Sky + and the dreaded phone connection

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by rnjones, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. rnjones

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    I am still thinking about getting a Sky + box. Hoping Sky will bin the £10 charge:devil: .

    Right now I have a Panasonic Sky box which is over a year old and is not connected to the phone line, because it is the only thing that isnt cabled to my AV stand.

    I am not at all interested in interactive services on TV because I have a work provided ADSL. This means dial up modems are like ..er.. not something I ever want to experience again.

    So if I dont connect the Sky+ to the phone line, will I miss out on any features? I know Tivo uses it to download program info, but not sure about Sky+

    Anyone know?

    Finally if they put an Ethernet port on the box and allowed interactivity over the Internet I would be out to buy one right now.
    Rog
     
  2. Starburst

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    The phone connection is required as part of the SKY+ subscription. The contract agreement allows SKY to collect viewing data and I assume that is why they stipulate an active phone connection.


    SKY+ is just like anyother digibox in other respects, EPG data is sent via satellite and PPV ordering via the remote is processed through the phone line.
     
  3. Chippy99

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    Had mine 3 months and its never been near a phone connection. No-one seems to notice or care.

    Chip.
     
  4. rnjones

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    Thanks very much. Thats what I thought. Dont care about PPV. If I want to see a film would prefer to rent or buy the DVD. However as Sky + has Dolby Digital now this may change. Specially if I can use Sky+ to record it and I watch it when I want.

    Hmm.

    Cheers Rog
     

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