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EPG recording 2 weeks in advance?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by namastebuzz, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. namastebuzz

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    Is there any way to set the Sky+ box to record more than 7 days ahead. When you're going away for 2 weeks and know when a programme's gonna be on can you set it to record?

    Will series link accomplish this if the programme is part of a series?
     
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    If it's part of a series, then series link will work.
     
  3. namastebuzz

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    Thanks, that should do the job.
     
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    Do Sky have any plans to expand the EPG ? It really isn't enough if you are going away for 2 weeks as most programs are not on a series link.
     
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    Get a TiVo :smashin:

    21 day searchable EPG, Wishlists, Networkable, Hackable, etc. etc..... :clap:
     
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    But it can't record 2 Sky channels at once can it? Or record one Sky channel while you watch another (unless you've got multiple digiboxes)?
     
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    The Tivo was good when it first came out, but it has paid the price of being first.
     
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    No - but how often do you need that?

    As you can watch one programme from the drive while recording another, or even watch what's being recorded half an hour (or whatever) behind real-time, the only actual requirement for twin tuners is if there are 2 clashing programmes that you want to record, neither of which will be repeated - and with the number of repeats on Sky, how often is this likely to occur?

    And as TiVo is so good at picking up repeats on any channel, at any time of the day or night, it will probably schedule the recording of the repeat for you too :thumbsup:
     
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    Err - I beg to differ.

    With up to 600gb capacity, Mode 0 recordings virtually indistinguishable from live, network control from your PC or via the internet, direct video extraction to your PC, plays MP3s, persistent Season Passes, Suggestions, Wishlists, sends emails to tell you what it's going to record.... the list goes on and on - what price exactly has been paid?

    There is no other PVR/DVR available in the UK that does even half these things, or is a tenth as expandable/hackable - and Sky+ is no better than a glorified VCR.

    I would choose a TiVo any day :smashin:
     
  10. cerebros

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    So far have made lots of use recording one Sky programme while watching another, and recording 2 programmes at once. And that's just since my box was set up for recording 2 days ago, so I'd say it's a feature that'll be used quite a bit.

    As you don't necessarily know when programmes are going to be repeated I'd rather record them while I remember that they're going to be on, rather than chance on catching it a few weeks down the line (I know Sky seems to go Sky 1 -> Sky Mix -> Sky 1 again during a week, but I watch stuff on other channels as well)
     
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    Except that Tivo isn't available in the UK anymore, except as 2nd hand through ebay.
     
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    The beauty of a TiVo is that you don't need to know when the repeat is coming on, as the TiVo will find it and schedule the recording automatically.

    You just tell it what you like and it does the rest... :clap:
     
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    Which makes not a jot of difference to its functionality :rolleyes:

    If you'd rather buy brand new rubbish than used excellence then the choice is, of course, yours - but I know which I rather have.
     

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