Are Sky to develop a new Sky HD Box ?

psurquhart

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Hi all,

I got a very attractive Sky switch offer from Virgin through the post a few days ago. Its a cracking deal but Im still a very loyal Sky customer but it is very tempting.

I was wondering if Sky have any plans to challenge the new Tivo box ? My main gripe is that Sky still do not have 3 tuners in their boxes - Im constantly having to either cancel a recording or put the box on a channel whilst its recording two things and watch something off the planner.

Anyone have any insider knowledge ?

Cheers
 

Andrew Everard

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The problem with having three tuners in the Sky box is that you'd then need three LNB feeds, and that would mean three cables down from the dish to the box.
 

Cofnchtr

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Hi,

Then if you had multiroom, a further 3 (if it was a SKY+ box).

I have an octo-lnb as we have 4 SKY+ boxes.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.
 

Cofnchtr

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Hi,

Just to keep up with the_lhc I am getting another dish installed today. That makes 3 on the side of the house - including the older dish that's no longer used. ;)

New 1TB HD box in the living room and an HD box in each bedroom in preparation for the £10.25 per house fee for HD. At last!

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.
 
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The_Lhc said:
Penguin Feet said:
The_Lhc said:
Cofnchtr said:
I have an octo-lnb as we have 4 SKY+ boxes.

Get me, I've got two separate dishes!

Was thinking of utilising 2 dishes however been told I needed planning to do this?

Might depend on where you are but my installer never said anything, just asked me where I wanted it.

Could be, was also told anything over 90cm also needed planning.
 

daveh75

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Generally speaking, on properties upto 15m high you're allowed two dishes, one can be no more than 1m in diameter, the other no more than 60cm, plus you have to consider placement.

There are exceptons though, where you'll have to seek planning (and probably wont get it) for any dish, or they're banned completely i.e listed buildings, conservation areas, areas of scientific interest and deeds of covenant

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/antenna/#Housesandbuildingsupto15metreshigh

There has also been a number of cases in the European courts where bans/planning refusals/deeds of covenant have been overturned under human rights/freedom of communication, plus there was recently a Human rights group who recently took up the issue.... I
 

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