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parsley

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#139459 9-Feb-2014 23:20
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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.


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KevinL
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  #983082 9-Feb-2014 23:32
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Booking a recording on the Sky website (or the mobile app) doesn't require a telephone connection on the MySky box.

parsley

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  #983083 9-Feb-2014 23:34
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KevinL: Booking a recording on the Sky website (or the mobile app) doesn't require a telephone connection on the MySky box.


How else can it be connected? I've always used the phone line.


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  #983087 9-Feb-2014 23:52
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parsley:
KevinL: Booking a recording on the Sky website (or the mobile app) doesn't require a telephone connection on the MySky box.


How else can it be connected? I've always used the phone line.



A signal via the satellite.

Having the phone line connected just means that you can book pay-per-view stuff using the remote, I think.

 

If you don't have it connected you probably have to call Sky to book, or do it online.



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  #983718 10-Feb-2014 22:02
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No, sorry. Completely different software stack here with no DLNA support. Remote bookings go over the satellite (as above) in proprietary format on a closed path.

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  #983768 10-Feb-2014 22:48
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Pity about the DLNA. If it had that and I could watch recordings over my networked media players, I might be tempted to pay to get MySky.

Instead I stick with SD and record the programs on a Panny Box - which does have DLNA capabilities.

parsley

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  #983782 10-Feb-2014 23:05
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Yeah, it's the most annoying thing about MySky - you can only watch the recorded shows on a TV connected directly to the box.

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