Tag Archives: MySky HDi

New My Sky HDi Guide Goes Live

This afternoon Sky TV launched its new-look electronic programme guide for My Sky HDi subscribers. It’s the first major overhaul the EPG’s had since the satcaster went HD two years ago and vastly improves on the original interface, which looked pathetically primitive post-FreeviewHD and TiVo. Surprisingly, Sky chose to update the EPG software during the […]

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PVR Works Magic With Consumer

PVR Works Magic With Consumer

Magic TV is the pick of the HD-capable PVRs assessed in the latest issue of Consumer magazine. It earns an overall score of 87%, compared with 78% for MySky HDi and Homecast HT92000DTR, and 77% for TiVo’s NZ media unit. All received Consumer’s “tick” of approval, unlike the Zinwell ZMT-640PVR and JC Matthew DVR-320T, which […]

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Launch Date of TiVo Rival Still Uncertain

Two months after notifying customers that consumer testing of its super-duper DTR was about to start, TelstraClear still doesn’t have a date for when the service will go live. The media device sounds like a fantastic gizmo that combines a smart, sleek look with the best functionality of MySky HDi and TiVo — but with […]

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Freeview|HD to Offer External Copying

New content protection rules soon will make it easier to archive MyFreeview|HD recordings. Their application will give Freeview|HD DTRs the same advantage TiVo enjoys over Sky’s MySky HDi, whose users can’t burn their HD recordings to a hard drive or Blu-ray disc. That’s because Sky’s subscription-only signals are encrypted whereas Freeview’s, which TiVo also receives, are […]

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MySky HDi … Movies in April

The Anne Hathaway comedy, Rachel Getting Married, the Frankenstein ‘toon spoof, Igor, and the obscure thriller, Obsessed, starring Heroes’ Ali Larter and Beyonce Knowles, can be seen here in HD next month for the first time. All three had DVD releases last year but didn’t make the Blu-ray cut. Sky Movies will remedy this with the […]

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Sky Comms Chief Answers Critics

A bigger hard drive for MySky HDi and HD movies on demand are “under consideration”, says Sky TV’s communications czar, Tony O’Brien. ScreenScribe.tv invited the satcaster’s public relations boss to state the company’s position after he challenged some of my comments about it in a February 7 interview with Radio NZ National’s Mediawatch presenter Colin […]

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