I mean if I leave an aerial at a house I leave, can I really expect to go back and rip it out 5 years later just because I didn't specify it was a chattel to be transferred when I sold the house?

you can only get this deal if you cant get UHF in your area..... i tried to get prime this way.  Even with the existing dish they wouldnt give me the decoder for prime only, even if i paid the $150

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  #155293 8-Aug-2008 18:52
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There's a familiar name, still got your BE300 tchart? :)

Wow, I thought your name was too much of a coincidence! Yip, still have my BE300 - sitting in a drawer and doesnt get used anymore :(

We had some good times fiddling with it back then! I still have a few downloads on my website though.

I hope you get your LNB back!



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  #155301 8-Aug-2008 19:17
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Try asking sky to come and retrieve thier property!  I asked them to come and remove thier dish, which needed a cherry-picker or spiderman to do it.  I really don't know how they got it on in the first place.  They tried multiple times to fob me off, and then I said I was going to tear it down and junk it.  A manager came on the line and threatened me with legal action!!!  Eventually they came and took it away though, took a long time and 3 roof tiles.  They must feel they own them if they went to those lenghts.


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  #155349 9-Aug-2008 02:15
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When I sold my old house the sky dish was on the sale agreement. I was concerned about that so told land agent "hey, I don't own it to pass on to anyone"

The impression from land agent was that it was just on it to say that the dish will be there when new people take ownership. Lawyer didn't seem to concerned as well, like it was a normal thing to be listed.

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  #155360 9-Aug-2008 09:04
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Even if Sky do own the dish, which is dabatable considering the aforementioned statements regarding abandonment of goods, I think you will find the company who owns the goods have NO rights to arbitrarily enter a property without permission and authorisation of the (new) owner and/or tenant.

When the resident asks Sky to install the dish/cabling this is essentially giving the required authorisation. Further, you could contact the Police to report an illegal trespass. I know the Police won't be interested, but the point is to have it on record for future infractions.

You can then inform Sky if they want ANY access to your roof, they will need your permission EVERY time they want the access. They should have installed a NEW dish on the property to which they were installing Sky. Even if the unit is directly below yours, with no dedicated, separate roof space, they should have either contacted you (or the landlord) for permission or installed to the unit's cladding therefore not entering your property.

If Sky are totally ignorant of your requests (which wouldn't be the first time given their history of client abuse) for the return of your LBN, then you could warn Sky to remove the dish otherwise you will remove it personally & leave it with the resident whose property it is connected to as stated by borgia. Hope you are on goods terms with your neighbour.

Of course, you would need your landlord's permission to complete any of the above as you have no ownership whatsoever.

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  #155407 9-Aug-2008 15:05
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They replace all single LNB's with dual throat ones, as a back up to connect to another satellite. I think you'll find your old LNB listed on Trademe - plenty of second hand ones there !

If I ever get sky installed, I'll make sure I replace the exisiting LNB with a nice broken one before they come.

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