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    News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Sky has introduced a set-top receiver with four times the store of the original Sky+HD box.
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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Haven't people been ripping out the old HDDs anyway and replacing them with bigger and better versions?

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Yep, for quite a while now.

    As far as I know it's fairly easy to do as well.

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Haven't people been ripping out the old HDDs anyway and replacing them with bigger and better versions?
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Yep, for quite a while now.

    As far as I know it's fairly easy to do as well.
    Yeah, but this thing isn't gonna be aimed at the type of people who like to void warranties and swap about cables, this is for a woman who's sick of having to delete Loose Women every week.

    And on another note, we've just ordered ourselves one . Part of a deal with Sky that my mam managed to get one for free. (We've had 3 Sky+HD boxes so far, none of them have lasted more than 2 months).

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    They've had to - recording HD stuff is uber-space.


    Still not going near it tho - perfectly happy with a HTPC and freeview+freesatHD
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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    I wish they'd hurry up with Freeview HD. It comes to my local transmitter in March this year, but there isnt a single DVB-T2 tuner for my HTPCs!

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    Yeah, but this thing isn't gonna be aimed at the type of people who like to void warranties and swap about cables, this is for a woman who's sick of having to delete Loose Women every week.

    And on another note, we've just ordered ourselves one . Part of a deal with Sky that my mam managed to get one for free. (We've had 3 Sky+HD boxes so far, none of them have lasted more than 2 months).
    Don't doubt that at at all, people have needed this type of thing for a while now.

    The only thing that frustrates me is a lack of any sorting system for recorded programmes, and the option to pull them onto the network.

    I don't like having lots of recorded programmes on my Sky box because it just feels way too cluttered. I only really use it for catchup as a result, or occasionally I mass record loads of documentaries and then watch them over the course of the next 2 or 3 months.

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    The annoying thing is that half of the harddrive is reserved for skyanytime. I have checked skyanytime and about 97percent of the programs |I cant access because I dont have the channels. so its just wasted space and 160gb isnt much for content anyway. I havent had sky HD long and now they finaly bring out a 1TB model and will make customers pay alot of money again..

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    The annoying thing is that half of the harddrive is reserved for skyanytime. I have checked skyanytime and about 97percent of the programs |I cant access because I dont have the channels. so its just wasted space and 160gb isnt much for content anyway. I havent had sky HD long and now they finaly bring out a 1TB model and will make customers pay alot of money again..
    You can disable sky anytime

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Temi_D View Post
    You can disable sky anytime
    the space will still be reserved thou wont it?

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    the space will still be reserved thou wont it?
    Yeah it is, nothing you can do about that.

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    I don't have SKY or the SKY-HD box, but does the SKY HD box also have scart connections for people who don't have HDMI TV's

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Looks like it


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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Who'd want to store 1TB of kak 720p programs anyway.
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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Who'd want to store 1TB of kak 720p programs anyway.
    Too right. If you need that much space to store TV recordings then you have either a serious lack of life away from a TV or have no friends - or both.

    Either way it sounds a little over the top for just a TVR. Now if it was a media storage unit for music, photos and what not then it would be good.

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    Re: News - Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD receiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Who'd want to store 1TB of kak 720p programs anyway.
    People that are finding the current box too small.

    Are the programs "kak" because they're 720p, or because they're "kak" that happen to be 720p?

    In the first case, not everybody has a 1080 TV, and for that matter, not everybody even has 720p sets. And some of those that don't, either can't afford to upgrade them or aren't interested. HOwever, they aren't then likely to want a Sky HD box, whether 1TB or not.

    So, I assume you mean people that do have a TV capable of at least 720. Not everyone, including me, is in the slightest bit bothered about 1080, and am certain ly not buying BluRay disks to get get 1080 programming. So .... we're back to people that are finding the current HD boxs too limiting in sizae, and I assume therefore you mean there;s too much "kak" broadcast.

    While that is certainly true, what about people that like to record awhole series and watch it in one go? WHat about people that are away for several weeks and want to load up on what they miss? What about people where Mum likes her soaps and soppy programs, Dad likes his sci-fi and war films, and the footy of course, and the kids each also have their onw preferences. You may be splitting that that 1TB among several distinct and non-overlapping users.

    And then, there's people like me that record a film and may not get around to watching it for weeks. You don't have to record all that many films before you burn through a lot of space in shirt order.

    Personally, I'd like a far bigger drive in my Sky box, and that's a conventional Sky +, not even HD .... or at least I would if my opinion wasn't that Sky +, despite some nice features is, overall, crap anyway.

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