Exciting times ahead for Sky by Broadband!
This is a discussion on Exciting times ahead for Sky by Broadband! within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by SatDish i would also use it if it wasn't p2p I'm not a fan of - "so ...
- 17-11-06, 11:06 PM #11
- 18-11-06, 09:00 AM #12Skyuser Serial SpammerExchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:
Yeah @ Alan b, I just reformatted my computer get rid of the lot! And one annoying thing is, It doesnt let you limit your upload speed!
- 18-11-06, 01:57 PM #13
- 18-11-06, 03:17 PM #14
Bah. Nothing new or particularly innovative with Sky By Broadband. It's restricted to Windows only for starters due to the Windows Media DRM they've got to use to restrict it's use.
I tried to use it via my Mac (an Intel one, that dual boots to Windows) and quite honestly given the download times you wouldn't think I had a 16Mbs service from Sky Broadband. Slow, slow, slow, slow, slow.
a) Make it a cross-platform system and
b) Ensure that the delivery platform can cope with Sky Broadband customers so that the downloads are transferring at the maximum possible speeds across the Sky internal and broadband network
then perhaps I might be impressed. In the mean time, I'll continue to watch stuff on TV, on DVD and in the cinema.
- 18-11-06, 03:21 PM #15Skyuser Serial SpammerExchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:
Their DRM doesnt work! I downloaded Matilda and copied it onto my Flash Drive, After formatting my PC the file still plays!
- 18-11-06, 03:27 PM #16
I wonder if, whenever you play the file, Windows Media calls back to the licensing server to determine whether the file is playable or not. I'm pretty sure that's how it works. It just gets another license against the hardware that you're using. Or something like that.
Either way, DRM is the spawn of the devil and is a threat to consumer rights.
- 18-11-06, 03:28 PM #17Skyuser Serial SpammerExchange: RedditchBroadband ISP: Max & VM VIP-85 & Be* ProRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504Sky TV:
*cough* it let me burn it ?