New Sky + owner

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  1. ABBITEA

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    Dear All,

    Sky + was fitted to my humble abode today. Does anyone have any advice on what settings I should use? Or any tips for a newbie.

    Is the best way to get rid of the red dot to press the red button and then back up straight afterwards.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Messiah

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    Just press the backup button. No need for the red dot as well.
     
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    Just get into the habit of recording most of your programming since the active/red dot etc are not included in recordings.
    OR use live pause so in essence you are time shifting a program by a few minutes which will not only remove the red dot but give you time to FF through any commercials.
    Experiment with the padding for recordings, I have found 2 minutes to be fine for most subscription channels but ITV1 and BBC tend to be "loose" with timings so you may want more padding or maybe less.
    Instant Rewind is a personal choice, I have it turned off in the hope of extending the HD life and the fact that I have no interest in rewinding TV.

    SKY+ just like other PVR's is a totally different beast to the VCR and requires a different mindset:)
     

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