sky+ does it miss end of recording ?

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  1. briandzo

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    can any sky+ user tell me whether when recording programs
    the software is clever enough not to miss the end and start times
    of the program.

    Because if the service relys on the sky info for its start
    and stop times then this is not accurate.

    is there some type of time shift feature built in ?

    thanks

    brian.
     
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    Every broadcastor sends their own EPG data which includes start and stop times, they should be accurate.
    If for any reason they are not then the broadcastor can send new times as and when they are needed, very few do this and that includes SKY.

    There is a manual padding amount that can be added to any recording and for me SKY+ is 99% accurate, occasionaly when I record back to back programs the start of the second is on the end of the first recording.
     
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    seem to miss more ends on ITV than anywhere else. IMO ITV deliberatley mistime their programmes as a spoiler since they were forced to join the satelite in the first place
     
  4. briandzo

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    but surely as Satarburst mentioned.
    this epg code i take it is used by sky+ to set the
    start and end points.

    all are u saying that the epg points are set incorectly
    by some itv networks?

    basically if i was to use sky+ to record
    coronation St. will i miss the ending.

    Therefore requiring to set sky+ to record the following program too.

    ok...i am a soapy fan.
     
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    I've never missed the end of a programme yet, including Coronation Street and others on ITV.
     
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    No the codes are correct the problem is the broadcastors themselves don't follow their own printed/published schedules and neglect to update the SKY+ EPG when a program has started late or will finish late for whatever reason.
    You can set a padding amount that is added to the start and stop times of a EPG(Planner) recording so that it adds 1 minutes or 2 or 5 or 10 so that you should never miss the end.
    Not ideal I know but then most broadcastors don't give a toss about SKY+.
     
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    funny that cos it's missing the end corronation street which get's me into trouble!!!!!

    Yours peeking out from under a thumb.......
     
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    what happens if u set the padding to say 3 min then set it to tape 2 consecutive progs

    will it come up with a clash

    or tape the start of the second on the end of the first as Starburst mentioned
     
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    Padding times are not included in predicting a clash only the basic EPG start/stop times are considered.
    Under normal conditions the end padding will be added to the first program so you are likely to get the start of the second program tagged onto the end of the first.
    If you select KEEP on the second recording when it's added to the planner then it will get priority so it's start padding will kick in even if the first recording is still active.
     
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    that's pretty clever
     

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