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Master Geek


# 41777 23-Sep-2009 11:26
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I noticed what appears to be a new setting in the MySkyHDi menus added, I think, in the software update of 22 Sept 09.  At least I think it's a new setting, I haven't noticed it before and it's not mentioned in my copy of the MySkyHDi User Guide.

In the Recording Setup menu there is a new entry "Energy Saving Level".  It has 4 options:  Off (default), Low, Medium and High.  I experimented by changing the setting from Off to, in turn, Medium and High.  When I placed the MySkyHDi on standby the hard disk speed (at least I assume that is what it was) raised itself to turbo mode.  It made so much noise I thought it would take off, so I rapidly returned to the default energy saving level.

Does anyone know what this new setting is for and what it is supposed to do?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 257769 23-Sep-2009 11:40
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I received the update yesterday morning, too. Havn't played with that feature yet.
I would love to be able to find out what is in the new update/s, as I am always left wondering if there are new features that I can play with. Is there a feature on the Sky Website like this?




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  # 257782 23-Sep-2009 12:35
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Yatey: I received the update yesterday morning, too. Havn't played with that feature yet.

I would love to be able to find out what is in the new update/s, as I am always left wondering if there are new features that I can play with. Is there a feature on the Sky Website like this?


Or any old features that have been removed..




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  # 257811 23-Sep-2009 14:06
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Hi

just spoke to a friend at Sky, he says it is there bit to reduce carbon footprint
he did not have the times that low/med/high apply to but said it is an amount of time before mysky switches off, but unlike if you turn it off it does not affect recording.

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  # 257851 23-Sep-2009 15:36
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medium seems to = 2 hours

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Ultimate Geek


  # 257888 23-Sep-2009 17:36
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SKyUK did the same thing a couple of years ago, came out saying how good they are to the environment etc. When in fact they did it to increase the life of the box... the more time the hard drive isn't spinning the longer (in theory) the box will last. In the UK it used to turn off around 11pm if the box hadn't been used.

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  # 257899 23-Sep-2009 18:38
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Wonder how the box new it was not being used?? A motion sensor or the like?? What if you were watching a long movie or sports event and have the box turned off at 11..




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Ultimate Geek


  # 257905 23-Sep-2009 18:42
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They did have some logic based around it not getting used in teh last x hours etc. I guess if you made it 4-5 hours with no channel changes then they would "generally" be safe. I never had it turn off on me while I was watching something.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 258056 24-Sep-2009 13:07
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fast forward speed.
has any one else noticed that the fast forward speed x30 is now in fact x50
sort of makes an ad break dispear in about 5 secs. ?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 258087 24-Sep-2009 15:10
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The 2.4.1.3 release for the MySKY HDi has:

- green power management (disk spindown on inactivity)
- AC3 over HDMI

The parameters for the green power management are:

- Off (default): no disk spindown
- Low: either between 11pm and 5am or 10am and 5pm the disk will spin down after 90 minutes inactivity
- Med: between 11pm and 6pm the disk will spin down after 120 minutes inactivity
- High: at any time the disk will spin down after 180 minutes inactivity

Inactivity is measured as no use of the remote.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 258089 24-Sep-2009 15:16
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wiredr: fast forward speed.
has any one else noticed that the fast forward speed x30 is now in fact x50
sort of makes an ad break dispear in about 5 secs. ?


I think it has always been so on the MySKY HDi. It may be because of a different GOP size in NZ relative to overseas. It doesn't seem to be a problem, even though it is misleading in its display.

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Master Geek


  # 258124 24-Sep-2009 17:09
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Now why would I make post if there was
no substance to my observation.?believe
Me the fast forward has changed

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Ultimate Geek


  # 258127 24-Sep-2009 17:22
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My fast forward still says 30x




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Wannabe Geek


  # 258129 24-Sep-2009 17:27
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My fast forward also still says 30x

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Master Geek


  # 258131 24-Sep-2009 17:32
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I know that but havE you guys actually
Timed it.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 258133 24-Sep-2009 17:47
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wiredr: I know that but havE you guys actually

Timed it.


Once, but it was with a digital clock without the seconds, hence the inacuracy..

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