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    What's the future for Sky Anytime?

    This is a discussion on What's the future for Sky Anytime? within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; I noticed a thread over on DS re "Anytime+ without Anytime enabled" discussing the possibility of Anytime+ becoming the replacement ...

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      What's the future for Sky Anytime?

      I noticed a thread over on DS re "Anytime+ without Anytime enabled" discussing the possibility of Anytime+ becoming the replacement for Anytime, and it is rumoured that Sky staff are testing a feature to release the Anytime disk space to the user.

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      With the way things seem to be moving towards online delivery of viewing material (Anytime+ available via all ISPs, the forthcoming Now TV etc), it sounds like an plausible idea.

      I'd certainly be interested in getting back a fair chunk of the 250GB that's currently reserved for Anytime on each of my Sky+HD boxes!

      Maybe this is a tiny feature in Sky's programme of "Innovation in 2012"?
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      Re: What's the future for Sky Anytime?

      I hope so I have anytime disabled
      the thing mainly records films and sports
      both of which i dont use

      It would be nice to claw back that 250gb sitting wasted

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      Re: What's the future for Sky Anytime?

      There are a few other things recorded on the drive, such as a copy of the schedules for the next two or three weeks for all the channels.

      However, considering that a single HD movie will take up to 5 or 6GB, with most around the 3-4GB mark, I can't ever see the reserved area becoming full. Remember too that the 1TB STB uses a 1.5TB drive and has double the reserved storage capacity.

      What I don't know is whether the quoted figures are the formatted or unformatted space. By this I mean that a 500GB drive formats to 465GB. If 250GB is given to the customer, then this leaves 215GB for Anytime and the planner. With the 1TB STB this could mean that actually around 397GB is reserved for Anytime+.

      It could also be argued that by having the unused space available, there is always somewhere to record something with less fragmentation.

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