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  Reply # 485726 25-Jun-2011 12:12
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So does the "four times recording capacity" mean four times actual usable recording capacity or just two times after the 50% allowance is deducted for Sky Active?  My current MySkyHDi allocation is around 160 GB usable (from a total of 320 GB), so if this will expand to 640 GB usable (4 x 160) the "plus" upgrade may be worth it.  If the usable space only increases to just 320 GB then it's clearly not worth it.

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  Reply # 485739 25-Jun-2011 13:01
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As on www.myskyhdi.co.nz

A MySkyHDi can get up to 30 Hours of HD Recording.
A MySkyHDi+ can get up to 130 Hours of HD Recording.

 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 485807 25-Jun-2011 16:50
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Can you record more than 2 channels at once?
Since I don't have a 3D TV then the last 4 games of the World Cup won't make me get the +.
But I might cancel the sport package after the RWC and once I have saved the $150 consider getting the +. Cost neutral for me thanks Sky, especially since you jacked the sport package in time for the RWC (and don't try and tell me it was because you moved ESPN into the package).




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  Reply # 485819 25-Jun-2011 17:32
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You can record 2 channels and watch a third.

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  Reply # 485831 25-Jun-2011 18:06
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The good thing about MySky compared with TiVo is that it has 4 tuners so it if you are recording two channels that finish at say 8:30 and start to record 2 other channels that start at 8:30 it will still get plenty of overlap by using all 4 tuners as long as the channel you are watching is one of the 4


If you look at the planner you can see all 4 are recording at the same time.
 I have been using TiVo as my primary recorder as it has over a TB of storage (with the expander) and my MySky is always full. With  TiVo even if you are recording 2 episodes of Simpsons in a row it will lose the first 10 mins of the second episode if you are recording another channel


(sorry if I am off topic)


One thing the new recorder really needs is the ability to create groups with so many eipsodes we will now be able to record


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  Reply # 485957 26-Jun-2011 08:30
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penfald: The good thing about MySky compared with TiVo is that it has 4 tuners so it if you are recording two channels that finish at say 8:30 and start to record 2 other channels that start at 8:30 it will still get plenty of overlap by using all 4 tuners as long as the channel you are watching is one of the 4


If you look at the planner you can see all 4 are recording at the same time.
 I have been using TiVo as my primary recorder as it has over a TB of storage (with the expander) and my MySky is always full. With  TiVo even if you are recording 2 episodes of Simpsons in a row it will lose the first 10 mins of the second episode if you are recording another channel


(sorry if I am off topic)


One thing the new recorder really needs is the ability to create groups with so many eipsodes we will now be able to record


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Are you sure about this?  I was under the impression that what you suggest would make the machine lock up because the limitation is only 2 recordings at any instant and you are suggesting you can do 4.  I must give it a try because I initially did try when I first got the MySkyHDi (a couple of years ago I think Undecided) and it wouldn't do it.

Sorry LennonNZ my question was about the +, not the current one.




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  Reply # 485966 26-Jun-2011 09:27
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Last I heard was that you can record 2 channels, watch another, and the 4th was there for future use.

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  Reply # 485983 26-Jun-2011 11:01
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I suggest you try recording as I say - i only found out by checking the planner during an overlap time

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  Reply # 485990 26-Jun-2011 11:18
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penfald: I suggest you try recording as I say - i only found out by checking the planner during an overlap time

Penfald


Yes, I have experienced the same as you 

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  Reply # 486065 26-Jun-2011 14:34
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jfanning:
penfald: I suggest you try recording as I say - i only found out by checking the planner during an overlap time

Penfald


Yes, I have experienced the same as you 


Great to know! Thanks for that, I had been avoiding recording consecutive programs while recording something else.  I wonder if it was an update or has always been that way.
Just to provide some relevance to the original thread, that capability makes the bigger storage seem more attactive, but having already handed over $600 I am loathe to give them $150 more ($50 maybe, considering the current price of HDDs).




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  Reply # 486083 26-Jun-2011 15:18
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Of for those good with a screwdriver, open up your My Sky HDi box, remove the 160GB hard drive, and drop in a 2TB drive. :-)

This will void your warranty of course, and probably cause cancer in rats.




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  Reply # 486140 26-Jun-2011 17:16
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does that actually work?

surely it's not that easy?

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  Reply # 486147 26-Jun-2011 17:54
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exportgoldman:
Of for those good with a screwdriver, open up your My Sky HDi box, remove the 160GB hard drive, and drop in a 2TB drive. :-)

This will void your warranty of course, and probably cause cancer in rats.



From someone I know who did this. Sky did some update that doesn't see the whole drive.  

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  Reply # 486151 26-Jun-2011 18:05
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exportgoldman:
Of for those good with a screwdriver, open up your My Sky HDi box, remove the 160GB hard drive, and drop in a 2TB drive. :-)

This will void your warranty of course, and probably cause cancer in rats.


And it also won't work.  The correct replacement procedure is considerably more difficult than this and should only be attempted by someone who is experienced and knows what they are doing.

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  Reply # 486228 26-Jun-2011 22:02
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exportgoldman:
Of for those good with a screwdriver, open up your My Sky HDi box, remove the 160GB hard drive, and drop in a 2TB drive. :-)

This will void your warranty of course, and probably cause cancer in rats.


And it also won't work.  The correct replacement procedure is considerably more difficult than this and should only be attempted by someone who is experienced and knows what they are doing.


Not that hard....

http://www.skycopyplus.co.uk/index.php

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