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Topic # 204769 16-Oct-2016 19:58
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My parents just upgraded, they had the stock original Sky recorder. They asked for the best box.

They've been given a MySky+ without wifi.

I'm not sure what the differences are
- looks different
- new box only has HDMI
- new box has wifi

Is the rest the same? Same size HDD? Speed? UI and functionality?

Would appreciate some advice

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  Reply # 1652110 17-Oct-2016 09:03
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MySky & MySky+ are the same except the Plus has a bigger hard drive

 

Neither has WiFi - that is an add on called a "Sky-Link"

 

 

 

The new decoders have built in WiFi but only a 500GB HDD

 

 

 

Both perform roughly the same performance wise




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  Reply # 1652289 17-Oct-2016 12:43
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Thanks for that.

 

 

 

I've been trying to work out the difference in boxes:

 

200?: Sky box original, no HDD.

 

2005: My Sky. 160GB HDD?.

 

2008: My Sky HDi. 320GB HDD.  

 

2011: My Sky+. 1TB HDD. Needs HDMI cable for HighDef.

 

2016: My Sky with Wifi. 500GB HDD.

 

 

 

 

 

I know that's incorrect but it's the best I've been able to work out. I couldn't find a list elsewhere. 

 

 

 

Is that list close?

 

 

 

And if they asked for 1TB then the My Sky+ 1TB (with the wifi adapter) is the only option anyway?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1652292 17-Oct-2016 12:46
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The new box isn't named mySky.





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  Reply # 1652296 17-Oct-2016 12:57
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Thanks

 

GregA:

 

 

 

200?: Sky box original, no HDD.

 

2005: My Sky. 160GB HDD?.

 

2008: My Sky HDi. 320GB HDD.  

 

2011: My Sky+. 1TB HDD. Needs HDMI cable for HighDef.    

 

 

2016: Sky STB (with Wifi). 500GB HDD.

 

 

 

So ... if they've got the My Sky+ (as labelled on its right), it's a few years old and the ONLY way to get 1TB.

 

But performance wise same as the new Sky STB? No advantages with HEVC etc for satellite or broadband?

 

 

 

(I actually said to my parents that they probably don't need the biggest STB when they've got all the live / on demand stuff. Too late now...?)

 

 


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  Reply # 1652332 17-Oct-2016 13:42
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New boxes don't support HEVC. I would guess that Sky will roll out yet another box in 2023 or so to support DVB-S2X HEVC and UHD transmission.





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  Reply # 1652343 17-Oct-2016 14:00
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GregA:

 

 

 

2016: My Sky with Wifi. 500GB HDD. option anyway?

 

This box does not get hot like the others.

 

I've had no end of problems getting my Harmony universal remote to work with this unit.




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  Reply # 1652349 17-Oct-2016 14:12
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tchart:

 

This box does not get hot like the others.

 

I've had no end of problems getting my Harmony universal remote to work with this unit.

 

 

Okay so the new Sky box has wifi built in and doesn't overheat. Only comes in 500GB. Harmony remote issues (my parents had a Harmony, now have a different brand so they'd be okay)

 

 

 

The older MySky+ STB they have has external wifi, gets hot, and is 1TB.

 

 

 

I guess for now it'll work fine. It's likely in 2 years time with software upgrades it'll start feeling the strain.


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  Reply # 1652605 18-Oct-2016 01:26
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My old decoder is being replaced this Wednesday, currently i have the bedroom box splitting off via the modulator RF  up the wall through the roof and into the computer room.

 

Do they provide a modulator with the new box as optional , if requested. Or do I need to go and buy an hdmi splitter and 15 meter cable?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1652630 18-Oct-2016 07:55
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I suspect you could keep the existing one though quality would be superior via HDMI

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  Reply # 1652648 18-Oct-2016 08:43
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Brunzy: I suspect you could keep the existing one though quality would be superior via HDMI

 

What existing one?, modulator is built into the legacy box.





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  Reply # 1652854 18-Oct-2016 13:38
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Apsattv:

currently i have the bedroom box splitting off via the modulator


 


 


 



I just glanced at the above & thought he had one.

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