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PDC Off Sat Box?

Garrett

Moderator
On Saturday morning I wanted to tape a film it was on BBC2 in anamorphic W/S I wanted to use PDC incase the times were altered but it does not work with the sat box as far as I know. I have a Panasonic HS960. I though for the moment I could enter the code then alter the source but if I did that it would be looking for the signal of my digtal box and not the aerial which would be the supplier of the on code.

Is there a way round this?
 

SimonA

Standard Member
PDC isn't implemented on digital TV. It's an analogue only 'feature'

Simon
 

AV Junky

Active Member
Originally posted by Garrett
On Saturday morning I wanted to tape a film it was on BBC2 in anamorphic W/S I wanted to use PDC incase the times were altered but it does not work with the sat box as far as I know. I have a Panasonic HS960. I though for the moment I could enter the code then alter the source but if I did that it would be looking for the signal of my digtal box and not the aerial which would be the supplier of the on code.

Is there a way round this?
Does your VCR have the 'satellite link' facility (I think that's what it's called on mine)? When it works, functions very much like PDC. Only trouble I have is that it doesn't seem to work on some channels. Not sure whether it's the channel that's incompatible, or just the unreliable nature of 'Autoview' on my digibox (don't get me started :mad: )
 

Ridcully

Member
The lack of PDC on digital channels is a real shame as the chances of the EPG being right to the minute or updated due to over runs is very poor as most Sky+ owners have experienced.

Major channel culprits are Sci Fi, always seem to start 1 minute early and UK Gold who bounce from 1 minute early to 2 minutes late
 
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