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RE: Sky HD box firmware update - improved GUI

tvmog wrote:

Oddly,  the most noticable improvement is on the EPG screen itself . Straight after the update the blue background was dark and muddy and the text quite blurry and fizzing around the edges. Now the blue is much brighter and clearer and the text sharper and more stable. I'm currently watching Le Tour on Eurosport HD and the scenery looks spectacular. As they say... go figure. 

And, on top of this, the whole Sky Guide will also be available in pinpoint HD, delivering sharp graphics consistent with the stunning quality of our HD channels.

http://corporate.sky.com/skyviews/sky/new_sky_plus_hd_epg_rolling_out_this_year

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RE: Sky HD box firmware update - improved GUI

Got mine updated a few days ago and the first thing i noticed was how much better the Picture quality, so much sharper / clearer with even more vivid colour....Superb!!

Also the Sound quality seems so much louder to me too as i used to turn my volume up to a certain level whilst watching movies in 5.1, now i dont have to go as far with the volume  Smile

Overall it's a great upgrade probably the best sky have done, happy days  Dance 4

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RE: Sky HD box firmware update - improved GUI

Hi,

I think this is a great improvement to the EPG. 

For those who want it but don't want to wait for it, you can unplug the HD box then whilst holding down the 'back up' button on top of the box, put the plug back in. Keep your finger on the 'back up' button until you see an onscreen message telling you the box is doing an update. When the update is complete, the new EPG is installed.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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RE: Sky HD box firmware update

>) I did that, but I've still got the old EPG after the update...

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RE: Sky HD box firmware update - improved GUI

Cofnchtr wrote:

Hi,

I think this is a great improvement to the EPG. 

For those who want it but don't want to wait for it, you can unplug the HD box then whilst holding down the 'back up' button on top of the box, put the plug back in. Keep your finger on the 'back up' button until you see an onscreen message telling you the box is doing an update. When the update is complete, the new EPG is installed.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

Nope, didn't work for me either.

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RE: Sky HD box firmware update - improved GUI

Looks like I'll get it later this year (as mine is 4F30):

How can I find out which Sky+HD box model I have?

Press Services on your Sky Remote, then press 0 to highlight Settings. Press 3 to highlight System Details. Note down the version Number 2nd line from the top of the screen. 

If you have a version beginning with 4F31, then you have an Amstrad DRX890 or DRX895. As you are in the current wave of customers receiving the update, you will receive the new Sky Guide within the next few months. 

If you have a version beginning with 4F30, then you have a Amstrad DRX780. You will receive the new Sky Guide later in the year. 

If you have a version beginning with 9730, then you have a Samsung. You will receive the new Sky Guide later in the year. 

If you have a version beginning with 9F30, then you have a Pace. You will receive the new Sky Guide later in the year. 

If you have a version beginning with 4E30, then you have a Thomson. Unfortunately, we are not updating this box with the new Sky Guide.

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