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    Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

    This is a discussion on Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?! within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; OK, so I have just activated this new Sky Anytime+ which from a glance looks smart, slick and easy to ...

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      Question Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      OK, so I have just activated this new Sky Anytime+ which from a glance looks smart, slick and easy to use. But as this has got to have a down side I think I have found it. Don't get me wrong I love my Sky and would never change, but Where are the High Definition programs, I mean apart from the only 2 films I have noticed whilst flicking through the movie section. Am I missing something? Or have Sky ditched this service on Anytime+ as it will take longer to download on our capped broadband speeds? Also take up to much bandwidth? I would love someone to prove me wrong and show me the HD menus for the super tely that we all keep hearing about !

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      It has been fairly well publicised that Anytime+ offerings would be restricted to SD. HD files are huge and would take the average user(4.4Mb) ages to download. Maybe when the library has been built up they will offer more HD, but in the meantime I think they are trying to please the majority of users.

      Super HD telly has not much to do with Anytime+, you will have stick to the ordinary EPG and Anytine for that.

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      Quote Originally Posted by Dean_ View Post
      Or have Sky ditched this service on Anytime+ as it will take longer to download on our capped broadband speeds?
      What makes you think you are capped, mine certainly isn't???

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      Oh OK, Its a shame as it feels as though its a half service if you get what I mean. I love High Def as the surround sound makes it all come together and its mind blowing on the newer broadcast. The Anytime I have just replaced was good as their was plenty of High Def programs. You say revert back to Anytime how can you do that?

      Smithy99 - I say this as my speeds are terrible! Of course when you phone sky they promise between 8-11 Meg. I get around 4-5Meg witch doesn't seem to bad at first until you get both computers running, the kids game systems and now the Sky+HD box running of a fairly unstable Sagem router !! Maybe capped is the wrong word to use but it certainly isn't what I was offered

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      Post your router stats and we can advise how to get the most from your connection, just a few simple steps can make a big difference.

      How to get your router statistics

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      How to test your ADSL in the Master Test Socket

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Post your router stats and we can advise how to get the most from your connection, just a few simple steps can make a big difference.

      How to get your router statistics

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      How to test your ADSL in the Master Test Socket

      He has already gone through this here-
      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/route...tenuation.html

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      The Anytime I have just replaced was good as their was plenty of High Def programs. You say revert back to Anytime how can you do that?
      You don't have to revert back, it is available on the Anytime+ screen. I think it is called Showcase on the new screen.

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      Thanks but I think I have tried all the steps ! Im pluged directly into the test socket on my BT master socket, here are the stats from the test socket

      PPPoA 81256 150725 0 1758 4122 2:08:05
      LAN 1884460 953659 0 0 0 81:03:47
      WLAN 4402246 2410119 0 4390 1846 81:03:20
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5023 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 49.5 db 28.0 db
      Noise Margin 8.1 db 10.0 db

      This test is from the test socket, with only the orange and white wires entering the box from the Line.
      It also makes no difference on the statistics with out going into the BT Test socket.


      In a perfect world we would have Sky's TV Service with Fibre optic Broadband speeds ! No I would have no complaints then !

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      Just had a look and your right, Its the showcase screen

      Thanks for that, maybe its not so bad after all !

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      Re: Sky Anytime+..........Not so high Def ?!

      Quote Originally Posted by Dean_ View Post
      Oh OK, Its a shame as it feels as though its a half service if you get what I mean. I love High Def as the surround sound makes it all come together and its mind blowing on the newer broadcast. The Anytime I have just replaced was good as their was plenty of High Def programs. You say revert back to Anytime how can you do that?
      The old Anytime is still there, under the Showcase tab. Most of the content in there is HD, stored in the reserved part of the disk.

      If you want to abandon Anytime+ just turn off Broadband Connection in the HD EPG under Services/Options/Customise

     

     
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