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# 180846 23-Sep-2015 18:03
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Just wondering what everyone is hopes to see in the new sky software?

What do they expect from the new boxes?

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  # 1393107 23-Sep-2015 21:47
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A UI, that is much more modern.. easy simple.. anything like openvix UI

No big Sky logo taking up half of screen.. i.e. using real estate better..

Responsive to button presses



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  # 1393396 24-Sep-2015 11:59
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So when can we expect these mythical units?




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  # 1393411 24-Sep-2015 12:09
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September! of some year starting with a 2. Hopefully.

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  # 1394666 26-Sep-2015 01:28
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Whole home capabilities is a must, restart a show from the beginning and pause/start on any device.

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  # 1394686 26-Sep-2015 07:19
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How about a remote that you can easily get the back off to change the batteries.

Will those who get Sky via Vodafone be getting the new boxes too or just the Sky direct customers?




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  # 1394694 26-Sep-2015 08:03
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They are DVB-S/S2 (sat) boxes.




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  # 1394695 26-Sep-2015 08:05
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From the other thread running they are only updating non mysky boxes so anyone with a black mysky won't get one but they will get the new software.




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  # 1394696 26-Sep-2015 08:11
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hairy1: From the other thread running they are only updating non mysky boxes so anyone with a black mysky won't get one but they will get the new software.

I have a MySky and some other old-style digital decoder (silver). But I pay my Sky-sub via Vodafone. Just wondered whether that would have any affect on when or if the silver box will get replaced.




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  # 1394699 26-Sep-2015 08:26
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I would like 1 button channel select (ie press number 1 selects channel one instead of pressing 001 ) yes i know 1st world problem but would be nice.
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  # 1394724 26-Sep-2015 09:31
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kiwifidget:
hairy1: From the other thread running they are only updating non mysky boxes so anyone with a black mysky won't get one but they will get the new software.

I have a MySky and some other old-style digital decoder (silver). But I pay my Sky-sub via Vodafone. Just wondered whether that would have any affect on when or if the silver box will get replaced.


Yes the silver Pace would be replaced.




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  # 1395173 27-Sep-2015 11:59
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beehappy: I would like 1 button channel select (ie press number 1 selects channel one instead of pressing 001 ) yes i know 1st world problem but would be nice.
Pete 


bet this will happen.


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  # 1405007 13-Oct-2015 13:32
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So I'm sitting in the lounge of my parental units and I realise they have got two tv's connnected to their old sky decoder.
This would be an unsupported setup with the new decoders I imagine.

I presume an HDMI splitter would be required. Are there any gotchas with such things?
Both TV's are within 5m of the decoder.




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  # 1405186 13-Oct-2015 18:57
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A built-in DLNA server would be nice, and might be enough to both keep me as a customer (which is doubtful at the moment), and persuade me to upgrade from the standard box to a MySky. In  fact, it's verging on essential to keep me.

My Panny recorder has this, which is why I have resisted the MySky to date. Indispensable in the modern networked age to be able to view the files on a main recorder elsewhere over the network. But the blasted MySky Macrovisions its SD analog output (the normal decoders don't) so I can't even upgrade to one and keep using the Panny.

Also nice, but of lesser importance, would be:
- a decent sized hard drive. 2TB+ in the era of HD video should be the minimum for a new unit.
- ability to use all the tuners and drive space, rather than letting a pay-per-view service I would never use hog them.
- a 60-sec skip button, which is much preferable to having to forward through ads
- twin HDMI outputs, for feeding a telly in another room without having to use a splitter
- picture-in-picture, for watching one channel while keeping an eye on (say) a sports match or breaking news.
- fully integrated Freeview Plus as well as Sky on demand.

And they shouldn't charge a ridiculous monthly fee for the decoder.

Edit: Grammar. D'oh.

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  # 1405251 13-Oct-2015 21:22
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kiwifidget: So I'm sitting in the lounge of my parental units and I realise they have got two tv's connnected to their old sky decoder.
This would be an unsupported setup with the new decoders I imagine.

I presume an HDMI splitter would be required. Are there any gotchas with such things?
Both TV's are within 5m of the decoder.
we also have this situation, wondering what will happen, maybe there will be an adapter like the mysky?



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  # 1405277 13-Oct-2015 21:55
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JimmyH: A built-in DLNA server would be nice, and might be enough to both keep me as a customer (which is doubtful at the moment), and persuade me to upgrade from the standard box to a MySky. In  fact, it's verging on essential to keep me.

My Panny recorder has this, which is why I have resisted the MySky to date. Indispensable in the modern networked age to be able to view the files on a main recorder elsewhere over the network. But the blasted MySky Macrovisions its SD analog output (the normal decoders don't) so I can't even upgrade to one and keep using the Panny.

Also nice, but of lesser importance, would be:
- a decent sized hard drive. 2TB+ in the era of HD video should be the minimum for a new unit.
- ability to use all the tuners and drive space, rather than letting a pay-per-view service I would never use hog them.
- a 60-sec skip button, which is much preferable to having to forward through ads
- twin HDMI outputs, for feeding a telly in another room without having to use a splitter
- picture-in-picture, for watching one channel while keeping an eye on (say) a sports match or breaking news.
- fully integrated Freeview Plus as well as Sky on demand.

And they shouldn't charge a ridiculous monthly fee for the decoder.

Edit: Grammar. D'oh.


There is a lot of first world problems there, you have to remember the wish list and what sky are able to put out is limited by the agreements with content providers. your DLNA server I would bet won't happen at launch, and if it does it will be between the SAME types of decoders, and probably not between myskyHDi and mysky+ mainly due to hardware incompatibility I would bet.


I would LOVE to see the ability to put your own hdd in to increase the space, but I could not see this happening either.

Current mysky has 4 tuners and all 4 are used at random times. Tuner 4 is used all the time, next time you see one look at the signal area and you will see what they are up to if you know what to look for.

the PIP is a great idea, Completely agree, I can't see twin HDMI outputs on anything except amps so I would not expect to see that.

Since Freeview plus is not a sky product, I would not expect that to happen at launch at any rate.

I know in another post someone mentioned about H265 and the immediate ability to add 20 HD channels (if anyone finds that post can they link it please), you can't just add 20HD channels without bandwidth considerations on the bird (s)

I look forward to the new boxes when they arrive, my tech co has them sitting in the lockup waiting to go out.

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