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Sky+
Sky+, or Sky Plus, is a personal video recorder (PVR) service for Sky in the UK. Launched in early 2002, it allows the user to record, pause and instantly rewind live TV. The system performs these functions using an internal hard drive inside the Sky+ set top box. Its chief competitors in the UK market are the Freeview+, Freesat+, BT Vision, and Virgin Media's V+.
  1. M

    Yamaha rx-A4A sky+ HD problem

    I am having a problem with my Yamaha rx-a4a. When I turn it on, it has always brought up picture from the selected source right away, but taken some time for the audio to appear. However, it has now started have issues connecting to the sky box. If I select it as source, my tv displays "no...
  2. Z

    Skybox not recognising remote

    My grandma has an old Sky+ box (Amstrad DRX280) and recently the remote (rev 8.) hasn't been working. It's old so the red light is weak and just visible through my phone camera, and some of the buttons stick. It seems like the sky button doesn't work either (no red light visible through camera)...
  3. F

    Should I upgrade to Sky Q from Sky+ HD?

    Two years ago when I was out of contract, I asked on here whether I should upgrade to Sky Q from Sky+ HD and it was recommended that I stick with Sky+ as I don't have a 4K TV and there was an audio drop-out issue. With my set-top box now being over 11 years old, I'm conscious that it's going to...
  4. B

    Sky+ app to no longer be supported from May 31 2023

    I still have the Sky+ HD box as refuse to go to Sky Q as you only rent the box from this, find this app very useful as can set recordings away from home and it's also just a good general TV guide to check what's on, what are you supposed to use in its place? The Sky Go app?
  5. R

    Sky+ & Skyq Splitter that Works

    Hi All, I have spent a few hours reading threads about using splitters on Sky. Many are very old. There appear to have been new issues, die to Sky firmware updates. Many threads are incomplete with a solution. So... I've started a new thread and hoping someone can help. I want to take HDMI...
  6. D

    Sky+ HD Box, Samsung Smart TV, the Internet and the BBC iPlayer

    Please can someone help me understand why I appear to access different BBC iPlayer content depending on how I access the BBC iPlayer ? Please bear in mind that I am not very "up" on the "techie" terminology. Some background which hopefully helps to explain my TV set up. I have a smart Samsung...
  7. speedfox

    Using SKY+ with one connection to the LNB

    There has been a single satellite connection point in my living room that I haven't used until I recently picked up an old SKY+ box from a car boot sale. I bought it to just get some extra channels, because I knew they could pick up the unencrypted ones, but when I got it home I was pleased to...
  8. WattsX99

    Random Question about Sky+ Recording with No Contract

    I've just hooked up my old Sky+ HD Box as I was curious to see if it had retained the Sky+ recording facility since I left Sky a few months ago. I've read a few posts online from some people who claimed they were still able to do that. Got everything booted up, went in to the program guide and...
  9. WattsX99

    Random Question about Sky+ Recording with No Contract

    I've just hooked up my old Sky+ HD Box as I was curious to see if it had retained the Sky+ recording facility since I left Sky a few months ago. I've read a few posts online from some people who claimed they were still able to do that. Got everything booted up, went in to the program guide and...
  10. scottishwildcat

    Upgrading old multi-room setup

    [ Hi... new member here and not sure where best to post this, so please advise if I need to move it, or maybe a mod could so if required... ] Just looking for any thoughts or advice before I think about "calling a man"... Our house was built with an RF-based video distribution system - diagram...
  11. J

    Recreate Sky+ Multiroom with HDMI splitter or go with SkyQ?

    Following my earlier questions about SkyQ, I wonder if I should be thinking about this even more, so I hope you don't mind me asking another question. I am a Sky customer since day one and have always had Sky in some form (even before it was Sky). I used to use COAX and Magic Eyes to get TV...
  12. G

    Sky+ HD Box with a 4k TV, should I upgrade to a Sky Q box?

    Hi all I've recently purchased my first 4k tv and it's connected to an old Sky+HD box. Upscaling is ok but not great, football in HD looks decent but slightly blurry. All of this stuff was obviously better on my 1080p LCD TV. If I press the info button on my tv remote it says 1080i. Do I...
  13. MyronAub

    Upgrading Sky+ Multiroom to Sky Q Multiroom

    I currently have 3 x Sky+ boxes feeding 9 rooms via HDMI and using coax Magic Eyes for control. Am I right in thinking that I can upgrade to a Sky Q box and 2 x Q Minis and achieve the same thing by buying 9 x Sky Q infrared controllers and adding 3 x infrared transmitters (e.g. Philex SLx...
  14. G

    RF Out Signal to other TV's

    I wonder if anyone can help. I got SkyQ to replace Sky+ and when the engineer left I noted that the tv's in the other rooms were no longer getting a decent Freeview signal. I phoned them and they advised that I'd have to plug the old Sky+ box back in and use that as a signal booster to ensure...
  15. S

    Sky+ hd problems in caravan

    Hi all I was wondering if someone could help please? Im having trouble setting up sky hd box in the caravan. I’m using a tevion mini dish and lnb mounted on a heavy duty tripod. Connected by a single coax cable. I cannot for the life of me get signal strength let alone quality In terms...
  16. C

    Sky+ HD box no signal help !

    Hi all, I’ve cancelled my skyq subscription and need to send my box back, I have plugged in my old sky+hd box with old card and getting the dreaded no signal message. I have already Reset the box Downloaded new software Reset LNB Cables are fine any help would be appreciated - signal...
  17. skyscraper101

    Can I use a Sky Q remote with a Sky+ HD box?

    Hey all, I just purchased a Sky Q remote off ebay (link below) for my Sky+ HD box - however it does not seem to work with it. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373070995086?ul_noapp=true Am I doing something wrong or are the two completely incompatible? Is there even an IR function to this remote...
  18. R

    Sky Dish for Sky+ and SkyQ

    Hi, I'll be, most likely, requesting an independent company to install a Sky Dish at a new house. We currently have Sky+ In the future we might move to SkyQ Is there a dish that would work for both? Thanks
  19. M

    Sky+ HD box - will it work without Input 1 connected?

    The title says it all really. I am having issues with the satellite feed to my flat. Only one feed is currently working and when connected to Input 1 on my box reception is fine albeit that I can't record one programme and watch another at the same time (fair enough). However if I connect the...
  20. N

    Reverting Back to Sky+ HD from Q

    I recently "upgraded" to Sky Q. I'm still in the cooling off period. I hate the Sky Q interface and, more importantly, so does SWMBO.... The whole upgrade experience has been a nightmare with contradictory info being given at every turn and nothing in writing when I've asked for confirmation of...
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