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Topic # 195286 13-Apr-2016 16:58
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Yesterday I got the email from sky & forced the update today. The font is certainly bolder but I never had a problem reading it on my 65" TV. I don't know what other changes they've made as yet.

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1532675 13-Apr-2016 18:03
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I think they've taken it too far, the font is now BOLD and black.
But it does seem snappier in general use for me.

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  Reply # 1532775 13-Apr-2016 21:35
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it be cool if sky let us pick the colour and pick the layout in the settings





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  Reply # 1532788 13-Apr-2016 22:15
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I got the update last week; seems snappier in places and worse in others and in general speed is quite poor.  Hate the new font though, but I was one of the people that didn't have an issue with the grey on grey shades they used... Looked nicer and much more modern.


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  Reply # 1532846 14-Apr-2016 09:27
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Is it just me , or does the font type , seem blury at times to anyone ?.. I am not saying the actual screen goes blury at all , but the human eye and this particular font , cause seeing your eyes to cause blurriness at times?

 

 

 

I def would not say its snappier , as I am sure they have not updated the Planner side at all yet ?




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  Reply # 1532870 14-Apr-2016 10:40
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Yay someone else has noticed the blurryness to. My mrs says its fine with her so I was beginning to think it could be my eyes. To me it's a bit fuzzy like around the font edges. Weird when looking at it for to long especially looking at the program guide.
Still could be my eyes lol.

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  Reply # 1532873 14-Apr-2016 10:44
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You sure you're not confusing the fact that they're not doing any anti aliasing with the font, therefore the font edges look jagged as opposed to blurry

 

It's like they have no UI specialists at Sky, not surprising really


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  Reply # 1532908 14-Apr-2016 11:03
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Revolting on my 65 inch tv. wish could pick old one as way better than this forced rubbish.

 

Glad moving back to the vodafone boxes are this would have been last straw to ditching sky.


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  Reply # 1532913 14-Apr-2016 11:11
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JamesL:

 

You sure you're not confusing the fact that they're not doing any anti aliasing with the font, therefore the font edges look jagged as opposed to blurry

 

It's like they have no UI specialists at Sky, not surprising really

 

 

It looks like they are rendering it without antialiasing at a low resolution, and then badly scaling it to 1080p or something. Add in TV processing and yeah, pretty horrible. That is why TV's are not monitors ;)





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  Reply # 1532914 14-Apr-2016 11:11
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and now i find the favourite button wont work unless you bring up the channel your on first and then the blue button will work, used to just push the blue button now an extra step , They just seem to make it less simple to use.





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  Reply # 1535342 19-Apr-2016 09:13
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Tried to force the update on my SKY HDi but the press of Select and Back buttons together while box is powered on does nothing. Worked OK the last time I did it!

 

Mmmmm.


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  Reply # 1535525 19-Apr-2016 12:23
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I don't like how can't use i button to cycle the information off, you have to use back button to close it and as my box is a little slow sometimes I have to press back a couple of times to close information and sometimes it works first time so the subsequent back changes channel.

 

Why can't 1s be an option for banner display..

 

 

 

A.

 

 


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  Reply # 1536035 19-Apr-2016 21:05
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Got the new update this morning, scrolling through planner is painfully slow!

Not liking the new font either..
Really missed the old firmware, would trade the new on demand stuff for stability and snappyness any day.

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  Reply # 1536038 19-Apr-2016 21:09
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cws82us:

 

it be cool if sky let us pick the colour and pick the layout in the settings

 

 

 

 

Just like SKY GO :)


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  Reply # 1536068 19-Apr-2016 21:43
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I have also found awfully slow..


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  Reply # 1541697 25-Apr-2016 15:38
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I don't know why Sky just didn't adopt Foxtels User interface. They use the same MySky/IQ boxes and offer a few variations of User interface choices.

A previous comment earlier about Sky obviously having no UI specialist is totally correct.

Something to check : Guess where you find the power save option on the mysky/Kaon boxes ?. Previous to this major upgrade it was found in the settings menu
.. guess where it is now!...

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