Foxtel

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:06
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Hi just wondering does anybody run Foxtel in there van while they are traveling around Australia.
And yes i know it is illegal but im just asking lol
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:16

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:16
G'day, I can't answer your question, but I have a question for you, why is it illegal? Just curious..................
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Follow Up By: humpback - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:23

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:23
Hi John
It is illegal because you hire the box off Foxtel and it suppose to stay in your house.
But people take the box and hook it up to there caravan and run it through there satellite systems.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:32

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:32
See thread ID 110608, "What's Wrong With Australia."

It's petty bureaucratic restrictions like this imposed by megabuck organisations like Telstra and the Murdoch empire that piss me off. If the box is leased by you, you've paid your fees, why the hell can't you take it with you travelling if it suits.

Bugger 'em, I say.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:33

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:33
Hi

Doubt if it is against the "law", more likely just against their conditions of use/user agreement.

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Follow Up By: humpback - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:44

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 14:44
Spoke to a Foxtel agent this morning and as soon as i told her it was going into a caravan she said they dont allow people to do this as its against there policy
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 15:01

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 15:01
Screw their policy.

Just take it with you.

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Follow Up By: Kyle H - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 12:18

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 12:18
How will they know what location the decoder is in?
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Reply By: OBJ - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 16:18

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 16:18
If you were to take your box with you (incl the card) and a dish, and you had power, it would work, once you got a fix on the satellite. You can buy satellite finders from eBay fairly inexpensively.

If you are not inclined to remove the dish from your house, a visit to the local tip/recycle centre will probably give you a good result. Make sure you get that cylindrical thing that comes out from the dish. I got mine from there.

I pay my monthly rental, so I figure I can watch it wherever and whenever I like. If Rupert has difficulty with that, he can come over and tell me why. Tragicallly, there are decoders/dishes that use one dish that give you access to all of Foxtel and Free To Air, but these seem to be available to licensed technicians only. But if anyone has one, you have my attention :)

Good luck.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 19:42

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 19:42
You only need one dish with a dual LNB to use a VAST and a Foxtel decoder. The signals for both originate from the same satellites, C1/D3 which are co-located.
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 09:12

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 09:12
Thanks for that, Rod. One learns something new every day. Let the search for a dual LNB begin.
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 18:23

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 18:23
I have a nephew who has four Foxtel decoder boxes, for him and his mates, and pays one rental fee. They are used at 3 other locations than that agreed to.
Splits the fee 4 ways with the mates – I would have gone in on the scheme but he had used his quota.


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Reply By: vk1dx - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 08:26

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 08:26
Rules, conditions and agreements etc aside, does anyone know why they say that you can't take it out of your place? Blowed if I can think of a reason.
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Reply By: Kyle H - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 08:37

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 08:37
We have Foxtel in the van but not via the foxtel decoder. Download Foxtel Go application the enter your username and password and you will have foxtel. No need for a satellite dish, you can watch anywhere you have an internet connection. It does not use data.
We don't have a Foxtel account, I use my SIL's, you can have 5 connections to each account.
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Follow Up By: humpback - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 09:15

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 09:15
If you dont have a Foxtel account where did you get your username and password from,and what are SIL'S.
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Follow Up By: Kyle H - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 09:51

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 09:51
Son in law = SIL a very commonly used a acronym.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 17:00

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 17:00
We have always taken the decoder with us - Foxtel don't have to know ?? but for the past couple of years we use Foxtel go which is much easier and convenient. I think Foxtel and Telstra have a link whereby you don't use any of your download allowance but it might also apply with other carriers too. Ask them and it's all abov board for what it's worth
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Reply By: alhow - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:24

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:24
Illegal? That bluddy Joe Hockey at it again?

If your topbox is the HD box using two cables to the dish you need a dual LNB. If you are going to run a Vast box as well you'll need three connections. The next LNB is the quad as they don't make a triple LNB. Some contracts are supplying all FTA through the Foxtel service.

Search well enough and you will find a dish. Plenty on roofs not being used and some only too willing to let you remove not wanting them.

Yeah apps need coverage where the dish works anywhere it can get clear view to the sat.
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Follow Up By: alhow - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:31

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:31
I should mention, if you are running the standard def top box only, you just run the LNB (10.7ghz) that's fitted to the Austar/Foxtel dish.
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 20:16

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 20:16
Even in jest why would you make it a political comment and anyway it's been that way a long time before JH was on the scene. You could just as well blamed the Tooth Fairy and been just as accurate.
By the way, you don't need 3 connections to the LNB, as a splitter will do. I have one here that was supplied by the Foxtel installer that has 2 inlets and 8 outputs.
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Reply By: allein m - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:42

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 13:42
thanks you live and learn some thing new every day

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Reply By: Bigfish - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 20:00

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 20:00
Yep..just wouldn't be a holiday if we couldn't get Foxtel ...

I just cant figure out why you'd bother leaving home . Your on a trip or a holiday. Enjoy the difference between it and sitting on your bum at home glued to the TV...
I was offered free Foxtel but declined...theres enough junk on tv as it is and we spend way too long watching the idiot box now. Let alone sitting in front pf a computer screen.
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Follow Up By: alhow - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 20:50

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 20:50
When the mind ceases the narrow you can see different reasons for having TV on a trip and realise not everyone fits your bill or outlook. Nat Geo Wild "junk" aye?

We'll be using ours in the valley to get instant updates on any fire threats/weather.
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 21:34

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 21:34
I'm with you Bigfish, by the way that no good pathetic piece of horse crap, commonly known as Rupert I can change peoples minds Murdoch will never ever get one cent off me, only the meek will follow that corrupted fool and his flock.

Television on a holiday, sorry not for me I have a life.
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Follow Up By: Kyle H - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:35

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 18:35
Steve you cannot have a life you must be still working if you have to take holidays.
Try retirement
I spend a lot of time each year on the road so I like to keep in touch with what is going on in the world plus love the footy and foxtel gives you that live.
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Follow Up By: alhow - Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 22:02

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 22:02
"I'm with you Bigfish" That you are Steve. "When the mind ceases the narrow you can see different reasons for having TV on a trip and realise not everyone fits your bill or outlook."
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