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Sky box commanding you?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by torkus, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. torkus

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    Has anyone had their SKY set top box tell them that their SKY remote contoller's batteries need changing?

    I have been getting this message appear on the screen recently! complete with a low batt. symbol.

    Is this another "over-the-air" upgrade by SKY?

    What ever next? your set top box informing you that you must upgrade to all the channels! or something like that!


    Its quite an ingenius idea! don't you think? that the sensor inside the set top box can detect changes in battery power.:lesson:
     
  2. Fernsehman

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    This is very old news. The remote control detects a low voltage and signals the Sky Digibox with its remaining power to warn you before it's too late. I anticipate that the next generation will whisper it quietly in your ear while you are watching "Dark Angel".

    If you use rechargeable cells, chances are your remote will think they are low on voltage. Most rechargeables give 1.35v when fully charged, compared with 1.5v from a non-rechargeable cell.

    Fman
     
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    Yeah, I just got this annoying message the other day. Really ****ed me off. Just another example of a company giving their customers a "feature" that nobody asked for.
     
  4. gbmitie

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    Apparently the next upgrade for notifying u that batteries need changing is going to give u 2 language options viz


    1. Dear viewer your batteries need changing so please do so now.

    or

    2. Hey you, yes you u dumb ***** can't u see I am slow switching channels so change those ********* batteries now.


    gb--

    [please read the rules regarding swear words - lynx]
     
  5. Fernsehman

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    Plus Welsh. Don't forget Welsh, boyo.
    Oh yes, and Urdu, too ;)
    No discrimination here!
     

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