SKY+ from Microsoft

BarMoo

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Berlin, Germany.
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I'm sure i'm not the first to see the extreme similarity between the wonderfully designed SKY+ STB from Pace and this upstart device from Microsoft (below)? Its rather uncanny.



Interestly, they are both about the same price, have a hard drive and suggest a functioning (DSL) telephone line for 'full' functionality. I wonder if you can get SKY Sports One on it?

Equally, I wonder if SKY/Pace see this as 'imitation being the best form of flattery'?

Like ......... anyone sad enough to remember the patent SONY had/has on the 'Jog-dial-(push to) select' button first used on Minidisc and latterly used on anything SONY? A small detail but important nonetheless.

For those, like me, who haven't got a clue about games consoles - the above image is the XBOX 360 (the more expensive one?). The only thing I don't quite grasp is why the standby icon is seen in the correct orientation - even though the unit is actually standing on its side??:-doh!


Have Fun,

Mark.
 

Lancelot

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#2
Microsoft V Sky in a court of law.

Now there's REAL entertainment potential.



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T_G

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#3
they probably going to do some arrangment out of court and quietly do another money grabbing exercise on us
 
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