BlueSky TV hardware overview

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Learn about the BlueSky TV hardware platform ecosystem for next-generation TV viewing from Shaw. Consisting of the BlueSky TV Box, Portal and Remote Control. The BlueSky TV platform combines live television, PVR and on-demand programming with apps and online content providing a richer, personalized TV experience.   

 

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Up to three BlueSky TV boxes can be installed and networked together for Increased storage and tuners. In addition, each BlueSky TV box may have up to 3 portals connected, with a 12 TV maximum.

                          

 

BlueSky TV 4K box

The BlueSky TV 4K box brings a sleek new design, and introduces exciting features like 4K and Bluetooth support. Up to three BlueSky TV boxes may be networked together in your home for more tuners and storage capacity.

 

 

Some key features of the BlueSky TV 4K box include:

  • BlueSky TV
    Experience our best-in-class TV product with BlueSky TV
  • Voice Remote
    The BlueSky TV Voice Remote is included
  • Multiple Networked PVRs
    Up to three BlueSky TV boxes can be installed, for increased storage and tuners
  • Aim Anywhere
    Device can be completely hidden from sight and remote commands will still register from up to 50 feet away.
  • 4K (Ultra HD)*
    Enjoy Netflix content in 4K (Ultra HD)

 

*4K content only available with Netflix at this time. Requires Netflix premium plan.

Related: Hardware Information - BlueSky TV 4K box 

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BlueSky TV box

The BlueSky TV box acts as a standalone PVR and as a gateway for portals to communicate with the system. As a High Definition Personal Video Recorder (HDPVR), the BlueSky TV box has some great new features that will improve your TV viewing experience. 

 

BlueSky TV PVR

 

Some key features of the BlueSky TV box include:

  • BlueSky TV
    Experience our best-in-class TV product with BlueSky TV
  • Voice Remote
    The BlueSky TV Voice Remote is included
  • Multiple Networked PVRs
    Up to three BlueSky TV boxes can be installed, for increased storage and tuners
  • Aim Anywhere
    Device can be completely hidden from sight and remote commands will still register from up to 50 feet away.

Related: Hardware Information - BlueSky TV box 

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BlueSky TV portal

The BlueSky TV Portal is the base portal hardware that exists for the BlueSky TV ecosystem. The function of the portal is to connect Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) to the BlueSky TV class of PVRs. The BlueSky Portal will allow you to stop a recorded show in one room and pick it up in another so you can watch your programming when you want and from which ever room you want. Use remote commands to control your programming from anywhere in your home.

 

BlueSky Portal

 

Some key features of the BlueSky TV portal include:

  • BlueSky TV
    Experience our best-in-class TV product with BlueSky TV
  • Reduced Size
    At just over five inches wide and three and a half inches deep, the BlueSky TV portal is compact enough so you don’t have to worry about changing your device setup
  • Voice Remote
    The BlueSky TV Voice Remote is included
  • Aim Anywhere
    Device can be completely hidden from sight and remote commands will still register from up to 50 feet away
  • 25-minute live TV buffer
    For live TV recording and playback.

Related: Hardware Information - BlueSky TV portal 

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BlueSky TV remote control

Of course, no cable box would be anything without the remote control. The BlueSky TV remote control has a built in microphone for voice control. Quickly access all of your favourite TV shows, On Demand content and BlueSky TV apps using your voice. A BlueSky TV remote is included with every BlueSky TV cable box.

 

Some key features of the BlueSky TV remote include:

  • Voice key and microphone
    Just press the button on the remote, say what you want, then see it
  • Quick and easy setup
    Simplified programming steps for quick device pairing via on screen instructions
  • Amber coloured backlight
    For ease of use even at nighttime
  • Accelerometer
    Backlight comes on as soon as the remote is picked up
  • Aim Anywhere
    Control your BlueSky TV system from up to 50 feet away, even when your cable box is out of sight

Related: How to Program your BlueSky TV Remote Control

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