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Hitech
10-03-2010, 09:14 AM
As from midnight tonight it's all over red rover for sky's uhf service and about time to.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/3426685/Sky-to-switch-off-UHF-service

Hitech
10-03-2010, 12:22 PM
Anybody here still got sky on uhf reportedly there are only 100 subscribers left with the uhf service.

paulw
10-03-2010, 12:39 PM
I'll just have to tune in tonite and watch the encrypted signal with sound for nostalgia sake..

CYaBro
10-03-2010, 12:39 PM
What about all those poor people using sly sky?? :D

Hitech
10-03-2010, 01:33 PM
Sly sky do tell us what is it

Roscoe
10-03-2010, 02:37 PM
What about all those poor people using sly sky?? :D

You're right. Is there no consideration for those watching sly sky on their PC? Does that mean they will have to pay money? What a terrible state of affairs!:waughh:

GoodHour
11-03-2010, 05:00 PM
Did Sky do anything special for the shut down? They're broadcasting looping music now.

CYaBro
11-03-2010, 05:14 PM
Sly sky do tell us what is it

I guess we can talk about it now, now that the service is no longer available.

There is some software (forgotten what it is called) you can get that, along with the correct TV tuner card in your PC, allowed you to decode the Sky UHF signal without having to pay for it.
It has been around for quite a few years.

Dannz
11-03-2010, 05:22 PM
HVC Plus ;)

ubergeek85
11-03-2010, 05:57 PM
There were a few sellers on trademe with the corret tuner cards needed for hVCplus (IIRC it needed a BTx8xx chip in it). Wonder how they're gonna unload 'em now, seeing as they're analouge only.

CYaBro
11-03-2010, 06:14 PM
HVC Plus ;)

Thanks, that was it.