A friend of mine recently Tweeted about this project on Github:
Node.js module for controlling and monitoring Sky+ HD set top boxes
I did a bit of searching and found this blog post and the associated Github project:
The Sky+HD Picasso DNLA control server protocol
A python based remote control for Sky+HD boxes updated to Picasso
Does anyone know if this kind of functionality is available in NZ? I know I can go to Sky's website and setup a programme to be recorded on MySky but that's via a telephone connection rather than my internet - I assumed the box had a built-in modem and was dialling into the mothership regularly.
Please note I'm not trying to hack into the box or do anything illegal.