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HD TV - no more recording from SKY!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by stanleyntl, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. stanleyntl

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    As you maybe aware SKY is encrypting all its video output for HD tv services - so users will not be able to record SKY HD services at all! :thumbsdow
    There isn't even a provision for component out which HD recorders might support. :confused:

    So complain now before its too late :
    corp.affairs@bskyb.com or viewerr@bskyb.com
     
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    Hi Stanleyntl,

    Could you please elaborate on what you mean by HD tv services ? :confused:
    surely this won't affect the channels they currently offer (i.e Skyone, Movies, Sports) :lease:

    Thanks
     
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    Ian,

    Sky are starting High Definition broadcasts in 2006. They are going to use 720p50, but the STB will also handle 1080i50 which other broadcasters (BBC?) may use. I'm sure Sky will offer films and sports in HiDef and maybe a SkyOneHD. Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
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    If you read the announcement they're not encrytping all output - just the majority of it. And as there aren't any Hi-Def recorders available here yet, there's nothing to record the unecrypted output onto anyway...
     
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    Mainly movies and PPV events, that type of thing. Can't imagine EastEnders or Neighbours being encrypted. :laugh:
     
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    Seems to me the answer is in the hands of the viewers.

    If we are unable to record programmes then the easiest thing to do is to cancel our subscriptions, if enough people did this the encryption would disappear as did the Logos on the Movie Channels, when so many people cancelled the Movie Channels when they tried to put them onto films.

    People power is amazing if enough people get together. This is something worth fighting for. Why would we allow Sk$ to get away with it.
     
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    I would assume that you'll be able to timeshift hi-def material, but that it may only stored temporarily. Once it's watched once it may then be deleted, or once a specified time is up. Obviously you won't be able to record the tv output.
     
  8. stanleyntl

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    We shouldn't roll over and play dead - we don't have to subscribe to SKY - you can be assured that only free to air/view content will be unencrypted given their way.

    Their customer hostile attitude will prevail if we let it!
     
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    i assume there will be a Sky+ type system for timeshifting material. Broadcasts are going to decline to give way to On demand/Downloadable content on a PPV basis
     
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    But you can't archive encrypted material when the disk is full! Plus hard disks can die at any time, better to have secure removable media - HD DVDs.
     

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