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Topic # 185572 27-Nov-2015 21:40
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I have just recieved the new software upgrade to for my mySKY HDi. It now connects to my network and is given a local IP address.

Has anybody tried to control the unit via IP? I would love the ability to control this way for Crestron automation.

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Reply # 1442486 8-Dec-2015 09:01
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I would like this to , but I doubt Sky would allow any customization to their property ..  Wouldnt it be great to stream downloaded OnDemand tv shows/movies from the MySky to another source via Network :)

Has anyone been able to see if it is visable on your home network and see any interesting things?

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  Reply # 1442659 8-Dec-2015 13:08
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If it is given an IP number and is visible on your Network does that mean you can now transfer recorded files to your PC's HDD?
This happened with my Panasonic Recorder (BWT720) with Win8.1 and Win10. Previously in Windows 7 I had to use server software (Twonky) to transfer files but in Win 8.1 it just appeared as another device on my Network and in File Explorer and I was able to drag and drop files. Win10 was a bit different in that I had to locate it first then pin it to the Quick Access list in File Explorer. Makes recorded file transfer for editing a breeze.

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  Reply # 1442663 8-Dec-2015 13:14
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B1GGLZ: If it is given an IP number and is visible on your Network does that mean you can now transfer recorded files to your PC's HDD?
This happened with my Panasonic Recorder (BWT720) with Win8.1 and Win10. Previously in Windows 7 I had to use server software (Twonky) to transfer files but in Win 8.1 it just appeared as another device on my Network and in File Explorer and I was able to drag and drop files. Win10 was a bit different in that I had to locate it first then pin it to the Quick Access list in File Explorer. Makes recorded file transfer for editing a breeze.



Even if it were possible, recordings are encypted and probably not easy to find out how to decrypt - people who can keep it to themselves otherwise sky will change keys.


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  Reply # 1442695 8-Dec-2015 13:40
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I spent a while hacking at it.
It's got 1 port open, I forget which, I think uPNP or similar.
I couldn't get it to talk anything interesting to me, not that I expected it to.

When I get a weekend I'll wireshark the Ethernet port as it boots up.

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  Reply # 1443185 8-Dec-2015 22:34
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I can see it , but you cant browse or do much else from what I can tell..


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  Reply # 1446959 10-Dec-2015 09:53
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Looks like only 49153 is open on the Sky box, from what my basic skills tell me . which is used for  "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper", "DHCP Client"  , so basically its open only to get an IP , and be visable on LAN.

Locked down tighter than a fishes arsee:)



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  Reply # 1450227 14-Dec-2015 16:29
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It does a upnp broadcast of SkyServe:

NT: urn:schemas-nds-com:device:SkyServe:2
SERVER: Linux/2.6.18.7.4 UPnP/1.0 NDS_MHF DLNADOC/1.50

A quick Google brought up this blog and it wouldn't surprise me if it was exactly the same. Heck you could even try downloading the Sky+ app from the UK Playstore if you have an Android device.
Further googling showed up SkyRemote.py and: https://github.com/lgladdy/SkyRemote

I haven't tried this, YMMV, if you break it or make Sky grumpy don't blame me.





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  Reply # 1450244 14-Dec-2015 16:52
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Just a reminder that the box is still skytv property.

They might not like you trying to break into it for ...... <whatever reason you think you need too>

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  Reply # 1494676 18-Feb-2016 09:49
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I have my MySky in a cabinet in the garage. It feeds into an HDMI matrix switch to a number of TVs around the house. I control the switch and the Mysky using an iTach IP/IR adapter. Using a SimpleControl app (formerly Roomie Remote) I can control Mysky, TV, SONOS, Apple TV, etc etc from anywhere in the house from my iphone, switching between sources automatically. The Pace Mysky decoder control set is supported out of the box by SimpleControl but only for IR. The fact that they dont support IP control suggests to me that it is not feasible to control the Mysky directly using IP.

 

 

 

BTW the Itach adapter is about NZ$180 and the SimpleControl app is free.

 

 


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  Reply # 1513538 15-Mar-2016 10:06
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dhstewa:

 

I have my MySky in a cabinet in the garage. I can control Mysky, TV, SONOS, Apple TV, etc etc from anywhere in the house from my iphone, switching between sources automatically. 

 

 

 

 

This is what I'm researching now as my new house has all the gear in a hall cupboard and only the TV on the wall in the lounge...

 

 

 

Uk have "Sky+" (Sky+ UK) which seems to be able to do all this as an app... if I manage to create a UK account and get this app, would it work on a local Sky+ box? (I joined a week ago and have the newest Mysky HDi box)

 

 

 

Also, they've had a variation of this for android since 2012! (Broadcaster )


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  Reply # 1513596 15-Mar-2016 11:13
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I would be totally blown away if the UK app works on your NZ Mysky but full marks for your ingenuity! If not, my set up works really well and I would be happy to share further details if you want.

 

 


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