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Sky + and DVD ram

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by novice2, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. novice2

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    Can anyone tell me what is the most efficient means of transferring a sky plussed programme onto a blank dvd. DO i really have to put the programme into play and then record? Surely there must be a means to directly transfer the data from Sky + to a blank dvd ram?

    Any help gratefully received

    Thanks
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    The data stored on Sky+ is encrypted, so it has to be played out via the decoder in the box, so the way you suggested is the only way.
     
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    But whats the point then of the Copy function on Sky?
     
  4. novice2

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    I think, from reading other threads, it allows you run several sky programmes one after the other while recording onto the same DVD. A neat tool for running over night / while you are at work. Especially useful as it seems you can't record from sky to DVD and watch another sky channel at the same time. DOH!
     
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    Correct, that is the main use of the copy facility. I normally wait until I've got a stack of stuff to copy and then send it all across the the hard disk on my Panasonic E85. The result is a very big file on the E85, but it can split very easily into separate programs.
    Note that you get the best quality from the tv out on the Sky+ box so I unhook my scart cable from the television and put it into the E85 when dubbing from Sky+ (the video out is not RGB)
     

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