Just Sharing This Fake Britain - Fake Sky Remote Controls!

jeallen01

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Just watched the above on BBC1 - I didn't know anything about the fact that there are probably (almost certainly!) tens of 1,000s of fake remotes on sale in the UK. After that I checked 2 of 4 or so that we have here, and, based on what I have just seen, both of them are fakes (wrong colours on at least 1 of the 4 coloured buttons above the numeric ones) and missing "dimples" in the small recessed rectangular cavity under the lid of the battery compartment) ! :rolleyes:.

OTOH, the main one in the lounge works fine but does seem to go through batteries quicker than I might have expected. Not functionally checked the one in the conservatory, but I do seem to remember that it didn't always work that well.

Now done a quick google and it seems that these have been well-reported for at least several years:rolleyes:

Well, I never! :D
 
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Just watched the above on BBC1 - I didn't know anything about the fact that there are probably (almost certainly!) tens of 1,000s of fake remotes on sale in the UK. After that I checked 2 of 4 or so that we have here, and, based on what I have just seen, both of them are fakes (wrong colours on at least 1 of the 4 coloured ones above the numeric buttons) and missing "dimples" in the small recessed rectangular cavity under the lid of the battery compartment) ! :rolleyes:.

OTOH, the main one in the lounge works fine but does seem to go through batteries quicker than I might have expected. Not functionally checked the one in the conservatory, but I do seem to remember that it didn't always work that well.

Now done a quick google and it seems that these have been well-reported for at least several years:rolleyes:

Well, I never! :D
I wouldn't be at all surprised if fakes got in to the Sky supply chain!

Just watched it, fake LNB's as well :-rofl2
 
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If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck....
 
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That program first aired in 2016. Fake Sky remotes started appearing around 2000.- they have never been perfect looking, poor colour matching etc.

Internal design of originals is I believe based on a "One for all" remote - codes for other devices (TVs etc) differ by 256 IIRC
 
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Everything can be fake these days. Even the recently phased out 1 quid coins that were accepted by the banks.
 
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Everything can be fake these days. Even the recently phased out 1 quid coins that were accepted by the banks.

That program first aired in 2016. Fake Sky remotes started appearing around 2000.- they have never been perfect looking, poor colour matching etc.

Internal design of originals is I believe based on a "One for all" remote - codes for other devices (TVs etc) differ by 256 IIRC
Yes they are made by URC, some of the NTL ones were too.
 
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Fake $ky remotes? The $ky HD remotes are shite, the buttons were never resin stamped and thus the letters & numbers came off in about the first 5 months, and that's the genuine one supplied with the box, oh and spongy buttons as well (i.e. That weird unresponsive feel on pressing), utter crap.
 
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I watch a whole fake program on Sky the other day - Stoke v West Brom I think - but don't quote me on that - and there was absolutely no football played in the whole 90 minutes.
 
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