Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

453 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27

Topic # 95671 10-Jan-2012 13:41
Send private message

Not holding my breath for this, but please Sky, can you take note of what Dish and Direct TV are doing.

DishTV announced their new set top box that works as a recorder for the whole house, catching them up with Direct TV. Its not like it's even new technology!

Create new topic
2771 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 390

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 566909 10-Jan-2012 13:49
Send private message

There was a bit of talk about the mysky hdi box having the ability to do this but it is not enabled in the box. I think Cyril mentioned something about it years ago. I agree. It would be O for Orsome.

My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

4214 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 595


  Reply # 566931 10-Jan-2012 14:25
Send private message

Having this ability would be the only reason I'd go back to sky. I currently have it with my home built PVR for freeview channels. For sky this would be quite good.

Previously known as psycik

Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,
OpenHAB: ODroid C2 eMMC DriveOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


89 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6

  Reply # 566943 10-Jan-2012 14:45
Send private message

Surely there are heaps of features the HDI box can do which are disabled. USB ports disabled could be used for external HD/flashdisks? Having the feature to broadcast to around the home would eliminate Multiroom. Also Esata & Ethernet ports disabled can be used in a range of things. I''ve also heard that the HDI box could bypass adverts in recordings. I'm sure there are other features not heard of.
A nice feature would be picture in picture showing 2 channels. If they can do it for skysport mosaic its got to be possible.

But thats no revenue for SKY so why would they do that?

6484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 421


  Reply # 566944 10-Jan-2012 14:50
Send private message

Yep Pace and NDS demonstrated this technology on basically the idential hardware as the current MySky HDi about 6yrs ago (acutally as I recall it was the very same hardware with 1 disc'd master and several disckless clients connected via ethernet), so nothing new here just the fact that obviously the US market has reached a price point that makes it economic to do.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.