Tag Archives: My Sky HDi
Sky Reveals My Sky+ Plans

Sky Reveals My Sky+ Plans

Sky TV will start installations of its 1TB My Sky+ PVR from July 11. Orders for the uber-box can be taken from July 1. It will cost $20 a month to rent (plus $99 for installation) but will offer four times as much recording storage as the $15-a-month My Sky HDi. Alternatively, subscribers can pay […]

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Sky to Beef Up Your HDi Storage in Time for New HD Channels

Sky to Beef Up Your HDi Storage in Time for New HD Channels

Sky is poised to triple the HD recording storage of its My Sky HDi PVRs. It’s not known when the new 1TB models will be offered to subscribers – or how Sky will roll out the changeover. Will it cost more? Will subscribers be able to transfer recordings? Whatever the logistics, expect Sky to launch […]

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Sky the Limit for Freeview|HD?

On the eve of Sky TV announcing its interim results, NBR reports Freeview hopes to extend its HD service from 75% to 87% of the country in time to broadcast live 48 Rugby World Cup games, including all of the All Blacks’ matches. Freeview general manager Sam Irvine told NBR: “The government and broadcasters are […]

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Sony’s PlayTV Kicks Off Today – But Can It Score With Consumers?

Sony’s HD PVR module for its PlayStation 3, PlayTV, goes on sale today for $200, with some retailers bundling it for free with the $730 320GB console. While it seems to have been hobbled by critical flaws, PlayTV boasts a clean and elegant electronic programming guide and graphical user interface, as seen from these generic […]

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Sony PS3 PVR Ready to Play on NZ TVs

Sony at last is coming out to play with its PlayStation 3 PVR in NZ. PlayTV will go on sale here for $200 from November 25 – two years after its launch in Europe and a year after its Australian release. The nondescript HD module connects via USB to the PS3 and has twin digital […]

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Hallowe’en Weekend Cursed for Kiwi PVRs

TiVo users and subscribers to My Sky HDi and TelstraClear’s T-Box all had their normal service interrupted over the weekend. On Hallowe’en eve, My Sky HDi viewers lost coverage of a vital rugby game because of a power outage and TiVo was cursed by a glitch that delayed all recordings by two hours. TiVo fixed […]

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TelstraClear Responds to T-Box Review

Here is TelstraClear’s response to questions I raised about its new PVR/home media device, the T-Box, in today’s review. SS: Why can the EPG only be programmed up to a week ahead (and not two, like TiVo)? TC: This is the extent of information given to us by Sky TV. Due to customer confusion if […]

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T-Box Ready for Primetime?

TelstraClear has started installing its first PVR/home media device in the homes of Wellington, Kapiti and Christchurch customers but is the T-Box ready for primetime? The telco kindly provided me with a unit to appraise during its beta testing phase. While I’ve had it to play with for several weeks, the following should be seen […]

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Foxtel Leaves Sky in HD Dust

While Sky subscribers continue to fork over $100-plus a month for a handful of HD channels, across the Tasman sister satcaster Foxtel soon will be offering 24 HD channels and a 25th dedicated to 3D. Compare this with Sky’s paltry movie channels (two) and sports channels (two), along with the non-exclusive TVNZ and TV3 HD […]

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TelstraClear Confirms Pricing Plans for T-Box

TelstraClear is adopting Sky’s rental model for its new HD PVR, the T-Box. The home media device is still being tested while the telco sorts out teething issues. But when it is ready for installation, customers can choose between paying a one-off fee of $499 upfront or a monthly rental of $14.95. However, the T-Box […]

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