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Topic # 63435 26-Jun-2010 18:33 Send private message

Just received this in the post (image below) – More details at www.sky.co.nz/whatsnew



Some great looking new features, cool demo video here - http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=1363

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  Reply # 345580 26-Jun-2010 18:52 Send private message

Sorry link to demo video is split in to multiple parts and I have linked to last, first part is http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=1357

Can mod please edit and delete this post please?

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  Reply # 345652 27-Jun-2010 00:59 Send private message

Ah, I've been wanting that 'record me' feature for some time now. Good job Sky.

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  Reply # 345659 27-Jun-2010 03:44 Send private message

pretty weak features.





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  Reply # 345662 27-Jun-2010 04:40 Send private message

l43a2: pretty weak features.


Can't agree there. Sky's functionality in this area has always been a bit weak and this stuff is good, especially the Record Me thing.


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  Reply # 345675 27-Jun-2010 09:10 Send private message

eracode:
l43a2: pretty weak features.


Can't agree there. Sky's functionality in this area has always been a bit weak and this stuff is good, especially the Record Me thing.



..if you enjoy watching ad breaks to be able to use the feature. :) 




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  Reply # 345696 27-Jun-2010 10:41 Send private message

ZollyMonsta:
eracode:
l43a2: pretty weak features.


Can't agree there. Sky's functionality in this area has always been a bit weak and this stuff is good, especially the Record Me thing.



..if you enjoy watching ad breaks to be able to use the feature. :) 
The 'ads' are generally always at the beginning and end of an ad break, (we generally use them as the moment to hit play). Doesn't make adding them that time consuming, def. easier than searching through the planner.

It's interesting to see they're slowly starting to get to where cable PVRs were when I was visiting the US in 2007. That said, I really like the MySkyHDi's usability - it even passes the 'my parents can use it' test.

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  Reply # 345700 27-Jun-2010 10:48 Send private message

k1wi:
ZollyMonsta:
eracode:
l43a2: pretty weak features.


Can't agree there. Sky's functionality in this area has always been a bit weak and this stuff is good, especially the Record Me thing.



..if you enjoy watching ad breaks to be able to use the feature. :) 
The 'ads' are generally always at the beginning and end of an ad break, (we generally use them as the moment to hit play). Doesn't make adding them that time consuming, def. easier than searching through the planner.

It's interesting to see they're slowly starting to get to where cable PVRs were when I was visiting the US in 2007. That said, I really like the MySkyHDi's usability - it even passes the 'my parents can use it' test.


It will be interesting to see what they mean by "ads". I wonder if Record Me will work on ads for upcoming programmes on TV1, TV2, TV3 etc coming over Sky? My guess is that they may not. I think they may be referring only to Sky's promos for its own channels like History, Nat Geo, etc

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  Reply # 345734 27-Jun-2010 12:08 Send private message

Or indeed only things you have to pay extra for - that wwould be ultra cynical..... :-)




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  Reply # 345749 27-Jun-2010 13:22 Send private message

eracode:

It will be interesting to see what they mean by "ads". I wonder if Record Me will work on ads for upcoming programmes on TV1, TV2, TV3 etc coming over Sky? My guess is that they may not. I think they may be referring only to Sky's promos for its own channels like History, Nat Geo, etc


The Sky Online Help say it will only work with Sky channels at the moment. Tiny Url

If link fails go to http://skytv.custhelp.com and search by keyword 'EPG'

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  Reply # 345925 28-Jun-2010 08:04 Send private message

imo its lame...Sky should be looking to provide more HD content....they are heading for a regulatory move if they dont smarten their act up.

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  Reply # 345944 28-Jun-2010 09:06 Send private message

mattbush: imo its lame...Sky should be looking to provide more HD content....they are heading for a regulatory move if they dont smarten their act up.


I agree that Sky should provide more HD content but fail to see the connection between that opinion, and 'lame' features, and regulatory moves against Sky. What is the logical connection between those things?

BTW, I don't find the new features 'lame'. It will be great to be able to see the current programme whilst looking at the guide.Laughing

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  Reply # 345967 28-Jun-2010 10:21 Send private message

tstone:
mattbush: imo its lame...Sky should be looking to provide more HD content....they are heading for a regulatory move if they dont smarten their act up.


I agree that Sky should provide more HD content but fail to see the connection between that opinion, and 'lame' features, and regulatory moves against Sky. What is the logical connection between those things?

BTW, I don't find the new features 'lame'. It will be great to be able to see the current programme whilst looking at the guide.Laughing


As I said its "in my opinion" that I dont give a toss about extra features when we are lacking HD content which is the main reason I subscribed to the MySky box.

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  Reply # 345974 28-Jun-2010 10:35 Send private message

mattbush:
tstone:
mattbush: imo its lame...Sky should be looking to provide more HD content....they are heading for a regulatory move if they dont smarten their act up.


I agree that Sky should provide more HD content but fail to see the connection between that opinion, and 'lame' features, and regulatory moves against Sky. What is the logical connection between those things?

BTW, I don't find the new features 'lame'. It will be great to be able to see the current programme whilst looking at the guide.Laughing


As I said its "in my opinion" that I dont give a toss about extra features when we are lacking HD content which is the main reason I subscribed to the MySky box.


You still don't explain the link between your opinion and the need for Sky to be regulated. Do you want it regulated to supply more HD content? If you don't care about these new features then what is the point of your original post?

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  Reply # 345984 28-Jun-2010 11:05 Send private message

Where's things like enabling the LAN & USB ports on the box, allowing playback of avi/mkv/etc files from USB, streaming of mysky content over the local network, etc etc.

That's the sort of features I want to see my mysky, turn it into a total networked media centre.


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  Reply # 346000 28-Jun-2010 12:08 Send private message

tstone:
mattbush:
tstone:
mattbush: imo its lame...Sky should be looking to provide more HD content....they are heading for a regulatory move if they dont smarten their act up.


I agree that Sky should provide more HD content but fail to see the connection between that opinion, and 'lame' features, and regulatory moves against Sky. What is the logical connection between those things?

BTW, I don't find the new features 'lame'. It will be great to be able to see the current programme whilst looking at the guide.Laughing


As I said its "in my opinion" that I dont give a toss about extra features when we are lacking HD content which is the main reason I subscribed to the MySky box.


You still don't explain the link between your opinion and the need for Sky to be regulated. Do you want it regulated to supply more HD content? If you don't care about these new features then what is the point of your original post?


It "is my opinion" that Sky are beginning to behave in a monopolistic manner wherby they have a monopoly and their consumer offerings are beginning to show this. If in doubt try looking up other countries cable/sky type offerings and value for dollar. I am sure you will find worse....but I am only generalising. Also perhaps view todays article in NZ Herald.

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