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Topic # 95614 9-Jan-2012 15:02
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I just traded my MySky in for a MySky+, and was surprised to see there is nothing "+" about the menus. Come on Sky, is this sort of fugly blocky text really acceptable on an "HD" box? It looks appalling on a large screen, and makes me cringe every time I see it.


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  Reply # 566543 9-Jan-2012 15:53
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MySky+ is literally just mysky with a bigger hardrive AFAIK. why would you expect menus etc to be any different?



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  Reply # 566577 9-Jan-2012 17:12
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I was upgrading from the old, non-HD MySky from 2006.

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  Reply # 566579 9-Jan-2012 17:24
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Does it work?

Who cares what it looks like

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  Reply # 566581 9-Jan-2012 17:35
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numfarr: I was upgrading from the old, non-HD MySky from 2006.


That is pretty much universal across these sorts of platforms. They don't tend to use the newest processors or interface designs, and can be clunky. BUt it works...

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  Reply # 566583 9-Jan-2012 17:37
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johnr: Does it work?

Who cares what it looks like

Well I do!

That is why our MySky sits in the cupboard, and I use Vu+ Duo instead Tongue Out

Finally we have a user interface that makes proper use of an HD screen, and a 2TB Hard Disk into the bargain.  Recording capacity is unlimited for practical purposes, with 1 hour of HD taking about 5GB.  This gives us about 400 hours of HD recording capacity, all of which is under my control.  MySky is an outdated piece of junk IMO.





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  Reply # 566586 9-Jan-2012 17:43
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Are you wanting menus similar to the Freeview MHEG5 EPG interface?



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  Reply # 566614 9-Jan-2012 19:44
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johnr: Who cares what it looks like
 
I'm guessing anyone who has used a computer this decade? :) MySky+ makes a 1920x1080 screen look like a CGA screen from an old IBM PC (not sure what the actual text resolution is, maybe 576 lines?). Compare with Tivo for example. Even my el cheapo media player has better text.



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  Reply # 566616 9-Jan-2012 19:48
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DjShadow: Are you wanting menus similar to the Freeview MHEG5 EPG interface?

The presentation of that is up to the individual set-top box, isn't it? Even so the ones I've seen have looked much better, so yeah. 

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  Reply # 566646 9-Jan-2012 20:49
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Possibly been done that way (SD graphics at 720x576 4:3) so the graphics are displayed across all available output resolutions, and aspect ratios, without having to use low processor speed to try and downscale/upscale them.




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  Reply # 566648 9-Jan-2012 20:53
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reliability vs aesthetically pleasing.

if only their feeds are any better

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  Reply # 567369 11-Jan-2012 14:19
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I had to go back to the epg on the old non-mysky decoder for a couple days last month (instead of my W7MC guide)

Dude...

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  Reply # 567379 11-Jan-2012 14:28
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ZollyMonsta: Possibly been done that way (SD graphics at 720x576 4:3) so the graphics are displayed across all available output resolutions, and aspect ratios, without having to use low processor speed to try and downscale/upscale them.


It does seem a little counter-intuitive to use this (lowest common denominator resolution) as an excuse/rationalisation for sub-par resolution on a set top box specifically designed to support HD.

The MySky HDi is their premium High Definition product - they have plenty of othe SD units for customers without HD capable displays.

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