Random Question about Sky+ Recording with No Contract

WattsX99

Active Member
I've just hooked up my old Sky+ HD Box as I was curious to see if it had retained the Sky+ recording facility since I left Sky a few months ago. I've read a few posts online from some people who claimed they were still able to do that.

Got everything booted up, went in to the program guide and pressed the "R" button and, much to my surprise, it actually offered me the option to record the program or series link.

I then went to my planner and played one of my old recorded programs from one of the FTA channels and it worked as well.

So i'm getting all excited and trying other channels as well until I got a message "This card needs to be paired with this box" so I pressed "Select" to do just that and have subsequently lost the ability to use the recording and playback.

So my question is, have i just shot myself in the foot by pairing the card ?. Or would it be the case, which I suspect is most likely, that it was just a matter of time before the card sent the appropriate signal to Sky to say "Oi, this one is trying to get something for nothing" ?.
 

dts

Distinguished Member
You have to pay £10 per month to be able to record on your sky + HD box...its certainly not free.
 

WattsX99

Active Member
You have to pay £10 per month to be able to record on your sky + HD box...its certainly not free.
Yes, I'm fully aware it's not free but it's also now £15 a month as they won't actually offer you the recording facility alone any more.

You have to subscribe to a basic channel package as a bare minimum, which I don't need or particularly want.
 

dts

Distinguished Member
Then you are best off buying a freesat box,as it will pay for it self in I few months.
 

WattsX99

Active Member
I've already got a Foxsat recordable box with Raydon's custom firmware which works well enough.

I just tried my Sky +HD box yesterday out of interest based on what i'd read online. It appears I could have had the recording facility for "free" until I paired the card with the box.

It would have been nice to maybe use something a bit quicker and a bit more modern but it's not the end of the world.
 

dts

Distinguished Member
You would of had to pair your card even to get the free channels.and that's where Sky get you.
 

speedfox

Novice Member
Did you plug your Sky+ HD box into the internet, or did it connect to WiFi? Because if it did that might be how Sky knew the box had been turned on, and then that triggered something that sent the kill code down from the satellite.
 

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