Sky+ and Multi Part Programs

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  1. jkuy9

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering how Sky+ handles multi part programs such as films on BBC or ITV, etc? Normally they start at 9pm then there is a break from 10:00 to 10:30 while the news and weather is on.

    Is Sky+ intelligent and it joins the parts together or does it record the news also?

    Also can you play a saved program while recording one or is that not possible because it is using the system to record or play, if so how does it prioritise it?
     
  2. Starburst

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    If you select the program via the EPG then you will find any news that splits the movie will also have an EPG entry so you will need to select the first and second parts from the EPG.
    You can of course use the manual timer and record all the movie and the news on one block.

    Yes you can playback a recording while the SKY+ is recording another program. Infact the "timeslip" ability is major plus for PVR machines which can record a program and you can start playback before it has finished recording.
     
  3. SteveO

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    That seems like a step backwards from a normal digibox Starburst.

    The standard box joins both parts of the film (try it with the next Bond movie on Tuesday night...unless there is something on before hand that is split by the news).

    If you choose the first part of the film the box automatically logs the second part as well. To my knowledge the second part doesn't appear in the Personal Planner but when the time of the second part arrives it comes up with the usual message that a programme is about to start.

    I would have though that Sky+ would have compensated for this as well.
     
  4. Banjaxe

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    The BBC tend to use series links for multi-part programmes but you have to remember to set the link for the first part and then the series link will automatically record the second part.

    Ronnie
     

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