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hard drive record with sky box

LISDAR

Standard Member
hi how can you use a Sky Plus box to recod programmes without Sky subscription as i have cancelled my sky buy would like to use it to record

thanks:lesson::lease::lesson:
 

fernandez

Distinguished Member
You can't.
A valid subscription is required to record any channel or even playback previously recorded subscription material.

You may be able to pay £10/month for the facility.
 

scott dft

Standard Member
Is that true Fernandez, what about in a second room without multi-room? We've dropped the multi-room as we're getting an HD box and HD sub, second room has a std sky box running the free channels, assumed we could stick the sky+ box in there and record the free channels...
 

fernandez

Distinguished Member
If you mean that you're replacing the existing standard box in the second room with the Sky+ box currently in the main room, then the answer is still NO you will be unable to record any channels (or even view subscription channels) without a Multiroom subscription.
 
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scott dft

Standard Member
Knew you wouldn't get Subs channels what ever the box used, but did expect to be able to record freesat. Remember now some grumblings a while back, you own a DVR can view free channels, seems a no-brainer to combine the two but Sky stops you.

Well, not going to re-activate multi-room yet, if Sky stop the HD premium then may do, then I'll use the Sky+ box again.
 

logiciel

Moderator
The theory is that you own the machine but don't own the right to use its recording facilities unless you either have a Sky subscription for it, or pay £10 a month for them.
 
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davemurgatroyd2

Distinguished Member
Knew you wouldn't get Subs channels what ever the box used, but did expect to be able to record freesat. Remember now some grumblings a while back, you own a DVR can view free channels, seems a no-brainer to combine the two but Sky stops you.

Well, not going to re-activate multi-room yet, if Sky stop the HD premium then may do, then I'll use the Sky+ box again.

You may own the receiver but you do not own the software - some of which is free to use (making the box a FTA or FTV receiver) but a subscription is required as a license to use the Sky+ part of the software as is stated on every carton a new box is sold in as well as the manual supplied with a new box.
 

scott dft

Standard Member
Sounds petty when put like that doesn't it. Been handing over loads of cash to Sky for years now, and still am, but still happy to cripple some old tech to rinse some more cash from us. Puts Mobile Phone companies in a good light!!

No point worry about it, quick google shows it doesn't matter how many people give themselves high blood pressure over it, hasn't changed anything.

Can't even see some previous recorded programmes, but presume we can at least temp swap the HD viewing card to the older box and the shows will be playable. After that stick it in the cupboard as a spare...
 

Stevenage Neil

Distinguished Member
Can't even see some previous recorded programmes, but presume we can at least temp swap the HD viewing card to the older box and the shows will be playable. After that stick it in the cupboard as a spare...

Not unless it was the same card used to record the programmes.
 

scott dft

Standard Member
Should be OK Neil, thanks, it was a HD self-install, so it was a straight swap out from the Sky+ to Sky HD.
It holds mostly Nigella's Kitchen for the wife, so I'll set it up overnight with the DVD recorder and drop them onto disc.
Thanks Broadz, think there may have been one film so won't waste time wondering why that doesn't work!
 

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