Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by alan8477, Jan 15, 2005.
Does anyone know if it possible to lock a Sky channel for recording purposes?
in what sense? if u mean on sky+ you can do a manual recording and set the start and finish time, or just press the record button next to the programmes you want to record and then you'll get them all.
if u mean with sky, then if u just set the sky box to the channel you want to record and set the video/dvd recorder to the time you want, the sky box won't change channels itself!
OK, first of all I don't have Sky+, but I do have a wife who will change the channel in the middle of recording. In my old analogue system I used to be able to set a switch to prevent channel changing.
erm, wat about asking the wife not to touch the sky remote or changing the channel?
or hide the remote?
You could always get a second digibox or Freeview box, a single digital tuner household is really a non-starter when you come to think about it
Thanks for the replies folks, but I think the answer to my question is no. Just to pick up on a few of the points:
My wife is actually very good about not changing channels if I tell her I'm recording. Problem is that if I set something recording at the last minute as I am on my way to bed, by the time I get upstairs she will have changed the channel to a house/makeup/clothes or some other 'girly' channel.
I have about 10 remotes in the house!
I also have two Freeview facilities in addition to Sky.
Pulling the RF2 coax is one option, though a bit of a pain.
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