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    Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

    This is a discussion on Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand within the Sky On Demand forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Will my old white Amstrad Sky+ box work with the On Demand hardware?...

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      Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      Will my old white Amstrad Sky+ box work with the On Demand hardware?


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      No you need a HD box for on demand


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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      ... or a Black Sky+ box.

      Available to Sky TV customers with compatible Sky+ box. Downloading content requires compatible black Sky+ box and broadband connection (minimum recommended
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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

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      ... or a Black Sky+ box.
      Have spent a long time searching for a clear answer as to wether Sky On Demand will be available on Black Sky+ boxes. Finding conflicting statements even within Sky site. All boxes listed as ready or in process of being made ready are HD. Are any of Sky+ boxes likely to be have on demand available by end of year. If not will try to pick up a cheap HD box.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      The SkyHD STB:



      The Sky+ HD STB:




      The Sky+ HD STBs need to be connected to the Internet and have the latest firmware in order to be able to access all the newest services.

      The SkyHD STB should be able to access the planner on a Sky+ HD STB when its firmware is updated next year. We have no information about the specific details which will be available when this is done. However if the iPad app is anything to go by, I think a lot of people will be very happy.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      Sorry Scubbie
      I may be missing something here but the query was when On Demand might be available on non HD boxes.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      There is a bit of confusion as Sky refer to the Sky+HD box as a Sky+ box when it is supplied without an HD subscription. Many are not even aware that the last Sky+ box before the change to all HD boxes was black, instead of white that they supplied for years.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      Thanks , I begin to see why I am so confused and why the Sky website seems to have contradictory information. Is the simple answer to my question that On Demand will never be available on a non HD box.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      Quote Originally Posted by noguru View Post
      Thanks , I begin to see why I am so confused and why the Sky website seems to have contradictory information.
      I wasn't aware of the Black Sky+ STB either.

      Quote Originally Posted by noguru View Post
      Is the simple answer to my question that On Demand will never be available on a non HD box.
      Correct.

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      Re: Amstrad Sky+ (not HD) and Sky On Demand

      the Sky website seems to have contradictory information.
      You can say that again. To be sure of getting it, pick up an HD box on eBay, just make sure it is not a Thomson or the Standard Amstrad.

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