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Hello, I will soon be moving into a new house and wanted to get sky multi-room. Having a look at the sky website, it appears to no longer exist, and is replaced by the Sky q mini box? However i… Read More
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7m, 6d agoPosted 7 months, 6 days ago
Hello,

I will soon be moving into a new house and wanted to get sky multi-room. Having a look at the sky website, it appears to no longer exist, and is replaced by the Sky q mini box?

However it seems that the Sky q mini box can only stream from your main box... so you can't record your own programmes anymore like the old multi-room? That seems like a major step back? Especially since the biggest capacity sky q box is 2tb..

Are there any ways around this? Using an old sky box in the second room? I've read about hybrid LNB's?

Id greatly appreciate input from anyone who has had a similar problem!

Thanks
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7m, 6d agoPosted 7 months, 6 days ago
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#1
seen advert say sky q can record 4 and watch a 5 so probably the work around is.. who wants to record that much at once?
#2
I think they renamed this to Multiscreen.

If you can't select this as an option without ordering a Sky Q box, then I suppose you could always use a standard Sky box and have them run an extra cable from the dish to the box. After this, all that needs to be done is linking the new box to the account to allow access to channels as subscribed to under the original box.

Your best bet is to give them a call or go onto their online chat. I am fairly certain though that it can be done without having to get a Sky Q box.


Edited By: rikkif1990 on Oct 17, 2016 13:24
#3
2Tb is more than you can manage and if its privacy you want then you can pin lock your recordings
You can also record and watch from other Q boxes or other devices but what do you mean by "own programmes"?
#4
Advert says over 1000hrs of recording space???
#5
justanothercid
seen advert say sky q can record 4 and watch a 5 so probably the work around is.. who wants to record that much at once?


my other half would have that much recording!
#6
sowotsdis
2Tb is more than you can manage and if its privacy you want then you can pin lock your recordings
You can also record and watch from other Q boxes or other devices but what do you mean by "own programmes"?

I will be moving in with my girlfriend, I currently have sky and a 2tb box - recording in HD eats this up in no time.

My girlfriend also has sky at the minute - she also likes to record her own stuff.

I have a 2tb, she has a 1 tb - it seems as though this setup cant happen with the new sky q?

Before with multiroom, I could have had a 2tb main box and a 1tb multiroom box in a different room

I also have little brothers who like to record stuff.. 2TB might be more than enough for you.. but 2tb is nowhere near enough when 4 or 5 people are wanting to record stuff!
#7
subscribe to sky go and stream it though your laptop or games console cheapest option or get a amazon fire stick
#8
rikkif1990
I think they renamed this to Multiscreen.

If you can't select this as an option without ordering a Sky Q box, then I suppose you could always use a standard Sky box and have them run an extra cable from the dish to the box. After this, all that needs to be done is linking the new box to the account to allow access to channels as subscribed to under the original box.




Are you 100% positive this can be done? The sky forums suggest its not possible :(
#9
Hallsie
Advert says over 1000hrs of recording space???

1000 hours of standard definition, HD recording reduces this dramatically, plus all the **** they force you to download that you dont want
#10
Also I already own and 2tb box which i paid a lot for.. so this is now redundant under the new sky q..? con artists
#11
The biggest issue you are likely to encounter is that only 2 Mini boxes can be active at once.
I have a sky Q silver in one room and 3 mini boxes but only 2 can be active.
#12
adamski88
rikkif1990
I think they renamed this to Multiscreen.

If you can't select this as an option without ordering a Sky Q box, then I suppose you could always use a standard Sky box and have them run an extra cable from the dish to the box. After this, all that needs to be done is linking the new box to the account to allow access to channels as subscribed to under the original box.



Are you 100% positive this can be done? The sky forums suggest its not possible :(

adamski88
rikkif1990
I think they renamed this to Multiscreen.

If you can't select this as an option without ordering a Sky Q box, then I suppose you could always use a standard Sky box and have them run an extra cable from the dish to the box. After this, all that needs to be done is linking the new box to the account to allow access to channels as subscribed to under the original box.



