Pre-purchase query r.e. Sky+

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi,

I was wondering if some of you may be willing to help answer this query for me please, regarding Sky+. I don't think it's been asked before, so here goes...

I am going to be buying a Sky+ box soon. It will be connected to my TV, alongside my VCR and DVD player. The reason being, so that if two TV shows clash, and both are on late, I can record one to the Sky+ box, and the other to my VCR.

Now, the question I have is this: is it possible to:-

1) Record one Sky channel (say E4), to the Sky+ box'x hard-drive, whilst also
2) Recording a second Sky channel (e.g. FilmFour Extreme) to my VCR.

I'm worried, that I won't be able to do this, as my VCR won't be able to distinguish which signal it is meant to be receiving from the Sky+ box. (At the minute, it's easy. The Sky box is either on or it's off.) With Sky+ though, you can receive two different signals at the same time, but is there a way to tell either the VCR or the Sky+ box which signal is to go to the hard-drive, and which is to be sent to the VCR or TV set (as if I were going to watch/video it like from a normal Sky set-top box)?

Apologies if this is rather long-winded, but I hope it makes sense.

Thanks, in advance,

Pooch
(DVD Talk moderator)
 

Starburst

Distinguished Member
Two channel simulataneous recording is going to be included in a future software upgrade on SKY+ which should make things a little easier also be advised that SKY+ does not have the autoview feature a standard digibox has.
 

rct

Active Member
Originally posted by PoochJD
Now, the question I have is this: is it possible to:-

1) Record one Sky channel (say E4), to the Sky+ box'x hard-drive, whilst also
2) Recording a second Sky channel (e.g. FilmFour Extreme) to my VCR.

In a word, yes... the channel recorded by your VCR is the on shown on the TV screen.

The channel recoded by Sky+ is not displayed unless you tune into the same channel.

As lmccauley said, soon you'll be able to record two digital streams at once which is even better! :D
 
C

caziain

Guest
Hi
I have had Sky+ since it came out. I have an NTL Digital box as well as Sky. I frequently record both to Sky+ and the video at the same time with no probs as well as being able to record from NTL to video. You will be fine - hope this helps
 

PoochJD

Distinguished Member
Hi Guys,

Thanks sooo much for that help! You have really set my mind at ease! ;)

Now, let's hope I can swindle some kind of "deal" with Sky, to get the Sky+ box cheaper and the installation reduced as well.

Pooch
 

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