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    This is a discussion on Sky gears up to launch SkyQ within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Hello All I have to agree with marjohn56 a very good read in the express & it appears that many ...

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Hello All
      I have to agree with marjohn56 a very good read in the express & it appears that many
      people have no desire to pay Mr Darroch anymore cash : But SkyQ looks very good if it
      all works.....
      This may prove a winner for Sky's high rollers but for us mere mortals
      that have household budgets the price rumour to break the 100 barrier it would be
      a step way to far !!
      After all I have a desire for a Shelby Cobra & a Ten Year Old Malt : But SWMBO states a Focus Ghia & Famous Grouse is more My style..........
      But One can Dream....!!!

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Quote Originally Posted by BurnIT View Post
      Won't allowing us to record stuff affect the sales of "catch up" services??

      I would expect the recordings to come with restrictions (including time limits) enforced by DRM.

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Yes,
      The first time I saw them too was in 1977 and have seen plenty since. Was in March 1977 at Olympia, what a small world.
      Annoyingly have no photos, but remember it as if it were yesterday. Do have the ticket stub in the loft.
      But then a different world, rarely carried a camera and certainly no Gopros.
      But do have some good bootlegs of that tour.
      Yeh quad sound setups and projections, just puts this 4k ''yawn" stuff to bed LOL.
      And don't for get the flying pigs... now if sky could do that sort of upgrade I may be interested.

      It got me thinking about other things of that time, DLT with a classic question on the afternoon show, cannot remember what the quiz was about or what you won but the question was ...

      'It's a band' and the clue was 'a northern greeting', still remember it, the quiz went on for weeks... I don't think anyone got the answer in the end... I'll leave it there and see if anyone knows.
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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      I would expect the recordings to come with restrictions (including time limits) enforced by DRM.
      The product fact sheets have this;

      With Sky Q box, subscription, app and compatible tablet (Sky.com/SkyQ) or Sky Q Mini connected
      to home broadband. BBC iPlayer downloads unavailable via Sky Q app. Save selected recordings
      from last 30 days to compatible tablet connected to home broadband. Transfer speed depends
      on device and connection. Content deleted from tablet 48 hours after viewing starts or no later
      than 30 days after syncing.

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Shouldn't effect catch up sales then though if paying a premium price for the service I would expect things, such as box sets, to be included.

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      better multi-room (the name chosen for planner sharing when it was beta tested). worked like a charm for 12 to 15 months then it got shelved. . but now we know why!
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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      For those that asked about communal (flats etc) and sky Q
      In the Sky communal FAQ it now has this;

      A Sky Q ready upgrade is an enhancement to your existing communal system where a DSCR1 switch is fitted at the head-end2 allowing anyone that wants Sky Q to be connected.

      1 Digital Single Cable Router - switch containing Ethan –Ready technology
      2 Location of switches and other equipment
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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      When my flat was built, just under ten years ago, they only put one cable into each flat (despite boasting that each flat would be Sky+ ready - but that's a different story) so I've never been able to get the full Sky + experience. This has become less of an issue as broadband speeds improved.

      Am I correct in thinking that Sky Q only needs one cable coming into the flat? It would be nice to say goodbye to the dreaded "Recording clashed" message ...

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Difficult to say. The SkyQ box does have two type F sockets for connecting to the dish but it has been stated that the SkyQ box will work where there is a communal dish by utilising a special DSCR (Digital Single Cable Router) located at the head end.

      At the moment there hasn't been enough information released to provide a proper answer to your question.

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      Re: Sky gears up to launch SkyQ

      Full details on the requirements of the LNB for a communal dish hasn't been made available. There is some information but it isn't complete.

      From my understanding of how the LNBs work, you will need two feeds.

      Both the Sky Q and Sky Q Silver boxes have multiple tuners that can operate at the same time. This means that you will need both those feeds.

      Now there might be something available on the market that can split the signal coming into your home further. I just don't know. I suspect not though.

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