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Checking out the new Sky Q streaming box (pictures)

Sky Q's new streaming box has a spacious hard drive and the ability to record up to four channels simultaneously. CNET takes a closer look.

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The new Sky Q Silver box is admirably svelte, but a powerful 2TB hard drive and 12 tuners lurk inside its skinny frame.

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Alongside the main Sky Q Silver box, Sky is also selling a smaller Q Mini box, which sits in another room in your house, and funnels the same live channels and all of Sky's on-demand TV onto another television.

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The Sky Q Hub ties the two boxes together. Its unassuming design won't take up too much space.

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You navigate the Sky Q's menus with a brand-new Bluetooth-powered remote, called the Sky Q Touch Remote.

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Swipe through menus on the touch-sensitive pad using your fingers. It's highly reminiscent of the tech used on the latest Apple TV box. Below are more controls and an alphanumeric keypad.

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The Sky Q's menus appear to be easy to navigate. Content is broken down into categories.

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Go to the Sky Store to purchase content.

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Watch sport if you like...

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...or catch a film.

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Top picks will show the content that's currently popular.

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A Vevo channel will bring music videos.

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You'll be able to get Sky Q content you've recorded on your tablet.

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