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# 85356 17-Jun-2011 16:21
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Heard last week that these are under trial now at a few Sky employees homes.

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  # 482267 17-Jun-2011 16:23
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About time!!!!!!

Our MySky box has been playing up a bit lately so might wait a bit longer before insisting it needs to be replaced...

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  # 482275 17-Jun-2011 16:40
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Should be a nice quick trial if they are testing a larger HDD!

Unless there are some new GUI changes to sort / filter the extra content being stored.

If so I want to know where I put my name down for the initial customer trial!? :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 482289 17-Jun-2011 17:20
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How big's the hard-drive in a standard MySky?

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  # 482293 17-Jun-2011 17:39
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I wonder what the process with involve to get one? I assume it is unlikely they aregoing to switch out all current users so probably the 1tb jobbies will go to new connections :(

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  # 482306 17-Jun-2011 18:22
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nate: How big's the hard-drive in a standard MySky?


Only 320GB isn't?

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  # 482318 17-Jun-2011 18:47
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CYaBro:
nate: How big's the hard-drive in a standard MySky?


Only 320GB isn't?

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IIRC 320Gb But half is limited off for PPV

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  # 482325 17-Jun-2011 19:01
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boby55:
CYaBro:
nate: How big's the hard-drive in a standard MySky?


Only 320GB isn't?

Accidently knocks MySky box off the shelf...
Ooops!  Sorry Sky my MySkyHDi unit has crashed and I need a replacement Tongue out


IIRC 320Gb But half is limited off for PPV


What's the bet that the 1TB HD will have 840GB limited off for PPV and the rest available to the user? 

 
 
 
 


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  # 482358 17-Jun-2011 20:21
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Limited size of harddrive, mandatory PPV (which means the box runs constantly, soaks up half the drive space, and I will *never* use), and the absence of a 60 second skip button are the main reasons I haven't gone with the MySky.

Copy protection is trivially defeatable (Image stabiliser on composite or HDFury on HDMI). But in these days of cheap harddrives failure to include a decent size is simply inexcusable. When I would be paying for the box and circa $125 a month for the content (basic + platinum movies + sport + HD Ticket), implementing copy protection that isn't on the cheaper STBs is insulting, and making it so I can't skip irritating ads is simply pathetic.

So Sky can call me when they have a harddrive of at least 1TB (2 would be better), no macrovision, a 60 second skip on the remote, and unprotected HD component output like the yanks get. Then I might fork over the box cost and extra monthly cast for the HD ticket. Until then, thanks but no thanks - I will save the cash and stick with my STB and DVD recorder.

NB: if they *really* want to sell it to me, make it networkable with a DLNA server, so my WD Live box etc in other rooms can stream the content.


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  # 482359 17-Jun-2011 20:27
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Any other new features? Ethernet enabled? DLNA?




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  # 482379 17-Jun-2011 21:47
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You won't get unprotected outputs or the ability to copy content because it's the US content providers who insist upon this as a condition of supplying content.

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  # 482565 18-Jun-2011 15:10
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If you knock your box off the cabinet, they'll give you another used same one from the last person to cancel his MySky. It is seldom that you get a new box irrespective of MySky or not.

For a long time I've seen a 500GB model being tested at a company I visit from time to time (can't say more). Six months ago they told me of the 1TB coming, I believe it will be out by the end of the year. Probably for xmas.




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  # 482594 18-Jun-2011 16:11
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Niel: If you knock your box off the cabinet, they'll give you another used same one from the last person to cancel his MySky. It is seldom that you get a new box irrespective of MySky or not.

For a long time I've seen a 500GB model being tested at a company I visit from time to time (can't say more). Six months ago they told me of the 1TB coming, I believe it will be out by the end of the year. Probably for xmas.


So will existing subscribers have access to this upgrade at all?  I wouldn't be prepared for my monthly subs to go up but a one-off fee (within reason, less than $100) I could live with.  It'd be better if I could take the existing box in somewhere for a straight swap and do all the unplugging/plugging in myself but I can't see Sky letting that happen.

Must also be time for some enhancements to the planner so we can organise our content, e.g. subfolder structure, categories, user profiles.




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  # 482596 18-Jun-2011 16:14
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When the original silver box was upgraded to the current hdi it was a $50 call out to swap out the box. That was the only cost.




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  # 482620 18-Jun-2011 17:03
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hairy1: When the original silver box was upgraded to the current hdi it was a $50 call out to swap out the box. That was the only cost.


Yes, I thought that was good value for money.  I guess Sky's ROI was the additional $10 per month for the HD ticket back then.

I'm reasonably happy with Sky overall but they don't appear to be in the habit of giving things away free or cheap without some form of return for them (e.g. the iSky lives port only if you are paying the extra to have multiroom)




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  # 482696 18-Jun-2011 22:28
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I would guess set top boxes will get upgraded with larger hard drives as they are returned to Sky for whatever service/repair/cancellation.




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