can i save sky+ recordings to a hard drive via usb?

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  1. silent

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    as in thread title.

    is this possible?
     
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    No, USB output is inactive on Sky box. You need to play the recordings in real time, and record using scart, s-video or RF output to a separate recording mechanism (VCR, DVDR, Tivo) or to your PC using recording software (PC-TV or similar).
     
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    thanks for that. thats long winded so i'll watch and delete.
     
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    While you can't copy out of USB to the back of the Sky box, there is a way to archive programmes by removing the disk and connecting an IDE-USE bridge to a PC.

    The archives can only be played back on the original Sky viewing card.

    You can also upgrade the hard disk to up to 500gb which gives you more capacity.

    In the end you are right, you will have to delete programmes if you don't have space.

    You can also make analogue backup to a DVD recorder but it is in real time so an overnight job.
     
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    ok but surely if i upgrade the hdd the warranty will be voided?

    if not, i may well do that then.
     
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    Yes the initial warranty IS a consideration, if it were me I would not worry as I am technically competent, I also have all the right tools.

    Outside the warranty, I would not hesitate as it is cheaper to buy a Sky+ Box on eBay than it is to pay the warranty. I have my own spares and I buy hard disks with 5 year warranties. Sadly the best you can get now is a 3 year warranty but still way better than paying Sky.
     

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