Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 63k members.


    Advertisement

    Page 1 of 16 12311 ... LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 158
    Like Tree25Likes

    4K Receiver

    This is a discussion on 4K Receiver within the Sky Rumour Mill forums, part of the Sky news and announcements category; Found this post on another forum, interesting but don't know how accurate it is due to it being 2nd hand ...

    1. #1
      Hedgehog1979's Avatar
      Hedgehog1979 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: 01506
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Sky+HDw box X2
      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      Location
      Livingston
      Posts
      298
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts

      4K Receiver

      Found this post on another forum, interesting but don't know how accurate it is due to it being 2nd hand information.

      Hi I just got off the phone to a friend who works for Sky and has been to Sky for a demo of the new sky box.
      The new box will require a new lnb fitted to your dish which has 2 feeds on different polarities and will have to be inserted into the new box the correct way round.
      The box can record 4 recordings at once and will be 2tb.
      You can have up to 3 apple tv type boxes around the house that connect by wifi from the main hub/stb. These will be your multiroom boxes and can access all recordings from the main box. Can also pause tv on the main box and carry on watching on the multiroom box and also on your smartphone. These multiroom boxes will have built in wifi extenders.
      You will no longer own your sky box and will have to give everything back of you cancel sky. And of course the box will be 4k capable.
      the remote will be touchscreen Bluetooth type . If you lose it you can press a button on the sky box and it will make the remote audibly alarm.
      Will be available at the end of January


      Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      gymno's Avatar
      gymno Guest
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP:
      Router:
      Sky TV:

      Re: 4K Reciever

      That's the 2nd time i've read about "apple tv type boxes around the house that connect by wifi from the main hub/stb", also from 'a friend that works for sky'.

    4. #3
      lettice's Avatar
      lettice is online now Sky User Member
      Exchange: 0.4 mile away
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: ER110UK Sky Q hub (no Sky Q here, hub is for sky+hd and sky broadband)
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Jun 2011
      Location
      England
      Posts
      1,340
      Thanks
      9
      Thanked 110 Times in 103 Posts

      Re: 4K Reciever

      Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog1979 View Post
      Found this post on another forum, interesting but don't know how accurate it is due to it being 2nd hand information.
      Av forums
      https://www.avforums.com/threads/pro...-more.1876370/

      A little more there
      Pricing wasn't mentioned but will be 2 options. The premium package will have up to 3 of the mini boxes and an upgrade to the 80mb fibre line.
      Do hope we will get to have the new box but without the 4k stuff.
      About time sky rented the boxes out, rather than the customer buying them. Assume there will be an installation charge though.
      Last edited by lettice; 17-10-15 at 11:22 AM.

    5. #4
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sky Hub SR101
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      26,836
      Thanks
      764
      Thanked 2,137 Times in 2,016 Posts

      Re: 4K Reciever

      There have been lots of ideas banded around over the past few years. What has been described does already exist with another system so is technically very possible.

      Each STB would link via an Ethernet lead or WiFi to the main decoder box.

      I have no information on what Sky will actually do at this stage though.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

    6. #5
      seawright's Avatar
      seawright is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Jul 2012
      Posts
      2,918
      Thanks
      60
      Thanked 319 Times in 310 Posts

      Re: 4K Reciever

      Looking at the reception side rather than the distribution. If this box requires a new LNB it could cause problems for existing customers. Unless they are willing to scrap any existing Sky (or Freesat) system then either a second dish or a quatro LNB feeding a specialised type of multi-switch will be required.

    7. #6
      gymno's Avatar
      gymno Guest
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP:
      Router:
      Sky TV:

      Re: 4K Reciever

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      That's the 2nd time i've read about "apple tv type boxes around the house that connect by wifi from the main hub/stb", also from 'a friend that works for sky'.
      I found the other post.

      Apparently it was an engineer at a customers' home spilling the beans.
      They said that the main box/hub could be hidden away, which ties in with the remote being bluetooth.
      Also that sky were providing engineers with discounted 4k tv's.

    8. #7
      Mystic Eddy's Avatar
      Mystic Eddy is offline Sky User Beta tester
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Apple AirPort ac Time Capsule
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2007
      Posts
      337
      Thanks
      2
      Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts

      Re: 4K Reciever

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Looking at the reception side rather than the distribution. If this box requires a new LNB it could cause problems for existing customers. Unless they are willing to scrap any existing Sky (or Freesat) system then either a second dish or a quatro LNB feeding a specialised type of multi-switch will be required.
      I can see it causing issues with customers living in apartments with fitted satellite connections. I doubt many landlords will allow upgrades to the dish/multiplexer.
      I Used To Have An Open Mind, But My Brain Kept Falling Out


    9. #8
      tech3475's Avatar
      tech3475 is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Max
      Router: Netgear V2 DG934G
      Sky TV:
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Posts
      96
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: 4K Reciever

      You will no longer own your sky box and will have to give everything back of you cancel sky.
      I wonder if this means Sky will be taking more responsibility of the equipment similar to Virgin Media?

    10. #9
      seawright's Avatar
      seawright is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Jul 2012
      Posts
      2,918
      Thanks
      60
      Thanked 319 Times in 310 Posts

      Re: 4K Reciever

      Quote Originally Posted by tech3475 View Post
      I wonder if this means Sky will be taking more responsibility of the equipment similar to Virgin Media?
      Goodbye Sky Protect.

    11. #10
      lettice's Avatar
      lettice is online now Sky User Member
      Exchange: 0.4 mile away
      Broadband ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
      Router: ER110UK Sky Q hub (no Sky Q here, hub is for sky+hd and sky broadband)
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Jun 2011
      Location
      England
      Posts
      1,340
      Thanks
      9
      Thanked 110 Times in 103 Posts

      Re: 4K Reciever

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Goodbye Sky Protect.
      Not really ever seen the point of talking out that. Is it still with that awful D&G firm. They were useless many years ago for an appliance I had ( the extra warranty came free with the device but they failed to fix the fault and made it worse by fitting second hand parts. I did get them to reimburse in full mind for a new appliance ) and remember the scam calls to sky customers pn watchdog they did six months after you get a new box from sky, no thanks.
      Sky boxes are pretty reliable, so really no need.

     

     
    Page 1 of 16 12311 ... LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2014. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION | SEO by vBSEO