Sky+ and radio channels

Bert Coules

Prominent Member
Does anyone know why the Sky+ box won't record the audio-only channels? What's the rationale behind the restriction? And is there any sneaky way of getting round it, beyond using an external recorder?

Bert
www.bertcoules.co.uk
 

vernall

Established Member
hi
do you have a v1 or v2??
i have a v2 and if you press services then 6(manual recordings) you can then set a manual timer to record the radio stations i.e. for an hour of a show on radio 5
 

ledzep100

Standard Member
Hi Bert,

The only problem with this is the box will calculate the space taken on the hardrive as the same as a video channel even thogh it only takes up a fraction of the space. e.g if you try to manually record 30 hours of radio it'll say there isn't enough space.

Ledzep
 

Bert Coules

Prominent Member
Thanks for the replies. I have a V1 box, so can't use Vernall's idea.

Even if an audio channel recording would take up the same amount of disk space as a video channel, it would still be valuable to have the facility; it does seem strange to omit it.

Bert
www.bertcoules.co.uk
 

Starburst

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Bert Coules
Thanks for the replies. I have a V1 box, so can't use Vernall's idea.





The manual recording function is part of the OS, it is accessible on both v1 and v2 boxes:)
 

Starburst

Distinguished Member
Yes it is a long winded way but radio channels only pay a fraction of the cost TV channels do for an EPG slot.
The extended facilities of the EPG which are used for SKY+ and in some cases a standard digibox come at a price that radio stations choose not to pay after all "home taping will kill the record industry" as they said a couple of decades ago:)
 

Bert Coules

Prominent Member
Starburst,

Yes, I take your point about the EPG being the necessary basis for the Sky+ recording system. And as you say, even the highest-profile radio channels are unlikely ever to figure in the EPG as comprehensively as even the lowest-profile TV ones...

One added feature I'd like to see is the extension of the "record what you're watching now" facility to cover radio channels, which I presume could be done without needed full EPG listings.

Bert
www.bertcoules.co.uk
 

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