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    Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

    This is a discussion on Sky gears up to launch SkyQ within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; 4k will not be available until middle next year....

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      4k will not be available until middle next year.


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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      surely in this day and age, the SkyQ would authorise via the sky hub (for Sky BB customers) and remove the need for a card, or at least require you to 'sign in' to the box just like sky go?
      I would expect it to remain as it would be irresponsible for Sky to rely on anything less than hardware for controlling the security of their core business.
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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Whilst the Sky Viewing card is a strong part of Sky's current security, it has been broken.

      Last year Watchdog or Panorama, I think, did a feature on a pirate STB that could decrypt Sky's broadcasts. Apparently there are quite a few in the London area.

      The viewing card offers a relatively quick method to swap over STBs should one fail. So long as electromechanical components fail, this will always be important. It also is a great watch for Sky to ensure that a specific customer gets what they want, even when Internet access is limited.

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Yes, they are available on eBay.
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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Of course I wouldn't recommend that anyone buy one. Seriously I wouldn't.

      If people want to complain about Sky and their high prices, then that's one thing. From memory you still need to pay a monthly subscription to these rogue STB suppliers. sure it's less, but technically its going straight into the pockets of real criminals.

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      I'm told the guide is a flakey too, also, no record, at least not one the one I was told about.

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Well the EPG that it has, not matter how flaky it may or may not be, will look pretty dated compared to the new Sky Q box.

      Whilst Sky Q is being pushed as a premium product, with lots of potential for bolt on extras, the hack job just won't be able to compare without some serious money to develop it which I think isn't going to happen some how.

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Yes, that's comparing the maximum package now at 87 to over 100, so shall we say an extra 15 per month on top of whatever TV package you currently have.
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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      No one will not paying for premium skyq 100 a month is just pure madness!

     

     
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