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    News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Actually features a 1.5TB hard drive, says Sky.
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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Repartition, anyone?
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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Installation costs ? Surely you can put the box in yourself.
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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

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    Repartition, anyone?
    Not possible as I understand it - I looked into retrofitting my Sky Box with a 1TB drive and it was widely understood that you had to sacrifice a massive amount of space for Anytime whether you used it or not... and there was no known hack to solve that problem. I think it might even have been a 50/50 split.

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    At least they are being honest with the advertised size.

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Sky+ is a 50/50 split I think. What a waste though, turned anytime off a long time ago.

    Records shows your subscription might not even cover & means your box doesn't go into 'proper' standby overnight as thats when it downloads (we turn ours off at the wall anyway)

    Totally useless feature in my opinion & wish they give me some extra space when turning it off!

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Two things,

    1. The Anytime partion was alway set size not a % size so if you replaced the drive with a larger one, the Anytime partition size remained the same.

    2. It'll be interesting to see how this box performs and if the hardware is updated or if the newish Sky HD epg performs better on this box than it does on the older HD boxes.

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    If you want to upgrade your sky hd hard drive simply follow the instructions on this site:

    http://www.techradar.com/news/televi...d-drive-603193

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    2. It'll be interesting to see how this box performs and if the hardware is updated or if the newish Sky HD epg performs better on this box than it does on the older HD boxes.
    According to some people who have it on AVForums it's much more responsive than the older HD boxes.

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    I keep thinking about upgrading the drive in my Sky+ box, it doesn't support Anytime though so probably would get 100% of the space. HAve yet to upgrade to HD...
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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Quote Originally Posted by kellyharding View Post
    I keep thinking about upgrading the drive in my Sky+ box, it doesn't support Anytime though so probably would get 100% of the space. HAve yet to upgrade to HD...
    If it's one of the really old Sky+ boxes with a 40gig drive then yes you will get all of the space. A 250Gb drive used to be a good size to put in these but it depends what 5200rpm ide drives are available I suppose. Be aware that some 7200rpm drives caused problems with these old boxes.

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    If it's one of the really old Sky+ boxes with a 40gig drive then yes you will get all of the space. A 250Gb drive used to be a good size to put in these but it depends what 5200rpm ide drives are available I suppose. Be aware that some 7200rpm drives caused problems with these old boxes.
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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    I still its unfair to charge your existing customer for more to install than you charge a new customer...
    Virgin are much the same too.
    Give the same deals to all

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbid View Post
    I still its unfair to charge your existing customer for more to install than you charge a new customer...
    Virgin are much the same too.
    Give the same deals to all
    Depends how you look at it.

    No doubt they'd justify it by saying that the charge to existing customers represents the cost, and that it's discounted to new customers because the new customers represent a revenue and profit stream that they otherwise loose out on. In other words, it's a discount to reduce the barrier to uptake and to encourage new customers, set off against future profits.

    Also .... they can get away with it.

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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    *Prays virgin does similar and releases V+ for free*

    On XL for VM and have a standard box, no need for the HD box as we have a SD tv still but would be nice having the recording facilities on the box due to our old recorder showing its age and quality is suffering .
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    Re: News - Sky's 1TB Sky+HD receiver is more spacious than you think

    Sorry, but £60 charge for 'installation costs' is just taking the wee.

    Just how difficult is it to unplug HDMI, power, modem and two sat cables, swap boxes and plug in said cables? Might have been interested as my current HD box is starting to misbehave and I'm likley to build up quite a backlog of series to watch over the coming months, but not at that price.

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