Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

Sky ON DEMAND service

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Knowledge Base >> Sky ON DEMAND service Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 9:37:29 AM   
MuckyMuckMan

 

Posts: 2368
Joined: 1/10/2005
Anyone had/having trouble setting this up? I plugged an ethernet cable into my box and router but nothing has happened. Admittedly I bought a cheap ethernet cable (£2) but I'm convinced its not the cable casuing the problem. Anyone any ideas? or experiences that you can share that might help my situation.

_____________________________

My Film Collection:
http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/MuckyMuckMan
Last 5 films seen
The Impossible 3.5/5
Stoker 4/5
Thor: Dark World 3.5/5
The Wolfman (1941) 4/5
All is Lost 5/5
Post #: 1
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 9:50:33 AM   
Hobbitonlass

 

Posts: 11919
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Westeros
This is all you need to do
1. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the green port at the back of your Sky±HD box.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into a free port on your broadband router.




Are you getting an error message after you connected?  Does it come up saying "Broadband connection detected"?

_____________________________

Come join in the Photo competition http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3116407&mpage=1&key=

(in reply to MuckyMuckMan)
Post #: 2
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 1:58:58 PM   
MuckyMuckMan

 

Posts: 2368
Joined: 1/10/2005
It's not coming up with anything. I went into my settings and the broadband was off so I turned that on but still nothing.

_____________________________

My Film Collection:
http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/MuckyMuckMan
Last 5 films seen
The Impossible 3.5/5
Stoker 4/5
Thor: Dark World 3.5/5
The Wolfman (1941) 4/5
All is Lost 5/5

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 3
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 3:02:33 PM   
elab49


Posts: 54579
Joined: 1/10/2005
Sorry to piggy back on this - but is there a way to do it if your Sky is on a different floor from your broadband router? I was wondering about these things you plug into power points that act as connectors. 

_____________________________

Lips Together and Blow - blogtasticness and Glasgow Film Festival GFF13!

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


Annual Poll 2013 - All Lists Welcome

(in reply to MuckyMuckMan)
Post #: 4
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 3:23:49 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

Posts: 11919
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Westeros
Muck,

Have you got the latest Sky+ box?  How old is your box?   Just wondering as this service is currently being rolled out to all Sky+HD boxes and if yours is older it may not have had it yet.   Guessing this is the first time you have tried to connect to anything like this?
If you have the latest box, have you tried the ethernet cable on anything else to check that actually works?

elab, only way I know of is to use a wireless connector that you get from Sky.


_____________________________

Come join in the Photo competition http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3116407&mpage=1&key=

(in reply to elab49)
Post #: 5
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 3:31:26 PM   
elab49


Posts: 54579
Joined: 1/10/2005
Cheers Hobbs, I shall investigate. I hadn't realised till today that to get access to Iplayer I needed the broadband thing!

_____________________________

Lips Together and Blow - blogtasticness and Glasgow Film Festival GFF13!

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


Annual Poll 2013 - All Lists Welcome

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 6
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 3:41:03 PM   
Chief


Posts: 7773
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Banshee
£21.95 for the wireless connector from Sky - http://www.sky.com/products/kit/wireless-connector/

C'mon Hobbsy, I feel like I'm doing your sales job for you!


< Message edited by Chief -- 30/10/2012 3:42:06 PM >

(in reply to MuckyMuckMan)
Post #: 7
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 3:58:17 PM   
elab49


Posts: 54579
Joined: 1/10/2005
That looks even easier - thanks, Chief 

Sorry for the slight hijack Muckymuck.


_____________________________

Lips Together and Blow - blogtasticness and Glasgow Film Festival GFF13!

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


Annual Poll 2013 - All Lists Welcome

(in reply to Chief)
Post #: 8
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 4:09:10 PM   
Chief


Posts: 7773
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Banshee
I wonder why Sky don't make their new boxes with built in wireless?

(in reply to MuckyMuckMan)
Post #: 9
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 5:23:59 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

Posts: 11919
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Westeros
quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

£21.95 for the wireless connector from Sky - http://www.sky.com/products/kit/wireless-connector/

C'mon Hobbsy, I feel like I'm doing your sales job for you!


Didn't want elab to feel she was being pressured into a sale (and also why I'm not a salesperson!)

_____________________________

Come join in the Photo competition http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3116407&mpage=1&key=

(in reply to Chief)
Post #: 10
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 7:00:40 PM   
MuckyMuckMan

 

Posts: 2368
Joined: 1/10/2005

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

Muck,

Have you got the latest Sky+ box?  How old is your box?   Just wondering as this service is currently being rolled out to all Sky+HD boxes and if yours is older it may not have had it yet.   Guessing this is the first time you have tried to connect to anything like this?
If you have the latest box, have you tried the ethernet cable on anything else to check that actually works?

elab, only way I know of is to use a wireless connector that you get from Sky.



