Removing the red button on Sky: Has this changed recently?



Until recently, if you pressed the red button on the remote and then pressed backup really quickly you could ensure that the red button wouldn't come back on until you change channel.

Unfortunately, this no longer seems to work as the red button comes back on immediately.

Has anyone figured out a new way to get rid of the stupid thing?




Standard Member
Just checked on my Sky+ box and I can get rid of the red button by just pressing Backup. No need to press any other buttons on the remote. Only problem is you have to do this after any advert breaks or a change in programs, but it was always like that for me.


Novice Member
Yep, the red button/backup procedure removed the red dot for the duration the tuner was set to that one channel making it ideal for unattended recordings.
No doubt the broadcasters who pay SKY upto £700,000 a year for the interactive facility wouldn't be happy to have it circumvented so easily nor would SKY.
Of course that misses the point that millions of users will not use this "interactive" facility no matter how much they wave it in their face and perhaps they will avoid it in protest as they object to having their screen blighted with overlaid graphics.

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