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    sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    Hi guys, just turnedon my Amstrad slim sky hd box and on screen reads a message:

    the software has been updated to allow us to continue to roll out new products and services to you.

    It also gives this link: opensourcesoftware

    I was just curious to know if anything new is coming as ive never seen a message like this before

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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    I've also just noticed there is a network. Config tab in the settings and the ability to enable an internet connection so I'm guessing that soon the boxes will be able to go online?

    Maybe to do with the new anytime they have been talking about?

    The box is certainly laggier than it used to be. If it stays this slow the old pace hd box is coming out lol
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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    i have a feeleing will be for enabling teh use of anytime plus throug the usb and network ports..

    however as GNU/GNP libriaes are being used they have to announce the open source nature,,

    good thing for the hobbiest as now more of just a STB but potenically a dreambox style PVR.

    wonder how long till some one finds a way to get a motorised dish and cc cam running on one lol
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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    Just downlaoded the SDK and going to have a look and see how much i can play...

    will try to force the sw downlaod to me box later but seems if you have the new TB box than i may not be able to get it
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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    Well I've just given the box an internet connection which has automatically detected and when I just went into anytime it gave me a message saying to enable the full anytime service call this number.

    so this has definitely got to be for the new anytime. Shame my ADSL only manages 3meg so we will have to see how it works.

    Would be great if someone can do something fun with the open source code.
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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    is this new fw update also for the Samsung HD box - I got the 500 GB version .. how does one force a software update
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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    I don't know if its all boxes mate but if u want to force update switch box off at all and switch back on with back up held down on the box. Will be interesting to see if it is.
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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    if not tried a forced update...

    but i know the souce code seems to be an ass to compile the development package.

    james are you affiliated with sky in any way (engineer, cs rep) seem to be only limited people getting the update..
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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    Only certain box types and revisions get the update at this stage. Sky are basically doing a stealthy test to see if they get people ringing in with problems.

    Whats the betting they will try to charge people to fix any faults !

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    Re: sky hd box just updated, open source software?

    nope i have nothing to do with sky, i assume my box got it as its an amstrad (skys own model) and its a newer model? (the slim one)

    if anything its a hinderence as i cant use anytime+ anyway even though i have connected the box to ethernet as when i go into anytime it wants me to call one of skys classic premium rate numbers lol and the box is definately slower since the update. I'm still kinda tempted to call up though but whats the betting whoever i get through to wont have a clue what im on about lol.


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