Sky+ and Instant Rewind

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  1. gilesm

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    Just wondering about the new Instant Rewind update on the Sky + box.

    Does the Sky + have some sort of secret solid state memory or is the 15/30/60 minutes of programme info written to disk. I never switch off my Sky + box, which means if I implement instant rewind and it is written to disk then the disk will be constantly writing.

    If this is the case then with this facility theres more likelyhood of serious disk failure and I belive there's only a one year warranty with the box.

    Maybe I should just stick with the live pause.
     
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    no idea how it does but it caches upto the previous hour

    if you change channels or press sky or the programme ends it resets itself

    surely sky would impliment something that would cause serious disk failure

    instant rewind has saved me a couple of times
     
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    Never used the Instant Rewind and never will:)
    However TIVO units have had that facility since day one and there has not been to my knowledge any significant failure rates of the hard drives because of it.
    Granted hard drives have a limited read/write lifetime but I doubt very much the result will be an increase in SKY+ failures, that is more likely to happen due to overheating.
     
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    I'd assumed it uses a set aside area of the disc ? If not set aside, the feature would not work if the disc was full...

    About the off thing, I don't know if you'd seen but it still records even in the machine is in standby (which I found out by accident !)
     

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