Is the Program Planner better on HD boxes

bilbo--baggins

Standard Member
It really annoys me with the Sky+ box how little of the program names appear when viewing the Planner. Does the HD box make use of the HD screen - ie fit much more text info about the program names etc.?

What would be even better is if you could search A-Z for programs up to 7 days ahead. Searching within 24 hours is utterly useless as far as I'm concerned.
 

Giblets2

Novice Member
No, it's the same. There is a new EPG due but you might die waiting! :rolleyes:
 

bilbo--baggins

Standard Member
Shame.

I really wish Sky would open this up to third parties to develop boxes / software. As far as I'm concerned, companies like Pace and Thomson produce utter trash. Our original Panasonic Sky box gave a much better picture quality than our current Sky+ 160 box, and I'm sure that a decent brand could do better than Panasonic.
 

Keenwatcher

Standard Member
What about the loading speed of the planner ? I am still using a first generation digibox (until next week, then HD) when I ckick on for instance 'sports' (4) from the genres catergory it takes three minutes to display the offerings, I am sure it was once instant.

I was never sure if it is because there's more to load these days or if my digibox might be a bit nackered. :confused:
 

Giblets2

Novice Member
On-disk buffering of EPG info is also on the way, so it's rumoured...
 

hutch

Distinguished Member
What about the loading speed of the planner ? I am still using a first generation digibox (until next week, then HD) when I ckick on for instance 'sports' (4) from the genres catergory it takes three minutes to display the offerings, I am sure it was once instant.

I was never sure if it is because there's more to load these days or if my digibox might be a bit nackered. :confused:
If it take 3 minutes you have a problem, my HD box takes no more than a couple of seconds.
 

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