Sky and DVD recorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by LondonPaul, May 8, 2005.

  1. LondonPaul

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    Stupid question time from a DVD recorder novice.
    I am having the standard Sky digital set top box installed tommorow. It will be hooked up to a seperate VCR and DVD player.
    If I go ahead and get the new Panny s10 to replace the VCR and player, will I be able to record one sky channel while watching another?
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    Afraid not - the only device that will ever allow you to do that is Sky+. However you would be able to watch a recorded on the disc whilst the unit was recording.
     
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    I am somewhat surprised. Our apartment block has just installed a new ariel and a SAT dish system. I have decided to go for Sky as I want the sport so am I right in thinking that all my tv channels will come through the sat box and I will never be able to record say BBC2 while watching the footie?
    And it begs the question whats the point of having a DVD recorder if it wont work in the same way as a vcr?
     
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    You can do that - from your original post I thought you were asking it you could record two Sky channels. The ES10 has an analogue tuner built in and so you can record from the internal tuner (BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, C4, C5) or from Sky whilst watching the other. You will also be able to 'timeslip' and watch whatever is on the DVD in the machine. Sorry for any confusion.
     
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    Dziekuje..
    Actualy sorry from me as I should have explained it better
    and thats a relief....... especialy for the wife
    BTW is the s10 ok?
     
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    The ES10 is an excellent model - at time of writing it has the best MPEG encoder available in a set-top DVDR offering upto 4hrs recording at full resolution. Editing is slick and effective. And the problem associated with previous Panasonics, namely no compatible re-writeable media, has been corrected by addition of DVD-RW recording.

    The only major drawback is the lack of an iLink socket (for Digital Camcorder users).
     
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    Many thanks for your help. Will be ordering the ES10 later in the week
    cheers
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