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    New sky functionality?

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      New sky functionality?

      It's expected that later this year sky will enable shared planners where recordings on one box will be viewable on another box (subject to both connected to a LAN). Now if this happens, I wonder if it will also stream live channels over Ethernet and therefore provide the ability to watch the same channel in hd and dd in another room without a MR sub. If not then surely you could achieve this by recording the program and then watching it via the shared planner on a few second delay?

      I'd love this feature as I want to be able to watch he in my bedroom but dont want to have a mr sub as I won't be watching different channels at the same time.

      I've been looking at using ballums to take a hdmi feed from the box downstairs to the tv upstairs

      Here's hoping for some more good news from sky later in the year.


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      Re: New sky functionality?

      There is certainly a little chatter about this on the Sky forum and no denials from the staff.

      When they do launch it, a lot of people will suddenly find out how important the upstream is on their SBUF connections too, or which ever provider they are on.

      Let's face it, Connect isn't going to be any good at streaming HD content over the net to an iPad, for example.

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      Re: New sky functionality?

      I'm looking forward to Shared Planner too. One of my Sky+HD boxes has to run in single feed mode (due to where it is situated, how the signal is currently fed and the difficulty of running a new twin feed to it). So my plan is to record mostly on the other Sky+HD and use shared planner to watch on the single feed box. Hadn't thought about the implications for the Multi-Room subscription though! Most likely you will have to have a MR sub to use Shared Planner?
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      Re: New sky functionality?

      This was referenced in a thread on DS yesterday:

      Sky to let iPad owners watch Planner recordings - Pocket-lint

      Would be nice to stream to an iPad on the LAN as an alternative to Sky Go.

      Good point about upload speeds if you would want to stream to an iPad over the interweb though, and I suppose you might need to have an unlimited data plan on 3G or find a Cloud hotspot to receive your HD stream when you are away from home!
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      Re: New sky functionality?

      Upstream connection speeds will need to be significantly improved across the board for this iPad feature to work.

      As a point of reference, my TV & HT both prefer a 4mb+ connection speed to stream live video.

      I also love the comment about the new EPG at the end. It states that it is due to roll out at the end of May. Let us just agree that there are a lot of know bugs in the current beta version , but this is really something for another thread.

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