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garyp Jan 27th 2010 4:46 pm

Sky+
 
Is my sky+ box good for anything in Australia? Wondered if you can still view free channels i just as well put in container.
gary

Alfresco Jan 27th 2010 5:14 pm

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by garyp (Post 8287515)
Is my sky+ box good for anything in Australia? Wondered if you can still view free channels i just as well put in container.
gary

NO.

Sell it on eBay and get Foxtel in OZ. :)


garyp Jan 27th 2010 5:28 pm

Re: Sky+
 
Cheers for that :thumbup: but no need to shout.

Alfresco Jan 27th 2010 6:08 pm

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by garyp (Post 8287657)
Cheers for that :thumbup: but no need to shout.


Sorry. Was just pulling your leg! ;)

RobertC Jan 27th 2010 10:09 pm

Re: Sky+
 
If you bring it to Australia you'll still be able to watch any content that you have on its internal hard disk but there's no coverage from SKY satellites here so it'll never pick up a signal, even if you connect it to a dish.

Overall the best option is to dispose of it on eBay or give it to a friend, unless you have a lot of unwatched content on it that you still want to watch at some point.

Then, its welcome to the overpriced world of Foxtel, when you get here you'll see just what great value Sky is ;)

Scotty1 Jan 27th 2010 10:58 pm

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by RobertC (Post 8288576)

Then, its welcome to the overpriced world of Foxtel, when you get here you'll see just what great value Sky is ;)

Depending on where you go you may have to get Austar rather than foxtel, and the sky plus equivalent is, My Austar (IQ I think on Foxtel). Have found the price similar, but so far the customer service is better (ie they have some unlike sky). I paid £50 per month in uk and more or less the same package is $100 here

You'll recognise the remotes by the way, the are exactly the same - no idea if they work here though!

Swing-Your-Pants Jan 28th 2010 2:27 am

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by Scotty1 (Post 8288677)
Depending on where you go you may have to get Austar rather than foxtel, and the sky plus equivalent is, My Austar (IQ I think on Foxtel). Have found the price similar, but so far the customer service is better (ie they have some unlike sky). I paid £50 per month in uk and more or less the same package is $100 here

You'll recognise the remotes by the way, the are exactly the same - no idea if they work here though!

Sky+ remotes work with the IQ box. The good thing is the Sky+ remote can be programmed to control basic TV functions. The IQ remote cannot.

I've got an old Sky+ remote that I didn't mean to bring but I'm very happy I did.

EvannTel Jan 28th 2010 7:21 am

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by Swing-Your-Pants (Post 8289146)
Sky+ remotes work with the IQ box. The good thing is the Sky+ remote can be programmed to control basic TV functions. The IQ remote cannot.

I've got an old Sky+ remote that I didn't mean to bring but I'm very happy I did.

Nonsense
Its exactly the same as UK.
The manuals telling you how are below

http://www.foxtel.com.au/discover/ac...es/default.htm

Jen1977ni Jan 28th 2010 7:50 am

Re: Sky+
 
I don't think u will be able to watch the saved content on it somehow, unless ur a subscriber, our sky+ was switched off last week but it still allows us to watch the free channels. However the box was half full (empty?!) of things we'd recorded which weren't watchable now that we were no longer paying a subscription...

Alfresco Jan 28th 2010 8:17 am

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by Jen1977ni (Post 8289656)
I don't think u will be able to watch the saved content on it somehow, unless ur a subscriber, our sky+ was switched off last week but it still allows us to watch the free channels. However the box was half full (empty?!) of things we'd recorded which weren't watchable now that we were no longer paying a subscription...


Yes that's right. You need to subscribe to the channels where the content was recorded from otherwise you can't watch them.

I've just unsubscribed from ESPN sports channels and can no longer watch anything recorded from them.

Swing-Your-Pants Jan 28th 2010 9:23 am

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by EvannTel (Post 8289605)
Nonsense
Its exactly the same as UK.
The manuals telling you how are below

http://www.foxtel.com.au/discover/ac...es/default.htm

I stand corrected.

The Foxtel install bloke told me they couldn't be programmed like the Sky+ remotes. Works a treat ! Thanks.

Alfresco Jan 28th 2010 9:25 am

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by Swing-Your-Pants (Post 8289828)
I stand corrected.

The Foxtel install bloke told me they couldn't be programmed like the Sky+ remotes. Works a treat ! Thanks.


That's good news. :thumbup:

EvannTel Jan 28th 2010 10:39 am

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by Swing-Your-Pants (Post 8289828)
I stand corrected.

The Foxtel install bloke told me they couldn't be programmed like the Sky+ remotes. Works a treat ! Thanks.

Ah bless the all knowledgable installer! When I had my iQ fitted, the installer said there was no difference between HDMI and composite video signals. I very quickly gave up trying to argue with him and got him out the house asap!

77hil Jan 28th 2010 9:23 pm

Re: Sky+
 
No difference between HDMI and Composite! I hope your front door hit him on the way out! :thumbup:

ianhutch1 Jan 28th 2010 10:07 pm

Re: Sky+
 

Originally Posted by Swing-Your-Pants (Post 8289828)
I stand corrected.

The Foxtel install bloke told me they couldn't be programmed like the Sky+ remotes. Works a treat ! Thanks.

Same here been living with 2 remotes for a year now :rolleyes:


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