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old3eyes
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  #1166001 31-Oct-2014 16:14
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hio77:
Geektastic:
kharris: I think they are going to use the Ethernet port.  So I hope your modem/router is close by.


Nope! At least 25 feet away.


thats so far to run a cat5 cable! ;)


It is if your floor is concrete and the walls are full of insulation and stuff.   Ethernet over power is the only option I guess.




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  #1166004 31-Oct-2014 16:24
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wasabi2k:
Shindig: Is this upgrade done over the air, or do I know need to plug a ethernet cable in?


I believe the upgrade will be OTA - no need to plug anything in.


The upgrade that they were talking about has already been done. 

More info can be found here

In the supplementary info they have stated the following:
This software update will pave the way for exciting new services in 2015, including a newly designed, high definition on-screen guide, reorganised Planner as well as on-demand programming delivered over the internet.




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  #1166005 31-Oct-2014 16:24
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old3eyes:
hio77:
Geektastic:
kharris: I think they are going to use the Ethernet port.  So I hope your modem/router is close by.


Nope! At least 25 feet away.


thats so far to run a cat5 cable! ;)


It is if your floor is concrete and the walls are full of insulation and stuff.   Ethernet over power is the only option I guess.


Or wifi. Or just run a cable along the wall, if they're toddler feet it won't be that far.

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  #1166006 31-Oct-2014 16:26
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old3eyes:
hio77:
Geektastic:
kharris: I think they are going to use the Ethernet port.  So I hope your modem/router is close by.


Nope! At least 25 feet away.


thats so far to run a cat5 cable! ;)


It is if your floor is concrete and the walls are full of insulation and stuff.   Ethernet over power is the only option I guess.


run it along the skirting or something then? theres always nice ways of running cables....




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  #1166022 31-Oct-2014 16:38
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hio77:
old3eyes:
hio77:
Geektastic:
kharris: I think they are going to use the Ethernet port.  So I hope your modem/router is close by.


Nope! At least 25 feet away.


thats so far to run a cat5 cable! ;)


It is if your floor is concrete and the walls are full of insulation and stuff.   Ethernet over power is the only option I guess.


run it along the skirting or something then? theres always nice ways of running cables....


Also rather than using Ethernet over power, which tends to need dedicated power points to function well, couldn't you use a wireless range extender with Ethernet ports? Does such a thing exist cheaply?




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  #1166078 31-Oct-2014 19:00
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The only "improvement" I am after is extending the length of planer to more than 10 days or whatever it is.

The sky guide has the whole next month listed so I want the same on the programming guide.

See things advertised and go to book and find not listed in the electronic programme guide just annoys me.

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  #1166081 31-Oct-2014 19:12
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hio77:
old3eyes:
hio77:
Geektastic:
kharris: I think they are going to use the Ethernet port.  So I hope your modem/router is close by.


Nope! At least 25 feet away.


thats so far to run a cat5 cable! ;)


It is if your floor is concrete and the walls are full of insulation and stuff.   Ethernet over power is the only option I guess.


run it along the skirting or something then? theres always nice ways of running cables....


Yep round the skirting boards, over multiple door frames.  Yes the finance committee would really go for that..  Not




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Yep round the skirting boards, over multiple door frames.  Yes the finance committee would really go for that..  Not


paint the cable pretty pink or something?




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  #1166216 31-Oct-2014 23:16
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afe66: The only "improvement" I am after is extending the length of planer to more than 10 days or whatever it is.

The sky guide has the whole next month listed so I want the same on the programming guide.

See things advertised and go to book and find not listed in the electronic programme guide just annoys me.

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A good improvement would be not cutting off programs I record by not matching the start time of the recording with the time the program actually starts, which happens quite often!





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  #1166217 31-Oct-2014 23:17
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old3eyes:
hio77:
old3eyes:
hio77:
Geektastic:
kharris: I think they are going to use the Ethernet port.  So I hope your modem/router is close by.


Nope! At least 25 feet away.


thats so far to run a cat5 cable! ;)


It is if your floor is concrete and the walls are full of insulation and stuff.   Ethernet over power is the only option I guess.


run it along the skirting or something then? theres always nice ways of running cables....


Yep round the skirting boards, over multiple door frames.  Yes the finance committee would really go for that..  Not


Quite so.

My Blueray player is wi-fi enabled. Is it not about time Sky boxes were?





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  #1166218 31-Oct-2014 23:23
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Why would you want a realtime service delivered over wireless...

i live rurally, nobodys signals but ours perfect situation for wireless, and i still wouldnt do it!




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Geektastic:

Quite so.

My Blueray player is wi-fi enabled. Is it not about time Sky boxes were?


I imagine it's pretty tough to retrofit wifi hardware into boxes that don't have it via a firmware update.  tongue-out

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did you read the articles? it say they will be upgrading the old non my sky ones to new my sky ones with wifi capibility

there is also an option on my sky to add extra to the start and end of your recording to prevent programs that run a little behind from having the start/end cut off could try using that?

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Spyware: Plugging in to the data outlet on the wall of your pre data cabled dwelling of course.


Wifi adaptor for the USB port? Or perhaps they'll release a wifi adaptor for the Ethernet port.

There are lots of options really.

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I seem to remember that the sky uk boxes have Wifi and/or Ethernet, so I suspect it might be just coming in to line with that.




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