This morning was the first live qualifying of Formula One available in Ultra HD on Sky Q, and it’s looking like it’s caused issues for lots of people. There are reports on Twitter and Sky’s forums of numerous issues – “Part Recorded” or “Failed” for Qualifying this morning. Other people report green screens, artefacts and blocky…… Continue reading Sky Q Formula One UHD Failed Recordings
22nd March Edit: Version 4 of the EPG rolled out today to all users. This changes the way the data is loaded from UDP to TCP, and should fix this bug. There’s a common ‘bug’ with Sky Q that results in people seeing empty blue squares where the thumbnails should be. I’ve tried to help…… Continue reading Sky Q Missing Thumbnails
It’s been a few years since we got into digging around Sky+HD’s UPnP control protocol, but having recently updated to Sky Q, there are a few changes that break the way we were talking to the box. Backwards Compatibility The Sky Q box contains pretty much the same UPnP advertised control system as Sky+HD, and…… Continue reading Sky Q UPnP, REST and WebSocket API interfaces
Just a quick post to say that as of last night’s Sky+HD box firmware OTA update, Sky have updated the DNLA endpoint for SkyPlay requests to /SkyPlay, from /SkyPlay2. You’ll need to update any SkyPlay requests to this, or get an “Invalid Action” back from the UPnP/DNLA endpoint.
Tonight, I released my first ever open source code that wasn’t a wordpress plugin, SkyRemote. It’s a python based IP remote control for Sky+HD boxes with the new Picasso EPG. This is currently the DRX980 and the DRX985 boxes. It’s free as in beer, and licensed under the GPLv3. It’s based on a piece of…… Continue reading The Sky+HD Picasso DNLA control server protocol