I have a sky hd box but we've had it about 2-3yrs. It has a green bb port but is in a different place to where its shown in photo above

_____________________________

My Film Collection:
http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/MuckyMuckMan
Last 5 films seen
The Impossible 3.5/5
Stoker 4/5
Thor: Dark World 3.5/5
The Wolfman (1941) 4/5
All is Lost 5/5

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 11
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 8:49:46 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

Posts: 11919
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Westeros
Have you ever connected via broadband on your Sky set up Mucky?

If you let me know the version number of your box (Settings, System settings) I can find out if you have the service available on your box and if not, when you are due to get it.

Also, just seeing the response on MySky, have you activated OnDemand on your account?

_____________________________

Come join in the Photo competition http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3116407&mpage=1&key=

(in reply to MuckyMuckMan)
Post #: 12
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 30/10/2012 8:59:25 PM   
gingerdaniel


Posts: 2184
Joined: 27/5/2006
From: Usually the couch

quote:

ORIGINAL: Chief

I wonder why Sky don't make their new boxes with built in wireless?


Sky want to make money...

http://www.sky.com/helpcentre/tv/on-demand/set-up/setting-up-wired-connection/

I had to enable something on my sky account online that allows anytime to work, but that was a long time ago when it first came out. It appears that you just need to hook it up now.

You can go through the settings on your skybox to see if it's connected to the router, it'll pickup an IP address, maybe something like 192.168.0.3 That'll confirm it is connected to the router at least!

_____________________________

Do you run? Check THIS out

(in reply to Chief)
Post #: 13
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 31/10/2012 9:10:46 AM   
MuckyMuckMan

 

Posts: 2368
Joined: 1/10/2005

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

Have you ever connected via broadband on your Sky set up Mucky?

If you let me know the version number of your box (Settings, System settings) I can find out if you have the service available on your box and if not, when you are due to get it.

Also, just seeing the response on MySky, have you activated OnDemand on your account?


Until now I haven't connected up the broadband to my sky box. I have signed up to the on demand service so that isn't the problem. I tried an ethernet cable I know works (from my xbox) and I got a little further last night, my anytime service was slightly updated to show more graphics instead of just a list of programmes. Still no prompt on screen when I plug the cable in though.

I'll have a look at my version no. tonight and let you know.

_____________________________

My Film Collection:
http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/MuckyMuckMan
Last 5 films seen
The Impossible 3.5/5
Stoker 4/5
Thor: Dark World 3.5/5
The Wolfman (1941) 4/5
All is Lost 5/5

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 14
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 31/10/2012 1:19:09 PM   
steelydan3

 

Posts: 501
Joined: 28/6/2006
Hobbitonlass, will I need to do anything to get the boxsets, Iplayer, etc, on my Sky+ box when it's rolled out? I don't have anything connected from my Broadband to my Sky+ but can get all the OnDemand content. Not sure how that works, but must be some connectivity somewhere! The engineer set everything up for me. I've only watched since and not been messing around with the box. Joined Sky last November, so I have an up to date box.

_____________________________

"I've had a bellyful of you and your cheap heroics"

"I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!"

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success"



(in reply to MuckyMuckMan)
Post #: 15
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 31/10/2012 1:55:19 PM   
elab49


Posts: 54579
Joined: 1/10/2005
Different type of On Demand - that's just a rename of the old anytime stuff.

To get Iplayer etc you need the internet connection - see my queries above (along with the solution from Chief).

_____________________________

Lips Together and Blow - blogtasticness and Glasgow Film Festival GFF13!

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


Annual Poll 2013 - All Lists Welcome

(in reply to steelydan3)
Post #: 16
RE: Sky ON DEMAND service - 31/10/2012 5:56:34 PM   
MuckyMuckMan

 

Posts: 2368
Joined: 1/10/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass

Have you ever connected via broadband on your Sky set up Mucky?

If you let me know the version number of your box (Settings, System settings) I can find out if you have the service available on your box and if not, when you are due to get it.

Also, just seeing the response on MySky, have you activated OnDemand on your account?


I plugged the ethernet in and its still just an updated version of anytime.

OK, Here is my details:
Model No: R003.047.29.00P
Version No. 973006

Just found this:
http://www.sky.com/helpcentre/tv/on-demand/set-up/when-will-on-demand-be-available-on-my-sky-box/

Looks like we'll get on demand at end of November.



< Message edited by MuckyMuckMan -- 31/10/2012 6:03:01 PM >


_____________________________

My Film Collection:
http://www.invelos.com/dvdcollection.aspx/MuckyMuckMan
Last 5 films seen
The Impossible 3.5/5
Stoker 4/5
Thor: Dark World 3.5/5
The Wolfman (1941) 4/5
All is Lost 5/5

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 17
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Knowledge Base >> Sky ON DEMAND service Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


 
Movie News  |  Empire Blog  |  Movie Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Video Interviews  |  Image Gallery  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Magazine  |  Resources
 
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.168