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    This is a discussion on Sky+ now bigger and better than ever within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by steelysteph All very exciting. The only problem that I have is the lack of sufficient time to ...

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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      Quote Originally Posted by steelysteph View Post
      All very exciting.

      The only problem that I have is the lack of sufficient time to watch all of this recorded and extra material.
      The whole idea is for you to fill up the planner with everything which you couldn't watch.

      As for the new 2TB PVR, the only way to be sure would be to open one up.

      The Seagate Pipeline range only goes up to 2TB but Western Digital has both a 2.5TB and 3TB drive. Sky could be using one of these. On this forum we know that the WD drives work fine in the existing Sky+ HD STBs, so it would only be an issue to resolve the firmware so that the larger drives can be used.

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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      Actually scrub that.

      It appears that the stated record time is 350 hours of HD video. For the 1TB STB it is 240 hours, and the 250GB STB it is 60 hours. This means that you only appear to gain an extra 110 hours over the 1TB unit which is around 500GB.

      I huess you could say that I am a little disappointed knowing that they could have broken the 2TB barrier properly.

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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      It is a little misleading as those with a 1TB may upgrade thinking they will double their personal storage when in fact they won't, it will only be 50%.

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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      Hubba hubba!

      Just did a check on Sky and couldn't see the 2TB box anywhere, any idea when it is being released/pricing?
      Here's the reply.

      Pricing is expected to be the same as the 1TB pricing structure


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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      Looking on Sky's website.

      From 49 for new and existing Sky TV customers joining or upgrading to Sky+HD.
      Sky+HD 1TB box: 49 for Sky TV customers taking their first HD package (10.25pm) or existing Sky+HD customers adding Sky Multiroom (10.25pm per box). Existing Sky+HD customers are entitled to one 149 box, additional 1TB boxes 249. New customers joining Sky TV with the HD Pack are entitled to one 49 box. Any additional 1TB boxes thereafter or when taking without the HD Pack are 249. 1TB box available until 27 September 2012. Standard set-up 30 for new customers and 60 for existing Sky TV customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.
      Reading more into that, it would appear that the 2TB box could be replacing the 1TB box as from tomorrow?

      1TB box available until 27 September 2012.


      Or that the offer for the 49 1TB is finishing tomorrow.

      So on face value,

      Sky+HD 1TB box: - 49 for Sky TV customers taking their first HD package (10.25pm) or existing Sky+HD customers adding Sky Multiroom (10.25pm per box)

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      Existing Sky+HD customers are entitled to one 149 box, additional 1TB boxes 249.


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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      I have had a 2 TB drive in my box for some time now.


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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      still got anytime+, no on demand yet ?

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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      What box do you have?





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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

      Oooooo here's hoping for a cheap offer on the 1TB one :-)

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      Re: Sky+ now bigger and better than ever

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      what box do you have?





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