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Topic # 157419 1-Dec-2014 09:51
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We still have the old Sky decoder. I see in the latest Sky guide that new 'on demand' decoders will be installed for everyone in 2015. Can anyone tell me exactly what kind of outputs these will have? HDMI? Component? S-video? AV? Etc.? Any analogue options at all?

 





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  Reply # 1186178 1-Dec-2014 10:11
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Well on the guide said replacement for Digital (Non-My SKY) customers will take place from Mid-2015 over an 18 month period.
so plenty of time to wait.

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  Reply # 1186194 1-Dec-2014 10:30
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pinkydot: Well on the guide said replacement for Digital (Non-My SKY) customers will take place from Mid-2015 over an 18 month period.
so plenty of time to wait.


When the M-in-Law gets hers replaced I think if you can just  get the HD package only as the recorder side  will be completely beyond her..




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  Reply # 1186306 1-Dec-2014 12:58
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Rikkitic: We still have the old Sky decoder. I see in the latest Sky guide that new 'on demand' decoders will be installed for everyone in 2015. Can anyone tell me exactly what kind of outputs these will have? HDMI? Component? S-video? AV? Etc.? Any analogue options at all?


I am pretty sure the boxes will come with an HDMI output as well as the Analogue  output for older TV's, its up to SKY to decide how the HDMI works for these boxes. though SKY Customers will need to wait and see when they get given the call.

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  Reply # 1186611 1-Dec-2014 20:21
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HDMI to component/composite converters are pretty widely available and relatively inexpensive. So, if they run with HDMI only and you have an older TV, then you should be OK. But, realistically, HDMI is where all the action is these days and I suspect there aren't that many main TVs without an HDMI input now.

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  Reply # 1189275 5-Dec-2014 12:24
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I may be totally wrong here but does the new decoder allow you to go into the library of their content and get a copy of the content you want put onto your decoder to watch? If it is the case then it would be good to solve the streaming issues with HD.

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  Reply # 1189343 5-Dec-2014 13:38
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Off Topic:

I think the sky magazines should be provided for free in a PDF format....

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  Reply # 1189373 5-Dec-2014 14:24
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I've got the 1st gen MySky (silver) - will it be replaced?





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  Reply # 1190296 8-Dec-2014 05:40
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Sky mag is free. I tried to cancel it and they said it was free.

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  Reply # 1190307 8-Dec-2014 07:45
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Hi, my understanding was that the current MySky was going to be used, obviously its quite possible a newer unit will be deployed but all the same the primary purpose of the exercise was to have all decoders MPEG4 capable so they could start dropping spectrum inefficient MPEG2 SD streams for MPEG2 streams that would let them provide more HD channels (which require MPEG4 in this case).

I also seem to recall reading that they want all users to have HDD/Record/Buffer capability.

As such I think you can be 100% positive in assuming HDMI will be provided otherwise there is no point in transmitting HD.

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  Reply # 1190343 8-Dec-2014 09:27
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cyril7: Hi, my understanding was that the current MySky was going to be used, obviously its quite possible a newer unit will be deployed but all the same the primary purpose of the exercise was to have all decoders MPEG4 capable so they could start dropping spectrum inefficient MPEG2 SD streams for MPEG2 streams that would let them provide more HD channels (which require MPEG4 in this case).

I also seem to recall reading that they want all users to have HDD/Record/Buffer capability.

As such I think you can be 100% positive in assuming HDMI will be provided otherwise there is no point in transmitting HD.

Cyril


I seem to remember reading somewhere that the new decoders have the  recording function but it's not enabled by default and you have to pay extra for the DVR function..




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  Reply # 1190347 8-Dec-2014 09:34
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Ramjet007: Sky mag is free. I tried to cancel it and they said it was free.

I cancelled mine and my bill went down by $2-$3.

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  Reply # 1190355 8-Dec-2014 09:37
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k14:
Ramjet007: Sky mag is free. I tried to cancel it and they said it was free.

I cancelled mine and my bill went down by $2-$3.


it's free if you have sport and movies

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  Reply # 1190358 8-Dec-2014 09:41
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Fabian:
k14:
Ramjet007: Sky mag is free. I tried to cancel it and they said it was free.

I cancelled mine and my bill went down by $2-$3.


it's free if you have sport and movies


So it's not really free.  You just have to pay a lot more to get it free..




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  Reply # 1190374 8-Dec-2014 10:07
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old3eyes:
cyril7: Hi, my understanding was that the current MySky was going to be used, obviously its quite possible a newer unit will be deployed but all the same the primary purpose of the exercise was to have all decoders MPEG4 capable so they could start dropping spectrum inefficient MPEG2 SD streams for MPEG2 streams that would let them provide more HD channels (which require MPEG4 in this case).

I also seem to recall reading that they want all users to have HDD/Record/Buffer capability.

As such I think you can be 100% positive in assuming HDMI will be provided otherwise there is no point in transmitting HD.

Cyril


I seem to remember reading somewhere that the new decoders have the  recording function but it's not enabled by default and you have to pay extra for the DVR function..


Yes I understand that is correct, to have one box that can change ability on demand$ makes sense.

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  Reply # 1190480 8-Dec-2014 11:32
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My copy of the sky magazine never crosses the threashold of my house.

Straight from letter box (minus wrapping) into the recycling bin.

As I cant book anything on mysky more than ?7 days a head I rarely bother opening it anymore as the usual pattern is "That looks interesting I'll book it, oh cant book that far in advance." Forgets to book when within 1 week as the magazine is a pickup once type of mag.

If I could book for the month ahead I would look at the magazine and book all the interesting things for the month a head, then deposit in recycling. Also the _repeated_ adverts for everything kind of defeats the need for a mag.


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