Are you 100% positive this can be done? The sky forums suggest its not possible :(
It is technically possible but only if the installer fits a hybrid LNB.
Sky Q uses a different lnb to sky HD but there's a hybrid that allows both to be connected, you'll have a hell of a job getting them to install it though
#13
adamski88
rikkif1990
I think they renamed this to Multiscreen.
If you can't select this as an option without ordering a Sky Q box, then I suppose you could always use a standard Sky box and have them run an extra cable from the dish to the box. After this, all that needs to be done is linking the new box to the account to allow access to channels as subscribed to under the original box.
Are you 100% positive this can be done? The sky forums suggest its not possible :(

Well it definitely was able to be done previously because I still have it and pay for it per month! I have a 2TB box and a 1TB box. Whether they've changed this or not I aren't sure.

Your best bet is to give them a call.
#14
such a shame.. i love sky but sky q is making it very unattractive!
#15
Sky Q records 4 channels at the same time, the old sky box could only record 2 at a time, so 2 x 2 = 4. Same capability but all recording done into one box instead of 2.
#16
st8mike
Sky Q records 4 channels at the same time, the old sky box could only record 2 at a time, so 2 x 2 = 4. Same capability but all recording done into one box instead of 2.

Its not the same.. you can only have 2tb of storage now.. thats the limit. Ive never once mentioned that I am concerned about how many things I can record at once!!
#17
Why not just give them a call or use their online chat? You'd have had the answer by now.

Edited By: rikkif1990 on Oct 17, 2016 14:00
#18
rikkif1990
Why not just give them a call or use their online chat? You'd have had the answer by now.
ive been on hold for ages.
#19
But you don't have to get Sky Q surely? If you already have your boxes and you want to continue to use them then what's the problem?
#20
jco83
But you don't have to get Sky Q surely? If you already have your boxes and you want to continue to use them then what's the problem?

moving into a new house. Even though I pay for my current sky and have done for about 5 years, its not in my name
#21
adamski88
jco83
But you don't have to get Sky Q surely? If you already have your boxes and you want to continue to use them then what's the problem?
moving into a new house. Even though I pay for my current sky and have done for about 5 years, its not in my name
I'd be very surprised if Sky have completely abolished Multiroom
#22
The Sky+ HD boxes all had a significant proportion of their storage reserved for Sky to push content to them, that's why if you had movies the latest ones would always be ready to play, plus more room for buffering whenever you hit pause etc. The inference with Q is that they've released more of this storage for customer use, as these days provided you have a half-decent internet service you can stream rather than pre-download. So although both Sky+ and Q have 2TB storage, I think Q will actually give you more recording space...

Edited By: IndianaBlues on Oct 17, 2016 14:19
#23
jco83
adamski88
jco83
But you don't have to get Sky Q surely? If you already have your boxes and you want to continue to use them then what's the problem?
moving into a new house. Even though I pay for my current sky and have done for about 5 years, its not in my name
I'd be very surprised if Sky have completely abolished Multiroom
Sky have stopped sky HD for new sales
New customers will only be able to order sky Q
Sky Q doesn't need multiroom so yes it's stopped for new customers

Next phase will be to insist on sky Q for replacement boxes, they did the same when sky+ was phased out
#24
leonardsharples
subscribe to sky go and stream it though your laptop or games console cheapest option or get a amazon fire stick
Fire stick- has anyone actually manage to do this successfully?
#25
sky go on a fire stick??????
I've tried before but no way of controlling it
#26
bluecityste
sky go on a fire stick??????
I've tried before but no way of controlling it
You can get a mouse app - RemoteFTV. Picture alway very jerky. Recent update doesn't work though.

Any suggestions?
#27
turns out the answer is no, ur basically limited to 2tb throughout the home and sky q is the only option going forward
#28
some advoce from me would be.....dont pay for sky at all!!!! far too expensive for what you get!!

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