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This is a discussion on Sky Q within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; - Sports Bar Mode: Play four simultaneous, live HD channels on one 4K screen at home Feels like that scene ...
- 07-01-16, 12:18 PM #91
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- Sports Bar Mode: Play four simultaneous, live HD channels on one 4K screen at home
Feels like that scene in Back to the Future 2 where young future Marty loads up via voice all the channel screens including weather. Just before old Marty comes home.
- 08-01-16, 01:37 PM #92
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Do we get a remote for the mini Q as well as the main remote.
- 08-01-16, 02:00 PM #93
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- 08-01-16, 02:35 PM #94
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Had three emails this week from sky, all the yawnful fluid viewing stuff that all point to their youtube videos created in November, not sure what the point of that was.
Perhaps because they know we are fed up waiting. Been some rumours doing the rounds this week its been delayed...
Mind, some nice new additions coming from Feb for the current boxes I see thanks to James.
You'd like more features ? Come on in then. - Sky - Digital Spy Forums
Good afternoon to you all.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas & New Year.
SKY Q .....SKY Q ........FLUID VIEWING ........FLUID VIEWING !! Blah Blah Blah !!
Who's interested in all this new technology & service that's on the horizon ? Well I am for sure , & so should you be tbf. It's going to be great & hopefully with us soon.
Anyway , in the meantime hands up if you want a raft of new features & the reappearance of a previous. Yes ? No ? Oh well I've come out of the woodwork again so I'm going too.
Download a lot of series & Box Sets ? Wish you didn't have to press a certain button over & over to download more than 1 of the episodes ? Want them downloaded with one touch ?
Like Netflix ? Like how you're asked if you want to watch the next episode ?
Want to watch a film from the start ? (Been here before haven't we)
Like lists ? Want to make your own ? (Sounds familiar doesn't it)
Like pictures & Images ? Want more of these throughout the text heavy planner/menus ?
Like your Buy & Keep purchases to be somewhere else ?
Well if you like the above , then bloody hell who'd of thought it hey !
Not only will Cupid make an appearance in February , but when he does , give him a few weeks/months to get to you all , & then by the time he's embraced your boxes you may even be shouting Sky Q & Fluid Viewing again.
Wishing you all well.
kind regards as always
- 08-01-16, 04:22 PM #95
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Not long for installs I'm sure.
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- 09-01-16, 09:37 AM #96
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An interesting article from one of the partners for the new sky Q kit.
MaxLinear’s MxL5x2 Satellite Receiver and EN5520 Channel Stacking ICs Adopted by Sky for Next-Generation Sky Q Set-Top Boxes
MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications, the connected home, and for data center, metro, and long-haul fiber networks, today announced it is shipping its MxL5x2 Full-Spectrum CaptureTM satellite front-end receiver in the new Sky Q set-top box, announced by Sky plc.
Sky Q is Sky’s next-generation home entertainment service, which will open up a whole new way of watching TV. Available in early 2016, Sky Q is a family of advanced products, connecting wirelessly to create a new ecosystem that makes it easier than ever for customers to access all their favorite TV, and brings an even wider range of entertainment to the big screen.
It will allow customers to watch on up to five screens simultaneously, while recording four other channels, pause on one screen and carry on viewing on another, watch shows from their box, whether live, recorded or on demand, anywhere around the home, and for the first time, to take their recordings with them on their tablet.
Sky Q’s multichannel reception features are powered by MaxLinear’s MxL5x2 Full-Spectrum Capture satellite receiver ICs, which digitize the complete broadcast satellite band (4.1GHz) and perform the digital tuning and demodulation of up to 12 satellite channels in a very low power, ultra small form-factor. The MxL5x2 ICs also provide exceptional rejection of Wi-Fi, LTE and terrestrial interference signals, ensuring that the set-top boxes have excellent HD and UHD reception performance, even in adverse environments.
The Sky Q platform is also utilizing MaxLinear’s EN5520 digital channel stacking IC for multi-dwelling units (MDUs), which enables Sky to offer the same Sky Q experience to subscribers in multi-dwelling apartments and commercial buildings.
“MaxLinear is extremely pleased to be a design partner and strategic supplier to Sky for the next-generation Sky Q platform,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President & General Manager, MaxLinear Broadband Group. “MaxLinear’s relentless focus on best-in-class performance and world-class customer support enables Sky to bring complex, cutting-edge products to market quickly and cost effectively.”
“Sky Q offers customers a whole new way of watching TV,” commented Andrew Olson, Director of New Products at Sky. “To deliver that, we relied on MaxLinear’s expertise and unique satellite receiver ICs during the design phase, and the resulting solution is fantastic. We were delighted with the support provided by MaxLinear throughout the project.”
- 24-01-16, 08:17 AM #97
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Looks like Friday we may finally know the prices, according to the Telegraph.
Sky to reveal new set-top box for TV addicts
Sky Q will be priced above the satellite operator’s current most expensive £90 per month packages
Sky will this week unveil pricing for its new top-of-the-range set-top box, Sky Q, with investors hoping the costs of rolling out the technology will be outweighed by consumers stumping up the extra subscription fees.
Monthly charges for Sky Q will be priced above the satellite operator’s current most expensive £90 per month packages. It will aim to tempt affluent households with new features such access to YouTube and the ability to beam programmes to multiple televisions and tablets around the home. Later in the year Sky will also begin broadcasting ultra-HD sport and films.
The company closely guarded the details of pricing, prompting some analysts to suggest investors could face a big bill for subsidising the hardware. Sky will lift the lid alongside its half-year results on Friday.
Nomura warned clients: “If it follows previous product launches, such as HD and connected boxes, then box costs could cause initial downgrades.”
But it added that Sky’s record of convincing customers to pay more for new features should give confidence that any up front investment will produce quick returns.
Deutsche Bank said: “Sky Q should be margin accretive. More importantly, selling more services into the base, not chasing subscriber growth means [customer] acquisition costs are falling.”
- 26-01-16, 10:16 AM #98
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Some in depth reviews and hands on of the sky q kit from some media days last week.
Sky Q first-look review: The future of multi-room television right here - Pocket-lint
Sky Q: hands-on with the next generation of TV (Wired UK)
Sky Q hands on: Will Sky's next generation of TV be worth it? - Telegraph
Also, Sky is to use AirTies Mesh technology to ‘supercharge’ Wi-Fi on all of its forthcoming Sky Q devices.
To support the launch Sky has been busily adding content partners and implementing supporting technology such as Mesh. As mobile devices move throughout the home, AirTies Mesh software maps the home network, monitoring the shifting demands for broadband and TV streams from a multitude of devices. It decides in near real-time which path to send data packets through to optimise performance. AirTies Mesh is also attributed with being able to improve connection speed for Sky customers, while also enabling a simplified and improved user experience.
AirTies believes that its technology addresses the so-called bad apple Wi-Fi performance problem, whereby the slowest performing device degrades overall performance for all other devices in the home. To ensure video quality around the house, even in thick stone walled homes such as typically is the case in the UK, the AirTies system uses power-line (PLC) as additional mesh links between the smart devices.
- 29-01-16, 02:26 PM #99
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Had email today to say 9th February is the launch day, but no PRICES given
- 29-01-16, 03:28 PM #100
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I have started a new thread to allow people to discuss the prices here: Sky Q – the next generation of TV – goes on sale in February with a set-up cost from just £99